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Old 06-06-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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Getting an 8G biocube on friday!

I've never done salt before and this is going to be my first reef tank! I work at a fish store but I mostly work with the freshys so I don't know too too much. Any pointers?
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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Research, research and research some more before a purchase. Be in no hurry and enjoy your piece of the ocean. A saltwater tank is such a neat hobby! The possibilities are endless. You might be slightly limited with an eight gallon tank but you will still enjoy it! Good luck and feel free to ask question on the forum. So many people are eager to help. Keep us posted!
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Research, research and research some more before a purchase. Be in no hurry and enjoy your piece of the ocean. A saltwater tank is such a neat hobby! The possibilities are endless. You might be slightly limited with an eight gallon tank but you will still enjoy it! Good luck and feel free to ask question on the forum. So many people are eager to help. Keep us posted!
Thank you I'm very excited! As of now all I'm planning on getting is a yellow watchman goby and a pistol shrimp but I've been contemplating a small see urchin as well. I'm more interested in the corals!
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I would advise against the urchin... The watchman goby and a pistol shrimp is an awesome combo... You could also get a purple fire fish... Lots of colour and fun to watch
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I would advise against the urchin... The watchman goby and a pistol shrimp is an awesome combo... You could also get a purple fire fish... Lots of colour and fun to watch
Thanks! Do you have any suggestions on corals for a beginner?
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Well frog spawn and hammer seem to be quite popular as well as certain polyps and leather mushrooms...
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I love my radioactive and bam bam zoanthids. Look awesome under actinic lighting. Also grow well under stock lighting!
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I'd call it stocked with the goby and shrimp, personally. That's an interesting combo and fun to watch.

I kept an 8 gallon Biocube for some time and I started with zoanthids and palythoas. They're easy to keep and you can find all kinds of colors. Same with mushrooms. Once you do well with some of the beginner corals, you could look into something like frogspawn, acans, etc. Avoid SPS corals. The Biocube 8 doesn't have enough light to keep them, without some major modification.
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I'n definitely getting frog spawn and hammer and I want a brain coral too.
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Upload pics when you get your tank and start setting up k... I'd like to follow the process up to the first coral introductions
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