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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm starting up a pico reef in an old Marina Cubus I had lying around. I'm still letting the tank settle, but I did use liverock and sand from another system, so I shouldn't have much of a cycle if any. It has a wooden top I made for the lights and a fan and it has an in-tank refugium that I can hide my equipment and have a little chaeto growing. I also have a makeshift chiller using a mini Cooluli peltier fridge attached to a temperature controller which keeps the tank temperature between 77 and 78. Still trying to figure out what I'll be stocking this tank with for corals.

 

Equipment

Tank: 0.9 gallon Marina Cubus
Temperature Controller: Inkbird Dual Stage Temperature Controller
"Chiller": Cooluli Mini Fridge
Lighting: Fluval C.O.B. & GloFish Blue LED
Pump: Rio+ 50
Heater: Aqueon Heater

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1 hour ago, ReefGuy77 said:

Hi Everyone,

 

I'm starting up a pico reef in an old Marina Cubus I had lying around. I'm still letting the tank settle, but I did use liverock and sand from another system, so I shouldn't have much of a cycle if any. It has a wooden top I made for the lights and a fan and it has an in-tank refugium that I can hide my equipment and have a little chaeto growing. I also have a makeshift chiller using a mini Cooluli peltier fridge attached to a temperature controller which keeps the tank temperature between 77 and 78. Still trying to figure out what I'll be stocking this tank with for corals.

 

Equipment

Tank: 0.9 gallon Marina Cubus
Temperature Controller: Inkbird Dual Stage Temperature Controller
"Chiller": Cooluli Mini Fridge
Lighting: Fluval C.O.B. & GloFish Blue LED
Pump: Rio+ 50
Heater: Aqueon Heater

IMG_20200816_194119145.thumb.jpg.a50973d167ce64c273712693c9e37500.jpg
 

IMG_20200727_225205366.thumb.jpg.1edb05fe6efc7e0dc66292dfd504bff5.jpg

 

IMG_20200817_090408809.thumb.jpg.df12d50bbcabae43a938495f70cd18f3.jpg

 

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IMG_20200817_090516126.thumb.jpg.86e9c7ebe2613ff8f05683ac61197b68.jpg

 

 

very cute!

what are the dimensions?

 

 

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It's a 6 inch cube, but the built-in refugium part takes up about 1-1.5 inches in the back. 

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The itch to start stocking was too much to resist. I took a frag from a candy cane coral I have in another tank, a few small zoas, and a piece of pavona coral, also put some chaeto in the refugium in the back. I've never run a tank without a clean up crew, I don't want to add any snails or hermits until some of the corals have a chance to get a little established, so hopefully I don't start seeing any algae issues.

 

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I've added a couple new corals over the past month, some mushrooms, and a montipora. I also added some inverts and a small Trimma Goby. The goby will be moved to my 20 reef when it gets a bit bigger, but for now he's doing well in the tank.

 

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