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12g and 28g Nano-Cube – Upgraded Media Basket


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Just curious, have you tried making one with the rear panel a bit taller than the front one to help keep water from rolling off the back when you have a lot of flow? Seems like maybe making the back a bit taller you might get more water going through the basket instead of letting the movement of the water take it off the back.

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Just curious, have you tried making one with the rear panel a bit taller than the front one to help keep water from rolling off the back when you have a lot of flow? Seems like maybe making the back a bit taller you might get more water going through the basket instead of letting the movement of the water take it off the back.

 

 

I have not but have thought about it a few times. As long as I keep my filter floss changed every couple of days, I don't have water running over the basket. It would be interesting to give it a shot.

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I have not but have thought about it a few times. As long as I keep my filter floss changed every couple of days, I don't have water running over the basket. It would be interesting to give it a shot.

 

 

I've also noticed water rolling over, but only if I stuff the basket full of media or the media is dirty. I'd probably replace the filter floss once a week to keep this from happening.

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Thanks Brad, great product money well spent. Anyone with a nano cube needs to get this works so much better than the original one. Nice to have that bag of chemi-pure fit so easily too. Now you gotta work on the pos stock skimmer lol.

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Thanks Brad, great product money well spent. Anyone with a nano cube needs to get this works so much better than the original one. Nice to have that bag of chemi-pure fit so easily too. Now you gotta work on the pos stock skimmer lol.

 

 

Outstanding. Glad that it's working out for you!

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marinekeeper
So basically you copied an idea and copied someone's methods, now you want to compete with him. Seems to me we have a vendor who manufactures and sells media racks and pays to be a site sponsor to sell them.

 

 

How much for the baskets?

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I've been running urbaneks's basket for a few days now and noticed a considerable improvement in water clarity within hours. Plenty of room for floss, refuge, and chemi-pure elite. Very satisfied. Thanks Urbaneks!

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I just got the pure nano upgraded basket from Brad last Friday, he shipped it really fast and i got it in 2 days. Thanks Brad!

 

question - i'm using chemi pure elite in the 3rd, purigen in 2nd, and filter floss in 1st on top, there's still quite a bit of water flowing over the filter floss, is this a flow problem or normal? or i have too much water in the tank?

 

I filled my tank until main tank and all rear chambers are full. when both pumps are running, the last two outer chambers are usually half way full.

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I just got the pure nano upgraded basket from Brad last Friday, he shipped it really fast and i got it in 2 days. Thanks Brad!

 

question - i'm using chemi pure elite in the 3rd, purigen in 2nd, and filter floss in 1st on top, there's still quite a bit of water flowing over the filter floss, is this a flow problem or normal? or i have too much water in the tank?

 

I filled my tank until main tank and all rear chambers are full. when both pumps are running, the last two outer chambers are usually half way full.

 

I run both return pumps at the same time. As long as your filter floss is new it should not over flow the floss. Try a bit less floss in the top chamber.

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I have the media basket and it has helped. It is extremly well made. I stil have some particles in my water but this media basket is far better than the stock one! At least it filters the whole water column and has room for a bag of Chemi-Pure! All in all I am happy I got it.

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I have the media basket and it has helped. It is extremly well made. I stil have some particles in my water but this media basket is far better than the stock one! At least it filters the whole water column and has room for a bag of Chemi-Pure! All in all I am happy I got it.

 

If you don't do this already, once a week between water changes, I recommend using a turkey baster to blow the rocks free of debris. After a few weeks of this along with doing it just before your water change, you should start seeing next to zero particles.

 

The other thing I love about this basket over the stock is that when I do use the turkey baster or stir things up, my tank is completely clear within about 15 mins.

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A couple folks have asked about a basket with a higher back wall, here is the first one made with the higher back wall. The thought here is as your filter floss begins to clog over a couple days that you would still not get any roll over the back wall.

 

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Rev. 3 Basket

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