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Old 11/15/2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Theyammieguy's 12g nano cube thread.

I figure instead of making a new thread every week I will just compile all my pictures here.

This is a 12g jbj nano cube deluxe with 2x24w 50/50 combo bulbs. No skimmer and not using the rear chambers as a fuge. 5g water changes weekly.
I will be upgrading the stock pump next Friday with a maxi jet 900.

So far I have,
1 peppermint shrimp
2 false perculas
1 pipe organ
1 zoa
1 candycane
1 galexea
1 zenia
several mushrooms
CUC consists of 1 bumblebee snail, 1 turbo snail, 1 or 2 nassarius snails and about 300 bristle worms.

What do you guys think about my aquascape? I'm not really happy with it but with all the shrooms attatched to each piece I don't want to move anything.









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Old 11/15/2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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i think it looks awesome, maybe pile more liverock on the back farther up, and add some relaly nice color zoas/mushrooms! lookin good though, think u may add any more fish?


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Old 11/15/2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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I thought about adding a flame hawkfish but not sure about three fish in a 12g with no skimmer.

I'm definetly working on getting more color.


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Old 11/21/2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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Ok, today I replaced the stock pump with a maxi jet 900. Love the flow I'm getting out of this pump but I want more so next pay check I'm going to buy a koralia nano powerhead. I also replaced both bulbs.

Bought a few frags. If anyone know the name of them please tell me. Oh, and I also bought an emerald crab to eat the little bit of GHA I have.






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Old 11/21/2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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1. zoanthid
2. mushroom or paly
3. button polyp
you should get some duncans and maybe a frogspawn/hammer for the top, they make a great addition to small reefs. i also love neon toadstools. your tank is coming along really niceley, i think you could pull off maybe another small fish like a goby/pistol combo


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Old 11/21/2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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I took my son with me today and he liked a black false percula he saw. I'll either get that or a flame hawkfish.

I might try and find a rather large frogspawn for the right rear of the tank.


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Old 11/22/2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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cool looks good! I like the rockscape, maybe add a branch rock, that could look cool sticking up out of the rock somewhere. The frags are looking good. Frogspawn grows quickly if you want to start with a couple headed frag. I had one head of branching hammer turn into 4 heads with in 4 months. Pretty quick if you ask me, that was in my previous tank. I like the pics. Do you plan on trying SPS or upgrading your lights at all?
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Old 11/22/2009, 04:51 AM   #8
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3 clowns in that small of a tank is to much, i would stick to 2


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Old 11/22/2009, 10:48 AM   #9
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I'm not sure if I want to do any sps, and Im not sure if I want to upgrade the lights.


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Old 11/22/2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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Thanks for the clown info. I didn't know that.
Guess I'll get the flame hawkfish.


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Old 11/22/2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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no problem. i had my biocube with lights like that for a long time, they did fine and i just upgraded them when they broke


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Old 11/22/2009, 04:14 PM   #12
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A better FTS



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Old 11/22/2009, 06:37 PM   #13
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cave looks great.


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Old 11/22/2009, 07:23 PM   #14
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Thanks. Unfortunately my sun coral has decreased in size over the years.


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Old 12/05/2009, 06:24 PM   #15
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Well, I wish every friday was a holiday. I worked the friday after thanksgiving and it gave me an extra $200 on my check.
Here's what I got today, a koralia 1, a torch, a frogspawn, a flower pot and a flame hawkfish.






and a short video of the flow with a maxi jet 900 return pump and K1



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Old 12/06/2009, 11:51 AM   #16
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Nice NC - particularly like the rockwork. I would strongly caution against adding any more fish - the bioload from your fish may cause much additional maintenance. I also recommend bringing back the flowerpot (Gonipora sp, possibly G. polyformis or G. stokesi) for a refund or trade-in. They are not impossible to keep providing they are healthy when purchased - which yours looks, but it seems to be the red species that do better long term. Here is a great article on Goni care and culture - its a good read and will give you a heads-up on what you just got yourself in for . Best of luck.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2005/10/aafeature2


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:02 PM   #17
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I wont be adding anymore fish.

That sucks about the flower pot. I really like it. I will try to keep it alive though.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:04 PM   #18
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Lookin' good so far! How do you like the look of PC over it?


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:06 PM   #19
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I've never had any other kind of light so I can't make a comparison. Everything in the tank seems to like it.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:14 PM   #20
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That's good. Do you think you might take the top off and hang a MH pendant, say 150 watt later on for growth purposes? I didn't like the power compacts I had on my Biocube, and I wished I had taken the top off to change the lighting system.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:16 PM   #21
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I thought about it but I'm not going to. I plan on upgrading to a larger tank next year and I want to keep the nano like it is. I like the fact that I don't have to deal with heat issues or evaporation.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:18 PM   #22
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That's understandable, on a tank that size, you'll be going through RO pretty quickly if you had no top and a halide.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:22 PM   #23
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Yup, and right now I depend on my LFS for my water so 5 gallons every other week isn't killing my wallet. Once I upgrade I will invest in an RO/DI unit.
I've had this tank for about 3 years but I'm still learning and I want to learn more before upgrading.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:24 PM   #24
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BTW, here is another video. I was concerned that the K1 was to much for my torch so I took a video. The first minute is with the K1 off and the last minute is with it turned on. With the advice from the people here I just removed the K1 and will get the K nano next payday.



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Old 12/06/2009, 06:45 PM   #25
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With the advice from the people here I just removed the K1 and will get the K nano next payday. ~theyammieguy
I wouldn't get a K nano. I have one and now I just use it in a bucket for water and salt mixing. The problem is their magnet holder part that attaches the magnets to the powerhead comes off every time you try and adjust the powerhead position. This is the only K that has that kind of mount. The K1 has a much better attacher thingy.


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