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Do you mean the first, or 3rd chamber, because if your talking about the 3rd chamber ( the one on the left side, if im standing there looking at it from the front) then thats where the stock pump goes, and the mj 900 is almost the same as the stock pump. If I were you, I would go with the mj1200!

 

I was talking about the third chamber. I realized after I posted that people were replacing the pump on the 14G Biocube with the mj900. I am considering a hydor flow but I think I'll see how it runs with the stock pump before I replace it.

 

Thanks

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Alright I got all the silicion scraped of and got the rear section back on. I will post pics on my lunch break tomorrow. It looks pretty dope. Other than the live rock temporaily just tossed in there and lack of corals it looks great.

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If I am going to get the nanotuners mod for the BC29 for the 150 HQI will I need a chiller? does anyone have any experience in this area?

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Havent read the whole thread, kinda lazy today. But has anyone modded a BC 14G with a DIY 70w MH kit? If so, are there any big heat issues after installing.

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If I am going to get the nanotuners mod for the BC29 for the 150 HQI will I need a chiller? does anyone have any experience in this area?

 

you have some deep pockets then lol.... but i've heard that temp does increase 2-4 degrees atleast due to how close the hqi bulb is to the water in addition to the closed off nature of the lid

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go with a aftermarket light.It will save you alot of trouble

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Ok, I have seen Nosey say to go w/ the MJ 1200 in this thread, but BKJ2 said the MJ 1200 creates too much heat. I'm assuming this was with the stock hood and closed. Does anyone w/ a Sunpod or other light w/ open top have a MJ 1200 running? Let's get more than two opinions out there. Thanks.

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look at the gph on both the 900 and 1200.Its just not worth the trouble for the few more gph

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Hey just thought i would throw this quick video of the mp 20 in action in a 29 biocube incase anyone else was wanting one. I would totally recommend it my coral growth has exploded since the addition. The first video is reef crest mode and second is short pulse.

 

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This is a great thread! I'm very glad I joined this forum :-)

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hey, new here with a 29BC. I was wondering how you guys modded the return line to add a Y to it. It seems that the standard size on the tank is an oddball size and not really lin-loc at all.

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hey, new here with a 29BC. I was wondering how you guys modded the return line to add a Y to it. It seems that the standard size on the tank is an oddball size and not really lin-loc at all.

 

line loc will work, you will just have to slightly file the return line ball on the outside or file the inside of the socket of the loc line.

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I just finished reading this thread from beginning to end and I would love it if you could add my 14g biocube to the thread.

 

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=180937&hl=

 

Also, any and all biocubers out there I would love some feedback on the things I am doing well or could work on in my tank. I just started (9 weeks ago today!) and I am trying to take things very slow... its painful...

 

Thanks everyone for putting so much info on this thread to help out newbies like me!

 

L.

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do most people end up cutting the divider that lets water pass through chamber 1 to chamber 2? Im trying to decide if i should order the InTank media basket that has the standard stay or longer stay holder. What the reason why some people cut the divider??

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would chamber 2 be filled with water or what plz explain more

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do most people end up cutting the divider that lets water pass through chamber 1 to chamber 2? Im trying to decide if i should order the InTank media basket that has the standard stay or longer stay holder. What the reason why some people cut the divider??

 

 

About 60% of my BC29 customers do remove that divider piece. It can't hurt and can only improve flow. Yet in the BC29 the extra flow isn't as drastic as with the 14 and 8 tanks. I vote to remove it.

 

would chamber 2 be filled with water or what plz explain more

 

 

what are you refering to?

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chamber 2 would it be full or water or whould the water simply flow from chamber 1 to a half filled chamber 2 over the cheato?

 

i think iam getting over whelmed with the tank. as for some reason i cant get the water to be crystal clear like my other 2 tanks.

 

and where would the fliter go? would that go in the removeable drip tray (top one) in chamber 2?

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Anyone have their fish jump into the back chambers?

 

I lost a clown cus he jumped onto my filter floss... :(

 

I'm sure it's been done before, but I added this cross stitching mesh, just super glued it. Hope it'll save a future fish for you guys...

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My fish (diamond goby) jumped back there twice, luckily he landed in chamber 3 where there is a bit of water, for days I thought he was dead, then I googled it and it seems a lot of fish do this... I think I may have lost a shrimp there too... I found one in the filter tray once and saved him in time, but now I seem to be missing one shrimp and have yet to find a body?

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Excellent guide, and thanks for the info. The only thing I disagree with is "not keeping a clam". Tell that to the maxima in my BC8 that's grown a half inch in in under 2 months. :)

 

With photosynthetic inverts, it's all about meeting the carbon compensation point. More light does not necessarily equal better growth or healthier animals.

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To the people discussing the MJ900 and 1200:

 

Are you REMOVING the stock pump in chamber 3 and replacing it with these? Does it fit? Are the benefits worth the 30-40 bucks?

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Excellent guide, and thanks for the info. The only thing I disagree with is "not keeping a clam". Tell that to the maxima in my BC8 that's grown a half inch in in under 2 months. :)

 

With photosynthetic inverts, it's all about meeting the carbon compensation point. More light does not necessarily equal better growth or healthier animals.

 

Hi Mike,

 

Do you have any photos/specs on this forum of your BC8 tank?

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