Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-17-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 26
29g oceanic biocube

Hey everybody, Im new to the saltwater aquarium. Me and my gf just started a 29G oceanic biocube thats about two months old. I would love for someone to help me in understanding the benefits and disadvantages to have the biocube as compared to other aquariums. Is there anything that we should get for the aquarium in particular.
thanks very much for your help and concern, sterling and crystal

PS>>> many more thoughts and questions to come
__________________

__________________
sterling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
DJLiquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 162
I have a biocube 14 gal. With a nano ( your right on the cusp with a 29g) just make sure your right on with your levels when doing water changes as slight fluctuations are more apparent to your saltwater enviroment then larger tanks.
__________________

__________________
14 gal biocube salt
1 orange zoo polyp colony, 2 toad stool (small), 1 umbrella leather (large), 2 pulsing xenia, 1 star polyp colony, 7 blue mushrooms, snails, pep. shrimp, 3 blue legged hermits, 2 onyx percula clowns
DJLiquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
joeyfromlawrenceville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: lawrenceville,georgia
Posts: 195
Hi ,
I had to make the same decision a month ago. All in one unit vs build your own set up. I found the aesthetic beauty of a all in one ( Bio Cube type tank ) for me was a huge benefit . I went with the Aquapod 24, same thing though. It has all I need which I have learned is much of nothing at all. See , all I am going to use as filter media is the live rock in the tank along with live rock rubble in the rear compartment. I will have a heater back there , but that is it. No Bio balls, no filter sponges, no noodles, no nothing. I love the simplicity of this type of set up. I am adding Koralia water movers in the tank to keep water moving around. The lights on the tank will surfice most corals but your limited with a hooded tank unless it is metal halide lighting.

the Cons: more difficult to upgrade lighting, more difficult to add sump tank for added filteration, skimmer etc. Upgrades in size means you toss the whole tank and start over, being you wont have a standard hood, lights, sump,skimmer to use on next tank.

I love your choice though, have seen some beautiful Bio Cubes, and you can fill it up with corals w/o it costing a fortune. Good luck, I'm right behind you with my wife's Aquapod, should be filling with water within 2 weeks.
__________________
Joey
37 gal FOLR for my daughter ( she is 6 yr old)
3 gal Pico mini reef.( for me)
24 gal Aquapod (wife's) reef, now cycled and currently emptying my wallet.
joeyfromlawrenceville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2008, 01:53 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 26
thanks very much. I do find it quite convenient having the biocube as it is. Im very happy with it tho, the only problem is I already wanna go bigger and better. Plus, the fish i purchased will need a bigger tank soon, sort of the reason i got them as babies. There is for sure no room left for more fish and i have plenty of corals to begin; an open brain, two hammers, orange sponge, leather, candy cane, a small colony of star polyps and small colony of zooanthids... altho im not sure that there staar polyps. Also have a coral which i love because it floresces under the black and night lights quite brilliant: its like a hammer but the tips are white and look like flowers.
__________________
sterling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
joeyfromlawrenceville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: lawrenceville,georgia
Posts: 195
Wow, you have started with a nice selection of corals. You are making me excited about our AP24 build. It is for my wife, I can't wait until she gets her first corals in it. I was going to put it together today but the stand was damaged, so I'm waiting on a replacement , everything is ready to go other than that. You should post a picture of your tank, I would like to see how you have arranged your live rock, being it is about the same size.
__________________
Joey
37 gal FOLR for my daughter ( she is 6 yr old)
3 gal Pico mini reef.( for me)
24 gal Aquapod (wife's) reef, now cycled and currently emptying my wallet.
joeyfromlawrenceville is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
29 gallon, bio, biocube, cube, oceanic

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Oceanic BioCube 14gallon!!! mr86mister Nano Reefs 29 04-06-2009 08:29 PM
My new Oceanic Biocube 14 davegoz Nano Reefs 35 02-26-2009 04:44 AM
Oceanic BioCube? KentCurtis Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 02-08-2009 11:14 PM
oceanic biocube problem sterling Nano Reefs 3 11-23-2008 09:10 PM
8g oceanic biocube suggestions? CCMA Nano Reefs 6 02-05-2008 01:59 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.