My GF's New Tank Setup

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by mckevinfang, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. mckevinfang

    mckevinfang Guest

    Just picked up my girlfriends New Tank. 12 gallon nanocube. Picked it up from Craigs List. It's the original version not the DLX

    What it came with

    - 12 gallon nanocube
    - Red/Black Stand
    - Modified 70 watt MH 20K w/50/50 24watt PC's
    - Upgraded fans for better cooling
    - Submersible Heater
    - No Return Pump

    What i plan to do

    - Put a Rio900 for the return or a MJ1000
    - Repaint the Stand Semi-Gloss Black
    - add in a Kor. Nano powerhead
    - scrape the paint off of chamber 2 and attach my mini PC fixture
    - make egg create like "Whisk" with some Cheato & LR for Chamber 2
    - replace heater with stealth heater
    - create foam wall w/Foam/Resin/Crushed Coral
    - Add moon light mod

    Tank Setup

    **Chamber 1**
    - Filter pad
    - Chemi Pure
    - Purigen

    **Chamber 2**
    - egg crate
    - Cheato
    - Live Rock
    - Mini PC

    **Chamber 3 **
    - Heater
    - Carbon
    - Rio900 or MJ1000 Return Pump

    - Replace return nozzle w/Hydor Deflector Nozzle
    - Add Kor. Nano PH
    - Foam/LR Wall

    I plan to set the mini PC light for chamber 2 on a timer to run at night when the DT lights are off. I want to get a chiller for this tank but not quite sure yet.


    1. how would i go about adding moonlight to this setup?


  2. mckevinfang

    mckevinfang Guest


  3. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Hey Kevin, you should paint that stand pink or blue for her. :D
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I think you will need a chiller for that tank.. I have an open hood and it gets hot with the 70W MH. Yours is totally close.. That's a lot of heat. I don't think fan alone would be able to keep it cool.
  5. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    looking forward on this. I have a twelve gallon NC too.

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