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JVan82
07/11/2017, 11:45 PM
So I've had the biocube 32 for almost a yr now and I'm kicking around the idea of upgrading to the fusion 40, I'd like to move the rock corals and fish to the new tank, while replacing the sand. Thoughts on this, anything I should be aware of before going forward?

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ReefWreak
07/12/2017, 09:49 AM
Gotta have that extra 8 gallons, eh?

Just kidding (sorta). I'd plan on replacing half of the tank water, 1/4 if you can't swing replacing 1/2. I'd use dry sand for the new setup. If you want to play it safe, I'd pick up an ammonia badge and bottle of seachem prime in case ammonia becomes an issue (extremely unlikely). Maybe have filter floss and carbon on standby as well, to remove particles floating around from the new sand, and just in case anything chemically gets in the tank, carbon would be a good solution.

I had my 24g cube in college, and moved in and out of the dorms probably 5 or more times, never replacing the sand bed, and never had an issue, so it's definitely doable. My recommendation to anyone else would be to play it safe and be prepared, even though I perpetually play it fast and loose with my aquarium :p

JVan82
07/12/2017, 06:22 PM
I really like the cube, but now that it's hood-less, idk I don't like the black ring, nor do I trust myself to dremel it off. I have plans to go my next tank to be a 50 lagoon, just feel that I'm out growing the cube. I added the intank media basket and fuge (for pods) and the chambers are all full I need an ato, ugh #moneypit

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ReefWreak
07/12/2017, 09:23 PM
50 lagoon I can get behind. That's the tank I'd do if I could only do a small upgrade.

ATO is a moderate investment (<$100, not the end of the world), and should have been an early investment for your sanity's sake :p

JVan82
07/13/2017, 07:07 AM
50 lagoon I can get behind. That's the tank I'd do if I could only do a small upgrade.

ATO is a moderate investment (<$100, not the end of the world), and should have been an early investment for your sanity's sake :p

yeah I have been lucky as far as topping off is concerned, now that the hood is removed it has to be done daily...

rockhead51
07/13/2017, 10:34 AM
Check out the auto aqua smart ato micro. Literally takes up as much room as a stack of three nickels in your sump/back chamber. Best piece of gear I've bought for my glass box o money....

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twitchy
07/13/2017, 11:21 AM
You could make a diy ATO, could probably make one for 15$ + a pump

Ryan Darilek
07/14/2017, 08:28 PM
I really like the cube, but now that it's hood-less, idk I don't like the black ring, nor do I trust myself to dremel it off. I have plans to go my next tank to be a 50 lagoon, just feel that I'm out growing the cube. I added the intank media basket and fuge (for pods) and the chambers are all full I need an ato, ugh #moneypit

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FYI, the black trim piece on the top pops off. No dremel needed :) I'd say if you do go bigger... Go significantly bigger, otherwise you'll be having the same thoughts a year afterwards

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LuizW13
07/18/2017, 12:12 PM
FYI, the black trim piece on the top pops off. No dremel needed :) I'd say if you do go bigger... Go significantly bigger, otherwise you'll be having the same thoughts a year afterwards

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Word.

I was just thinking the same.