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  1. saxplayer

    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    Close up pics of a few corals:
  2. saxplayer

    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    Thanks
  3. saxplayer

    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    New update of coral additions (a few lol):
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    Banasophia’s Biocube 16 & IM Nuvo 10

    Photo settings - what f stop, shutter etc. Do you stop your flow/pumps? ISO?
  5. saxplayer

    Banasophia’s Biocube 16 & IM Nuvo 10

    Great pic! Settings?
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    No, none. Alright, thanks for the advice. I am hesitant to add more CUC because I had a few die. I thought maybe that was contributing (dead CUC). I currently have: 2 astrea, 1 turbo, 1 red legged hermit.
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    @banasophia @MSunkin23 Here is what my tank usually looks like every 18-24 hrs. Very consistent, green film inside the glass. When I use my mag-float, it is like a cloud of dust only it's green. It literally is like dust on wood, but its whatever it is on glass. My water parameters are fine as I can tell. I am running in my filtration: 1st section = filter floss. 2nd section = chemipure blue (2 weeks old). 3rd section = sea chem matrix (bio). I was thinking maybe my bio was *too* high so I did a 40% water change and took about 1/3 the sea chem matrix. However, in 12-24 hrs it still looks like this. My corals and fish seem fine. Not a clue why this is so "bad". I don't mind algae, but this cloudy stuff- whatever it is - is annoying me. Should I take out the sea chem matrix or the chemipure? Should I dose anything? I'm kind of saddened if this cloudy, loose algae material is *very* normal, because I have $750 in coral coming and I really have zero interest in not seeing through the glass within 24 hrs. Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate it.
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    I am feeding only the acan, and I did reef-roids once. I read it can really provide over-nutrients to the tank so I plan on 1-2 / month for it. No other major GHA or cyano I don't think. I'm newer to salt water though so if I did I'm not sure I'd know for sure. I just don't like the fact that I have to clean the glass daily in order to see through it. If this is normal - not a big deal just good to know.
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    Thank you @Jackal227 and @banasophia I'll wait to dose for now then. I'm expecting a new (what I'm told is) rare confucius hammer as well as some frogspawn and about 8 new zoas.
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    I did clean it after testing the water. I’ll post a pic tomorrow and see what you think. Do I need to dose Ca? I have lots more coral coming after Thanksgiving too.
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    @MSunkin23 Are you saying to *only* feed my 3 fish mysis every 2 weeks? I take one of the frozen cubes and I cut it into quarters and feed 1/4 of it. If I don't feed this every 2 days, and did 2 weeks - what else would I give them in the meantime? I know the fish can go a few days but 2 weeks? I will post my light schedule later.
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    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    Help please! I seem to have a high growth rate of algae on my tank glass. When I use my mag float it almost makes an algae "smoke" underwater. It isn't think by any means, it is almost like a dust on the glass. It is reappearing fairly quickly after I take it off. Here is my water parameters: temp: 78.3 Alk (Hanna low range): 0.00. Looks like I might need the "ultra low" reader... crap Mg (Red Sea foundation pro): 1460-1480 Ca (Red Sea foundation pro): 400 dKH (Red Sea foundation pro): 8.7-9.0 with 3.0-3.1 mEq/L reading Just because: Zero ammonia, nitrites or nitrates (Red Sea marine care) I didn't test salinity but if you all think I need to let me know. I've been running a consistent 35 / 1.026 with my water changes and it should be very close to that. I use Red Sea salt. Any suggestions please? I can't enjoy my fish if my tank is this covered in 12 hours... weird I think. Corals and fish behave fine. Feeding frozen mysis every 2 days. Did reef roids once. Plan on 1-2 / month.
  13. saxplayer

    Banasophia’s Biocube 16 & IM Nuvo 10

    Tank is looking fantastic!
  14. saxplayer

    Saxplayer’s 16g LED Biocube

    Gracias.
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