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Old 11-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Biocube 14

This is my list for my biocube 14 setup i did modify the biocube a bit i took out the chambers and my filtration would be the protein skimmer :

15 Lbs Florida Reef Rock-$40 RC 4 BL Hermit Crab-$2 RC
4 Florida Cerith Snail-$2.40 RC
4 Nassairus V Snail-$1.80 RC. P means Petco
4 Nerite Snail-$3 RC. RC means Reef Cleaners
1 Pencil Urchin-$7 RC
1 Reef Master Test Kit-$30
1 Caribsea SNA Sand-$6 P
1 AL Mini Protein Skimmer-$51 P
1 IO Bio Spira-$10 P
1 IO Marine Conditioner-$6 P
1 IO 15 lbs Aquarium Salt-$12 P
1 IO HF Epoxy SBS-$9 P
1 IO Reef Accelerator-$7 P
1 Tetra SA Heaters-$11 P
1 Digital A Thermometer-$10 P
1 OBCA Circulation Pump-$21 P
1 Firefish-$12
2 Clownfish-$30
1 Grern Chromis-$5
1 Cleaner Shrimp-$15
7 Heads Frogspawn-$70
3 Heads Duncan-$25
3 Heads Blastomusa-$15
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #2
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Cool. I love biocubes and look forward to seeing your build.

However, four fish and a cleaner shrimp won't work in a tank this size (Realistically about 10 gallons).

I would get a couple of peppermint shrimp instead of a cleaner shrimp. Then choose maybe two small fish.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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Okat thanks for the advice ill go with the firefish and clownfish and the peppermint shrimp also what can i do about a quarantine tank should i start qurantining the fish at the same time as my tank since they will both be done at the same time
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So ill just buy a 10 gallon put in a heater and small filter add firefish and clownfish and qurantine them for about 1 month treating them with chemicals such as paragaurd for broklynellia and cupramibe for ich and pimafix and melafix for fungal treatment and last prazipro
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Day1:rest day2:prazipro day7:50% waterchange and star cupramine day:14 100% waterchange and change filter carthrige and start paragaurd day21:100% waterchange new filter and star melafix and primafix day28: acclimate to biocube 14 wich just cycled and add biospira since the bioload will be for 2 fish and not 1 and then ill go from there with the peppermint shrimp and corals correct me if im wrong my 1st attempt at saltwater was 1 year ago and failed ive been doung research for 1 year and feel ready ps im only 15
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Also for coral acclimation i will just use coral revive and maybe coral rx any advice on quranting invertabrates such as the cleanup crew urchin and shrimp
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I personally don't quarantine inverts. Not sure what other people do. Also, you want to make sure your tank and quarantine tank are cycled. I would not medicate unless a need for doing so arises. You should also keep in mind that inverts will not tolerate some medications that fish will.
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Okay thankyou so i wont qurantine inverts and will not medicate unless needed so do you think im ready to start do i know enogh to begin the hobby
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I'd get a skunk cleaner 100 times out of 100 over peppermints. So much more personality and they don't go rouge like peppermints can. Just my opinion


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I'd get a skunk cleaner 100 times out of 100 over peppermints. So much more personality and they don't go rouge like peppermints can. Just my opinion


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I don't disagree. But they take up a significantly larger footprint for someone wanting multiple fish in ten gallons of water.
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