Please share pics of your biocube 32 chamber setup and if you're up for it, the details on what's in your chamber

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I have a Nanocube, and the back chambers are situated differently (overflow is in the middle and then there are two returns, one on each side). There are five chamber (though three of them are connected). The other main difference is that the lid doesn’t cover the back chambers, so you don’t have to worry about any add-ons fitting under the lid and you can have HOB accessories. I don’t know how helpful the way I have mine setup would be of any relevance to a biocube owner, but I do have one recommendation, the Aquamaxx nf-1 is a fantastic nano skimmer. The footprint is tiny, it produces a massive amount of skimmate, it’s easily adjustable and easy to dial in, is virtually silent, and has no micro bubbles. I have an old 29g biocube (from like 2007), and I checked to see if this skimmer would fit in it, and it easily fit in the second chamber with the lid closed, just would have to make sure that the water level stayed fairly high, so if you’re looking for a good nano skimmer….
Thanks for the recommendation on the skimmer! I'll have to research that. Although your current tank is not a biocube, do you mind sharing a photo of the back area you described when you have a chance? When purchasing my tank I didn't see any equally priced tanks similar to the biocube. Being a newbie, I was definitely hoping for making this hard hobby, a not-so-hard hobby. Lol! If that's even possible.
 

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Here is a pic of the chambers of my BC 29 with the Hearer Chamber one media basket and skimmer Chamber two ! It’s a little dark if you would like a better photo I can take it with my phone and send it to my iPad

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So from left to right: Chamber 1 - return #1, Chamber 2 - Heater and filter floss, Chamber 3 - overflow and skimmer (Aquamaxx nf-1), Chamber 4 - purigen, chemipure elite, some ceramic beads, and some filter floss, Chamber 5 return #2 (and a sponge I’ve been meaning to take out).

The filter floss in chambers 2 and 4 is temporary, I’m working on making some little inserts to hold either some floss or filter pads, but for the moment the floss is just stuffed in there and changed every few days.
 

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So from left to right: Chamber 1 - return #1, Chamber 2 - Heater and filter floss, Chamber 3 - overflow and skimmer (Aquamaxx nf-1), Chamber 4 - purigen, chemipure elite, some ceramic beads, and some filter floss, Chamber 5 return #2 (and a sponge I’ve been meaning to take out).

The filter floss in chambers 2 and 4 is temporary, I’m working on making some little inserts to hold either some floss or filter pads, but for the moment the floss is just stuffed in there and changed every f
 

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What's a tunze com? Is that a powerhead? You replaced the stock pump for the jet 600? If that's correct, did putting a more powerful pump in keep you from having to add any type of powerhead or wave pump?

Thx! I had a few mishaps lastnight but all-in-all I'm having fun. Fortunately, the beautiful members in this group jumped in to help me and keep me from hyperventilating. Lol!!!

Go have a good laugh. Lol! Last nights debacle: HELP! I did my first water change tonight and everything that could go wrong did :-/
Combine doc 9001 is a skimmer from TUNZE it works great! I also have hydor koralia nano circulation pump 425 gph mounted to the tank side to help take care of dead spots of low
 
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Here is a pic of the chambers of my BC 29 with the Hearer Chamber one media basket and skimmer Chamber two ! It’s a little dark if you would like a better photo I can take it with my phone and send it to my iPad

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I can see it. You have me considering the skimmer. Hmmm....
 
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So from left to right: Chamber 1 - return #1, Chamber 2 - Heater and filter floss, Chamber 3 - overflow and skimmer (Aquamaxx nf-1), Chamber 4 - purigen, chemipure elite, some ceramic beads, and some filter floss, Chamber 5 return #2 (and a sponge I’ve been meaning to take out).

The filter floss in chambers 2 and 4 is temporary, I’m working on making some little inserts to hold either some floss or filter pads, but for the moment the floss is just stuffed in there and changed every few days.
:eek: Holy mother of.... All those beautiful chambers! The more, the merrier!
 
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Combine doc 9001 is a skimmer from TUNZE it works great! I also have hydor koralia nano circulation pump 425 gph mounted to the tank side to help take care of dead spots of low
Not sure if I asked this already, but where is your pump located on the side? Directly in the middle? Closer to the front or back? Etc...
 

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:eek: Holy mother of.... All those beautiful chambers! The more, the merrier!
To be honest, I’d rather the middle three chamber all just be one (they’re all connected on the bottom anyway. They did this way to force water through the media basket that comes with the tank in chamber 3 and then overflow from chambers 2 and 4 into chambers 1 and 5. I took the stock media basket out and put the skimmer in its place (was the only chamber with a constant water level that was big enough) and then put all the filter media in chamber 4. The two returns run on a wave maker and alternate every 30 seconds so the flow on either side is basically halved. I think I may move all of the filter media to chamber 2, put the heater along the bottom where the three middle chambers are connected and then do a mini refugium in chamber 4. I do like that they made the back panels clear so you can see what going on and also so you can put a light up against the glass for a refugium. My nitrates are currently around 5ppm and my phosphates are pretty much undetectable with just water changes, the skimmer, and the purigen/chemipure, so I’m not sure I need the refugium, but I may try it and take out the chemical filtration.
 
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