THINK IM FINALLY FINISHED WITH CORALS.

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Hey guys, im new to the hobby just started 4months ago and got addicted to corals pretty fast lol. I started this 20G long tank january 3rd 2021 and i know i definitley moved way too fast with setup and stocking and its been a journey learning everything, but i think im finally done stocking my tank with corals and fish. Ive been doing 5g water changes weekly and besides for some pests, algea, and sponge things are starting to really look good. Please let me know what you guys think and any suggestions you might have. Thanks

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Hey guys, im new to the hobby just started 4months ago and got addicted to corals pretty fast lol. I started this 20G long tank january 3rd 2021 and i know i definitley moved way too fast with setup and stocking and its been a journey learning everything, but i think im finally done stocking my tank with corals and fish. Ive been doing 5g water changes weekly and besides for some pests, algea, and sponge things are starting to really look good. Please let me know what you guys think and any suggestions you might have. Thanks

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Wow this looks really nice. The only thing is I think your mushroom cage needs more flow.
 

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3 months old?
I'd be surprised if the pipefish and mandarin last another 3 months unless you are seeding the tank every week with pods.
I'd be surprised if the worm rock lasts unless you are feeding for that.
 
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3 months old?
I'd be surprised if the pipefish and mandarin last another 3 months unless you are seeding the tank every week with pods.
I'd be surprised if the worm rock lasts unless you are feeding for that.
I added 1000 amphipods, bottle of tiger pods and another type of pods when my tank was fallow and now there EVERYWHERE. I also bought a brine shrimp hatchery so i can feed that to the pipefish and i got REALLY lucky with the mandarin because he goes after frozen brine and mysis. Hoping they last long!!
 
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I added 1000 amphipods, bottle of tiger pods and another type of pods when my tank was fallow and now there EVERYWHERE. I also bought a brine shrimp hatchery so i can feed that to the pipefish and i got REALLY lucky with the mandarin because he goes after frozen brine and mysis. Hoping they last long!!
Don’t worry everything will be fine, need positivity and tank looks great!
 

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Great job with the corals. I would stop buying corals and start buying a bigger tank though so you don't have to continually frag as they grow. At least that was my reasoning way back in the day :)
 
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3 months old?
I'd be surprised if the pipefish and mandarin last another 3 months unless you are seeding the tank every week with pods.
I'd be surprised if the worm rock lasts unless you are feeding for that.
Yes also feeding for the rock worm liquid phyto and reef roids mixed with my brine and mysis and fuel.
 
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Great job with the corals. I would stop buying corals and start buying a bigger tank though so you don't have to continually frag as they grow. At least that was my reasoning way back in the day :)
Thank you!!Definitley going to get a bigger tank thinking of getting a drop down or drop off tank. Also I have another 5g tank i use for frags to trade.
 
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I added 1000 amphipods, bottle of tiger pods and another type of pods when my tank was fallow and now there EVERYWHERE. I also bought a brine shrimp hatchery so i can feed that to the pipefish and i got REALLY lucky with the mandarin because he goes after frozen brine and mysis. Hoping they last long!!
Word of caution, watch out how much bbs u put in your tank. I started feeding it all the time for my mandarin, must have had some hydroids hitch hike in on a plug, and BOOM! The next thing u know, they're all over the place. It was not fun trying to beat those things back.
 
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Yea i only put some holes in a plastic cup lol. Have any suggestions? I just got those mushrooms today and want them to attach to
Yea i only put some holes in a plastic cup lol. Have any suggestions? I just got those mushrooms today and want them to attach to the rock.
Well, we do have some great mushroom cages on our website! As well as many other things you may find useful.
 
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