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sweat044
07-29-2014, 10:57 AM
What would be the best skimmer for a 29 gallon biocube? I am getting the media basket and fuge basket. Just looking for a skimmer. Thoughts?

lsaint
07-29-2014, 11:09 AM
http://www.marinedepot.com/Hydor_Koralia_Nano_Slim_Skim_Internal_Protein_Skim mer_In_Sump_Venturi_Needle_Wheel_Protein_Skimmers-Hydor_USA-HD00771-FIPSISNW-vi.html

hooked
07-29-2014, 11:27 AM
http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Nano_DOC_Protein_Skimmer_9002_In_Sump_Ventur i_Protein_Skimmers_For_Tanks_Up_to_100_Gallons-Tunze-TZ5311-FIPSISVSUH-vi.html

89delta
07-29-2014, 11:31 AM
I've got the AquaticLife Internal Mini Skimmer 115 (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4392+21416&pcatid=21416) in my 24BC and it pulls out some nice green gunk.

kmellon
07-29-2014, 12:21 PM
I thought you said you had a JBJ nano cube not an oceanic biocube. They are different and i'm not sure if the same skimmer will fit in each one.

sweat044
07-29-2014, 12:54 PM
I have a 29 Gallon Biocube setup. I just bought a JBJ Nanocube with LED's

I thought you said you had a JBJ nano cube not an oceanic biocube. They are different and i'm not sure if the same skimmer will fit in each one.

sweat044
07-29-2014, 12:57 PM
One more question. To light the chaeto is this light necessary? Any thoughts on how to light it? The back of the tank is black so no light this is the only one I have found but is it worth $18?

http://shop.mediabaskets.com/Underwater-10W-Single-Light-WTL10.htm

sweat044
07-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Is a skimmer necessary?

charleshardy5
07-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Depends on the bioload, personal preference, the whole deal. You can do reg water changes and stuff to jeep up on a system that small I'm sure, would I forgo it? No... Cause I'm lazy and sometimes I skip and forget about water changes. I skim my 10 g tank and it works great for me. No film on the surface corals and shrimp doing well, even saved me I think when my rainbow nem got shredded and I was gone all day, but I also run carbon and a HOB fuge as well.
Last time I checked my watch this was America!

89delta
07-29-2014, 03:46 PM
I've got 3x 3w leds over the center chamber in my 24BC. But from what I hear you can scrape the black paint off the backside.

sweat044
07-29-2014, 03:52 PM
What HOB fuge do you run? I have been looking at those as well.
Depends on the bioload, personal preference, the whole deal. You can do reg water changes and stuff to jeep up on a system that small I'm sure, would I forgo it? No... Cause I'm lazy and sometimes I skip and forget about water changes. I skim my 10 g tank and it works great for me. No film on the surface corals and shrimp doing well, even saved me I think when my rainbow nem got shredded and I was gone all day, but I also run carbon and a HOB fuge as well.
Last time I checked my watch this was America!

sweat044
07-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Interesting. I may have to check it out. I don't really want to scrape the paint off.

I've got 3x 3w leds over the center chamber in my 24BC. But from what I hear you can scrape the black paint off the backside.

89delta
07-29-2014, 04:00 PM
I sent you a picture message....hope ya got it. If you run the skimmer in the 1st chamber you'll need to pull out the bottom and side plates that hold the filter in place. There is a place that sells a great kit i'm thinking of getting in the future though....BTW mine is the same as yours...Oceanic 29BC it's 23.5Gallons in the main display.

Biocube Package Deal (http://www.shop.mediabaskets.com/BioCube-29-Package-Deal-BC29-Bundle.htm?gclid=CjwKEAjwgMieBRCB3bqB94e9lD4SJABW3 sTN7xGtXmK_-ewP0n2M3amH2Uis87JDd6slEXyW_4LoiBoCadbw_wcB)

charleshardy5
07-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Just using an aqueon 25 hob with macro ... Easy peasy
Last time I checked my watch this was America!

89delta
07-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Here is what the back of mine looks like......guess what I was doing when I came up with the DIY fugelight....lol
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y487/liquidarts/29%20Biocube/20140729_154524_zpscmf3pfph.jpg