14 Gallon Biocube

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ReefJeeves

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so I have recently started a 14 gallon coralife biocube as an upgrade from my 5 gallon Evo. We recently moved from Baton Rouge back to Harahan and with a temporary living situation I am allowed 1 tank. It will be a soft coral tank with a focus on inverts and a couple of small fish. I meant to start this earlier but got sidetracked so I’m going to catch up and break it into a couple of posts.
 

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Current stocking is:
2 sexy shrimp
1 Pom-Pom crab
4-5 snails
1 blue leg hermit
A few zoa frags
A toadstool mushroom
A few green rhodactis mushrooms
A few blue discosoma mushrooms

Here are some pictures of where I am now:
 

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ReefJeeves

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I currently have the tank on an old ugly but sturdy nightstand. I am currently in the process of finishing a nice cabinet stand for it. A fellow reefer helped me build the stand but we didn’t have time to finish it, so I have been working on it as I can and it’s getting close to being finished.
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Current equipment list:
Cobalt my-900 return pump
Jebao sw2 wavemaker
Aqua Knight A029 led light
Smart ato micro

I will probably have to upgrade the light soon once I can budget a new led as I don’t believe the led blue channel is working properly

I may put a slower flow return pump as the high flow rate is causing some minor issues with the filtration setup
 

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Here are some pictures of how my light is set up. I gutted the compact fluorescent stock lighting and mounted the led inside of an acrylic shield. Cut a hole in the top of the hood to access the controls and allow the fan to vent
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Looking good bro. Did you use a lopsided mickey mouse sticker to cutout the fan vent hole? lol
 

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Looking good bro. Did you use a lopsided mickey mouse sticker to cutout the fan vent hole? lol
Yea something like that, lol. Whenever I get to upgrading the lighting I will probably cutout that entire rectangle above the shield so I can remove and drop the light from the top
 

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update time! So the tank has been running for a few months now. I finally finished the stand ,except for the door, and got the tank on the stand and off of the old nightstand. I had issues with ph and alkalinity which I believe was an oxygenation issue. Since I have added sand and removed the little feeding door from the lid everything has started to stabilize. I will have another update in a week or so when I get my new light in.
 

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The new light is here, and it is a beauty! Pulled the top and installed today.
 
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