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Thread: More Questions

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    When i talked to the person at my lfs about the 14g biocube, she said that it didnt have a protein skimmer but that it would be okay with a mostly corals tank with 1-2 fish. She said that the organics that would collect without the skimmer would actually be somewhat beneficial to the corals?? is there much truth to this statement?
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    No, anything under 20 gallons, even 30, you really don't have to have a skimmer. I don't have one on my 10 gallon nano, I am sure a 14 gallon biocube would be just fine.

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    I don't know about organic wastes being helpful to corals, but Zackish is right, if your tank is under 20g, you can get away with not using a skimmer.

    Just keep up on water changes!!!

    You might also want to add a fuge to the back of your cube. That will really help keep the nitrates down.
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    i think there is a compartment in the back of the biocube that can be used as a refugium... what do i have to do to make it into one?
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    a refugium usually just needs a powerhead. my 10g nanocube has the filter in the refugium

    a protein skimmer is for tanks 25g and up

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    The big decision in setting up the rear fuge is deciding which type of light to use. I think most people buy one of the galaxy lights:
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...54&pcatid=8154

    But you can use just about any compact flor. light as long as it is 6700k. I used an old 10g incandescent hood and put a screw-in compact flor. bulb in it:
    http://www.cshm.org/images/fraley/flight.jpg

    Creating the fuge is as easy as removing the plastic on the back of the cube. Here is a thread describing the process of removing the rear plastic:
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...T&f=35&t=70138
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    this is gonna sound stupid, but CF bulbs can go into regular incandescent fixtures?

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    they make a "screw-in" cf bulb that is 10 watts:

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...70&pcatid=9870

    The colormax version is 6700k, so it is good for a fugelight
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