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Old 10-21-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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Do you own a BioCube?

I'm considering buying one but I'd like some feedback from people that own them first hand.
Did you make any mods to the setup?
What fish/inverts do you have in it?
What size?
Any comments/suggestions?


If I get one it'll be the 14g size do to space constrictions. :>
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I have two biocube 14gal. One freshwater and i just started a salt water one today. I love my biocube freshwater tank. everything is quite and runs good. For the saltwater tank i took out the false bottoms and bioballs. I added a media basket. Only downside that i have seen is that if you run the lights for long they tend to put off some heat. The fans really dont do that much to get rid of the heat. All in all i give them a A.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:51 AM   #3
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I have a Biocube 14 right now and I am upgrading to the Biocube 29 HQI (setting up this weekend)

Pros
-all in one
-decent lights that can hold good variety of corals

Cons
-lights heat the tank up
-only about 10 actual gallons
-fans start to get loud after a few weeks
-a lot of water evaporation

I honestly like the unit, it's just too small. I can't have what I want in it. But that's just me.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply. I just love the look of them, they're very modern and I like that it's pretty much self contained. I'll definitely take out the bioballs as well if I get one.
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Yeah I would replace the stock fans since they do get loud.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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I also have a 29g biocube. i added a powerhead and media trays with a fuge to mine.

BioCube 29 Package Deal - Aquarium Filtration Upgrades & Supplies

I really like mine and would buy it again but I would go with the HQI setup if I were to do it again.
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Thanks so much for the link, Carey!
I'm going to measure the space I have to work with and hope I can get the 29. Perfect for a nano reef.
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I agree! I only have mine as fish only right now but the options with a cube are endless.
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