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Old 08/04/2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Return of the cube

12x12x12 Deep Blue Cube.


Will be using the same frame work and light from the 8 inch cube I had up previously.



Still to do,
Either mod HOB filter to skim or make micro sump.
Mount light.
Level platform.
Monitor temp to see if heater is needed..


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Old 08/05/2017, 08:00 PM   #2
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Was going to work on it today but ran out of time, there are a few snails, asteria, and bristle worms crawling around in it. The were in the bucket of old sand I used from my 40AIO...
Gonna look online for some tiny shrimp to put in it...


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Old 08/07/2017, 05:40 PM   #3
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Feed some Elos sv.M2 pellets to the cube today, brought out all the snails and bristle worms....lol


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Old 08/08/2017, 09:11 AM   #4
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It's looking great!


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Old 08/10/2017, 10:12 PM   #5
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Got the timer for my light, I should have it lit up in the AM
and of course, I have one rock with aiptasia on it...Lol


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Old 08/11/2017, 07:15 PM   #6
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And we have light...




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Old 08/12/2017, 01:08 PM   #7
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Had to put a heater in it, room isn't staying warm enough.
Using the Finnex 100w with digital controller..

Equipment on the cube so far...
12x12x12 deep blue cube.
DIY extruded aluminum stand.
Aqua-Tech HOB filter
Kessil 160 light.
Finnex 100w heater...


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Old 08/13/2017, 06:39 PM   #8
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Moved one of my leathers over, looks ticked off.
Also shortened the siphon for the HOB filter...



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Old 08/22/2017, 03:05 AM   #9
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Had a flare up of dinos, looks like the tank has beaten them back on its own, doing a water change when I get off work, guess I will see then...
Getting two peppermint shrimp this payday to get rid of the aiptasia...


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Old 08/26/2017, 07:11 PM   #10
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Neon Cleaner Goby added today

picture from http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/caribbea...s/species/4152 mine is still hiding...

Also moved my smallest Blue Damselfish from the hex tank to this cube, the others were picking on him...


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Old 09/14/2017, 03:57 PM   #11
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Well the dinos returned, I moved livestock to a bucket for now, between that and the aiptasia I am bleaching it all and starting over....


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Old 10/11/2017, 02:44 PM   #12
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A few pics of the cube before the water change today...











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Old 10/11/2017, 02:47 PM   #13
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Looking pretty cool for a small tank.

good work


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Old 10/11/2017, 02:50 PM   #14
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Thanks, I only found 1 aiptasia this go round....You can barely see it in the toadstool picture...


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Old 10/28/2017, 02:14 PM   #15
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Haven't found any more aiptasia, just a bit of algae on the glass and sand...
Todays pics, have added my bubble coral, 1 more mushroom, and some yellow polyps...
Added a fire shrimp also..If you follow that acrylic rod I am target feeding him...




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