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William's Fijicube 108 EXT, Bananna Eel

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I moved in may of 2021 and upgraded my Waterbox 70:2 to a Fijicube 108 EXT. After quite a few mishaps the tank was finally transferred in early June. In the first two weeks I lost my Mombassa lionfish and and flame angelfish due to an Ich outbreak.  As things started to settle in with the tank, I was at a loss as to which direction I wanted to take the tank. I ended up deciding to make large anemones and Euphyllia the focus of the tank, with some SPS (mainly branching acros) to round it out. 


 

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Aquarium specifications:

  • Aquarium: FijiCube 108 EXT ~( 47.24"x 23.62"x 22.44") 108 Gallons 
  • Sump: stock Fijicube 24 with media tray installed
  • Return: Neptune COR 20 (will use it to feed a manifold) 
  • Skimmer: Dalua Great White GW -12 
  • Waterflow: MP40WQD , Gyre 330 x2 
  • Heater: 2x 300w finnex heating element with Inkbird controller 
  • Chiller: JBJ Artica 1/4 hp (fed by manifold) 
  • UV Sterilizer: Aqua ultraviolet 24w UV, fed by manifold in line with chiller 
  • Controller: Apex with WXM, PH, ORP, Salinity, Trident 
  • Light: Reefi Uno x3 with RMS across tank mount  
  • Dosing pump: Neptune Dose x1 (may expand) (yet to be set up) 
  • Reactor: Biopellets 
  • Auto-top off: Neptune ATK 
  • Auto-feeder: Neptune 
  • Sand: special grade arag-alive, 60 lbs 
  • Rock: Existing rock from my Waterbox 70:2, Caribsea "shapes" rock 20 lbs, "arches" 20 lbs 
  • Salt: brightwell neomarine
  • Kalk Reactor: Avast K1 (yet to be set up)

 

Possible additions: macro algae reactor. 

 

 

 

Fish: 

  • Blueface triggerfish, male - ☠️
  • Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish
  • Copperband Butterflyfish - ☠️
  • Wyoming white clownfish 
  • Frostbite clownfish 
  • Long nose hawkfish 
  • One Spot Foxface Rabitfish 
  • Yellow Bananna Eel 
  • Red bandtail Waspfish -☠️

 

Anemones:

  • Riterri Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) x 3
  • Malu Anemone (Heteractis malu) 
  • Black Widow BTA (Entacmaea quadricolor)
  • Peach rainbow BTA (Entacmaea quadricolor)
  • Neon green BTA (Entacmaea quadricolor)
  • Mini maxi Carpet anemone x 2 (Stichodactyla tapetum)
  • Aptasia 😞 (Aptasia. sp ) 

 

Inverts: 

  • Fighting conch x 5 (Strombus pugilis)
  • Nerite Snails 
  • Mexican turbo snails 
  • Short spine urchin
  • Cerith snails
  • Nassarius snails 
  • Emerald Crabs x 10 
  • Assorted hermit crabs 

 

Corals:

  • Cotton Candy Torch x 2
  • Dragon Soul Torch 
  • Tod's torch
  • Orange frogspawn
  • Lemmon tip Euphyllia crista 
  • Assorted Euphyllia glabrescens x2 
  • Green Duncan coral 
  • Fat Head Dendrophyllia Coral (Dendrophylliidae sp)
  • Orange Plate Coral 
  • Various Chalice corals 
  • Blue Staghorn Acropora 
  • sunset montipora 
  • Red cap montipora 
  • .... 
  • Various zoanthids 
  • Nuclear green palythoa (on an island) 
  • Various montipora 

 

 

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William

I went ahead and decided to take advantage of Marine depot’s JBJ chiller sale abs bought a 1/4 hp chiller. This will allow me to turn off the AC in my apt when I’m not there, hopefully saving me money over time 

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William

Tank has finally arrived 

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William

The glass looks good. Will set up the stand tomorrow. 
 

 

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I thought I would give an update. 
 

I am pretty disappointed in the quality control and order fulfillment at Fijicube. The tank is beautiful and the stand (if I were able to finish building it) also looks good, but they sent the stand (flat pack) out with the wrong hardware kit (I’m 8 post and locks short), as well as with no Instructions. 
 

they also failed to send out the plumbing kit that I ordered. 
 

hopefully they can resolve these issues quickly… 

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The missing supplies arrived Saturday. I got the stand complete (minus doors) and the hard plumbing planned out. Now I just need to glue the plumbing…. 
 

 

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Major plumbing fail, pvc glue everywhere …. Fml 🤦🏻‍♂️ 

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Looking awesome so baf. Big sad on the glue everywhere lol. Its better to be glue and primer honestly. 

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On 5/17/2021 at 8:35 AM, William said:

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I really like that they went with the floss tray design, having dealt with socks for the first time in my decade of reefing, what a PITA.

 

On 5/17/2021 at 8:35 AM, William said:

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upper left valve and opening - what's that for?  a quick waterchange connection?  if so, genius

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William

I need to update the steps, but the move is done, I still need to review  the bttm and set up the ancillary stuff, but everything is moved over. I also need to out the doors on it. I also ordered another Reefi Uno, as my partner thought having a Reefi duo extreme in the middle would be ugly 

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I also need to scape the rocks 

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Things are starting to look good. I need to finished moving most of my coral over from my nano tank. Is also picked up a Ritteri Anemone from Pacific East Aquaculture that is doing well so far. My clowns went to it in less than 5 mins. 

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Some updates:

I am currently battling Ich in my tank 😞, I have lost my flame angel and Mombassa lionfish so far. My blue face trigger has it pretty bad, but has been getting better with freshwater + paraguard dips every other day. I plan to start up a 20L Qt tank in the next few days that I plan to make permenent. 

 

I also purchased another Riterri anemone, which is still getting acclimated. 

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I need to figure out how to adjust these lights for better pictures 

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4 hours ago, William said:

Some updates:

I am currently battling Ich in my tank 😞, I have lost my flame angel and Mombassa lionfish so far. My blue face trigger has it pretty bad, but has been getting better with freshwater + paraguard dips every other day. I plan to start up a 20L Qt tank in the next few days that I plan to make permenent. 

 

I also purchased another Riterri anemone, which is still getting acclimated. 

Sorry about the fish. Losing fish is always a bummer

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The Malu is the first pic, the second Riterri is the last pic. It is not doing quite as well as the first, but hopefully it will pull through. 

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William

This is probably a better picture

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27 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

Sorry about the fish. Losing fish is always a bummer

Yea, especially since I have had the flame angel for over 3 years….

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One of my Riterris is not doing great, so I moved it to a hospital tank with Cipro. 
 

 

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well the anemone somehow managed to get out of the colander and into the powerhead.... so its not going to make it....

 

I will have to be on the look out for another specimen from @PacificEastAquaculture as the one they sent me is doing wonderfully. I picked up a small Colorado Sunburst BTA form a fellow NYC reefer, and Will be putting it in the main display. I also got 3 different stags from him, a PC rainbow, and a cornbread montipora. 

 

With all of these setbacks, I have finally (after 20 years of reef keeping) decided to run a QT tank

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Today I finished setting up the QT tank, did a freshwater dip on the Bluethroat trigger then put him in the QT tank (with copper and cloraquine phosphate) 

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