14 gallon bio cube frag tank

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  1. eldiablosrt8

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    well i bought a running 14 gallon bio cube today for my frags i wanna grow out of my tank.... i will also house 2 clown fish and a lil red algae and chaeto....

    i will be designing an led retrofit for the hood so i can have all led lights on both tanks... what i need to know is what are you guys using for filter systems for the bio cubes???
     
  2. Mr. Ugly

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    Live rock, carbon, and water changes for my Aquapod.
     
  3. eldiablosrt8

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    Put carbon where? In a bag I'm guessing in overflow area
     
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    Sure, that'll work!
     
  5. Gomer

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    simple mods I did on my BC14

    1) replaced the pump with a MJ900 (more efficient and more flow)
    2) hydor (helps to prevent stagnant sections)
    3) enlarged the overflow from chamber1 to chamber 2 (seemed to help with flow)

    a bit more elaborate but
    4) convert center chamber into fuge by scraping off the paint on the back and installing a light, then full back with chaeto.

    I used C1 for chemicals like carbon, and for the heater

    After that, i was just WC. I did a 5g jug a week on it.
     
  6. Rick778

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    All great suggestions. I added an InTank media basket and underwater lights to make a fuge. Forget about using the stock filter cartridges. Run filter floss on top of the media basket (2nd chamber) and carbon and chaeto in the media basket.

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    Also cut out the notch to increase flow to the 2nd chamber:
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    Check out Nano-Reef for some great BioCube suggestions.

    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=180788
     
  7. Euphyllia

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    I put the heater in the 3rd chamber and took out the sponge filter. I keep the filter pad with carbon in the 1st chamber.
     
  8. Gomer

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    I don't like the heater in the 3rd chamber because its water level drops and isn't (at least in my setup) "full". When water drops to expose a heater, bad things can happen.
     
  9. eldiablosrt8

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    Now I gotta look at cube yo see What your all talking about
     
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    I keep the heater in the 3rd chamber. Its water level is the same as the main tank, so always full.
     

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