My 24 Gallon Reef

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Builds' started by Joey Bekius, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    This is my 24 gallon reef, it isnt doing that great right now but i thought i would start a build thread anyway: the tank is a jbj nanocube 24 gal. And has been running for about 10 months. My current stocking is:
    1 extreme misbar black clown (bubbles)
    1 royal gramma (gramma)
    And 1 tailspot blenny (benny)
    In the future i plan on getting a davinci clown and a pair of greenbanded gobies. For coral i have:
    1 acan
    1 hammer
    Eagle eye zoas
    Mohican sun zoas
    Mohawk zoas
    And some other zoas that i dont know the name of. I will get some pictures later

    Oh yeah and for filtration i have filter sponges in the first aio compartment, chaeto and marine pure in the second, and heater and return in the third. And i also have bio balls spread out across all three compartments.
     
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  2. stella1979

    stella1979 Moderator Moderator Member

    Sounds great. :) Don't be shy now... we all go through stages where the tanks aren't at their best.;) I've been a little lazy on a tank or two lately, but this crowd is pretty forgiving, so it's nice to share the struggles and the successes. Can't wait to see your tank! I think you have the same model as @Culprit 's new salty setup. :)
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    Nice fluffy acan
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    Grammaw fish
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  6. stella1979

    stella1979 Moderator Moderator Member

    A beautiful fish! :p I've been thinking about one of those myself. :)
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    Imao pretty good fish, but occasionally bossy
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    Thanks btw
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    Pretty much the only thing happening is my acan is growing a new head
     
  10. stella1979

    stella1979 Moderator Moderator Member

    Well, that's great news! :) How's Grammaw? :p
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    All the fish are doing great
     
  12. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Well Known Member Member

    Love the acan. That’s beautiful red coloring in it.
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    Yeah, I think it's my favorite coral so far
     
  14. stella1979

    stella1979 Moderator Moderator Member

    Acans are definitely a rewarding coral. :) Are you directly feeding it? If not, I'd suggest you do.;) Not so much as to foul up the tank, but a little bit 2-3 times a week would certainly speed the rate of growth.
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    I do every now in then, it's been a while
     
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    Joey Bekius

    Joey Bekius Valued Member Member

    9/28/18
    There might be some big toys coming soon! My parents are going to pay me to rebuild the roof of our outbuilding, $200, plus I have another job I'm doing for $100. I'm hoping I'll have these done before black Friday, and then maybe I'll get a ai prime, and maybe an mp10. As for the tank, it isn't doing too great. All the fish are fine, and so are the hammer and acan (the acan actually grew a 3rd head) but the zoas are getting swamped by hair and bubble algae. I'd add a picture, but it doesn't look that great, and also nothing has really changed. And also Im not at home right now. But maybe I'll get pics later
     
  17. stella1979

    stella1979 Moderator Moderator Member

    Sounds awesome!

    Manually remove as much hair algae as you can. You also might want to up your CUC and check your phosphates. PO4 is algae's favorite food, and you may want to look at options for PO4 reduction like ChemiPure Elite, GFO, or a phosphate reducing pad, which is what I'm running.;) No worries bud, most of us go through some uglies, and don't forget that algae is the ocean's filter. The biggest problem in our tanks is when it engulfs corals enough to upset or kill them.:(
     
  18. xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruex Well Known Member Member

    what do your water parameters look like? how often do you blow off your rocks? how often do you vac the sand? like stella said algae loves nutrients and is a natural part of tanks to a certain extent due to this nutrients.

    I would first test the water. Then manually remove as much as you can and wc and sand vac to drop nutrients.
    I personally use chemipure blue and seachem purigen. check the rear aio compartments for excess detritus that can fuel the algae.
     




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