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Gimplar



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PostSubject: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:29 pm

Just sold it and transfered everything over to my new 50gal cube, but i figured i'd post some pics of it froma few months ago.



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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Beautiful tank! I love the birdsnest and the Acros look great! What type of lighting was on your biocube? I was thinking about getting a 29 but wasn't sure if the lighting would make my corals look brownish.

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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:25 pm

Your aquarium is GORGEOUS!!! Your corals and RBTAs are just beautiful! Your 50 gallon is going to AMAZING!!! drool We now DEMAND pics of the 50 gallon!! Wink

I'm with Nicholas, though. What lights were on the Biocube? Was it an HQI model, or modded? I don't think I've ever seen a Biocube set-up that looked this good! (my BC14 certainly didn't look like this... Laughing)

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Gimplar



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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:35 pm

Nicholas41 wrote:
Beautiful tank! I love the birdsnest and the Acros look great! What type of lighting was on your biocube? I was thinking about getting a 29 but wasn't sure if the lighting would make my corals look brownish.

Tyvm, yeah it's a ponope birds nest. for some reason mine turned completely pink and super skinny.

I took every "stock" off the tank. did a DIY overflow box down to a 20gal acrylic sump with micron filter sock, euroreef skimmer (not sure what model, but its rated for 90gal+ and cost $10!), and 2 media reactors. One media reactor with biopellets, the other with carbon.

I'm using a mag 7 as a return pump.

The stock hood was replaced with a single 150watt HQI reef optix 2 with a 20k radium bulb.

Lighting normally isnt the cause of corals turning brown. Normally it's due to poor water quality (either the water you're buying isn't as pure as the store is telling you or your RODI unit needs to be checked).
bad water parameters, such as low/high calcium, alkalinity, salinity, nitrites, ect ect are another big cause of color loss.

But as a disclaimer, different corals will respond to different tanks. I have a good friend whos in the hobby, has a very successful SPS tank and almost every frag i've given him has changed colors. and the ponope, for example, turned to its normal color (google image).


Sam_G wrote:
Your aquarium is GORGEOUS!!! Your corals and RBTAs are just beautiful! Your 50 gallon is going to AMAZING!!! drool We now DEMAND pics of the 50 gallon!! Wink

I'm with Nicholas, though. What lights were on the Biocube? Was it an HQI model, or modded? I don't think I've ever seen a Biocube set-up that looked this good! (my BC14 certainly didn't look like this... Laughing)

Smile thank you, the RBTA was bought from another fellow TBRC (Tampa bay reef club) member and has split about 4 times already.

the corals were all frags (1-2") originally. with the exception of the big blue acro in the back right.

as many of you already know, or will soon find out, the hobby is filled with ups and downs and it's been about 3-4 years that the tank has been setup and has gone through 4 moves tease

the 50 gallon cube needs some better bulbs, everything looks really plain atm. but i will create a new thread sooner or later.


Nelson
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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:41 pm

Sounds like the setup was done very well. Wish I would have been around to buy it :/

Did you have any fans installed on the top? What temperature did it reach?

Nick

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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:46 pm

Nicholas41 wrote:
Sounds like the setup was done very well. Wish I would have been around to buy it :/

Did you have any fans installed on the top? What temperature did it reach?

Nick

:P should of been checking reefcentral!

nope, no fans or anything, the fixture hung from the ceiling and the top was completely open. my temperatures ranged from 75-80F.

back in the hay day when i had my 125gal. i had temperature issues where my temp would peak at about 85-87F. But the paradox is that all my corals did awesome and everything thrived.
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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:48 pm

Awesome BC set-up! Sounds like you put a lot of thought (and work) into it, and you got some great results! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Sadly I wasn't lol. I had considered a 28 with a MH placed in the top but was worried about overheating issues even though it has four fans. wizard I look forward to your photos of the 50G!

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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:17 pm

Nelson, I think it's time you posted some pics of your 50 gallon. Wink How's everything doing in the new aquarium? Question

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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:25 pm

everything is stabilizing now. went through a small cycle and had some diatoms but after adding a few extra tunzes and constant water changes, it went away after a few weeks. I'd post pics, but my camera broke Sad gotta get my buddy with a SLR to come over and take some pics.

Luckly no losses due to the move, but some of my SPS were really unhappy. Everything is coloring back up Smile
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PostSubject: Re: pics of my 29 bio   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:03 am

Good to hear that the new aquarium is doing well! Sorry about your camera, though. You do have to post some pics ASAP! I can't wait to see how everything looks!! drool

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