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Old 03-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #11
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Are those biocubes the way to go or are they over rated? I was talking to a different LFS guy and he told me he could set me up a tank and put fish in the same day with a guarantee of no casualties... Is this guy blowing smoke or not?
The only way he could do that is if he has cured live rock
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #12
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Do I need a protein skimmer on a 29g?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:18 PM   #13
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I have a 29g biocube without a skimmer and it runs fine, as long as I do proper water changes.

I have also had the 29g straight tank too and I like the biocube better. It comes with everything you need almost except for a heater and an extra powerhead. You have decent lighting for some corals so you dont have to drop $200 or more on a light for a straight 29g.

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #14
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This may be a dumb question but when you do your pwc are you adding saltwater ro or fresh water ro... A buddy told me you add fresh
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You add RO or fresh for top off. Salt doesn't evaporate.
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For PWC you add salt. An average cost of a fowlr 29g set-up would be about $150 with out fish or tank costs.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #17
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What do you guys recommend doing... The fish less cycle or another way... I read the thread and being impatient is gonna play against but I guess I can suck it up if I have to
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What do you guys recommend doing... The fish less cycle or another way... I read the thread and being impatient is gonna play against but I guess I can suck it up if I have to
Do fishless. It will finish before you know it. After all it's only 2-3 weeks and you have years afterwards to enjoy your tank
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Is your tank going to be a 20 long or 20 high?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:54 AM   #20
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I think I'm gonna pick up a 29g biocube
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