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Old 07-24-2014, 05:26 PM   #1
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Upgrading to salt water

I want to buy a full setup brand new just seeing what some good options are for about 30 to 40 gallons. I want something good but nothing super fancy seeing as how it will be my first saltwater. Thanks


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Old 07-24-2014, 09:35 PM   #2
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Go with a biocube they are a all in one tank. They are great tanks for beginners. The lighting is good for some easy low light corals.

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Old 07-24-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
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I agree those are awesome starting tanks. A few months ago I set one up for my uncle and it had pretty much everything I needed to start it up for him.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:24 AM   #4
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I feel like a bio cube is kinda a cheap model. Just want to make sure it will last a long time and be a good setup


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Old 07-29-2014, 07:10 AM   #5
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Invest in a quality protein skimmer and you will do very well.
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Any ideas for a quality protein skimmer? And what else would I need to get started


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Old 07-29-2014, 12:10 PM   #7
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You don't need a skimmer on a biocube if you don't want one, and they make great starter tanks but the lighting is going to limit what photosynthetic creatures you can keep. If your looking to do a reef IMHO you'd be better off setting up your own tank rather than the aio route.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:25 PM   #8
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You don't need a skimmer on a biocube if you don't want one, and they make great starter tanks but the lighting is going to limit what photosynthetic creatures you can keep. If your looking to do a reef IMHO you'd be better off setting up your own tank rather than the aio route.

+1. I'm not a fan of Biocubes...
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Yeah IMO a biocube is best for a FO or FOWLR tank. You will probably wan't to air on the side of caution and not get any corals until you update the lights.
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Well are there any setups that don't come with a top so I can get my own lighting or is there a setup with a good lighting system. I don't want to get into saltwater and then be limited by something as simple as lighting. I'm not afraid to spend the extra money. I'm trying to take it kinda easy so I can learn as I go. But I don't want a setup I'm going to think sucks in a few months cause the lighting is not even enough to keep what I like.


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