Nemo84 cube take 2

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey Masa
    After the feet(wooden ) of my tank broke and my stand collasped.
    I made new steel feet for the stand . I added extractor fans as there was no circulation in the cabinet, and i fitted a filter sock ,redid the electrical and some of the plumbing .
    I still want to add a reactor to my sump .

    Sump:
    I have my filter sock, skimmer , internal filter with matrix and carbon, reactor (waiting for media to arrive). 2nd compartment i have liverock.
    And the return chamber i have my return chamber with 2 small bags of carbon.

    Lighting i have a single 150w metal halide
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  3. Nemo84

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    Anything i should change ?
     
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    Maybe use photo bucket or host the images on masa. No one can see the pics
     
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    Here is some of the pictures

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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Looks good, nice and neat. I would add a 2nd heater just in case that one fails.
     
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    Ato i diyed with the help of @CW

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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Very similar to my setup, I would add some or other method to reduce Phosphates, perhaps some macro algae in the 2nd chamber. or a phosphate reactor.

    I also run Purigen with my skimmer and it keeps my NO3 levels really really low.
     
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    How do you run purigen with your skimmer ?
     
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    Nice

    Nice setup man.

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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Purigen and skimmer, not with the skimmer.
     
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    Update after 3 months uploadfromtaptalk1454054677073.jpg
     
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    And added a zetlight zt6500
     
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    Looking great. Very neatly done. Can you share some info about the extractor, I need one as well. My sump gets warm, pushes my temps up to around 27 deg.
     
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    I bought 3 cooling fans from a electrical hardware , fitted them to a 25mm aluminum angle iron . Cut a hole at the back of the cupboard ,face the fans to blow out . Fans run 24/7 . It doesnt drop the tank temp only temperature in the cupboard. I still add frozen 2l bottles of ro water to cool tank down on hot days
     
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    Cool, thanks. My sump feels to moist, so this would work for that at least.
     
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    Its very difficult not to overfeed a small tank with only a few fish in it. I got a nano running as well, with only 3 fish in it. I get small patches of algae in there. My main tank I overfeed totally. No algae.

    Cut back on the food. Must be gone within a couple of minutes. Not a lot of competition so I would cut the normally advised 5 minutes down to 2 or 3 minutes.
     
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    The fish are so tiny! They are very cute when they are that size :)
    What are the two to the left of the clownfish? Chromis?
     
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