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Old 03-07-2017, 05:30 PM   #1
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Basically a place for me to document my little dive into saltwater and get some help. I picked up a Biocube 29 a week ago and im 7 days into the cycle. 30 lbs of "live" sand and 28 lbs of live rock. Running the stock filter media just added carbon. Ill be starting with a FOWLR tank for about a month then start adding corals. Any pointers I should keep in mind?Click image for larger version

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Old 03-07-2017, 08:29 PM   #2
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Keep an eye on parameters, and maybe wait a little bit more than a month to add coral. I killed $100 worth of frags by not waiting long enough. You are going to want a realllyyy stable tank for corals.
Any ideas on fish stock?
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How is the cycle going?
It sounds like you have things squared away pretty well with the rock and sand. I would wait to add the carbon after the cycle is done.
What are your reef plans? The stock biocube lights won't support much, but there has been a following of modifying biocubes to fit stronger lights.
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Keep an eye on parameters, and maybe wait a little bit more than a month to add coral. I killed $100 worth of frags by not waiting long enough. You are going to want a realllyyy stable tank for corals.
Any ideas on fish stock?
That sounds good, better safe than sorry.
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How is the cycle going?
It sounds like you have things squared away pretty well with the rock and sand. I would wait to add the carbon after the cycle is done.
What are your reef plans? The stock biocube lights won't support much, but there has been a following of modifying biocubes to fit stronger lights.
Im planning on mostly euphyllias, since they can be close to eachother and have so much movement. But I plan to start with some really basic stuff just to get a feel for it. Maybe Xenia or Kenya tree. Leaning towards Xenia since its a bit more controllable. Ill wait on carbon then, didnt think of that.
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Found this hitchhiker on my rock, its about a centimeter across and has what looks to be tiny little sweeper tentacles. It doesnt look like apstasia, but I could be wrong. Any Ideas?Click image for larger version

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Found this hitchhiker on my rock, its about a centimeter across and has what looks to be tiny little sweeper tentacles. It doesnt look like apstasia, but I could be wrong. Any Ideas?Attachment 295996Attachment 295997
After doing some reading Im thinking it MIGHT be a strawberry anemone. Cant be sure though.
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Looks like a little ball or a strawberry anemone.
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I have some in my sump, they don't mean any harm. Just there to chill.
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Okay cool. If its a strawberry Ill probably leave it be. They look pretty cool anyways
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Had my first little Diatom bloom overnight. Apparently Im doing something right. Kinda exciting to be honest! Click image for larger version

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