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👋🏻 hello! This is my first saltwater tank, and with not much of an aquarium culture in my little mountain town, I’m hoping to share and learn with some other obsessed aquarists! I’ve got a nice 55 gal South American freshwater planted tank that’s been going great for about 2 years. I got this biocube 29 used with all of the stock equipment, but have upgraded to the following -eheim 100 watt heater -inkbird temp controller -duetto ATO -IM wavelink wave maker -stock skimmer -dry rock from Bulk Reef Supply -inTank media basket with filter floss and bio media plate pieces -stock lighting (for now) I’m just now cycling, entering week 2, so feeding and testing for ammonia/nitrites. I seeded with seachem stability. Running with lights off. I will run a small Refugium with chaeto in the back sump when I get some nitrates and phosphates going. Would love to hear advice or encouragement! Thanks for letting me join the forum 👍🏻 Ps follow me on Twitter @JulieReefer
rO.oster posted a topic in Aquarium JournalsThis will be my third foray into the saltwater reef keeping world. My tried and true Oceanic Biocube 29 has been sitting quietly in storage for 3 years now, patiently waiting for this day to arrive. The first two revisions (1 & 2) of this tank have taught me so much about this hobby. It's so interesting to read back over my past tank journals with the successes, the awe and fascination, the failures. I spent so much time researching these forums and watching the technology, trends and attitudes change as the years went by. Now, it feels like putting on a well worn pair of gloves as I once again go through the motions. I am ready for more amazement. I want to try and do a better job documenting my progress like I did during revision1. A lot of things occurred during revision2 that never were reported; oddities, new ideas, concerns with my method, wonderment. Each phase of the build, cycle, and growth deserves to be logged! Specifications and Equipment: Oceanic Biocube 29 (2010ed) w/stand DIY Phillips Rebel ES LED array: CH1: 4 x 4,000K Warm White, 4 x Lime, 4 x Cool Blue, 2 x Royal Blue CH2: 14 x Royal Blue CH3 (fuge): 4 x Deep Red, 1 x Royal Blue Ecotech MP10 ES Wave Maker ReefKeeper Lite Aquarium Controller & Moon Light Controller Smart ATO Micro Chamber Specifications and Equipment: Chamber 1: Aquaticlife 115 Skimmer or JUP-02 5W UV Sterilizer (as need basis) Chamber 2: inTank Media Rack, 3 stage: Filter floss Seachem Purigen BRS rox 0.8 & GFO inTank Fuge Rack: Chaetomorpha Chamber 3: Hydor Centrifical 300 return pump Cobalt Aquatics NeoTherm 100w heater RKL temperature probe, ATO supply line & sensor Environment Specification: CaribSea Argonite Seaflor Special Grade Dry Rock ~ 13lbs Instant Ocean Reef Crystals + RO/DI Please join me as I undertake the next chapter in my reef keeping book. I welcome all feedback from this community and any questions you may have.
I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise or anything actually that will help me with an old Oceanic Biocube. The tips I keep finding are very old so I just wanted to know if those are still acceptable or if there is new information I could use?
Looking to add fish to my 29 gallon biocube reef tank and wanting to hear what fish stocking others have successfully kept long term in this tank, or one of similar size? Please share your fish stocking list if you have had good long term success with your setup.