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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Biocube 14 Freshwater

I have recently setup a Biocube 14 for Freshwater. I understand the stock setup is aimed towards salt water and am looking for pointers from those who have traveled down the same road. Mods to the filtration system to cut down on the de-gasing of C02? I've seen posts regarding 6700K 24w PC's to swap out the stock 10000K / Actinic bulbs, however I have not been able to locate them online? I've seen higher wattage options but nothing in the 24w range. I have DIY C02 running until I swap it out for a pressurized system. Any tips or direction would be appreciated....

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 10:03 AM
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I think if you're doing direct injection, and having the co2 go directly into the tank or where the water is pumped back into the tank you'll be cool.

Amano's giant tank uses a sump and he claims the water falling from the overflow helps to oxygenate the water, which is good for the bacteria in the filters as well as providing oxygen for plants and fish at night as they respirate.
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Trying hard to remember the back of a biocube. If you can find a way to add on and raise the intake of the rear pump, that would leave the water line higher in the overflow box. Not positive that's possible on a biocube. Or maybe you could tack a sponge to the inside wall of the overflow so the entering water trickles down through the sponge. or as IWANNA was saying, you might be ok if you're injecting pressurized CO2, depends on the actual amount of gas off and the fish.

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plants done use oxygen, they breathe in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen except at night when things are reversed.
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