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Old 10-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #1841
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Awsome! How deep is your sand bed?
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #1842
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I only have a 2 inch sandbed at most and I only had the cube up a few months before I added mandy, BUT my live rock came from my 55g which was already infested with pods so it had a head start. I also have a small fuge in the back compartment of my cube and I added a bag of pods there as well.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:17 PM   #1843
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How many fish do u think I could get away with in the 29 cube...I'm not thinking any bigger than clown fish.

I read that clown fish like to be in pairs...can u pair up a orange/white with a black/white?

What other fish r good for the 29 cube?
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I would go with 4 maybe 5 fish depending on the fish. i feel overstocked with my 6 fish but most of them arent swimmers and some are very secretive lol

An orange osceallaris should be fine with a b&w oscellaris.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:19 AM   #1845
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My 2 year old loves watching his beta fish in his bowl so I figured I'd give him something bigger and more fun for him (and more fun for me). I'm leaning toward a small tank like the bio cube because I'm new to this and don't have much room for a big tank.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #1846
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The cube is just that, in a cube shape so the swim room is affected. I've had both a regular 29 and this cube and it's a world of difference if you have the two in front of you.
Do you think that the swim room is affected positively or negatively?
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I think it depends on the fish really. I have 6 fish only because of their unique characteristics. The scooter and the mandarin spend most of their time hunting on the sandbed and in the rocks, the citron goby while a bit large only hangs out under the rocks really and comes out for food. The same for the yellow watchman, he stays in his burrow most of the time. That leaves the clowns which use very available inch of the tank for swimming and exploring.

I've had a straight 29g and to be honest I feel I could fit more in that tank than this one and it allowed more open swim room as it was 30" long.

BUT I would still recommend a biocube though. It is pretty simple to run and it also has a lid so you can get jumping fish as well, like firefish that I couldnt keep in the regular tank. It's also a plus that the lighting is included for the cube which allows you to keep a nice assortment of corals without breaking the bank on fixtures. A decent light that can keep comparable corals is gonna run you over $100 for sure plus all the other things you need to set up the tank that are included with with the cube.
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My 2 year old loves watching his beta fish in his bowl so I figured I'd give him something bigger and more fun for him (and more fun for me). I'm leaning toward a small tank like the bio cube because I'm new to this and don't have much room for a big tank.

if you are wanting to keep a pair of clownfish i would suggest going with the 29g cube. More room for the fish and for anything else you may want to add. The 14g is a nice tank but in my opinion too small for a pair of clowns and other fish.

if you have any questions please just ask away. I really like my cube and can't say enough good things about it. lol
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I think it depends on the fish really. I have 6 fish only because of their unique characteristics. The scooter and the mandarin spend most of their time hunting on the sandbed and in the rocks, the citron goby while a bit large only hangs out under the rocks really and comes out for food. The same for the yellow watchman, he stays in his burrow most of the time. That leaves the clowns which use very available inch of the tank for swimming and exploring.

I've had a straight 29g and to be honest I feel I could fit more in that tank than this one and it allowed more open swim room as it was 30" long.

BUT I would still recommend a biocube though. It is pretty simple to run and it also has a lid so you can get jumping fish as well, like firefish that I couldnt keep in the regular tank. It's also a plus that the lighting is included for the cube which allows you to keep a nice assortment of corals without breaking the bank on fixtures. A decent light that can keep comparable corals is gonna run you over $100 for sure plus all the other things you need to set up the tank that are included with with the cube.
Awsome! I won't have any fish that need ALOT of swim room like an angel. Just a clown
A cardinal
A gramma
A jaw fish
And a goby
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I think you will be fine with that stock list. the gramma likes the rocks and the jawfish will be a bottom dweller as well as the goby possibly. usually 5 fish in my opinion anyways, is the top fish count for a 29g cube. And you've picked your fish wisely.
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