fsu1dolfan Posted July 21, 2008 Share Posted July 21, 2008 Well it has been a year and a couple of months since i started my tank back on May 24th 2007. This is my first salt water and i have learned alot with the help of people here and other googled information I use to work at a Pet Store when i was in High School and i have had many fresh water tanks, terrariums, reptiles, etc. I learned as much as i could about Salt Water while i was there........a few years after college i took the little knowledge i remembered, plus research online and finally decided i could do a salt water tank!! I was very familiar with the eclipse systems back in the day, so the Bio Cube seemed like the obvious choice for me. I have had my ups and downs, but for the most part the tank has been great. Also before anyone calls the tang police....i have already given the hippo tang to a friend with a much bigger tank. Granted the tang did very well in my tank!! Well enjoy the bio.....questions and comments are always welcome! BioCube 29 Gallon Chamber 1 - Removed false floor and removed cartridge. Widen the overflow to chamber 2. Now contains my Heater. Chamber 2 - Modified drip tray to contain the cartridge underneath with my own filter and carbon. Under that contains my chaeto and other macro algae. 3-4 snails. Chemi-pure elite on bottom with false floor angled diagonally touching the ground so that no chaeto gets through to chamber 3 but allows for more chaeto to fit. Chamber 3 - Removed sponge and replaced with Purigen. Removed Stock Pump and replaced with Rio HF6 and eheim tubing to eliminate 90 degree angle return. Modified return with Y-loc line with Hydor Flo Deflector and the stock return on the other end. Lights - SunPod 150W MH Custom Plexi Glass top Livestock: 2 Damsels - Yin and Yang, One was a cycle victim, the other was an a-hole and went back to the store! Yellow Headed Sleeper Goby - RIP Toby caught bacteria disease commonly called Fish Tuberculosis. Tried to treat but he didn't make it. Percula Clown - AKA Nemo 2 Blue Neon Goby - AKA Zulu RIP, the 2 new ones have yet to be named 2 Bangi Cardinals - RIP just wouldn't eat Hippo Tang - Given to a Friend with bigger tank and doing very well AKA Dory (YEs the GF influenced this purchase and naming along with Nemo!!!) 6-Line Wrasse - AKA Mel Went Carpet Surfing 4.1.09 No aprils fools joke here Scooter Blenny - RIP Scoot seemed to catch same disease as Toby, New one called Lou Bicolor Blenny - AKA Oscar (my personal favorite!!) 2 Sally lightfoots - Sally got too big and had to go back....Sal is the new baby of the tank Orange Diamond Goby - AKA Reggie has now been transfered to my friends tank...too big for the nano and made a mess!!! Purple Lobster - Taken back to store....mysterious fish disappearing LOL Urchin - Taken back to store knocked over everything! YWG - AKA Godfather Snails (turbos, nass, and cerths) and hermits Macroalgaes Red Titan, Halimedia, Fire Fern, Cheato, Leafy Caulerpa Corals Multiple Ricodeas GSP Xenias - Very temperamental Pink Leather Striped Mushrooms Hammer Coral Torch Coral Hairy Mushrooms Yellow Polyps Tons of Zoas Open Brain Plate Now for some pics and my progression. I apologize in advance since my camera/iphone doesn't take the best pictures but its all i got....would eventually like to get a better camera The earliest pics i have are from June 07 July 07 October 07 November 07 April 08 June 08 July 08 Thanks!! I'll update after the new lights get in!! Link to comment
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