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Old 11-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #11
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I can get the aquatic life 115 for almost the same price though?? And with the live rock with chaeto , I wouldn't need to change media back there then right ??
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #12
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Yep all you change is the filter pad every few days..and if you can get a better skimmer for the same price go for it! As long as you feel comfy modding your cube! Most people will tell you that you don't even need a skimmer on the cube..
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I know but I just want to do it right the first time so I'm not changing stuff down the road . I think I'm going to do the aquatic life skimmer. And what light are you using ??
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I have the 29g biocube as well, great great system to start with! I have my heater in the rear right corner section, its only a 50w so its pretty short and fits just fine. I also have the intank media basket instead of the filter cartridge. It cost like $30 or so and was the best thing I could have bought for my tank. It is three stages and I keep filter padding in the top to catch debris and below that purigen and then on the bottom rack I keep chemipure elite,. The elite has phosphate remover added so it can help big time with algae. I currently have an open section, I used to have a fuge from intank.com as well but took it out. Defintely ditch the bioballs by the way, useless in my opinion. lol I am running an in the tank skimmer, an aquaticlife 115 I think it is, cost me like $40 on ebay used and is sooo much better than the stock biocube skimmer and no stones to replace. There is also a slim skim nano that is put out by hydor which is really awesome, but then youre at like $80. But, if you keep up with weekly water changes you wont really "need" a skimmer, though its nice to have. Good luck! Let us know what you have in mind for your new project!
Do you have the coralife biocube ? Or the oceanic ?? Because I want to know if the aquatic life skimmer will fit in the coralife version
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #15
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Im using the stock 50/50 lights with about 20 watts of led in between The bulbs. Also take the foam pad out in the third chamber..it will get clogged
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #16
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I run my aquaticlife skimmer inside the tank, it is too snug for my liking in the back compartment. It will fit though, just really gotta get it in there. lol
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #17
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Hmmm well I think I'm going to use it in the back . And evo I was meaning what light do you run in the back ? Sorry forgot to mention the back
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #18
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This is my CUC in my 29g bio cube
1 serpent star
6 electric blue dwarf hermits
4 scarlet hermits
2 emerald crabs
4 cerith snails
6 nassarius snails
And 2 porcelin crabs just bc they look cool
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #19
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I run the coralife protein skimmer in the first chamber and it works well. Carey did you notice a big difference in water quality with the inTank filter compared to the stock filter?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #20
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Could I do the stock or aquatic life filter in the first chamber, then the second chamber do the media rack and live rock rubble ?? And heater in the third
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