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Hey guys, this is my first post, I am a brand new member of the forum, and I don't think I'll regret making an account :)

Anyway, I have 2 tanks, a 29 Biocube (reef) and a 40g Breeder (soon to be reef). I have had the Biocube for about 3 years now and I set up the 40g Breeder in May of 2012 (so it's about 8 months old)

29 Biocube Info-
Default Biocube Lighting- 36 watt Actinic, 36 watt 10,000K Daylight, and 0.75 watt Lunar Blue LED Bar
Default Biocube Filtration- Bioballs, pump, and filter bags

Yellow-tailed Damselfish
3 Yellow-legged Hermits
2 Scarlet Hermits
5 Blue-legged Hermits
2 Cerith Snails
3 Peppermint Shrimp
A couple of Blue Mushroom Corals
And a LOT of Unknown Macro Algae, keeps water quality good though :)

Salinity- 1.023
Nitrates- Zero
Nitrites- Zero
Ph- 7.8 (working on fixing it)

40g Breeder Info-
Coralife HO T5 Fixture- 2-39W 10,000K Daylight, 2-39W Actinic, 2 Lunar LEDS
Proflex Model 1 Sump
Eshopps Protein Skimmer
In Sump Pump
Additional Pump in Display Tank for Extra Water Flow
Prefilter Box w/ Overflow
Glass Top
Small Refugium in Sump as well w/ Chaetomorpha Algae

2 Black Bar Chromis
Starry Blenny
2 Yellow-legged Hermits
2 Blue-legged Hermits

Parameters (beware, there bad)-
Nitrates- 20 ppm
Nitrites- Not Sure
Ph- 8.2

I'm not quite sure how my fish in the 40g are still going, but I'm working on fixing the salt by performing water changes using fresh water, thats what my local fish store (Premiere Aquatics) suggested, so we'll see how it turns out.

More Problems (of course)-
Small colony of 3 or 4 Aptasia in Biocube (Peppermint Working on it)
1 Aptasia in 40g (little bugger won't die from my Aptasia X, so might get rid of the rock he's on)
Cyanobacteria in 40g breeder (not too bad but it's there)
And of course- High Salinity Levels in 40g

By the Way, I'll be posting Pictures Soon :)

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I'm no expert but I would try removing 1/2 gallon from the sump and adding a gallon of fresh and wait a bit and test salinity.
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