crazy tarzan Posted August 9, 2009 Share Posted August 9, 2009 Just thought I would throw up some pics and hopeful plans for my newest tank. It's a Oceanic BioCube 29 that I picked up used from a lfs he had it set up an running in the store, even came with the stand (which $5 later has two shelves). It's in great shape, has all original parts. I'm loving the moonlights, inadequate as they may be. Purchased Aug 1, set up Aug 3rd. Came with 6 hermits or so, 1 turbo a few apatasia. 3.80 lbs live rock purchased on Aug 5 from a couple local reefers. 8.75 lbs live rock purchased on Aug 7 from the same lfs that sold me the tank. (all rock is supposedly 'cured' and was in water until I bought it and made the 1/2 hr trip home, hopefully the cycle will be minimal) Already growing green (or is it brown?) algae on the glass and the hermits are working over the rocks. Future plans and live stock: Add more rock--up to 10 lbs, but probably only 6 or 7 (don't want it too full) Add more sand--probably another inch at least re-vamp the filtration and pump system--install a StevieT or similar style fish guard, media chamber, and fuge. I'm trying to figure out if I can work a skimmer in as well though this is doubtful.... Install a new return pump--suggestions? I'm thinking either a maxijet 1200, or a rio 6 hf. Also considering adding a koralia nano to the tank, too much flow? LED upgrade--I'll probably blatantly copy C Jerome's setup (mimicry is the highest form of flattery isn't it?) Stocking list: 12 mixed snails, 12 mixed hermits small sea cuke or two or three from florida (sand sifting type) Peppermint shrimp Cleaner shrimp 3-5 sexy shrimp Maybe an emerald or pom pom crab Porcelain crab Pair of clowns--probably one black, on orange (per my daughters request) Pair of mated Pearly Jawfish Tail spot blenny Spotted Mandarin (yes I know they take special care) Mixed corals--zoas and shrooms until light upgrade, then I'll work on a few choice sps, and add a clam. Now for a few pics, and I'll update anytime something interesting is happening. Link to comment
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