Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ClowninBC29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
New Oceanic Biocube 29 Startup

This new found hobby has completely sucked me in.. Hours upon hours of reading for the last month or so. Patience is a key from what I've sen so far. All my params seems fine for now.. Came home tonight to see this Lime Green Algae forming on the rock. Only been running lights when I want to look at the tank. My question is ... Is this the beginning of coralline algae starting to grow in my tank and what should I expect to happen here in the near future...been reading a lot of threads on this forum and you guys are borderline pro marine biologists lol.. Just looking for a little feedback on what i can expect to happen from here..all advise greatly appreciated
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2867372989.jpg
Views:	294
Size:	139.5 KB
ID:	106835   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-412403716.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	177.3 KB
ID:	106836  

__________________

__________________
ClowninBC29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Starchar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 384
Looks like it could be some coralline algae that you have growing there. Your tank will likely go through many stages of algae growth and generally speaking, coralline growth isn't noticeable until well after you have seen some of your nuisance algae blooms. That tank looks like a 8 or 14 gallon BC? Your name suggests that the tank might be a 29 although if so that must be a huge power head. If that is the case and it has stock lighting then it should be good for coralline growth (seems to flourish under lower lighting).

BTW: Welcome to AA!
__________________

__________________
Starchar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ClowninBC29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
It's a 29 gal.. Ya didn't realize how big it was till I took it out of the box lol..korlia 550. Had a diatom bloom(brown) three weeks ago. Cuc took care of that. So far just waiting for everything to stabilize. Minor setback due to cleaning lady spraying cleaners on and around tank. Had to do a huge water change and removed filter and replaced with bag of Purigen. What do you think of replacing bio balls with a media rack from In tank? Or any other possible mods? My problem is this unit is so new and coralife upgraded the hood and the filtration system that most don't make mod kits that will fit properly
__________________
ClowninBC29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClowninBC29
It's a 29 gal.. Ya didn't realize how big it was till I took it out of the box lol..korlia 550. Had a diatom bloom(brown) three weeks ago. Cuc took care of that. So far just waiting for everything to stabilize. Minor setback due to cleaning lady spraying cleaners on and around tank. Had to do a huge water change and removed filter and replaced with bag of Purigen. What do you think of replacing bio balls with a media rack from In tank? Or any other possible mods? My problem is this unit is so new and coralife upgraded the hood and the filtration system that most don't make mod kits that will fit properly
Welcome to AA family! You wanna talk mods?! Well.... What do you wanna do? Ask away. I have some ideas for ya! What's your budget like. You can pimp that bad boy out!

Here's mine



And check this out.

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ClowninBC29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
Wow that's amazing! Now I've seen all those mods from in tank but there is a note under the product bundle that they are working on a setup for the biocube by oceanic.. Guess there are some differences.. I'm not sure but I do know the carbon filter no longer slides in the first chamber but sits above. The. BB acting as a skimmer? Not too sure. $$ is not an option just hate ordering a bunch of stuff that might not fit properly in my unit.. Don't mind DIY stuff but if it won't fit it won't fit.. Where did u find that korlia wave maker timer.. Haven't been able to find one. Do u run a sump in the cabinet. Chiller? Heater? I'm in S Fl so heater prob not needed
__________________
ClowninBC29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ClowninBC29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
Sry correction it's the new BCby coralife
__________________
ClowninBC29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ClowninBC29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
Fits Oceanic Biocube and Oceanic Biocube HQI models. Media basket will fit but stay hold/water director will tilt downwards in the coralife biocube. The basket will work but it is not 100% as designed. We are working on a coralife biocube model of the media basket.
* that last sentence is only thing that held me back from ordering*
__________________
ClowninBC29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:39 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Wait so you don't have a the same tank as I have? I'm confused lol.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Oh wait yours has hinges on the hood right? And the back is clear(see through) I saw those at my LFS. Those are nice. It has 4 switches on the hood too right? Yeah those are nice!! I have the different model. But I like those. I made my own hinges.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 02:18 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ClowninBC29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
Yeah that's the one.. Only been out for a month or so.. So not exactly the same as yours.. Hopefully the final product tho.lol
__________________

__________________
ClowninBC29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bio, biocube, cube, oceanic, startup

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.