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Old 05-01-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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*shakes fist at you matt...* I started looking at NanoCubes yesterday...


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Old 05-01-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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*shakes fist at you matt...* I started looking at NanoCubes yesterday...


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Let me know if you want any help!

The JBJ Nano Cubes are great to start off with.

Here is what mine looks like right now.






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Old 05-01-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:40 PM   #6
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so whats your NanoCube setup now? I remember pics of your Pico... *didn't know about the Nano :P*

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Old 05-01-2004, 10:07 PM   #7
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So , with a tank like that and yours mattjk, do you have to clean it? Like drain the water, and clean the rocks or whatever? I would assume not because of the sea anomie?
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:28 PM   #8
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So , with a tank like that and yours mattjk, do you have to clean it? Like drain the water, and clean the rocks or whatever? I would assume not because of the sea anomie?
The water, rocks and sand is actually living. It's filled with essential nutrients and bacteria. Usually you add straight water to compensate for evaporation, and only partial (10% or less) water changes a couple times a month. Salt water is SUPER complicated. You could have a dead tank by neglicting it only one day.

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Old 05-01-2004, 10:30 PM   #9
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so whats your NanoCube setup now? I remember pics of your Pico... *didn't know about the Nano :P*

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I have the stock lighting, added a heater and a small powerhead for extra circulation, and removed the bio material in the filter compartment.
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:31 PM   #10
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Looks good Matt. If it were mine, the fish would be floating at the top upside-down.
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:41 PM   #11
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Someone give me the lowdown on what Nanocubes are and their advantages.
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:45 PM   #12
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Matt.... I hate you. I mean, really.... I truly mean that. I'm trying to save my money right now so we can get a house, and you have to go and start showing this crap. I swear to god, man... you're like a drug dealer. The peer pressure is just too much.

Those NanoCubes look sweet. Nice little self contained unit, and the price isn't bad at all. Hopefully we'll close on the house by the end of this month, and hopefully we'll have a nice tank up and running by the end of June. I'll post pictures WITHOUT a black border around them if/when I do



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Old 05-01-2004, 11:09 PM   #13
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Someone give me the lowdown on what Nanocubes are and their advantages.

Well, most people get Nano Cubes because they are self-contained, and come with everything you need to get started. It has a 24watt 50/50 (blue and white lights) compact flourescent lights, and wet/dry filter housed in the back compartment, and the light itself is just about right to keep the water at a good temp. It is only 24watts, so you are somewhat limited to what kind of corals you can put in there. All for $99.

If you were to make the same tank with individual parts, you You could do the same thing with with individual parts, but it would be more expensive and not as clean looking.

People are going away from wet/dry filtration systems, even the Nano Cube comes with a flyer to remove the bio material if you are going to do a reef setup.

I have only fine filter wadding, a bag of chem-pro carbon, and a bag of stuff that eats up nitrates.
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:10 PM   #14
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Matt.... I hate you. I mean, really.... I truly mean that. I'm trying to save my money right now so we can get a house, and you have to go and start showing this crap. I swear to god, man... you're like a drug dealer. The peer pressure is just too much.

Those NanoCubes look sweet. Nice little self contained unit, and the price isn't bad at all. Hopefully we'll close on the house by the end of this month, and hopefully we'll have a nice tank up and running by the end of June. I'll post pictures WITHOUT a black border around them if/when I do



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spend the money and start off with a 150 gallon tank
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:11 PM   #15
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Is there a website with more info on these?
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:21 PM   #16
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The water, rocks and sand is actually living. It's filled with essential nutrients and bacteria. Usually you add straight water to compensate for evaporation, and only partial (10% or less) water changes a couple times a month. Salt water is SUPER complicated. You could have a dead tank by neglicting it only one day.
You dont vacuum it? I remember every few months doing that, but living by scripps aquarium made water changes easy.

Bleah... 150... go a full 200 gallon tank. Nothing like comming home to a huge tank. Untill your fish start to die.
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My unlce used to have a few 500+ gal tanks. He kept local lake and river fish in them. It was cool to feed the pike
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:25 PM   #18
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You dont vacuum it? I remember every few months doing that, but living by scripps aquarium made water changes easy.

Bleah... 150... go a full 200 gallon tank. Nothing like comming home to a huge tank. Untill your fish start to die.
I siphon out snail droppings, but try to avoid picking up any sand. Many people say you want to keep all that debri in the sand so it's good for bacterial growth.
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ben, do a search for my "fish people" thread

yah n00b

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.



BTW the suby Koi are doing better.
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Woooh he must of had a big ass house.
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I siphon out snail droppings, but try to avoid picking up any sand. Many people say you want to keep all that debri in the sand so it's good for bacterial growth.
Ya, thats it.... man its been 7 or 8 years since we had a tank. We would have to siphon out all the crap ever month when we had the lion, puffer or grupper; espicaly when we would feen them live food. But I think the reef we would wait and do it every few months... I wouldnt leave the crap in the tank I remember the water getting couldy after a while.
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:42 PM   #22
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I know, I don't like to see the poop on the sand bed. Some people have their reef so well setup, that they leave all the junk on the sand bed, and eventually it gets "taken care of" by worms and other critters in the sand. The perfect Eco-system.
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Decent sized house. Just had a huge den area.

Each of these were the length of the wall. He built them in the room. No way in hell to get them out. Each one had a drain at the bottom that went through teh wall and outside,for cleaning purposes.
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Sherif, I still don't see where to get one of these systems at. Perhaps Matt can chime in?
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This is my Wife's tank that she is going to use for a pair of Sea Horses. It's going though the cycle right now.









Two of the small live rocks came with bad hitch hickers, so I just tossed them out instead of having a huge headache later on down the road.






The last one is an Aiptasia Enemone that is bad because it spreads really fast and kills other corals.
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