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I got a few critters for the tank. Banded Serpent star and 3 blue legged hermits. Got them from the local LFS cause I couldn't keep looking at an empty tank. :p Plan on getting my snails, copepods and sea lettuce from Algaebarn soon.
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I also left for a trip and came back to diatoms bloom! I researched extensively and am pretty sure it's diatoms, which I'm fine with. I was a little nervous it was dinos. The week before I put GFO in the media reactor to lower phosphates. Little did I know that that isn't good to put in when starting a tank and could lead to dinos. I only ran GFO for a few days and then turned off the reactor. If anyone thinks this isn't diatoms, please let me know.
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@Scubajunior Love your stand! The IM30L is a dope tank, I had the AIO version ~5 years back. I love that IM is incorporating the option for sumps now.

How do you like your Prime Fuge? Got mine in the mail yesterday from the recent AI sales. Any suggestions for future spectrum setups using it?
 
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@Scubajunior Love your stand! The IM30L is a dope tank, I had the AIO version ~5 years back. I love that IM is incorporating the optoin for sumps now.

How do you like your Prime Fuge? Got mine in the mail yesterday from the recent AI sales. Any suggestions for future spectrum setups using it?
I haven't really got to use my fuge yet. Next week I'm getting my sea lettuce and then we'll finally be able to start using it. But I set the lights to the brs recommended settings of all channels at 50%. I also got the visors that reefdudes made with VCA. Other than that they seem like good lights especially for those sale prices.
 
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Been a few but I finally got a pair of clowns! ORA Mocha Gladiator Clownfish to be exact. Really health and gorgeous. I also got two corals! I got an ricordea and an Oompha Loompa Zoa. So far everything has been great! Algaebarn shipment should be in sometime this week.
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And more fish and inverts today! I got a Black-Ray Shrimp Goby, Candy Pistol Shrimp and a Blue Porcelain Crab. They haven't done anything yet, other than swim to the corners. But tomorrow I will be getting more coral. Probably a Hammer, Zoas and Ricordea.
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Been a few but I finally got a pair of clowns! ORA Mocha Gladiator Clownfish to be exact. Really health and gorgeous. I also got two corals! I got an ricordea and an Oompha Loompa Zoa. So far everything has been great! Algaebarn shipment should be in sometime this week.
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Off to a great start.Love the aquascape
 
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I tried to wait a couple weeks before I bought more corals and fish but I couldn't control myself. But I will wait now before adding anything else. I have been having trouble with a slight bacterial bloom. It's not bad, just hazy. I also can't seem to bring my nitrates and phosphates up any. They are completely undetectable with my Hanna checker. I'm only worried about that because the sea lettuce doesn't seem to be doing good. But I'm sure things with work itself out. Now on to the livestock! I added a Purple Firefish, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Utter Choas Zoas, Marble Hammer, Frogspawn, green Zoas and more Ricordea. Tank is starting to come together!

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I also finally got part of my order from Algaebarn. I got the Ultimate Refugium Package with Sea Lettuce and a Red Mangrove. I added the copepods and have been adding phytoplankton everyday.

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Lovely new additions, I especially love the fire fish - such a pretty fish. Do you have a lid on this tank? Ps great job on the scape.
 

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