93 Gallon Mixed Cube

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  1. OPhelanK

    OPhelanK Active Member

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    Fairly new to the hobby. Been reefing for 2 years now. I started off with a 30 gallon cube and graduated to a 93. I’m ready to graduate to something bigger and non cube!!

    Started off as a softie tank and recently started acro. Loving it!

    93 gallon Marineland cube
    Ecotech Radion XR30 Pro
    Ecotech MP40

    1 hawkfish
    2 lyretail
    1 squareback anthias
    2 clarkii clowns

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  2. Ludders

    Ludders Active Member R2R Supporter UK Reef Club Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks great
     
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    jp_75 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    looks very nice!
     
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    Nice looking tank
     
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  5. FredsNJReef

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    beautiful! What are the dimensions of the tank?
     
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  6. OPhelanK

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    It’s 30x30x30. Kinda regretting the cube though. I feel like the fishies don’t really have a column to swim in.
     
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    FredsNJReef Active Member

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    That’s a nice size cube!
    But I understand what you mean. Fish like the back and forth boogie :)


     
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  8. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Your reef looks great!!!

    I like cubes in regards to lighting :)
     
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    Ranjib Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    great tank
     
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    OPhelanK Active Member

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    Thanks so much. It’s a work in progress.
     
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    True! I guess I have saved a bit on not having to purchase 2 lights. Lol
     
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  12. Oceanwave45

    Oceanwave45 Active Member

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    WOW looks great!!!!!
     
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  13. HolisticBear

    HolisticBear Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Your tank looks great. A narrow 4' long tank gives them a long run to swim, but maybe in your cube they'll appreciate the walls not pressing in on them
     
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    Tank looks awesome! Nicely done
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Soooo being that I’m a newbie I had a chalice that I thought I was a monti and I had it pretty close to some acro. I got a mag rock and I’m moving it away from all my acro friends.

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    Curious to see where you will put it.. hopefully the chalice didn't get toasted
     
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    It was sold to me as a monti and was pretty small when I got it. It grew quite a bit there. Here’s a pic when I got it. It was kinda in rough shape. This pic was 6 months ago

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    It sucks when that happens, but as long as it grew I guess you are ok! Looks like you have had some very good growth in those 6 months!
     
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    I completely agree!!! I have the same 93 cube. I thought 90+ gallons would be good for fish space and it also takes up less space in the house, but it didn't work out that way. Cubes suck!!! The 93 cube has the absolute worst under-cabinet space there is. I have a custom sump that only fits in from the top before you put the tank on. Because the stand is so short, there's hardly any room to remove my skimmer for maintenance. The sump takes up the entire cabinet. I hate the whole design.

    I already have a new 180 rectantle tank, a Trigger 39 sump, a Deltec skimmer, two 25 watt UV's, two Reef Octopus VarioS-6 return pumps, and 3 AI Prime lights (though I'm looking at a 48" Current USA because they just came out with an XL Bracket for bigger tanks).

    So I'm good equipment wise on the new tank. I just gotta plumb it, level it, and paint the back.

    I can't wait to throw my cube out in the trash. The stand gets a ridiculous amount of water damage in the summer from condensation. I wouldn't sell someone a tank that could potentially collapse on them.
     
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