Link's Nanocube-12g, with moding.

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by nanocube-guy, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    I finally got a hold of a temporarily light system for my tank while wait for my 150watt K-2 Viper to come. I can't wait.
  2. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Hey Link,

    Just readin' a lil' of your journal, and you seem to freak out a lot! lol

    Anyways, did you get a chance to test your fresh salt water mix? Salinity, Alk, CA, Mag.

    Also, I have a larger system, so I opt to make my own 3 Parts using BRS stuff. Before, I usually like to use ESV B-Ionic 2 Parts + Mag, 1 gallon of each... this would last you a while for small tanks. Everyone's tank is different, but for reference to my 120 gallon with like 10 frags SPS, 10 frags LPS, and a decent amount of softies, I dose 50 mL Alk (ESV B-Ionic), 70 mL CA (BRS), 150 mL Mag (BRS). I am going to finish the switch to new Alk mix from local LFS using Soda Ash, and he said I will probably dose double to what I did with ESV stuff.
  3. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    Yea. I used to freak out certain stuff. hahaha I learn a lot of mistake and stop getting into trouble. Best part about learning is to be in a mistake, right? I'm thinking of switching to Sodium Bicarbonate for Alkalinity dosage when I'm done with the Kent Marine pH buffer. I need to really buy magnesium lab kits. Should I b concerning strontium too?
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    IMO no, don't worry about strontium testing or additions
  5. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    i see. thanks.
    :Yes my light arrived today and i'm so happy. I brought it home and installed it right away.
    Look what came in Aquatic Central today. Finally...
    Yup, I upgrade to a 150watt baby. OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    installed... more pictures coming soon...
    For my old lighting fixture, can I save the fixture? Will it still work? I know the ballast goes bye bye, but I'm sure I should save the fixture right?

    THANK YOU to Chris, Rich, and Cole at Aquatic C, SF for your support. My stress had funny gone from this horrific nightmare.
  6. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Nice to see you fired it up! Hope the palys and corals open up in joy. As far as your old fixture, just wipe the salt off of it, put it in the new fixture box and sell it on CL.... j/k.
  7. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    hahahaha... your funny. lol :bigsmile: Seriously though, should i save my old fixture and since only the ballast is blown? I'm sure someone might want it on CL or Ebay or here...
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Talk to Chris depending on where he got yours from he may be able to help you :)
  9. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    Yea probably I might do that.
  10. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    What do you guys think of my Refugium light? Is it cool or what :)? I like the idea of underwater light.
  11. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    My Green Red monti-cap didn't make it... :( It never open up since the day I have my new light. I'm so mad and sad at the same time. I feel so guilty, and tried everything i could to recover it, but it didn't make it. Every other corals had fully open and recover though.
  12. Hi, Im new to BAR and I wanted to know if you know any mods for the new biocube hqi layout?
  13. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    look at the first few posts
  14. cool. do you think a galaxia coral is a good choice for 29gl?
  15. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    just FYI cool coral but in a coral heavy or semi heavy tank you may be unhappy... they tend to have huge long sweepers and can sting other corals... just what i have readd, thought about them in my 14g BC, decided to pass....
  16. im trying to get corals that can stand up to those stings. hoping to find a couple. really like the way they look. anyone here has for sale a 150w phoenix 14k bulb?
  17. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    good luck with finding a coral that likes to get stung, LOL
  18. well you know... its like a torch coral sting... they both can withstand both. I read it in a book. The Simple Guide to Mini-Reef Aquarium. Its a pretty good book.
  19. dude, you have a surface skimmer right? will it work for a 29gl biocube?
  20. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    I have one in my 100 gallon and the sweeper tentacles are at least 6+" I keep other corals spaced out at least 8". I would not recommend a galaxia for a nano tank.

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