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JustDewwit

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Hi JustDewwit,
I am running Chemipure, and purigen, and I also have turned the second chamber in a mini refugium with some chaeto growing with an extra light.
I’m currently running the same setup .I have the “Intank media basket” which really ensures a better filtration process.
 
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Yes Indeed My tank is composed of mainly zoa's. I also have a frog spawn for movement. I have had my Biocube 32 since November. I have learned a lot quickly
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Frogspawn would be my next addition.
About the picture, I think I will try that and also turning off all the water flow. Maybe I can get a better picture if I try to take it from the top.
 

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Frogspawn would be my next addition.
About the picture, I think I will try that and also turning off all the water flow. Maybe I can get a better picture if I try to take it from the top.
How old is your tanks Mary?
 
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You are going to love your cube! Looks like you are off to a great start.
 
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Hi all!
I think this is cyano. Can anyone confirm?
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So, should I clean it up, or let it be? Will it go away on its own? This tank is a 29 biocube and just finished with the nitrogen cycle. I am going to test the water now and I will post the results in a couple of minutes.
Thank you for reading!
MC
 

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Looking good they have so many names for zoas one store had a I liked and I find it some place else had a different name
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Hi all,

This is a quick update on the 29g biocube. It is been running for 2 months. The rocks are turning green and there is less cyano because I am controlling the light.

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I am not sure if you can see the white dots on the glass but I was able to take a picture of one of them and it looks like hydroid jellyfish (I looked it up). This is the picture, let me know if I should be doing something about it. I am not sure how they got in the tank. Maybe via the cheato? by the way, the chaeto in the refugium is growing great. I am using red and blue growing lights for 12hours. All I did when I added the chaeto was by a bottle of pods and dump them over the chaeto and some on the DT.

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Am, ni, nitrates are all 0. I already bought an API reef master test kit. It is coming in the mail this weekend.
All fish and the CUC are doing great and the pistol shrimp has grown a lot. I don't get to see him often and I don't feed him so it is impressive to see him almost as big as the yellow watchman goby. What do you think is he eating? Are tiger pistol shrimp scavengers?
I added some Zoas last Sunday are doing well too. They are located in the middle of the tank and get mid-flow. There is one polyp growing on a fragment of rock that is hanging sideways. I am waiting for it to separate from the frag so I can place him somewhere else but not sure if it will happen. I am attaching a picture and please give some suggestions.

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To summarize I have two questions:
1. What are those white spots on my glass? should I just let them be?
2. What to do about the zoa hanging on the edge of that frag?
Thank you for reading,
MC
 
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