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Old 01-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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JBJ or Oceanic 29 Biocube or IM Nuvo 38?

I am new to this site and am trying to pick the brains of those who may have the all in one salt water tanks. I want to do a reef style, but torn between the 3 tanks. Price is an issue and all of the upgrades you talk about, I am not sure I would know how to do the upgrade. Any help steering me in the right direction would be appreciated. Thank you, Brauny
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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biocube 29 hqi.
you can take off the glass canopy if your fish aren't jumpers and heat shouldn't be an issue.
you can grow anything under the sun and don't need to upgrade lights.

the standard biocube 29 can still grow a lot if you're more interested in soft corals (typically easier) and it's cheaper.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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biocube 29 hqi.
you can take off the glass canopy if your fish aren't jumpers and heat shouldn't be an issue.
you can grow anything under the sun and don't need to upgrade lights.

the standard biocube 29 can still grow a lot if you're more interested in soft corals (typically easier) and it's cheaper.
Ok great, so you are endorsing the Oceanic 29 HQI Biocube correct? That was the one I was looking at. Does a skimmer come with it?
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Ok great, so you are endorsing the Oceanic 29 HQI Biocube correct? That was the one I was looking at. Does a skimmer come with it?
that's the route i would go if i was a complete beginner and wanted a tank around that size. It comes with the skimmer. It's not the best, but it helps some. With a tank that size it's easy to keep up with water changes anyway.
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Have you had one of these? What upgrades would or should I make, my budget for the tank and accessories to start is $600, not counting the live rock, sand, etc.
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Have you had one of these? What upgrades would or should I make, my budget for the tank and accessories to start is $600, not counting the live rock, sand, etc.
No upgrades per say. You'll need a heater, a powerhead, salt, and some test kits.
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If you wanna mod out your cube there's a few routes you can go. The HQI would be best as the lighting is good and if you wanted to go further you can get the AI NANO and it fits right into the slot for the HQI.

http://youtu.be/W609NWtk60o
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listen to convict for any biocube advice. his is incredible.
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If you wanna mod out your cube there's a few routes you can go. The HQI would be best as the lighting is good and if you wanted to go further you can get the AI NANO and it fits right into the slot for the HQI.

Biocube HQI 29 light mod with ai nano sol super blue LED - YouTube
What all comes with the Oceanic HQI Biocube, and what would I need extra?
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If you wanna mod out your cube there's a few routes you can go. The HQI would be best as the lighting is good and if you wanted to go further you can get the AI NANO and it fits right into the slot for the HQI.

Biocube HQI 29 light mod with ai nano sol super blue LED - YouTube
How is this light for $140 on Amazon? Is the light it comes with OK for a beginner or would you recommend getting what you have right away. Also how did you modify it?



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