Red Sea Reefer 300 XL

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Starting a build thread for my tank. Originally set this up April 2020.

This was original aquascape with bunch of rocks stacked together.
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Added SPS at 2 month mark after seeing LPS and zoas grew. Unsurprisingly they all died within a month or two even though my alk was very stable. I was watching BRS 5 minute guide and proactively used Vibrant which bottomed out my nutrients and caused dinos. Fought it for a few months with UV. Around the 9 month mark, my SPS started growing no problems.

2 weeks ago I did a full reaquascape, kept some old rocks in the sump and display. All corals growing again and coloring up nicely.

Current situation:

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Equipments:

2 G5 XR30 Pro lights
2 MP40 wave pump
Varios4 return pump
Red Sea 300 skimmer
GHL 2.1 SA doser

Fishies:
1 yellow tang
1 tomini tang
2 damsel
1 six line wrasse
1 lineatus wrasse
1 lawnmower blenny
1 firefish
1 blue star leopard wrasse

I use BRS Balling method.
Started dosing KZ products in the BRS 160 package.

I run my lights at 55% AB+ currently ramping up to 65%. My MP40 runs at 85% alternating reef crest and constant.
 
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how frequently you are doing water change? and how much by volume
I think my last water change was 3 months ago, and that was 15 gallons. I think I did like 2-3 water change total since the new year.

When I first started I did 10 gallons every 2 weeks... It seemed to cause more problems for me. My nitrates and phosphates are really low even though I feed a lot. Like 1 piece of frozen and 2-3 times TDO pellets or masstick on the glass.
 
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Do any of your fish eat the other fish's poop?

  • Yes

    Votes: 84 70.0%
  • No

    Votes: 12 10.0%
  • Not Sure

    Votes: 22 18.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 2 1.7%
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