NanoCube

Riverside
Volume 28 Gallons
Make JBJ
Model Nano Cube 28 HQI
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Filtration

All-in-One tank

InTank Media Basket
- Purafilter Pad in top chamber
- Chaeto in middle chamber (JBJ Nano-glo led on opposite of display lights)
- Bottom chamber empty

BRS 5" mini single reactor running their ROX activated carbon

Possibly looking at replacing media basket with Tunze 9001 skimmer in the future.
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Lighting

150w Metal Halide, magnetic ballast, Phoenix 14K double-ended bulb
18W Coralife Actinic Power Compact (2)
JBJ LED Moonlites (4)
JBJ Nano-Glo LED for chaeto in media basket

Schedule
○ 10:30pm to 10:00am - Nano-glo (11.5 hours)
○ 10:00am to 10:30pm - PC Actinics (3 by themselves on both ends, 12.5 total)
○ 1:00pm to 7:30pm - MH (6.5 hours)

Moonlites turned on manually when needed.

Flow

Replaced the stock JBJ pumps with MJ1200's. Both running at the same time, one plumbed to the chiller, the other plumbed to the carbon reactor.

Ecotech Vortex MP10 (non wireless) in the display mostly set at reef crest random mode (80%).

Measurements

9.8
Alkalinity
Magnesium
450
Calcium
Salinity
78
Temperature

Inhabitants

1 Invertebrate

Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus

Equipment

Additives

ESV B-Ionic two-part calcium buffer, 5ml each part daily

Dr. Tim's Waste Away, 20ml weekly

I was going to go the route of the Red Sea foundation program, started it but after speaking to an owner of one of our local fish stores, switched over to the ESV B-Ionic. He recommends keeping it as simple as possible and has some the best looking tanks to prove it.

I went with Dr. Tim's for a natural way for low phosphates. Time will tell how successful I will be using his products.

On average you perform a 14.6% water change every 7 days.

0% total water change in August.

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Changed my lighting schedule. Took moonlites off timer. Will turn them on manually if needed.

○ 10:30pm to 10:00am - Nano-glo (11.5)
○ 10:00am to 10:30pm - PC Actinics (
Changed my B-Ionic two part dosing to doing part 1 late at night and part 2 first thing in the morning.

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