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Old 04-06-2017, 11:39 AM   #61
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Nitrates will naturally go up. If you keep up with your weekly 10% water changes everything will be just fine. You might need to do a larger than average water change on occasion to assist with keeping the nitrate levels in check.
As for the cyano, it is normally red. I have also seen it be green and black. This stuff feeds off of nutrients int he water column in low flow areas.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:30 PM   #62
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Oh okay, yeah, this one is more pinkish. But I'll leave it and see what happens. Thanks hank
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:52 AM   #63
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Well, here is another update, parameters have improved!! Got a few new corals and my FIRST fish!!! I got a diamond Goby! Figured my sand needed some work so why not! Here's the pic! I circled the cave the goby made for itself!
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Glad to hear things are doing well. Btw, is there no powerhead in the system? And what is that circular thing in the reflection of the tank?
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Yes, the pic cut off the power head which is located on the top left corner! Sorry about that. And that circular thing is just a picture frame I had in the back, sorry bout that too haha. But yeah, let me post another pic so you can see my goby!
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Cool looking goby. I almost picked one up the other day until I was able to get a scoly for 50 bucks.
What kind of lighting is over the tank again?
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It was a stock 7500K LED I believe. Its white and blue LED
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I'd look into upgrading lighting especially for that birds nest. Plus that color spectrum isn't gonna really bring out the best color in corals hence why everything kind of looks brown.
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What would you recommend? It's a nanotank
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What's your budget?
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Not much, lol I was looking at the fluval sea nano marine & reef led lamp.
But it's kinda hard to get a new light, the top of the tank with the cover is a bit weird. The opening is pretty small to the tank
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Don't skimp on a skimmer! Some cheaper brands really don't take out enough contaminant and test, test, test and keep testing
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Hows the goby? Any close ups? I can't wait to have a saltwater. I pretty much am in it for a goby and a blenny haha
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Hows the goby? Any close ups? I can't wait to have a saltwater. I pretty much am in it for a goby and a blenny haha


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Uh oh, started finding asterina star fishes!!!! Click image for larger version

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Very cute goby!

Are you going to get rid of the asterina?
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I might actually, don't want them to keep reproducing and get out of hand.
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That very rarely happens. It comes down to food source and ability to breed. Most of our systems simply don't have what it takes for certain things to breed. Though I've seen pictures of systems where the population explodes to unimaginable levels, in most cases they either die off completely or stay in very small numbers. I wouldn't worry about it.
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