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dhutch 10-07-2011 12:50 PM

Hutch's 29G Biocube
 
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Just thought I'd share a few pictures of my first SW tank, a 29G Biocube.

MetalArm3 10-11-2011 11:15 PM

Nice pics! I myself will be purchasing a BioCube 29 HQI for my first SW build. What are your thoughts on it so far. Pros and cons?

Thanks,
MetalArm3

wannalearn 10-11-2011 11:38 PM

nice pics, wish i had a better camera

dhutch 10-12-2011 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 858984)
Nice pics! I myself will be purchasing a BioCube 29 HQI for my first SW build. What are your thoughts on it so far. Pros and cons?

Thanks,
MetalArm3


I'm loving my Biocube. I ditched the stock filter and bio balls. I went with the intank fuge and media rack. I'm running Chemipure and Purigen in the rack with filter floss on top. I love the curved edges on the front of the tank. The clean looks inside the tank with only the return head for the pump being visible.

Down side...I have a ton of plugs lol, but that is with any SW tank.

Plug List:
Acitinic Light
10k Light
LED Moonlights
Pump
Powerhead
Fuge Light
UV Sterilizer
Heater

I've attached a new photo of my clowns and anemone.

MetalArm3 10-12-2011 12:33 PM

Thats Awesome! Your taking the same path that im going too.

Ill post my build list up here when i get the chance.

My plug list just off the top of my head.....
  • mp10 powerhead
  • heater
  • chiller
  • hqi lights
  • hqi fan
  • reef keeper lite
  • ato system
  • phosphate reactor
  • 3 pump (for reactor, ato, and chiller)
And im sure Im missing something too.

How long did you wait to add the sea anemonea and what type is it?

dhutch 10-12-2011 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 859408)
Thats Awesome! Your taking the same path that im going too.

Ill post my build list up here when i get the chance.

My plug list just off the top of my head.....
  • mp10 powerhead
  • heater
  • chiller
  • hqi lights
  • hqi fan
  • reef keeper lite
  • ato system
  • phosphate reactor
  • 3 pump (for reactor, ato, and chiller)
And im sure Im missing something too.

How long did you wait to add the sea anemonea and what type is it?

About a month. My tank cycled in only two weeks.(Yay) I do weekly water changes to insure the nutrients everything needs, from the water, are present. The anemone is a bulb anemone. They come in a green hue or red. The reds are a bit more expensive but look pretty sweet.

Here is a picture of a red one. http://purelycaptivecorals.com/Homep...ip/rbtaqp3.jpg

dhutch 10-12-2011 06:31 PM

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Watchmen Goby and Pistol Shrimp

MetalArm3 10-12-2011 07:02 PM

Nice inhabitants. How do you like the Goby? Do you see it much? What's that stuff on your sand and is that normal?

Check out this video about the pistol shrimp, it's amazing!


dhutch 10-12-2011 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 859828)
Nice inhabitants. How do you like the Goby? Do you see it much? What's that stuff on your sand and is that normal?

Check out this video about the pistol shrimp, it's amazing!

Pistol Shrimp sonic weapon - Weird Nature - BBC - YouTube

Either algae or a diatom bloom from too much light. I've been turning my lights on and off manually so the tank has been getting a lot of light lately. Nothing time and some timers wont take care.

trukgirl 10-14-2011 04:26 PM

Looks like a diatom bloom to me. About a month after I set up my 65g is when I got a big bloom too.
Looks nice though. Are those percs or ocellaris? The one looks like a nice misbar. I love clowns! I have a YWG too :)


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