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Old 04-08-2011, 06:15 PM   #11
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aw i was wrong about the jet
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:19 PM   #12
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lol Try again i have a ton of questions!

Bioballs or no bioballs? Skimmer or no skimmer? substrate?

See, more questions.
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I tossed out my bioballs and put in LR rubble. I also added the skimmer (personal choice. Really diligent water changes would do the tank well) and used aragonite for my substrate. No real reason for the substrate choice, i've used it in every tank and have quite a bit of it floating around.
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I started with them (bio balls), but after a month took them out and replaced them to LR rubble. The latest thing I did was take out the grid in the first chamber and put my heater in there. When I took out the grid I found a nice sized feather duster living in there, crown between a quarter and half dollar. What I plan on doing with the lights is allow them to overhang the back of the tank, so I can keep some macro algae if I can fit it above the LR rubble since there is some good water flow in there.
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no bioballs as mentioned skimmer i cant suggest and i so go for the sand
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:28 PM   #16
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Ahh excellent! I love getting answers and opinions! I had read that LR rubble was better. I don't need any light in there do I? Or is the hood light enough for the rubble? If it even needs light.....

I figure I'll probably go with pwc's instead of another skimmer. But they are cheap so who knows I may buy one eventually.

As far as water movement, am I on the right track with just one nano ph?


Thanks so far, keep it coming. The faster I know what I'm doing the faster I'll get this thing up and running.
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By The Way, I don't have a skimmer in mine.
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The rubble shouldn't need light at all.

The skimmer is my preventative measure if I get a bit behind in waterchanges due to finals week or something. It's helped in the past, :P

As far as powerheads (I tend to not be a fan of too much flow.) I haven't ever needed one in my 14 (not that there's much room for one...), that pump slings water through the tank. You may find the 29 is different.
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Yeah, LR won't need any light to do its job. The only reason I want the light to overhang on the back is to put some macro algae in there.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #20
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Oh Ok. I get it now. lol

Ok I ws just examining my new cube...there are 3 sections and I have some questions hehe

the first section is the filter section, it has a filter cartridge.
the second is the bio balls, I understand what i have to do
the third s the return section. Is there supposed to be a sponge in there? I have one kinda sitting in there. The return pump is in a box separately does that go all the way down into this cavity or rig it to sit high up?

Thanks again!

Which section do I add a heater to? I almost forgot I need heat
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