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 01-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #41
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I have a biocube as well as several other tanks and to be honest i think the cube is a great beginner tank. You dont have to stress over lighting cause the stock lighting can keep alot of decent corals while getting a T5 light for coral on a 20-29g is gonna run you over $100 alone.

I will admit i took out the bioballs in my cube and added a media and a fuge tray system. i bought mine used for like $50 but it runs about $80 new. here's the link for it

BioCube 29 - Aquarium Filtration Upgrades & Supplies

I think 2 clowns and 2 other small fish would be excellent stocking. Plus you can put a bunch of inverts in too.

I am currently overstocked in my cube, lol, planning an upgrade in a month or two but i have in mine:
2 b&w clowns
firefish
yellow watchman goby
citron goby
scooter dragonet
a blue ORA mandarin

I have 3 peppermint shrimp, one cleaner shrimp and maybe 10-15 nassarius snails ( too many but I love when they come out for feeding lol) a turbo snail and about 4 hermits.

My tank has been up for about 8 months and was pretty much setup with rock from my other tanks. I have only added a few corals so i can't really attest to the lighting but what i have added has done well.

Hope that helps some!
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #42
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
I'm gonna go with the cube. Now just looking for the best price online or see what my buddy John can do. Calling him tomorrow.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #43
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
How's this for starters?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...AID=1059619402


Any good?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #44
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Convict2161
That cube is a beast! If your willing to spend that much, totally go for it!!
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #45
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Yeah I might break the bank and do it. Figured it comes with everything so I don't have much to worry about. And the place I would get it from will throw in some live stock and CUC guys.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #46
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Convict2161
Yeah I might break the bank and do it. Figured it comes with everything so I don't have much to worry about. And the place I would get it from will throw in some live stock and CUC guys.
Yes, the extra cash is worth it if you dont have to put it all together, although that way comes out cheaper.

Sounds good overall man, but make sure you leave some money for the rock thats very important!
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #47
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gboy66

Yes, the extra cash is worth it if you dont have to put it all together, although that way comes out cheaper.

Sounds good overall man, but make sure you leave some money for the rock thats very important!
Will do. Rock and sand.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #48
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
GOING TO GET THE CUBE NOW!!!! Not sure about the stand. It's expensive and not sure I really need it. $334.00 for the 29 bio cube HQI
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #49
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Convict2161
GOING TO GET THE CUBE NOW!!!! Not sure about the stand. It's expensive and not sure I really need it. $334.00 for the 29 bio cube HQI
It kills me that youv just decided on a sw tank and your already moving 5x as fast as i lol!!

Dude im excited for you, this is totally sweet that you have fully gotten into this hobby!

Have your ordered your rock yet? You might want to now, shipping takes foreverr if its free
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 03:00 PM   #50
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
The place I'm getting the cube from told me they have a 300 gallon tank filled with live rock. Can that be? It's a place called House Of Fins in Greenwich CT. He said he has everything I need to start the cycle. Sand, rock whatever I need. On my way!!
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, saltwater

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
Finally Gonna go Saltwater - 29 Gallon build spoonman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 230 09-02-2012 11:16 AM
Saltwater Crabs - The Saltwater Aquariums Best Friend! Reefs2go.com Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 0 12-17-2011 12:27 PM
Mollie trun to saltwater Mjmjhot Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 10-19-2011 12:07 AM
Saltwater...how hard could it be??? Yikes Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 16 10-08-2011 11:43 PM
Saltwater Tank Dream/Journey Hatterz Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 07-15-2011 11:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 AM.


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