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Khekhen

Hello everyone! Wanted to introduce and show my tank.

 

Started about 10 months ago, first tank. Took a while to stabilize with lots of early mistakes, but now is doing well. Got lots of information from this website and wanted to say thanks!

 

Tank Specs:

Display: Coralife BioCube 16 gal
Stand: Coralife BioCube 16 Stand

Rock: LFS dried former live rock

Sand: CaribSea Ocean Direct (used the whole bag)
Lighting: Stock Biocube 16 LED
Heater: none, but have Chill Solutions Chiller, keep temp stable at 79.5 F

Circulation: Cobalt MJ1200 return, Small return pump (~150gph) for chiller, 2 Hydor Koralia pumps with Hydor Smart Wave controller
Skimmer: nah
Filtration: InTank Media Basket , stock cotton+carbon Biocube cartridges
Filter Media: Top to bottom: Purigen, Chemipure Elite, Seachem Matrix
Top Off: dont get much evaporation with that lid, so I just top off whenever I see one of the return pumps outside the water in the back chamber
Dosing: dont dose, use Tropic Marin Pro salt and do a 1 gallon water change every Friday (regardless of parameters)
Parameters: Ca = 440-460 ppm range, Alk = 7.0 – 8.0 dKH, Mg = >1400 Salinity = 36 ppt

 

 

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Just now, Khekhen said:

Hello everyone! Wanted to introduce and show my tank.

 

Started about 10 months ago, first tank. Took a while to stabilize with lots of early mistakes, but now is doing well. Got lots of information from this website and wanted to say thanks!

 

Tank Specs:

Display: Coralife BioCube 16 gal
Stand: Coralife BioCube 16 Stand

Rock: LFS dried former live rock

Sand: CaribSea Ocean Direct (used the whole bag)
Lighting: Stock Biocube 16 LED
Heater: none, but have Chill Solutions Chiller, keep temp stable at 79.5 F

Circulation: Cobalt MJ1200 return, Small return pump (~150gph) for chiller, 2 Hydor Koralia pumps with Hydor Smart Wave controller
Skimmer: nah
Filtration: InTank Media Basket , stock cotton+carbon Biocube cartridges
Filter Media: Top to bottom: Purigen, Chemipure Elite, Seachem Matrix
Top Off: dont get much evaporation with that lid, so I just top off whenever I see one of the return pumps outside the water in the back chamber
Dosing: dont dose, use Tropic Marin Pro salt and do a 1 gallon water change every Friday (regardless of parameters)
Parameters: Ca = 440-460 ppm range, Alk = 7.0 – 8.0 dKH, Mg = >1400 Salinity = 36 ppt

 

 

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hi! Welcome to NR. 😊

 

your tank looks great so far. 

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Welcome to NR. The tank seems to be coming along nicely!

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colinadam

Looking great!

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sadie

Welcome, I love the tank!

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icatchsnook

Welcome and your biocub16 looks great.  I have the same system but am running chaeto in the middle chamber instead of the media.  Sometimes I wonder if the media would be better for coral growth to have some measurable nitrates and phosphates (which I never do) in the biocube16.

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