Hey so here is my 32g Biocube i started last year Nov 11. I did not have a clue of what i was doing
But with doing constant research on R2R and help from lfs i was able to get on the road. I started by cycling the tank using 3 chromis. That worked out fine. After starting my tank i have gone through some issues like hair algea which i battled by adding chaeto to chamber 2 in the back and a magnet refugium light to help export phosphates and excessive nitrates out which worked out fine as 90 % of the algea is gone. Another problem i had which i actually found the solution here at r2r after putting an emergency thread, i overstocked my tank and had a tremendous amonia and nitrite spike. After days of water changes and seeing all my fish die i was ready to give up and get rid of my tank. But i decided to give another try except this time i got 2 chromis and let the tank recycle again for 2 months with out adding fish to it. Then i added a mated pair black storm clown fish i waited another month added a fire fish waited 2 months and added my last fish which was a midas blenny. My tank is now doing good. I recently got the lid from OctoAquatics and i will be putting a the new AI prime 16HD which will give me a hood upgrade from the biocube stock lights which are not too good. If any oneget a midas blenny and its not golden and has white patches they will go back to their yellow after being fed and having its hang out spots in the tank its a way of showing stress.
I have been able to maintain stable parameters i do a 15% water change once a week every week. Only thing im struggling with is PH that i have not been able to get over 8.0