Rome's 29 Biocube

Rome72

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Rome's 29 Biocube

Just want to document my build. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am also in the process of a 210 build but I have that project lagging behind this one so that I may tweak what I have learned here and apply to that build.

Equipment:
BioCube 29 HQI (150w 14k)
BioCube 29 stand
Stock Pump for return
Maxi Jet 1200 for Chiller
VorTech MP10w ES for circulation (Reef Crest Mode 100%)
JBJ 1/15 HP Chiller
AquaMaxx HOB-1 Protein Skimmer
In-Tank Media Basket
In-Tank Fuge Basket
In-Tank Submersible 10w Fuge Light.
1x BRS top off dosing Pump
2x BRS dosing pumps (2 Part)
Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Lite (Basic)
30 Pounds of BRS Pukani Dry
10 Pounds of BRS Tonga Branch Dry
BRS GFO in Chamber 1
BRS Carbon in Chamber 2
Poly pre filter on top of media basket
Salt Instant Ocean
Water: RODI SpectraPure MaxCap RO/DI with Purity Monitor 90 GPD

Dosing
Waiting a few weeks to start 2 part (Kent)


Current Water Conditions
(System has been running one week as of today)

Salinity 1.024
Temp 77.5
PH 8.3
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 2.5
Nitrite 0.2
Calcium 450
Magnesium 1450
Phosphate 0.64 (Did not cook rock before starting… Lesson Learned… Running GFO and incoming UV to help control incoming issues.
 

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Rome72

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Skimmer seems to have broken in really well. This pic is about 3 days worth of skim. So far I have been impressed by this product.
 

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Rome72

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TY Roly :)

I have to fight the temptation to stock as I am right smack in the middle of my cycle.

Here are my test results over the last 2 weeks:

9/18/2011 Ammonia 0 ppm| Nitrate 2.5 ppm| Nitrite 0.2 ppm
9/25/2011 Ammonia 1.5 ppm| Nitrate 50 ppm| Nitrite 1 ppm
9/28/2011 Ammonia 0 ppm| Nitrate 50 ppm| Nitrite 1 ppm
10/02/2011 Ammonia 0 ppm| Nitrate 20 ppm| Nitrite 0.7 ppm

Once everything settles down I will introduce a CUC. I am probable still 2 to 3 weeks out from that. Right now I am running a Zero photoperiod for tank other than ambient light from the room and 14 hours on a hand full of chaeto in the fuge basket.

I do have a small explosion in pods from the seed rock I put in.
 

Rome72

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Some new additions:
 

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Rome72

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New Pics
 

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JDK

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Looks like that skimmer fits in the first chamber. Looks good. Do you like it? I am trying to upgrade from an aquatic life mini that is just not cutting it.
 
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