14 gallon Biocube questions

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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby Sula on Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:23 pm

Nate - since you seem very interested in possible breed-able fishes, I think you might be interested in this forum:

http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/index.php

I think you need to join and log in to see all the subforums but there are lots of posts from experienced marine breeders, if you research there you may get a better sense for the species with which you are most likely to experience success.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:55 pm

Thanks for that post sue, its bookmarked on my CPU. I read through the info on firefish and hope to be one of the first to be able to give specifics (and if not, I still love how they are so close to eachother!)
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:12 am

Ok, I am looking into POSSIBLY switching out the lights and going with STUNNER LED's in the Biocube. Would I be able to fit 4 in there? (2x 8k white, 1x blue 453 nm, 1 x UV 403nm.) ? I don't think I would do this soon, but is something I am considering.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby beansandmia on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:18 am

Get a 20k par 38, a reptile clamp light, toss you stock boicube lid, make your self a mess or glass top. Cost around $100 total for the light set up. Just have to make a lid since you have carpet surfing fish in there lol.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:38 pm

here are some pictures of my favorite crusties!
Definately my Favorite:

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Left Handed Hermit (favorite)
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Second Favorite:

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Nero!
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Fourth Favorite:

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Scarlet Hermo
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number 3 is some sort of snail, not sure what kind but he is bigger than he looked at the store (got him to eliminate minor algae growth on the back wall... mission accomplished!)
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby Sula on Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:55 pm

I think the Panorama fixtures have stronger LEDs, you could probably fit 2 in the hood.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:41 pm

Sue, I know its possible for crabs to grow back legs and claws, but i noticed my lefthanded hermit crab only has one eye. Will they grow back an eye?
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby Sula on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:48 pm

It seems like they would be able to, but I can't claim to be an expert about that... :-s
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby SeeingGreen on Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:14 am

By comparison,

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This is two PAR30 with 3blue and two white and one PAR30 with all blue over a 24 gallon. (The cheap actinic strip there is just when i want to check things out at night.)

They are now only 18 inches above the water with 4o? degree optics.
They were cheaper, but are undoubtedly more cheaply made.

For as a nice reference I have chalices growing on an improvised frag rack, palys at the bottom growing out babies like its their jobs and a couple zoanthids at the top with the chalices that are thriving as well.

The PAR 38 has 7 lamps to this one's 5 and I believe they have a higher output lumen rating as well, so one of those would be roughly half of what I have in both color and output, but would be over a tank roughly half the size.

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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby Socratic Monologue on Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:47 am

NVCichlids wrote:Sue, I know its possible for crabs to grow back legs and claws, but i noticed my lefthanded hermit crab only has one eye. Will they grow back an eye?


That would involve central nervous system regeneration, which I am led to believe is virtually impossible, biologically speaking. So, I'd guess no.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:58 am

Socratic Monologue wrote:
NVCichlids wrote:Sue, I know its possible for crabs to grow back legs and claws, but i noticed my lefthanded hermit crab only has one eye. Will they grow back an eye?


That would involve central nervous system regeneration, which I am led to believe is virtually impossible, biologically speaking. So, I'd guess no.


That is what I was thinking as well, but wasn't sure. You can tell in the first picture the eye on the left is not there.

Thanks for the info on the lights. I told my wife once we move, I will have 3 saltwater tanks only. (no freshwater anymore!) I am eyeing up what it will cost to switch lights on this biocube (planning to get an HQI 29 after we move as well.)
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:31 am

well i found the fish of my dreams this past weekend and purchased it (I know, at capascity now...) but I knew if I found a possum wrasse i'd purchase it, and I did. he is about 1.5" TL and I got him for $50. Definately one of the more expensive fish I have purchased without the intent to breed. I hope to have pictures posted this afternoon.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby beansandmia on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:43 am

They came out with a new par 38 bulb. This is the one I want to see.

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.p ... pic=260399
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NVCichlids on Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:04 pm

would a koralia nano be overkill in my little biocube? I have a chance to purchase two for $30 brand new.
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Re: 14 gallon Biocube questions

Postby NYHCx516x on Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:31 pm

I had one Nano Korilla in my 8 gal biocube.
I think 2 regular ones would be akin to Hurricane Katrina in there....
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