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Biocube 29 with nanocustom's LED retro

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I started this tank in July, after different aquascapes and hardware changes it has come to be in its present state. First let me list the modifications and hardware i have:

 

1. Nanotuners 5.6 LED retrofit 5 strips 50/50 with silenX fans and R2 moonlights built by nanotuners

(by far the most impressive of the mods to my tank, which was added in October)

 

2. The Chambers:

a. Chamber 1 knocked out the false floor added a stealth heater

b. Chamber 2 StevieT intank media rack with chemi pure elite and phoslock

Sapphire aquatics BC29 skimmer

c. Chamber 3 Rio 6 hyperflow

 

3. The flow : The tab has been removed from chamber 1 to 2 for increased flow

The standard flow has been fitted with a Y fitting with some loc line to a hydor flo and a flare

I have also added a koralia 1 hooked up to a red sea wavemaster hopefully changing to an

ecotech mp10 or mp20 soon.

 

The LED's

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The Chambers

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full tank shot

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LogansRunRx

lookin' good.

how you like the Sapphire skimmer and the nanotuners LED retro?

 

cheers...

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And now for the fish/inverts:

 

I have 2 black clownfish

1 Scooter blenny (weaned to frozen food)

1 Mandarin Dragonet ( weaned to frozen food after a fair amount of amphipod purchases I still restock the tank monthly with new amphipods)

1 yellow watchman goby paired with a pistol shrimp

1 skunk shrimp

1 fire shrimp

3 sexy shrimps

clean up crew: several blue leg hermits, a couple scarlet hermits, various snails, couple of mini conchs

 

Here are a few picks of some of them.

 

clowns emo and oranged

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Bruce the dragonet

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The watchmen

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The sexy's

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lookin' good.

how you like the Sapphire skimmer and the nanotuners LED retro?

 

cheers...

 

 

All I can say is that they are fantastic!! skimmer works great and soon I will be posting a few pics of growth before and after the hood mod

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As for corals there are many to list so I plan on showing various pics as I take them for now I just would to to show a few specifics and some before shots and after being under the leds for a month pics.

 

I will start with one of my favorite pieces I have: miami hurricane chalice I got this frag from the owner of my LFS, it came from his that he got at reefapalooza :)

 

1 month before LEDS

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After the LEDS check out how many eyes have popped and a rim has formed its now covering the plug too :)

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my zoa growth has be great as well:

 

Before led The focus is on the purple hornets 2 polyps and red hornets 1 polyp

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1 month after purple hornets 5 polyps red hornets 3 adults 1 baby

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Here are some pics I like of some of my other corals:

 

war coral:

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some different morphs on my zoa colony

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Pics of my mini acan colonies

 

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Some new chalice frags I got in

Original mummy eye

emerald mummy eye

for your eyes only

fiery Phoenix

bazooka joe

rhs eye of newt

red hornets also in the pic :)

 

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New livestock addition, my rose BTA:

 

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new coral pics:

 

spell binder favia:

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four seasons acan:

 

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This is my current list of palys/zoas in no particular order:

 

candy apply reds

nuclear greens

purple deaths

mary janes

headless horsemen

magicians

pink and golds or gink and polds

whispering eye

red hornets

purple hornets

captain america

some I missed and some I don't know ill post pics of the ones I don't know maybe someone can help me please.

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rrcg50

Nice setup. Beautiful corals.

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candy apples:

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mary janes:

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pink and golds:

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Nice setup. Beautiful corals.

 

 

Thank you very much

 

headless horsemen:

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eagle eyes:

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whispering eyes got em from dreamcoral and thats what he called em :)

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5 color rainbow

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purple hornets:

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red hornets:

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To help gauge sps growth and lighting:

 

worm rock about 1 1/2 months ago:

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worm rock now you can see the growth the hole of bare rock in pic 1 is now almost covered

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Can anyone help me identify these?

 

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I picked up these from OIAB on eby I am not sure what the hitchhiker is either?

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New addition: flaming prawn

 

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Better shot of the new paly anyone know a name or have seen this one before?

 

flash

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no flash

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and any clue what this might be?

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davidncbrown

last one looks like it might be some sort of chalice... or baby acan.

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last one looks like it might be some sort of chalice... or baby acan.

 

Awesome, thanks for the input :D

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tangov559

wow..nice tank...i'm starting to like the LEDs...have you tried any sps yet under these lights?

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wow..nice tank...i'm starting to like the LEDs...have you tried any sps yet under these lights?

 

 

The sps I tried RTN'd I either had a nutrient problem or my calc/alk was way off. I corrected the calc/alk and the only sps I have in the tank is a rainbow monti frag and a joe the coral frag both seem to be doing well.

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updated paly/zoa list ( I like keeping an updated list for trades :) )

 

candy apply reds

nuclear greens

purple deaths

mary janes

headless horsemen/flaming ppe not sure which

magicians

pink and golds or gink and polds

whispering eye

eagle eyes

red hornets

purple hornets

blue hornets

captain america

gold dusts

yellow jackets

chong bongs

mohawks

x-men

spidermans

wobbegong/purple hooters

rpe

twilight pinks

and now a few new pics

 

blue hornets

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mohawks

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chong bongs

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wobbegong/purple hooters

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yellow jackets

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twilight pinks

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rpe

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coolwaters

dam your loaded...

 

what? u started the tapout company?

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Tapout

LOL, no I wish, just a big fan of MMA.

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