Euphyllia's BioCube 29 HQI

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  1. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

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    Fish

    - Two ORA Grade 'A' Picasso Percula Clownfish (Marino & Verde)

    SPS

    - Bali Green Slimer
    - Blue Acropora awi
    - Incredible Hulk Acropora
    - ORA Frogskin
    - ORA Plum Crazy
    - Palmer's Blue Mille
    - Tan slimer w/ green polyp tubes
    - Tri-Color Acropora tortousa (?)
    - Tyree Lime in the Sky Acropora

    - Euphyllia's Bright Red Monti Cap
    - Euphyllia's Jersey Shore Monti
    - Green Montipora danae

    - ORA Spongodes
    - Orange Montipora digitata

    - Purple Montipora danae


    - Euphyllia's Teaser Bird of Paradise
    - Green Polyp Orange Birdsnest
    - ORA Bird of Paradise (?)
    - ORA Green Birsdnest
    - ORA Hyacinth Birdsnest (?)
    - ORA Ponape Birdsnest
    - Purple Birdsnest
    - Silver Birdsnest

    - Green Mystery Awesomepora
    - Green Psammacora
    - ORA Green Damicornis (?)

    LPS

    - Green w/ Yellow/Blue/Red Chalice
    - Hollywood Stunner Chalice
    - Blue/Red Acro

    Zoas & Softies
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    - 3 polyps Magician knock-off colony
    - 50 polyp Red Hornet colony
    - 10 polyp Purple Hornet colony
    - 4 red ricordea-yuma
    - 3 polyp Rose Nebula colony

    Inverts


    - Peppermint Shrimp
    - Turbo Snail
    - Torchus Snail
    - Margarita Snail
    - Red Leg Hermits

    Male Picasso
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    Female Picasso
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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Good god Matthew, I do believe you have the bug!

    That's 3 aquariums? :D
     
  3. Euphyllia

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    I have more, but only three are currently in use. As you can probably tell I really like AIO tanks. :)
     
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    Nice Christmas score. Have fun setting it up.
     
  5. Euphyllia

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    I just filled the tank up with 20 gallons of freshly mixed saltwater. I have a hard time believing that 30lbs of live sand and 20lbs of live rock take up 9 gallons. :|
     
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    Haha... looks like a future aquarium shop owner :D
     
  7. eldiablosrt8

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    Sounds like ur enjoying the new tank already
     
  8. Euphyllia

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    Sounds like good income. $)

    Yes I am very much. :bigsmile:

    Update: I set up the tank this morning and I'm letting everything settle. It's cleared up a bit, but I've been out all day and I just got home to a filter pad covered in white stuff. Calcium I guess? I have 30lbs of live sand in the tank so that may be the cause. Hopefully the water will clear by tonight and I can finish arranging my LR.
     
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    The tank was less cloudy this morning so I finished working on the rocks and it clouded back up. Why is this happening? When I set up my other tanks it didn't take this long to settle. Why is the water so cloudy? I guess I'll start doing water changes if it doesn't clear up later today.
     
  10. eldiablosrt8

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    what sand did you use??? did you by natural sea water??? premade salt??? when i set up my 120 i used fine sand and i used aquarium concept water and i was cloudy for almost 36 hours
     
  11. Euphyllia

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    I don't know exactly what sand I used but it wasn't very fine. I got RO from All About Fish and mixed my own saltwater with Oceanic Natural Sea Salt Mix. It was settled almost completely this morning but I wanted to finish arranging the rocks so I did and now it's back to the place it was yesterday. That's why I'm afraid that that will happen again if I just let it sit.
     
  12. eldiablosrt8

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    yeah but you may have unsettled the sand while setting your rocks.... but i havent used that salt before so i got no clue on that
     
  13. CookieJar

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    It'll probably clear up in time. I know you're excited but give it some time and it should settle.
     
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    Thanks for the answers. :)
    Just one more question though...
    Every time I take out the filter pad and the filter floss on top of it it leaks a bit of the really cloudy water back into the tank and clouds it up a bit. Should I be cleaning the floss and the pad every few hours or should I clean it less often? If less often, how often would you suggest cleaning it? Thanks. :)
     
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    Every two hours would be good! Set your alarm and be prepared for a long night! :D
     
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    I would junk the filter pad (the one filled with carbon) and the filter floss. Stuff a bunch of small rock rubble back there. You can also turn one the chamber into a refugium i believe--there should me a 5 inch square of the black tape on the back removed were you can shine a light into.
     
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    I personally like the filter pad because they are very effective in my BioCube 14. A lot of junk is caught by them and I can easily clean them.
    The middle chamber can be made into a refugium and I'm planning on getting a light for it and a skimmer for my birthday. I don't want the heat to be ran up by the T5 light made for the back of the tank so I think I might go with this. :)
     
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    The tank has cleared up now. :)

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    I don't like the aquascaping in the back right. I'm probably going to get more rocks in a month or something. The back left is OK but it needs more rocks. And I still have to figure out something to do with the rocks in the front too.
     
  19. CookieJar

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    Look pretty clear to me! Maybe you could do some kind of arch/ tunnel/ bridge type look. See if you can get a long & narrow one for that. I find aquascaping to always be fun.
     
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    To be honest I really actually hated how I aquascaped it. I redid it but the water got a bit cloudy, however I guess that's a good thing because now the rocks are free of debris and stuff. :)
    Here's how it looks now...

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    It needs one more rock on the left side so I'm gonna go to All About Fish tomorrow and get a few more rocks. I'll try and get a big long flat rock to put across the top so that I can stack more rocks on top of it. I really like the featured tank on Nano-reef.com so I'm trying to go with kinda the same type of aquascaping. :)
    BTW the rock structure in the tank looks way better in real life than in the picture.
     

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