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Waterbox Cube 7 - Mixed Nano Reef WHY A NEW TANK?! Alright, here we go! My much awaited Waterbox 7 is all ready to get into its cycling phase. My BioCube 16 LED will be a year old next month. It has gone through 2 significant transitions and the tank is doing great (thanks to many folks on this forum who have always been helping and providing wonderful guidance). As the corals are outgrowing, I usually give them to my local reefer buddies or give them to my local LFS for some store credit. It was not long ago, I thought it would be awesome if I had another tank (a small one considering the space factor) just to move a few corals from my current setup and ensure that there is no unseen warfare in the tank and someone eventually giving up. So as I was browsing through for a potential fit, I stumbled onto a great offer for the Waterbox Cube 7 at Saltwater Aquariums, and given I had some credits from some of my previous purchases, it did not take my more than 15 min to decide and go for it! It is indeed exciting to know that now I have one more tank where I can do everything right that I did wrong when I started with my BioCube 🙂 Experience teaches you many things, and this being a hobby that warrants continuous learning - one more tank, why not! Let's do it! WATERBOX CUBE 7 FEATURES ◕ Glass Thickness: 5 mm ◕ Tank Length: 11.8" ◕ Tank Width: 12.2" ◕ Tank Height: 11.8" ◕ Total Volume (Gal): 6.8 Ga TANK HIGH LEVEL CHARACTERISTICS ⇨ Aquascape : 4.5 lb. of Live Rock ⇨ Sand : 10 lb. of CaribSea Hawaiian Black Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand ⇨ Heater : Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Heater, 25 Watt ⇨ Lighting : AI Prime HD+ ⇨ Powerhead : Hydor Koralia Nano 240 ⇨ Pump : AquaTop NP-80 ⇨ Skimmer : Reef Glass (it tucks in perfectly in the second chamber) ⇨ Screen: DIY Screen Kit SUMP DETAILS Chamber 1 In the first chamber, there is the InTank Media Basket (very compact and enough space for a filter floss, little Carbon and Phosguard) Chamber 2 This chamber houses my heater and skimmer. Good enough space for the Neo-Therm heater to be one side and the Reef Glass skimmer to be on the other. Chamber 3 This has the return pump and the ATO inlet. Here are some pics of the setup. I'm still playing with the aquascape. Should have it ready tomorrow and then I shall pics 🙂Livestock additions will follow once I'm through with cycling! Can't wait to see how the colors of the coral pop with the contrast of the Black sand bed.
Raindog's 7g Waterbox AIO!!! LATEST UPDATE (8/27/2019): OK, OK, OK, I know I said this thing was getting dumped out, but there was a turn of events that made us decide otherwise! We went to empty this thing out last weekend and as I started picking at the OBSCENE amount of bubble algae, I noticed something was missing...aiptasia! I don't know how we missed it, other than neglecting this system so bad you couldn't see through the glass (whoops :P) but I failed to notice that at least one of the 2 Berghia egg clutches not only survived...but thrived! They not only cleared the aiptasia from the display, but from the rear chamber as well. Having now realized the glorious achievements of these industrious little slugs...it was clear to me there was only one true coarse of action...revival! So, instead of dumping it out, we scrubbed and picked and scraped as much junk as we could out of this little cube. I then took the larger (more volume, same footprint) Cobalt Mini MJ-606 pump I had saved from my wife's 10g and installed it (this is a huge difference! water actually MOVES through the rear chambers now, amazing!). With everything scrubbed, we performed a 100% water change. Now, we are just over 1 week into the revival...a couple corals survived and we have bolstered the CUC (couldn't really have one cohabiting with Mr. Bambam). If you're feeling froggy, read on a little further where I've added some fresh photos 😉 (7/8/2019): Unfortunately, Bam Bam has passed on. We believe it was simply old age (he was full grown when we rescued him from the LFS just over a year ago). I have been maintaining the system since we discovered his passing, but it honestly looks like it is time to dump this system out. Since there was no way to keep any kind of clean-up crew, this system had become more than overrun with bubble algae and aiptasia. I'll be dumping her out this coming weekend and setting the rock to an RO bath to attempt to remove all the pest algae and anemones. We may or may not refill it and try again in the future, but that decision has yet to be made. Thank you everyone who tagged along on this rather excellent, although short, venture into aquaria! The current plan is to get through the cycle and probably stock with a RBTA in the coming months and a pair of Porcelain Anemone crabs to host in it. Strike that, found a Gonodactylus smithii! And Lord knows there will be some zoas too! Part List: Waterbox 7g AIO w/ ECO66 pump (included) Sicce MiMouse Pump (provided by Waterbox) Cobalt Mini-MJ 404 pumpHydor Koralia Nano 240 Cobalt Neo-Therm 25wKessil A80 w/ GooseneckMini Smart Plug (my $10 lighting controller, with wifi!) Mechanical Timer (also $10, and apparently smarter...since it actually works!) ~10 lbs Haitian Live Rock10+ lbs of Nature's Ocean No.0 Live SandTropic Marin Salt *Original Post: So...this happened! I got to see these in person at RAP, and I got sold! The absolute quality and attention to detail for the cost is mind blowing! I guess I can get past the logo being etched into the front panel Anyone else have one of these that has any suggestions/tips? Feel free to follow! Hoping to order the light soon :3 *EDIT: I got a call from Saltwateraquarium.com, there is/was an issue with the 4g. So, they are upgrading me to a 7g gallon for free...shipped out for a Friday delivery!!! I was really looking forward to the tiny 4g, but 7g is still pretty small and should work out for my desk
Current FTS - August 5th Lifegard Fullview 7G + Aquamaxx Prism 24w 2x Orange Spotted Filefish ------------------ Original Post Hey Guys! Look what I got! Decided to do a thread about the process as they're pretty new and I'm sure at least some of you are curious. I jumped on it as soon as I saw it. We'll see how it goes. Going to get the scape put together in the next few days. Waiting for a few more things. Bonus pics of my bengal being jealous of attention directed at something other than her.
diogopmg posted a topic in Beginners DiscussionHello, I had a circulation pump, which stopped working a few days ago. I'm thinking to buying a return pump, because it's more cheaper! For my aquarium with soft corals how many gallon per hour would be better? Maybe 130 gph? Bye