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McCune

Going to be starting my Waterbox 20 cube. Purchased the tank last year and have been waiting for the stand to come in for a few months. 

Equipment list

Tank - Waterbox 20 cube

Stand - White Waterbox 18x18

Tank controller- Neptune Apex lite

Light- AI Prime HD [for now I am trying to convince my wife I need the new radion Gen5
Return - stock for now will be replacing with a dc controllable one
Powerhead - AI Nero 5
Heater - Neotherm 
Skimmer - Eshopps nano

ATO - haven’t decided yet
 
Red Sea diy cover

Got the rock work done today. Main structure is one piece I cut flat to sit on the bottom of the tank. All the shelves are comprised of literally 60 small pieces that have been secured together

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this is the scape I came up with center piece of rock is one piece I cut flat to sit on the bottom. The shelves are comprised of apple 60 small pieces secured together.

let me know what you think 

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Ratvan

Gorgeous. Following this with interest 

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McCune
11 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Gorgeous. Following this with interest 

Thank you for the kind words

excited for this build 

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SliceGolfer

You should enter the 365 day challenge!

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Penguin Reef

I’m jealous lol I want to start a waterbox build so bad! Everything looks awesome! Really diggin the dry rockscape with the bare bottom. 
 

Let’s see the stand

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McCune
On 2/23/2020 at 7:33 PM, SliceGolfer said:

You should enter the 365 day challenge!

I am going to now that you brought it up it completely slipped my mind.

 

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McCune
23 hours ago, Penguin Reef said:

I’m jealous lol I want to start a waterbox build so bad! Everything looks awesome! Really diggin the dry rockscape with the bare bottom. 
 

Let’s see the stand

Thanks.

stand is a Waterbox white 18x18. I will snap pics of the full setup when I get it into place and a few of the other pieces start falling into place

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SliceGolfer
2 hours ago, McCune said:

I am going to now that you brought it up it completely slipped my mind.

 

Be sure to grab a photo with your favorite condiment item in dry tank before filling. Also add the 365 day challenge tag to this thread and post your entry in the official contest thread. Don’t want you to miss out on technicalities!

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devaji108

love the WB tanks I almost got one too.

going to be a fun challenge lots of great tanks and people to fallow.

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McCune

So I officially joined the 365 day challenge.

I am a little behind but will finish getting in my equipment and get this tank kicking.

 

I am trying to decide on a theme for the tank  
 

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debbeach13

That rock sculpture came out so nice. Good luck with your tank and the contest.

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McCune

So trying to decide a theme or direction for this tank. I am a huge fan of rock flowers and maxi mini nems some of those will absolutely being going into the tank. I like zoas, shrooms, LPS. I haven’t really dipped into the SPS game yet.

 

I'm thinking I will probably run sand in the tank for rock flowers and maxi mini.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, McCune said:

So trying to decide a theme or direction for this tank. I am a huge fan of rock flowers and maxi mini nems some of those will absolutely being going into the tank. I like zoas, shrooms, LPS. I haven’t really dipped into the SPS game yet.

 

I'm thinking I will probably run sand in the tank for rock flowers and maxi mini.

 

 

Yes!!!  More rock flower tanks! 

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McCune
49 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Yes!!!  More rock flower tanks! 

I have about 20 in my Cadlights 50 long setup. They are awesome but maxi mini are just as awesome and you see them much less.

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McCune

Got an important piece delivered last night.

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I have heard such great things about this product I had to give it a try. Let’s hope it’s going to live up to all the hype.

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debbeach13

Keep us posted on how the cycle goes. 

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devaji108
On 2/27/2020 at 1:18 PM, McCune said:

So trying to decide a theme or direction for this tank. I am a huge fan of rock flowers and maxi mini nems some of those will absolutely being going into the tank. I like zoas, shrooms, LPS. I haven’t really dipped into the SPS game yet.

 

I'm thinking I will probably run sand in the tank for rock flowers and maxi mini.

 

 

 

exciting more RFA tanks. I agree mini max are amzing little guys to i was thinking about ordering a cpl today. OR maybe some more RFA...maybe both?

yeah love the rock work.

I think you will like the MB7 I have not used that one but I did cycle me nano with turbo start 9000 worked great!

 

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McCune
3 hours ago, devaji108 said:

 

exciting more RFA tanks. I agree mini max are amzing little guys to i was thinking about ordering a cpl today. OR maybe some more RFA...maybe both?

yeah love the rock work.

I think you will like the MB7 I have not used that one but I did cycle me nano with turbo start 9000 worked great!

 

I plan on having both in the tank. Also going to probably do a few sexy shrimp it awesome when they host the maxi minis 

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McCune

Excited I will be heading to the Frag Farmers Market show in CT this Saturday with my oldest son. I still don’t know what I’m getting but I’m sure I’ll find some nice stuff 

 

I picked up a JF Bloodshot zoa frag over the weekend and it kooks insane.

 

i ordered a Orphek camera flip on setup which should be in this week so I can snap pics of the corals sitting in my Cadlights 50 long that will eventually make there way into the cube.

 

I also ordered Brightwell’s koralMD coral dip. I have heard good things and wants fto give this product a chance 

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debbeach13

Good luck at the frag swap. Are you swapping or just buying?

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McCune

Just buying at this one, I traded a few corals with friends last few weeks so I’m out of frags to trade.

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I was able to pick up some nice frags at the Frag Farmers Market this year. Brought my oldest with me he’s 7. He picked every coral we got but 1, we ended up with 10 and one on hold with a buddy. His negotiating skills are on point. Ended up getting two free frags that were really nice because of his bargaining.

He asked if he could have a $2,000 shroom FREEBIE. 

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hammer looks a little more pink in person

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forest fire shroom

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ST Thomas shroom

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orange Yuma with some nice bubbles when I got it

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green and pink octospawn and black and green octospawn 

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lobo

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black/purple torch with pink tips and green mouths

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green and pink frogspawn. This one just had a kind of unique structure to it

 

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McCune

Hoping to pick up some sand today and get the cube wet🤞

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