View Full Version : New 14g Biocube Up and Running


redbeanss
07-21-2010, 8:58 AM
Here are a few pics of my Biocube. It's still cycling at this time. I think I need to get a Kooralia Nano to move some water around a bit.http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/bnhd3/Biocube%20Week%20One/DSCN1306.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/bnhd3/Biocube%20Week%20One/DSCN1305.jpghttp://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/bnhd3/Biocube%20Week%20One/DSCN1304.jpg

EANDREWS
07-21-2010, 9:20 AM
Yea I put one rotating and one angled in my 29g, does really well moving the water now..

redbeanss
07-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Which is the best Koralia for my 14g. I see there are different ones for the Nanos.

redbeanss
07-21-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm looking at the Koralia Nano 425. Do you think that is too much flow? I have an old maxi jet 1200 that I put in there to see how it would do and it just caused a sand storm no matter where I pointed it.

EANDREWS
07-21-2010, 11:23 AM
I'm looking at the Koralia Nano 425. Do you think that is too much flow? I have an old maxi jet 1200 that I put in there to see how it would do and it just caused a sand storm no matter where I pointed it.


Many folks upgrade their existing pump to the 1200, on your small tank I would just add a Koralia 425 yep, that will do the trick unless you plan on light upgrades and SPS corals then you might look at upgrading the other one too a maxi 900 or something

JennM
07-21-2010, 11:38 AM
Even the 240 will move nearly 20 times water volume.

The 240 and 425 are the same size, physically. Just the latter moves more water.

Jenn

redbeanss
07-21-2010, 2:44 PM
Many folks upgrade their existing pump to the 1200, on your small tank I would just add a Koralia 425 yep, that will do the trick unless you plan on light upgrades and SPS corals then you might look at upgrading the other one too a maxi 900 or something

The 425 might be overkill for me. I don't want a sand storm. I think the 240 is plenty.

redbeanss
07-22-2010, 9:45 AM
I got the 240 and I'm thinking I should have went with the 425. Oh well. Also it is day 6 of cycling and I have yet to see an ammonia spike. My tests show maybe .25 ppm nitrite though. Any thoughts?

MarkL
07-22-2010, 10:01 AM
The 240 was more then enough in my Nanocube 12

EANDREWS
07-22-2010, 1:47 PM
Yea I guess its a lot for that small of a nano but it's also has a lot to do with the amount of stock in the tank, obviously if you have any large amount in front of the head then it will damper it down yet provide the take with a great flow to help with filtration and oxygen levels...

carpenter981
10-13-2010, 12:20 PM
I like these 14g cubes. Youve got a nice setup cant wait to see it finished

WRXCRAZY03
12-14-2010, 12:27 PM
I just got my 14gal Biocube setup today I can't wait to get it up and going....
How long did you have to cycle it for?

redbeanss
12-14-2010, 12:34 PM
I just got my 14gal Biocube setup today I can't wait to get it up and going....
How long did you have to cycle it for?

About a month.

WRXCRAZY03
12-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Thanks

redbeanss
12-27-2010, 7:46 PM
It has been a while now but here are the latest pics of my cube.
I removed the canopy and added a Par38 bulb. I love it.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/bnhd3/Biocube%20week%20six/DSCN1389.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/bnhd3/Biocube%20Christmas%202010/DSC00367.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q134/bnhd3/DSC00360.jpg

I need to get rid of the GSP as it is rapidly taking over.

toeside
12-28-2010, 8:22 PM
Where did you score your PAR38?

redbeanss
12-29-2010, 7:22 AM
Where did you score your PAR38?

I bought it from a guy on nanoreef.com. They are pretty easy to find. There are a lot of places selling them online. Mine originally came from nanotuners.com. I love it. No heat issues at all!

toeside
12-29-2010, 8:51 AM
I bought it from a guy on nanoreef.com. They are pretty easy to find. There are a lot of places selling them online. Mine originally came from nanotuners.com. I love it. No heat issues at all!
Thanks for the info! I'm hearing all good about the PAR38s...

rizmaher
12-29-2010, 10:43 AM
Have you done any modifications in the filtration area?

redbeanss
12-29-2010, 2:07 PM
I took out the factory filter, bioballs, and sponge and I just use some polyfil. I put a bag of purigen and chemi-pure in the second and third chamber. I also have a heater in the 1st chamber. I change about 3-4 gallons every week or two. This tank runs like a clock and the parameters stay right on.

rizmaher
12-29-2010, 2:44 PM
I only have a heater in the first chamber and also removed the sponge in the third chamber. I left the bio balls in the second chamber. I do a four gallon water change every two to three weeks, little more frequently recently since my tank is a bit over stock. I have to get rid of one fish, but having a tough choice which one (probably my harp tail blenny).

I am trying to figure out a new location for my heater, because I am planning on adding cheato to the first chamber. I have white plastic that I have shaped to fit in the first chamber with all the drains cut out. I have bought a high powered LED light from Ikea that I will mount over the first chamber.

MarkL
01-04-2011, 3:50 PM
How high is the par38 from the water?

redbeanss
01-04-2011, 7:14 PM
How high is the par38 from the water?

About 12 inches.

MarkL
01-04-2011, 8:09 PM
Is it the 20k?

redbeanss
01-04-2011, 8:48 PM
Yes.

mcmyeye281
01-05-2011, 7:11 AM
i am gonna be starting a 29 biocube or a 34 solana. did you have to buy any extra equiptment or did it have the basics for starting. it will be my first salt water tank.