John’s Biocube 32 Build

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ReefingOnTheRiver

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Here we go guys, finally getting her stocked up. Very happy with the final product. Hope you enjoy!

Build:

Tank: Biocube 32 LED
Heater: Colbalt neotherm 100w
Return pump: Mightyjet AIO DC
Powerhead: Ecotech mp10qd
Light: AI Hydra 26 HD
ATO: Tunze 3155
Filtration: Bonded poly, purigen, chemipure blue, 2 lb rock rubble
Stand: 1 1/2” welded square steel frame wrapped in 3/4” cabinet grade birch
Rock: 32 lb Marco rocks

I will be building a canopy to match the stand, I’m going to take a break for a while and enjoy the tank! I’ll post pics when it’s done!






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ReefingOnTheRiver

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I’m thinking about going more coral heavy than fish. I have the the pair of clowns now. I’ll probably do a pistol shrimp and goby, a nice wrasse, and probably a very small coral beauty or flame angel. Corals will probably be lps and softies.


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Great setup. I am a fan of the Marco Rock, although not a user of it - I may go that route on my next build. I also agree, great skill on the stand. I did not use welded steel on mine, but the base cabinet is made from 3/4" birch and then I finished it with 3/4" cherry.
 

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Great setup. I am a fan of the Marco Rock, although not a user of it - I may go that route on my next build. I also agree, great skill on the stand. I did not use welded steel on mine, but the base cabinet is made from 3/4" birch and then I finished it with 3/4" cherry.


The steel was absolutely unnecessary, however my idea was that I can simply remove the facade from the frame and change my facade if I want to change up the look of the stand and canopy. Look at most of your 120 gallon + tanks stands, they use 3/4” hard ply for their frames too.


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The steel was absolutely unnecessary, however my idea was that I can simply remove the facade from the frame and change my facade if I want to change up the look of the stand and canopy. Look at most of your 120 gallon + tanks stands, they use 3/4” hard ply for their frames too.

Agreed, but the other benefit was your stand probably weighs a 100 pounds less than mine LOL. It took 4 people to move mine from the garage to its final spot. If I ever have to raise my house, I will set the front entrance on my stand LOL
 

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Do you have any pics of the bare frame?? Did you build from scratch or got like a diy plans off internet cause I love the look of it
 

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How did you get the hole on the top of the lid?? Did you remove the leds and drimel the square in it??
 

Alex Wlodkowski

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I’ve been wondering how the square was cut into the hood, I’ve been thinking about doing the same thing to my biocube 32 and it would be a great help to let me know
 
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