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Old 11/10/2019, 07:09 PM   #1
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Cool vikinglord's 29 Gallon Biocube

Hey all,

I'll plan to post updates on my 29G biocube here. I'll be posting a video to Youtube tomorrow so hopefully I can link it before I go to bed before tomorrow night.

Anyways, my current system is a Sixline Wrasse, Azure Damsel, and a Black Blenny. I'm glad they all get along.

As far as corals: various zoanthids, blue sympodium which is my favorite, some shrooms, and a gorgonian.

Inverts: some astrea snails, maybe one trochus snail, a nassarius snail, about 4/5 zebra hermits, 1 dwarf blue-leg hermit, and a hitchhiker crab that I think belongs in the Xanthid group.

Lighting: I just gutted the default stuff and have upgraded to a current LED strip. I like it so far, I'll be making a review video for youtube in a couple weeks.

Filtration: primarily biological with a "cryptic" zone in the first chamber, and a refugium/scrubber in the second chamber. I siphon the sand when I do my monthly water changes and have a filter pad only then.


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Current Tank Info: ~30 lbs of LR w/ 15 lbs of substrate. An azure damsel, six-lined wrasse, and black blenny. Zoanthids and shrooms.
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Old 11/13/2019, 04:46 PM   #2
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Here's a quick update video. So far I'm liking these Current LED lights. I'll be doing a review video soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBpNPjUlNjM&t=3s


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Old 11/24/2019, 01:59 PM   #3
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Nice green shrooms. lol


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Old 12/14/2019, 02:44 PM   #4
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Haha I like my shrooms!


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Old 12/14/2019, 02:46 PM   #5
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Here's a quick update video. I've been pretty lazy with pump maintenance and monitoring my water chemistry and now I'm paying for it. Oy vay.

https://youtu.be/7i_jp_dibYY


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Old 02/01/2020, 10:36 AM   #6
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So here's a quick video montage I made of my trip to Birch back in 2019, I thought you guys might enjoy it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqaAeiIpFwE


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Old 02/01/2020, 07:37 PM   #7
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Do u have a video on the equipment?


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Old 02/07/2020, 05:38 PM   #8
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Pump is basic coralife pump that came with it. Chamber 2 is just a refugium with green hair algae and stuff. I will have a light review video in a few weeks, I'm wanting to wait a bit longer to see if I have any problems with it, particularly with how the corals are responding.


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Old 02/19/2020, 07:16 PM   #9
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Strangely enough, some of my zoanthids look off again. The remaining orange passion fruits died within a coupke days of my "lighting problems" recording. Now my eagle-eye zoas are giving me a problem. I've noticed two things:
1) what appear to be black dots on the zoas
2) the asterinas are on them. For quite a few years these guys never gave me a problem so I've been thinking they're eating dying tissue or dying zoas.

I just tested my water and pH is 7.8; ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are 0; Alkalinity is 7.6, Magnesium is 1340, and Calcium is 445. I don't have phosphate test kit so I'm not sure what that is.

I'm thinking the problem is either
A) disease
B) insufficient trace elements
C) asterinas

What do you guys think?


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