This is where I'll keep an ongoing log of my Biocube 14, which is my very first saltwater tank. From my introduction thread:
My name is Dylan and I just got into reefing. I'm pretty avid in FW, having 5 tanks of different sizes and purposes, from a nano shrimp tank to an African Cichlid tank. Anyways, I have a coworker who was moving and he gave a small BioCube 14 for free!
I just picked it up and set it up last night, here's what it looks like so far:
Currently it has a Fire Clownfish, and a dottyback of some sort, along with a snail or two. Apparently he had a really bad aiptasia infestation a few months ago and decided to nuke the whole tank and start again, and then kind of lost interest in the tank (which happens, I understand completely.), and then the fire clown was sent to timeout in it.
From small amount of research I already did, I'm sure that both fish are fairly aggressive and also too big for this tank, so hopefully I can trade them away or sell them or something.
On the to do list:
- Get rid of those 2 fish
- Change out the sand for some aragonite oolite
- Get more live rock
- Get some inverts
- get some simple corals - i think zoanthids?
Anyways, thanks for taking a look, and I look forward to interacting with all of you!
Thanks! I'm pumped to start this build and see where it goes. Yesterday I managed to find someone who would take the fish in exchange for some cured liverock. Since there was no livestock in the tank I took that time to switch out the sand for some Caribsea Aragonite Oolite. Sidenote, I love this stuff, extremely soft, looks great, helps buffer the water. I use it in my malawi tank too. With the combination of the already established filtration system, and all of the cured LR, I shouldn't see too much of a mini cycle.