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Brianr24

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  1. Brianr24

    Stocking a Biocube 32

    Yeah definitely. I could be wrong but I think They’re are pretty much same as lawnmower blenny with better color. The nice thing about having a blenny on the list is cheap easy and they eat algae. I loved my lawnmower blenny. I love the way he use to eat the algae. Like he was angry at it. I like that lol.
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    Stocking a Biocube 32

    If I were stocking that tank I would 1. Pair plain clown fish 1. 1 royal gramma 1. Lawnmower or tailspot blenny 1. Fire or cleaner shrimp Cheap low maintenance low bioload yet still very beautiful. Just some ideas.
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    Waterbox Nano Owner's Thread

    I didn’t set mine up yet. I plan on making diy media baskets. I will use black acrylic on the backs of the media baskets that bump up against the back wall of the aquarium.
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    Anyone have Ice cap 1k experience

    Thank you. I’m leaning toward that rfg mentioned above with a stronger return pump. Still not sure tho. Definitely not going to get icecap.
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    Anyone have Ice cap 1k experience

    Thx that’s very helpful. I’m not even going to try it. I keep mostly softies. I’m sure I can get away with just return pump. It’s just hard to get any pattern with only one source of flow. I haven’t seen a random flow adapter or anything for WB. Maybe I will upgrade return pump. Or throw a koralia nano in. I may also research into the aqumai a little more. The Reviews I found weren’t too good and all u tube vids just sponsored sales pitches.
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    Anyone have Ice cap 1k experience

    Yeah you definitely can. I know I would have to do that and run at lowest setting which is 10 percent. I’m still not sure if it would be too much. I read one review he said he uses on a flex 15 and likes it. But I’m looking for some more confirmation. I don’t want to spend $120 or so just to find out. See koi can get some advice 1rts.
  7. I’m trying to figure out what to use for flow in a 15 gallon cube. I was going to go with jeboa ow 10 but decided not to. I haven’t had much luck with them in the past. I was looking at aqumai but reviews not too good. Ice cap looks good but I’m afraid it may be too much for 15 by 12 area. I can probably upgrade return and not have any power head in display but I like to be able to swish up the flow.wondering if anyone used in small tank. i don’t want to spring for money 10 too much.
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    Opinions on new set up

    Thank you. Yeah 25 years of block and concrete will do it. Thats pretty much the plan. I’m thinking I’ll use stock pump during leak test stage see how it sounds. I’m not worried about flow I will probably add a power head anyway. I’m definitely don’t want to hear any vibration or rattling tho. I won’t go for that. If it works out great but I would like to have a plan b in place on a good silent pump just in case. Thx
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    Opinions on new set up

    I received my waterbox 15g today. Seems very nice. Two slight disappointments which shouldn’t be too bad. 1rst is the pump which I kind of expected to be upgraded anyway. I thought it came with a siccce but instead it’s a aquatop 360 (reviews iv seen aren’t too good) not sure if it’s worth even trying or just save myself some hassle and upgrade maybe use this one for water changes or a spare. 2nd is I planned on putting a fuge in middle compartment of sump but the back glass is black and from what I can tell it’s smoked glass I’m not positive I have to get a better look. ( I threw a disk in my back so I’m not really getting too involved yet) so if I can’t scrape it to clear for a light my other option is to cut out a section of the stand Under the middle sump department. I’m custom building the stand anyway. Not sure if I want to create a void in flat bottom tank tho. I know the old style tanks with bracing really only need corners support. Not sure about these. Any opinions and or pump options are welcome. The sump width is 3 1/8 thank you
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    Brown slime / hair algae help

    Josh makes some good points. The one thing I would add is you can get a zero nitrate reading with all that algae in there so I wouldnt pay much attention to it. When I first started in this hobby ( I’m still no expert) I hated when I asked advice and the answer was water changes. But you know what? They work! I would say 99 percent of my issues are solved with water changes. Best thing I’ve heard in the hobby “ the solution to pollution is dilution “ it would definitely help to find the source of the problem. In my experience tho you don’t always find a definitive source. Good luck
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    Cube lighting decisions

    I’m impressed kessil got back to me in one day and it was a holiday. Told me to go with a160.
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    Cube lighting decisions

    That’s some great info.thank you. With that said I got the 160. I do want it close to water. I hope I don’t get too much light spill in the room. That annoys me I don’t care about waste just don’t care for the look. I’m still going to ask kessil. I can return the 160 if I have to.
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    Cube lighting decisions

    Exactly what I was thinking. Spread wouldn’t be a problem at all but I don’t think a80 has the guts to penetrate. I was thinking of asking kessil I didn’t think they would respond tho. i almost just pulled trigger on a 360 lol I’m afraid of too much light spilling over.
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    Cube lighting decisions

    I’m setting up a 15x12x15 high cube approximately. It’s a WB 15. Iv been trying to decide on a160 or the ai prime. But I recently started tossing the idea around of two a 80’s. Most likely going to be a nem and clown tank maybe a couple softies.I would say the ai prime is on bottom of the list mostly cuz I would rather less controllability but still an option. If the two a80 would perform as well as the 160 I would probably go with them for the sleaker look. Any opinions is appreciated.
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    Waterbox Nano Owner's Thread

    Yeah you kind of hit nail on the head. I’m trying to thread the needle of enough water volume so not to be too limited but also not be an obnoxious look in the room. It’s also going to be my only tank I’m going to break my 29g down. I don’t want two tanks. Plan on a clown and nem tank with possibly a few corals.no sps
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