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Old 10-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Tank upgrade, 10g to 30g cube

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My wife recently got a good deal on a 30g oceanic cube. My plan is to use this as an upgrade tank for my 10g nano. As far as equipment goes, the 10g has an Aquaclear 50 and a Hydor Koralia Nano for flow and a Odyssea T5 Quad for lighting.

I've purchased a Hydor Koralia Evolution 600 because I realize that the AC50 and the nano won't create enough flow in the tank. As far as lighting goes, would the current light fixture that I have suffice for the time being?

The 10g has two zoa colonies, pulsing xenia, and two ricordeas. I realize Odyssea isn't the best brand but I am hoping that it'll hold me over for a while. If the Odyssea won't work, would a Kessil A150 work?
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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If the odyssea fits It will be fine for those corals but idk about lps and definitely not sps. I love my kessil and it would grow anything you want. Definitely an awesome light!
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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I removed the stock hood from my biocube and have a 4 bulb t5 odyseea over it now. Gives it much better color and all my corals like it. I have mostly softies and lps and some chalices and they are doing fine as well. Alot can depend on placement too, I have a stunner chalice high on the rocks so it gets awesome exposure and is growing so much I can almost see it happening lol.

That 600gph powerhead will take some fiddling with to get the flow just right, I was usng a 750 in my cube for a time but it was too much flow and I LOVE high flow so thats saying alot.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information! I'll use the Odyssea for now and then upgrade to the Kessil later on. Since this is my first saltwater tank upgrade, I'm wondering if I can just move everything over to the other tank without waiting for it to cycle?

The new tank has live sand and I also purchased some more live rock because the amount I have in the 10g isn't enough for the larger tank. I figure if I run the new tank for a week or so I should be able to move everything over without much issue. I've done some research on this and I've read some mixed opinions. What do you guys think?
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You should be ok just watch for a mini cycle when you add all the stuff from your ten gallon and be prepared to do a water change. Glad to see another person who may have a kessil on here I feel like no one uses them lol. Mine is a beast! Growth and color is awesome
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You'll be fine just moving everything over, more so since you will wait a week or two before actually adding it all in.

The kessils are great lights, I've debated them on a few occassions but my tanks are mostly large and I would need too many to be cost effective. :-(
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