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Old 04-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #11
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IMO Id peruse craigslist for a bit. ya can pick up a cube for $200 easy. but thats not bad, just know you're prob gonna want to upgrade the lights and skimmer ASAP
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:08 PM   #12
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IMO Id peruse craigslist for a bit. ya can pick up a cube for $200 easy. but thats not bad, just know you're prob gonna want to upgrade the lights and skimmer ASAP
Since you bring it, why would I update the lights? I thought they were good for the corals. I've been watching Craigslist but here in Vegas, tanks aren't that big unless your talking monster size tanks.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:44 PM   #13
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Nah stock cube lights aren't great for corals. You'll want to upgrade them, Look into rapidleds retrofit.
Retrofit kits - Nano Kits - BioCube 29 - Rapid LED
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Well, This sucks, I was thinking this was to good to be true. I was really hoping this package would support the corals.
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Well, This sucks, I was thinking this was to good to be true. I was really hoping this package would support the corals.
They can support some corals like softies and few Lps and shrooms
I have a biocube with stock lights and have zoas,duncans,torch coral,& frogspawn

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:16 AM   #16
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They can support some corals like softies and few Lps and shrooms
I have a biocube with stock lights and have zoas,duncans,torch coral,& frogspawn
Ok, so this is a pic of your cube with stock lighting. I am interested in corals that move and sway, so I'm assuming they are soft corrals. The shrooms I like as well for the colors. I like your setup a lot!
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Ok, so this is a pic of your cube with stock lighting. I am interested in corals that move and sway, so I'm assuming they are soft corrals. The shrooms I like as well for the colors. I like your setup a lot!
Thank you very much. If you like swaying coral I would recommend a torch coral and a hammer coral, also some green star polyps looks like grass swaying very awesome.
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Thank you very much. If you like swaying coral I would recommend a torch coral and a hammer coral, also some green star polyps looks like grass swaying very awesome.
Thanks, so to confirm, the stock lighting is good for these types? I think I would consider upgrading for hard corals way down the road. The thing is I am active duty military, so until I'm out, I don't want to start a huge reef tank just yet. Man I realy like your setup, is that a yellow watchman goby in there?
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Thanks, so to confirm, the stock lighting is good for these types? I think I would consider upgrading for hard corals way down the road. The thing is I am active duty military, so until I'm out, I don't want to start a huge reef tank just yet. Man I realy like your setup, is that a yellow watchman goby in there?
Yea stock lights are fine for some corals and yes that's a yellow watchman I just redid my whole tank earlier today. Yea you can always upgrade your lights down the road there plenty of new lighting options popping up everyday. If your not sure about a coral you can always ask on the forum
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