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Old 06-21-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Bio-Cube Filter Change

I have a 29 gallon Oceanic BioCube Reef Tank where I have converted the Bio-Ball chamber into a refugium ( rock & spaghetti algae). I still have the filtration cartridge in & wondered if the tank is better with or without it. Also my Soft Coral are doing well and do I need to do a regular water change still.
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Hi. Welcome to the forums!

I also have a biocube 29g. I have taken out the bioballs and added a fuge and a media basket so I no longer use the filter, BUT in my opinion I think you should continue to use it and change it, it can catch particulate matter before it goes into the next compartment.

Water changes are necessary whether the tank looks like it needs it or not. Trace minerals are used up by your corals and they need to be replenished via new water as well as taking out the nitrates.
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Thanks for your advise.
What do have in your refugium?
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I just have chaeto right now, set it up maybe 2 weeks ago. i really like the media basket, it has 3 stages of filtration. heres a link

BioCube 29 - Aquarium Filtration Upgrades & Supplies

What are you using for the light for the fuge? I had the toughest time finding one but settled on the jbj magnetic one.
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