nanoreef11 Posted August 18, 2008 Share Posted August 18, 2008 This is a thread of my 14 gallon Biocube born on August 11, 2008. I plan to build a thriving reef full of color and plan to take things slow. Current FTS as of September 7, 2012 Equipment Biocube 14 Gallon Stock Lighting (New bulbs as of October 2010) Custom Canopy w/ 70 watt MH w/ 2x13 watt actinics -Fan Mod for Canopy Titanium Heater Oceanic 1/10 hp Chiller w/ Rio+ 800 pump JBJ ATO w/ Rio+ 800 pump Hydor Koralia Nano Maxi-Jet 900 return pump w/ Hydor Deflector Sapphire Skimmer 20 lbs Live Sand 13 lbs Live Rock StevieT's Media Basket Filter Floss Poly Pad Chemipure Elite Chaeto -Light mod to middle chamber Purigen Test Kits Salifert Magnesium Salifert PH API Reef Master Kit -Calcium -Carbonate Hardness -Phosphates -Nitrates Refractometer Livestock Fish 1 False Percula Clown 1 Yasha Goby Inverts 3 Nassarius Snails 5 Hermit Crabs 2 Astrea Snails 15 Dwarf Ceriths 7 Florida Ceriths 6 Large Nerites 1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp Corals Frogspawn Coral Duncanops (6 heads and growing) Ricordea Mushroom (Orange w/ blue rim w/ green mouth) Ricordea Mushroom (Blue w/ orange bulbs w/ green mouth) Candy Cane Coral (Green) Dendro Green Toadstool Leather Orange Plate Coral Silver Pulsing Xenia A little bit about how this tank was reborn: In October 2007, I started my 14 gallon biocube, and about 6 months later, it crashed. I decided to restart it in hopes to build a thriving reef, full of color. Previous to the tank crashing, I had 2 true percula clowns, 1 diamond goby (sand sifter), about 8 snails and hermit crabs, a frogspawn branch coral, 2 leather corals, and a couple of mushrooms. One weekend the power in my neighborhood went out and everything died but the clowns and the snails/crabs. I immediately did a water change and the next day the clowns were starting to look better. The next weekend my stealth heater decided the tank should have been 20 degrees warmer then normal. So everything in the tank died at that point. I was really upset, and decided to tear the tank down and either start over, or possibly upgrade to a 40 gallon breeder. Well I was still in school and other things were on my mind instead of restarting my biocube. No funds for a larger tank kept the biocube as the only option. The day for the rebirth of my tank has finally come it is up and running with water, live rock, and live sand. I put it all together one day in August 2008, late at night, and I am finally getting around to writing a thread for it. I have been working at my LFS since February '08 and enjoy it very much. I am only 18 and I am a full time student majoring in engineering. The guy that owns the fish store is very cool though because he is very flexible with my hours. I try not to use all the money I earn there on fish, corals, equipment for my biocube. I started my 14 gallon biocube with cured stage 3 live rock, aragonite sand, 10 gallons (yea I know I thought it was 14) of water from the reef tank, and a filter pad. I did this so that cycling would be kept to a minimum and I could get back into what I like doing best asap. I love this hobby and I just hope that I can learn more than I know already, while keeping a beautiful reef. Thank you for looking at my thread and Happy Reefing. Jon (nanoreef11) Link to comment
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