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  1. 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.
  2. nanoreefer1985

    my nano-reef tank is gone...

    I dropped my food in my nano-tank a few days ago, well, my cat pushed it and the food container fell in the water. I didn't know about it, until it was too late. Usually, I measure my water quality every week, so I couldn't have noticed the chemistry got out of control in such a short time. Is there a way to automatically test your water everyday, so I could react rapidly? If there was a solution to fully automate your chemistry testing, would you use it?
  3. Hello all, I'm brand new to the hobby. It has interested me for about 6 months now, and I think it's time I get my hands wet, both metaphorically and literally. I'm primarily wanting to create a tank for coral reef. I have looked into numerous tanks, and have my final 2 picks. The jbj rimless 10g tank and the Innovative Marine NUVO 20g tank. I'm asking for opinions on which would be better in the end, for me. To start, my budget is set to a maximum of $1K startup including coral. So far, the coral I have decided on are Zoanthids, Blastomussa, Pulsing Xenia, Scolymia, and Wellsophyllia (later on). I'm open to more ideas, but trying to avoid coral who grow significantly quicker, and coral like toadstool, who need significant space to really be happy while blocking light below them. I'd rather stay away from coral that shock as well.. but open to them. Some that add more motion, might be nice. My main concern is lighting, flow, temperature, and filtration. Any experience with these two tanks and have suggested upgrades to go ahead and get with your suggested tank. I'm looking at getting the full start up kit for both tanks. Currently my reasoning between the two are: jbj - Cleaner design for my modern decor, would look more balanced/perfect in appearance with table it is to be on top. Clear top IM - More space for more coral, more forgiving on maintaining. Will look awkward, but steady on table. Two LED lighting for more controlled PAR? Don't like the meshed top. I have a cat, that's why the top is relevant. She's well trained, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Location of table will receive very little natural light. Is there a major difference in time requirements to maintain, or steady heating? Are the LEDs included sufficient? Would it be easier to maintain the ecosystem by adding marine life? Don't know where to start with those, but if I did get any.. an arrow crab would definitely be apart of my tank. Also, general purchases like a scraper to clean sides and front, or specific testing kits, etc? Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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