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Old 12/28/2007, 12:48 AM   #1
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Nano Cube DX sucks!

LOL, bought a Nano Cube DX full setup from my LFS and IT SUCKSSSS.

Only reason being that the moonlighting AND the daylight/actinics are linked into one adapter and therefore one outlet. Thereby debunking the use of a separate timers to control daylight and moonlight.

Yeaa....to think I have to use my finger to flip the switch, primitive? or am I just lazy? .


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:39 AM   #2
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you could always splice the moonlight from the daytime/actinics, and attach it to a plug (they are less than a dollar at lowes).


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Old 12/28/2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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i loved my old 12g dx. maybe you shouldve thought it out before you bought it?


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Old 12/28/2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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Good idea limitedslip! This will be my next project....

jonathanws, I love my dx too , was just trying to make the lighting schedule automated. Is your lighting schedule automated?


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Old 12/28/2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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you could always splice the moonlight from the daytime/actinics, and attach it to a plug (they are less than a dollar at lowes).
Hmmmm I have the same NC and Im likin this idea... Hmmmmmmm Ill see how it works for zhenjw since we already discussed this. I hope it works! hehe


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:55 PM   #6
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My nc is great. I agree they need to rethink the design.


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Old 12/28/2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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I'm with gregrocks79,they are pretty good tanks. But I did try the timers and it made me mad too.


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Old 12/28/2007, 02:25 PM   #8
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I'm with gregrocks79,they are pretty good tanks. But I did try the timers and it made me mad too.
We should make a petition, call them and have them redesign it, then they can send us the new one for FREE! Sound good? haha...

I mean to have to turn my timer back on manualy, turn the PC switch to off, THEN turn the LEDs on is a joke, and I like jokes, but not this one! haha


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Old 12/28/2007, 04:13 PM   #9
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Fellow reefers unite! LOL, should we post a new thread regarding this problem?


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Old 12/28/2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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The Moonlights can be seperated power wise from the actual lights and powered by themselves. You just need a 12v power supply and it can be done.

When we did the light mod to our 12g and added another light we separated the moonlights and put them on their own power supply. We also added a ballast so we could have the actinics sepearate from the Daylights I know its a little $$ to do it that way but its so much better.

The AP tanks have all theirs separate from the factory and is nicer to deal with. My son has a AP24 that has switches for all 3 already there.


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Old 12/28/2007, 06:37 PM   #11
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That was one of the reason I dislike my Nanocube DX, And when and go my self an AquaPod.


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Old 12/28/2007, 07:06 PM   #12
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The Moonlights can be seperated power wise from the actual lights and powered by themselves. You just need a 12v power supply and it can be done.

When we did the light mod to our 12g and added another light we separated the moonlights and put them on their own power supply. We also added a ballast so we could have the actinics sepearate from the Daylights I know its a little $$ to do it that way but its so much better.

The AP tanks have all theirs separate from the factory and is nicer to deal with. My son has a AP24 that has switches for all 3 already there.
I had previously purchased a Bio Cube 8 and the lighting is separated exactly as you described. With this I was able to do the lighting schedule I preferred. Guess Nano Cubes are the only ones that don't offer such an option .


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Old 12/28/2007, 07:09 PM   #13
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Hey guys this a fix from nanotuners.


http://www.nanotuners.com/product_in...products_id=75


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Old 12/28/2007, 07:41 PM   #14
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Re: Nano Cube DX sucks!

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LOL, bought a Nano Cube DX full setup from my LFS and IT SUCKSSSS.
Speak for yourself.


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Old 12/28/2007, 08:07 PM   #15
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Re: Re: Nano Cube DX sucks!

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Speak for yourself.
AMEN to that.


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Old 12/28/2007, 08:09 PM   #16
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Hey guys this a fix from nanotuners.


http://www.nanotuners.com/product_in...products_id=75
Great site! Awsome resource...thanks racksteris!! I can now add this site to why I open my wallet and dust bunnies fall out.


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Old 12/28/2007, 08:29 PM   #17
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Its a shame that you have to buy extra stuff just to get it on a light schedule. Aquapod is the way to go. More lighting, more options, less money.


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Old 12/28/2007, 09:45 PM   #18
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Yep.


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Old 12/28/2007, 09:57 PM   #19
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Its a shame that you have to buy extra stuff just to get it on a light schedule. Aquapod is the way to go. More lighting, more options, less money.
Could not agreed more...


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