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    Njoy's biocube 29g - The Setup

    Hello, My tank is up and running. Day number 2 and its all cleared

    My question is that my temperature went up to 82 degrees and thats without the heater on. Can i have any tips?

    And My lights, how long should they be going on?

    Thank you guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Njoy View Post
    Hello, My tank is up and running. Day number 2 and its all cleared

    My question is that my temperature went up to 82 degrees and thats without the heater on. Can i have any tips?

    And My lights, how long should they be going on?

    Thank you guys
    What is the room temp and what are you using to measure the water temps?

    Something does not sound right. lol

    I had problems with digital thermometers in the past. Check this out!



    If you do use a digital thermometer then make sure its accurate. I use a glass thermometer and they are quite good. :b2:


    Corals can only absorb so much light. They would do just fine with 6-8hrs but that means we don't get to see our corals as often as we like. Most people have a 12hr photo-period starting when they wake-up, not when the sun rises. :b15:

    I wake up at 10:00am so I start 1hr actinics and then 11:00am daytime starts. Then at 9:00pm daytime is over and actinic stays on until 10:00pm. That's when moonlight starts.
    29g Biocube, 2x90w Aqua Illumination LED light modules, Vortech MP20, Sapphire BC29 skimmer, GHL Profilux Plus II with 3pump doser.

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    do you guys have a good timer to recommand?
    300g reef system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Njoy View Post
    do you guys have a good timer to recommand?
    depending on current draw ( Halides ) i use regular Intermatic timers from HD, they make them in HD models that can handle 15A and some nice digital ones for more control.


    PS: halides on @ 10A, off @ 10P, moons on @10P off @ 10A, you can get away with less but i love to see my tank

    while the tank is cycling, you can really reduce or eliminate the photoperiod.
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    I use the Coralife analogue timers because they are so easy to use. Do not bother with the Coralife digital timer because its brutal to program.

    They have a poor reputation because a few have caused fires. Turns out they are not waterproof. :b13:
    29g Biocube, 2x90w Aqua Illumination LED light modules, Vortech MP20, Sapphire BC29 skimmer, GHL Profilux Plus II with 3pump doser.

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    how much those pinpoint termometer's worth?
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