60g Cube

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  1. FLAdaboy

    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    So, I haven't posted my build because life happens. I managed to acquire my cube from a fellow reefer when I was in FL. Traded 6 zoa frags for it. I feel like I came out on top. It took a few months to build then stock. I got the rock while I was in FL as well. I've always wanted a cube because of the foot print. So far, I'm more than pleased. It's been up and running for 7 months and being that I'm currently out of country, my wife has been taking great care of it.

    Lighting- Gen3 Radion w/ 24” AL T5 hybrid fixture
    Sump- Trigger Systems Sapphire cube
    Skimmer- IceCap K2 120
    Zeovit reactor
    Biopellet reactor
    Kalkwasser reactor (still does the job)
    UV sterilizer
    Periodically run Carbon
    Heavy feedings daily
    Fish- Hippo tang, melanurus wrasse, pj cardinal x2, Darwin and Snowflake clown.
    SPS dominant with a few othe gems inside.

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  2. brett_schn

    brett_schn Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    What part of Florida are you in? I’m in south Florida and that’s an awesome tank btw. Any long term plans for the hippo tang?
     
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  3. FLAdaboy

    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    I'm no longer in Florida. I'm in TN now.

    I have had the tang for 4-5 years now. Probably keep it until I get something else. Was thinking of swapping it for a zebrasoma.
     
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    Looks good how long has it been running
     
  5. FLAdaboy

    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    7 months now. Most pieces were fragged when I moved so everything was pretty much established. No cycle.
     
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    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    Updated pic

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  7. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor Partner Member

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    Awesome update. :)
     
  8. FLAdaboy

    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    Just added the aquatic life hybrid over the 60. Pretty impressed and I almost forgot how much color T5 can bring.

    Livestock updates: I added a few pieces from cornbred I won in an auction. Need to find some room for those. Melanurus ate most of my cuc so I will need to refresh my CUC.

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    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    I’m horrible with my maintenance. I’m lucky if I do a 5g per week water change let alone fill my top off container or change a bag of carbon. Due to my laziness and the comfort I have in my reef, I stopped running filter socks. Well, it’s been about a month now since I have completely stopped and I have to say, my laziness has paid off. I see a lot more PE and things seem to be happier. Plus, my sock area doesn’t constantly overflow and my skimmer is churning up butter. I’m trying to think what else I can be lazy on and how it can benefit me.
     
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    Absolutely Gorgeous Tank!!!
     
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    Absolutely Gorgeous Tank!!!
     
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    Absolutely Gorgeous Tank!!!
    Awesome build and colors!!!
     
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    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    Thanks. The T5 addition made it even better.
     
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    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    Some colony close ups.

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    Looks nice I also have the AL t-5 hybrid fixture. Hard to beat it at the price point. Mine is set up with a hydra 26 hd t-5 combo is b+ actinic c+ b+ still trying to figure out what to run led at with the t-5 supplement no clue where I’m at par wise. Every time I think I’ll get a par meter I buy another frag. Lol
     
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    I have a diffuser on my radion so I’m running at 80%. T5 I’m running B+ and Actinic. My entire house is blue.
     
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    424A8D64-3F03-45B7-94F1-FF4E505BD431.jpeg Is your Radion the 15 or 30 I don’t know if read past it. I’m running my hydra at 70% on all the blues 20% whites. 15 green and red. The one thing I wasn’t expecting was the spill over from the t-5. How high are your lights?
     
  18. FLAdaboy

    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    30 and lights are a little over 12” above the tank.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Oh so you probably get a good bit of spill over mine sit about 8” above the tank, I bet your house is blue! Lol
     
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    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    Thank you sir
     
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