Reef nutrition

Eric's Biocube 16.

Srt4eric

Supporting Member
So I'm pretty new here and new to the hobby again. Long, long ago I had a 100 gallon FOWLR tank. This is my first attempt at keeping corals.
After years of wanting one I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Biocube 16 led. I've had it up and running fully cycled since about the beginning of March.
Tank parameters:
Kh: 9.9
NH3: 0
Ca: 430
NO2: .05
NO3: 10
PO4: .03
SG: 1.025
Temp is solid around 79.
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Srt4eric

Supporting Member
For livestock I have a clownfish, a pajama cardinal and a lawnmower blenny. I also have two peppermint shrimp (who are assholes that constantly piss me off), a conch, 4 hermits and a bunch of snails.
Corals I have a duncan, some gsp, two different zoas( I forget what kind) lemon lime Favia, pipe organ and meteor shower Cyphastrea.
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Srt4eric

Supporting Member
A friend told me I should try reef roids but after two weeks of that i had a gnarly cyano outbreak. I had to do a 3 day blackout to get rid of that. Since then my Favia has been a bit dull. He's starting to make a comeback.
 

Srt4eric

Supporting Member
I also had a major overheating issue with this tank. No matter where I set the thermostat it would sit at around 83°. So I bought a $20 fan from bed, bath and beyond and mounted it on the wall behind it. Since then its stayed steady between 78-79.
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Fox_reefing

Supporting Member
I also had a major overheating issue with this tank. No matter where I set the thermostat it would sit at around 83°. So I bought a $20 fan from bed, bath and beyond and mounted it on the wall behind it. Since then its stayed steady between 78-79. View attachment 18902
What equipment do you use for top off? It’s been pretty warm the last two weeks and evaporation is pretty crazy. To maintain 79 on this weather is a lot of evaporation.
 

Srt4eric

Supporting Member
So I just cleaned all of the algae off of my rocks and did some major changes with the rock work. Will take pics when it clears up a bit.
 
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