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JBJ 12g nanoCube Mod


chicagoman_35

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chicagoman_35

Finally got my 12g nanocube after several FedEx mishaps.

 

I read in several posts about what is usually the first mod to the setup, replace the pump! Well I never saw anyone using the one I found and am using. It is an Aquaglobe micro powerhead, 1/2 the size of the original and cranks out 300GPH! Online pricing is between $13-$18.

 

Check the links!

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/pet-guys/-6999...1300007660.html

 

http://aquaglobe.com/select02.html#prod03

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Man, that's a lot of flow. Do you really need that much? I just ordered the mini-jet 606, supposed to come in tomorrow. I bot it cuz so many people on these boards found them to be reliable and provide plenty of flow. anyway, that's my thoughts.

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hey chicagoman that is the pump i was wanting to buy !!! is plumbing same size as stock cube pump ? i was thinking to tee off return line with added valve to feed a simple airstone driven smimmer that i am making for compartment #2

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Not to jack the thread, but doughman...what does the airstone skimmer (I reckon that's what you meant to type) do? I might consider that!

 

Also, I was looking into either drilling a 2nd hole in the back compartments as well to add more flow, but decided against it. I wanted to just get a stronger pump and get a T splitter.

 

Where can I get one of those T Splitters to replace the little for the flow return to the tank? Can anybody give me a link or the size I will need to get to fit that pipe? Instead of drilling another hole I was just going to get those splitters to direct flow to 2 different directions. Thanks.

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The aquaglobe pump has same size output diameter. The pump hooked right up... It also has an adjustable flow rate. I have mine running all out! I also placed my stock pump into the tank to provide a little counter flow.

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yeah that was skimmer,, instead of venturi driven (xtra pump& extra heat) and instead of simple airstone driven co-current . I wanted to make a simple square acrylic skimmer to fit perfectly into compartment #2 and route some excess flow from aqua globe pump to create a simple counter-current skimmer with limewood air stone.

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I dont mean to hi-jack...Question for those who use 606 pumps as stock replacement. Do you put it on the lowest flow setting? Since I modded my overflow I noticed that I now have to have my 606 on the lowest setting. Otherwise if I go higher than the lower setting the water drops in the back compartment area and rises in tank part to the point it touches my light. I also have a 404 in the display area. Will a 606 on the lowest setting be sufficient flow/aeration?

 

 

Here is a pic of my mod. Im waiting on my live rock shipment and rubble to put in the back.

 

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(hope the pic works)

Chamber one is completly sealed and spills over into chamber two. Any suggestions? Critisism? Comments?

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