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Old 07/19/2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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InLimbo87's 12G Nanocube DX Build

Here begins my build thread...

Basically Stock Nanocube I bought locally



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Planned Equipment Setup:

1st chamber: Mini-jet 606. Hydor 50W Heater
2nd Chamber: LR/Chaeto Refugium
3rd Chamber: Mini-jet 606 and bag of Chemi-pure


More pics to come as I just filled it up and installed bulkhead for 1st pump last nite...


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Old 07/19/2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hey... I just started my Nano 12g DX too.
How are you going to get light to the refigium in
chamber #2? Over the top of the chamber or from behind?
I will be doing my from behind the tank.
Also are you going to be using a MJ606 as your return pump?


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Old 07/19/2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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I'll be lighting it from behind. Getting a little 5w Azoo palm light from drfostersmith.com for lighting it. I'm using two MJ606's for returns from the back chamber. I drilled the first chamber and put in a bulkhead so that I could do two returns.


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Old 07/19/2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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Please take a pic of the bulkhead set-up...
What are you planning on keeping?


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Old 07/19/2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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Two fish (probably some species of clown and a tail spot blenny), and mixed softies/lps. I'll take pics of the bulkhead setup tonight. Was a pretty easy modification to do, and is real sleak looking.


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Old 07/19/2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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Here's a new FTS, I just filled it up late last nite so its still clearing up.



Here's a shot of the bulkhead/pump setup. I used an elbow from home depot thats 1/2 x 3/8". This means the tubing coming off of that pump is smaller (hence more restrictive). I just ordered a 1/2" elbow off of drfosters to open up the flow more.

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Old 07/20/2007, 10:31 PM   #7
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Nice start!

I would have went with a bit more flow for the return pump though...right now I have a Maxi-jet900 and a CA30 (similar to the mini tunze) for more flow and it's just about perfect keeping detritus from settling.


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Old 07/20/2007, 10:48 PM   #8
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looking good....keep up the good work!


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Old 07/21/2007, 12:07 AM   #9
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Thanks all!

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I would have went with a bit more flow for the return pump though...right now I have a Maxi-jet900 and a CA30 (similar to the mini tunze) for more flow and it's just about perfect keeping detritus from settling.
I think the flow will be perfect for my tank considering it'll be around 320gph with a tank display volume of less than 10 gallons. Thats around 32x per hour which should be perfect for mixed softies/lps.


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Old 07/21/2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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Looking good, keep us updated.


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Old 07/23/2007, 08:53 PM   #11
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I love taking tank pictures, so I'll definitely keep this updated. Any plans for that 65 yet? Can't wait to see pics of that one set up


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Old 07/24/2007, 10:59 AM   #12
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I'm not too sure what direction I want to go with the 65 yet. I have a few ideas I'm kicking around. Right now, I'm about to start to set-up a 14g biocube for my shop. Once that is up and going good, I'll turn my attention to the 65.


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Old 07/25/2007, 07:52 AM   #13
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Good luck with both the tanks. Looking forward to seeing pics of that 14g setup. You looking to just put in on the counter at the store then? That would be awesome...


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Old 07/25/2007, 12:59 PM   #14
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I have the same stand! =)


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Old 08/01/2007, 10:10 AM   #15
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Well it is a JBJ stand designed for it you know?

Tank update:

Got my first inhabitants in and all is doing well so far.

Added:

Clean-up crew:
2 nassarius snails
2 trochus grazers
1 turbo snail (small)
1 fighting conch
5 red-leg hermits

They cleaned up my algae real nice and I have since added:

1 Juvi ORA Picasso True Perc
1 branching rock of Fire & ice zoos
1 rock of purple zoos
mat of GSP's
2-headed neon green trumpet

Everything is doing great! Will post pics tonite after work


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Old 08/01/2007, 06:34 PM   #16
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Old 08/01/2007, 11:42 PM   #17
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Hey buddy, here are my 12g JBJ Nani Cubes...
I like the way yours is coming out.


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Old 08/05/2007, 07:48 AM   #18
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Thanks for the kind words Yours are coming out quite well also.

Here are some new pics from last nite. Enjoy!












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Old 08/05/2007, 11:02 AM   #19
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Is that the ora picasso clown? It doesn't look like one to me, that is why I am asking.


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Old 08/05/2007, 12:44 PM   #20
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No its not. I had an ora picasso clown in the tank for a couple of days that died out of the blue. Still haven't been able to figure out why because my water quality is good, etc. The lfs replaced him with this true perc, and he is doing well so far along with my newly added tailspot blenny (camera shy)


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Old 08/05/2007, 12:53 PM   #21
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very nice cube's y'all thanx fer' sharin!


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Old 08/05/2007, 01:46 PM   #22
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Thanks Chaotic!

Here are two pics of my tailspot





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Old 08/12/2007, 07:42 AM   #24
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That tailspot is awesome. Your tank makes me want to start a nano. Looking good.


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