Waterbox 20 reboot

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So I cannot stand my old tank with all the HOB gear and everything sitting in the tank so I’m somewhat “starting over”. Just got my new Waterbox Cube 20 in along with the Icecap K1 nano skimmer and the new rock. I built a stand for it myself and I must say I’m pretty proud of it for my first project like that. Going to get the aquascape built and then start getting it cycling. Going to actually do pictures of the whole process this time! Here is the first one with the tank sitting on the stand. I’ll paint the stand first too before the tank gets filled with water.

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Aquascape is ready and in the tank, will be adding sand soon and also placing a few pieces of rock from my old tank to help seed bacteria and to keep it going while I transfer the livestock.

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The tank has been transferred over, I rinsed the sand from my old tank and put it in along with a piece of rock and the bio-media and some Dr. Tim's one and only so hopefully there's enough bacteria for the minimal bio-load. Everyone seems to be doing okay so far but time will tell

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I added some "floating" rocks to the left and back of the tank. The one on the left will be a scrambled egg and red bull zoa garden and the one on the back I'm trying to see if I can get a ricordia mushroom to grow (I might add a few different colors if I can). So far the transition to the Cube 20 has been a huge success and I love how everything seems to be happy and growing!

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I like the aquascape - never done the floating rock before but interesting! I love the idea of zoa/acan/micromussa gardens - opportunity to frag as they grow out but not taking over the tank. Looking forward to watching your setup mature. Nice job so far!
 
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I like the aquascape - never done the floating rock before but interesting! I love the idea of zoa/acan/micromussa gardens - opportunity to frag as they grow out but not taking over the tank. Looking forward to watching your setup mature. Nice job so far!
Thank you so much! I hope I get to the point where I can start fragging and trading.
 

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I really like the looks of that stand! How much did that end up costing you to build? I like that.. I want to downsize my tank from a 46 gallon bow front to one of these AIO 20 gallons.. Until I buy my next house.. Then will be upgrading to a 100+ gallon.
 
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It was around $400ish, i reused the sand from my old tank with some really good rinsing, and the heater and light. All I had to buy was the tank, rock and got an icecap k1 skimmer. Just picked up an ato as well so if I include that around $460
 
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I'm in the planning stages waiting for my 20 waterbox also, yours looks good to me.
Have you considered using chaeto the center of the overflow? I watched cichlid bros did a cube and I was thinking about doing it also.
 

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