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  1. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Updated Photos: Sump: Tank: Occupants:
  2. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Nope it is a mimic yellowtang clownfish, new breed.
  3. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Okay well it is time for a little update. I have had the scrubber running for a while now but never really fine tuned it so although it is working well it could be better since I still have some red algae on my sand in the DT. I have added my first corals, a Birdsnest, GSP, Blue Tubb Zoa, and Watermelon Zoa. They are all doing great even though it took a little bit for me to find a good spot for the Birdsnest since it kept getting knocked over by my snail. I also built a box to enclose the DIY LED Pendent since when I sit on the couch you get a nice shot of stray light from the LEDs. Not any more! I am going to paint it to match the stand later just doing test fitting for now. On a bad note though looks like I have mold growing in my stand!!! I will have to clean it out with bleach and I ordered a fan from Amazon to increase air flow into the stand.
  4. Air Powered Auto Topoff

    Okay I have one question why do some people just an "air tight jug" and pump air that pushes water with the Tom Pump and other just dip the line in the ATO tank and let if pump in?
  5. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Well thanks.
  6. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Got to add some more fish to the tank today. I removed the blue damsel before adding the other fish so he didn't stress them out since they tend to be aggressive.
  7. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Let's hope and this should reduce salt creep and make it easier to maintain.
  8. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Well I am going to make a scrubber for my 30 cube but wanted to make it a little better than my last attempt by enclosing it in an acrylic box. Here are some sketch ups of how it is going to look. And individual sizing of the each pane I will go to my local shop and have it fabbed up I hope it isn't to much we'll see. Bottom Front & Back Side W/O Emergency Overflow Side W Emergency Overflow Top Lip Top Top Top Bottom
  9. 30 Rimless Cubed

    I have just been letting it cycle. I got a blue damsel and he is doing well. I also got a Mag 9.5 to change out and add some water power. I will have to get some pictures up later.
  10. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Screen top added almost looks like it was meant to be there.
  11. Okay here is the virgin design. I tired the first time by just attaching it to the air stone but the thing wouldn't stay down so I tried to zip it to a piece up live rock with no luck and then I found some PVC laying around and got this going. Then I noticed that this air stone was working well but seemed to be looking some of the bubbles since the stone is about 3/4" wide and the screen is only so wide so some were just floating away. So I tried the other type of air stone called a "wand" and it works okay but I was getting more bubble contact with the basic stone. Then I thought why not use both! I also noticed that if I left the zip ties uncut then they can be left up to support the screen. This is just with the basic stone on, I plan to get a Y connector to power both. The idea is that instead of having to make a waterfall type scrubber which takes up extra space in the sump area since it needs height to fall. You can make a UAS that you can put in the overflow box of your tank or in an area of the sump that you may not have room for with the other type of scrubber. The idea is that the bubbles have to rub against the side of the screen by doing that it is able to absorb the CO2 that algae needs to grow and by doing so gives the algae a prime place to grow on the screen and not in your tank. Copied from another UAS user. UAS Pros: - Continuous 3D growth without waiting for the mat to expand - No slot tube means no clogging, and no need to CLEAN the slot tube -Less flow means cheaper pumps, maxijets should work for a remote box - If running an enclosed remote box, much less chance of overflow due to detachment as flow rate is much lower - Extends the time between need for cleaning (no drain to block, or see above) - Single sided screen is simple on a sump or in tank, with screen submerged there's a better chance the roots won't die. (Extremely easy addition to almost any sump, esp. with using LEDs and single LED heat-sinks) -Screen can live much longer if power goes out, as its submerged under water. (Tank will definitely be in worse shape than the screen by the time power comes back on if it's out long enough for the algae to die off.) - Greater propensity for green growth, less chance for brown/yellow/black (pretty much none, that stuff will not grow under water) - Can put the lights pretty much as close to the screen as you can feasibly get them without burning - In most cases you will not have to turn off pumps to remove screen for cleaning/harvesting better for pumps. -New design a lot easier to add to existing setups, and can easily be used as a secondary filter to polish out N's and P's and reduce water changes, eps. on larger setups - Anyone can build this one... UAS Cons: - not pretty for the quick and dirty DIY version, (but the first bucket waterfall scrubber wasn't exactly a looker either) - Air pumps suck (noisy, have issues) - containing bubbles can be problematic - bubbles popping at surface make for lots of salt creep or calcium deposits in FW -Coraline algae may also be an issue, however the lights maybe too bright for coraline. (time will tell...) The idea is that instead of having to make a waterfall type scrubber which takes up extra space in the sump area since it needs height to fall. You can make a UAS that you can put in the overflow box of your tank or in an area of the sump that you may not have room for with the other type of scrubber. The idea is that the bubbles have to rub against the side of the screen by doing that it is able to absorb the CO2 that algae needs to grow and by doing so gives the algae a prime place to grow on the screen and not in your tank. Copied from another UAS user. UAS Pros: - Continuous 3D growth without waiting for the mat to expand - No slot tube means no clogging, and no need to CLEAN the slot tube -Less flow means cheaper pumps, maxijets should work for a remote box - If running an enclosed remote box, much less chance of overflow due to detachment as flow rate is much lower - Extends the time between need for cleaning (no drain to block, or see above) - Single sided screen is simple on a sump or in tank, with screen submerged there's a better chance the roots won't die. (Extremely easy addition to almost any sump, esp. with using LEDs and single LED heat-sinks) -Screen can live much longer if power goes out, as its submerged under water. (Tank will definitely be in worse shape than the screen by the time power comes back on if it's out long enough for the algae to die off.) - Greater propensity for green growth, less chance for brown/yellow/black (pretty much none, that stuff will not grow under water) - Can put the lights pretty much as close to the screen as you can feasibly get them without burning - In most cases you will not have to turn off pumps to remove screen for cleaning/harvesting better for pumps. -New design a lot easier to add to existing setups, and can easily be used as a secondary filter to polish out N's and P's and reduce water changes, eps. on larger setups - Anyone can build this one... UAS Cons: - not pretty for the quick and dirty DIY version, (but the first bucket waterfall scrubber wasn't exactly a looker either) - Air pumps suck (noisy, have issues) - containing bubbles can be problematic - bubbles popping at surface make for lots of salt creep or calcium deposits in FW -Coraline algae may also be an issue, however the lights maybe too bright for coraline. (time will tell...)
  12. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Ya I have them all on dimmers I am going to wait for it to cycle before doing full photoperiods anyway. The moonlights are from Rapid LED the 2 Moonlight kit but I have to say that these are way powerful for the 350Ma they say that they run at. I dont know what to do about it maybe put some optics on them since they seem to shoot out everywhere as well.
  13. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Slid the light out of the way and got working on the SCWD. Used Spa-Flex to set it up. Got to make it black. Here is the rock work in a few of the pictures you can see the current is different thanks to the SCWD.
  14. 30 Rimless Cubed

    It is 1/2 metal conduit.
  15. 30 Rimless Cubed

    Well I took the fixture off to get the fan attached that I forgot about and to enclose all of the loose wires in split loom to keep it clean looking and to protect the wires. So I painted the conduit all black and it looks much better. I started by threading an extra piece of wire through the conduit and attached it to the split loom with the wires to pull it through. Got it all wired up neatly. Final
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