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  1. Dominator

    InTank media basket question

    What pump are you using? I am using a CA MJ1200.
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    InTank media basket question

    Can you hang the bag? I use my own bags, but I tie them to the top in on of the holes. This will help keep the water flowing through it.
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    surface skimming vs regular skimming

    Point a power head or 2 towards the surface so agitate it a bit. This will help keep the water surface clean.
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    Media Basket and Biocube 29 HQI

    Hey Steve. Just to let you know. I guess there is a newer version of the HQI and I had to remove another tab on the back to let the basket to fit. Also I had to saw off the little feet on the bottom to let it fit my hqi. If not, the basket sat higher than the flow deflector. Now it fits perfectly. I have noticed that with the deflector on the water level in display is exactly as it was before. If I remove that, the water level in the display drops. So that tab is there to keep the water level a tab higher I believe. I know some people remove it without your media basket, so I don’t know what their water level on their display side is like, but mine drops about 3/16” below the plastic trim on my tank. I just noticed, this is the coralife version....I see you had it cut already on the oceanic. Great product. Exetremlly well made. Just thought i would would make a note of this for anyone who has the newer 29 HQI. In the pic. In the upper left hand portion, you can see where I had to cut to let the basket and the defelector fit.
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    Media Basket and Biocube 29 HQI

    Hey Steve, just wondering....will the normal biocube 29 version basket fit in my HQI (newer version, with small window cut out for fuge light). I was wondering if its necessary to cut that tab off between chamber 1-2. I was going to just drop it in and remove the horizontal piece that holds the stock filter pads.
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    Do I need a powerhead for my Biocube 29?

    The stock is about 265gph give or take. I upgraded the pump to the Cobalt MJ1200 (300gph) and was using 2 Koralia Nanos (425gph & 240gph). I would say yes, you would want to run at least 1 power head, if not 2. You want to keep the water moving on the right side of the tank. I have switched out both my Koralias for a MP10QD and I would say, 1 MP10 is enough for this tank.
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    Dom's Biocube HQI 29 restore/build

    Yea, mine did not open for a few days, but ended up opening back up. I went a few days without light. Just with my return pump on with an air stone. I have some new GSP that has not opened up yet since. I am hoping it will be ok. Just a small patch that spread in the past few weeks.
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    Dom's Biocube HQI 29 restore/build

    No loss for me, had a battery pump and a generator for my tank. I did switch out some stuff in case this happens again. I got a MP10QD and a battery back up for it, but need to figure out a trigger system to click on an air pump when my power goes out. Used frozen water bottles in a plastic bag to keep my tank cool. Also took a turkey baster and blew into the tank every few hours to keep the water aerated. What did you lose?
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    WTB MP10 rubber gasket (outside)

    Glad someone else found one as well =) Did feel bad actually, I didnt realize it was someone else sending me their paypal. Glad you got it sold Tilton and again, thank you. Sorry for the mixup.
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    HELP! New Snowflake shipped FL acclimation.

    I would see if you can track one down. This should help for sure. I think you can buy a 3 pack for 12$.
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    HELP! New Snowflake shipped FL acclimation.

    Do you have the foam piece that goes around it? I have 2 Mocha clowns and they are not small enough to fit.... I use the same mode at the same speed pretty much, with a mix of NTM a few hours a day.
  12. I have 2 nano 240gph and a 425gph...both nano size. Switched out my power heads and have these extra. Fresh from a water/vinegar bath. Will take $40 for all 3.
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    Tank switch

    You will probably go through a mini cycle, but not full. If you can, I would start off with a piece of rock from old tank and cycle the new tank. What do you have in terms of livestock?
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    WTB MP10 rubber gasket (outside)

    I just got it, thanks though Tilton. FOUND...thanks guys.
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    WTB MP10 rubber gasket (outside)

    Yes, the part on the dry side. The rubber spacer.