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This thread is for my 32 gal BioCube LED reef that was established on April 29th, 2018


Hello everyone,


I just purchased a nearly new Biocube 32 gal LED all in one reef tank plus extras off of craigslist. This is my second reef tank. I still have my 8 gal BioCube up and running for the past 8 years.


Coralife BioCube 32 gal LED


In the display
Hydor Koralia 600 gph


In the 1st chamber
Skimmer - Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Ghost


In the 2nd chamber
1.5 inches of live rock rubble (planned)
Cheato (planned)
Drip Tray
Seachem phosguard (planned)
Seachem purigen (planned)
Seachem carbon matrix (planned)
1” Polyfill


In the 3rd chamber
Return pump: Hydor Centrifugal 300gph
Heater: Marineland 150w


Planned Inhabitants
Candy Cane (Caulastrea furcata)
Branching Hammer (Euphyllia ancora)
Frogspawn (Euphyllia yaeyamaensis)
Torch (Euphyllia glabrescens)
Micro Lords (Micromussa lordhowensis)


Roughly in order of planned introduction to the tank
Yellowtail Damselfish
Banggai Cardinal
Neon Goby
Percula Clownfish
Saddle Valintini Pufferfish
Green Mandarin Dragonet


Halloween Hermit
Electric Blue Hermit
Scarlet Hermit
Emerald Crab
Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
Peppermint Shrimp
Trochus Snail
Cerith Snail
Nassarius Snail



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Was cleaning the old tank, found a 12 head colony of candy cane that was getting damaged by a green mushroom. Moved him into the new tank even though it had not yet cycled. Took a few hours, and opened up again.


Dosed  8.45oz BioSpira (that finally came in the mail) to kick start the biological filter - even though I had live sand, I wanted an extra kick. Added 48 drops of Dr Tim’s ammonia. Ran water quality tests…

Ammonia 2.0
Nitrite 0.25
Nitrate 10
Salinity 1.020
pH 7.89
Alk 14
Ca 500
Mg 1200
Phosphate 0


Checked water quality again, the bio filter is clearly already working. Added Algae Barn Pioneer Pods (3 species) 4000+ pods. Turned off the filtration, only left the powerhead on.

Ammonia 0.25
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20


Before the lights came on in the morning, moved a few zoa and paly frags over from the old tank. Once the lights came on and the polyps started to open, I was very impressed with their color under the new tank’s lights.

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