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Old 08-15-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Good beginner tank

Would this be a good start for a reef tank? If not what would you recommend I get.

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Old 08-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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The stock lighting won't be able to keep anything above soft coral. I'm personally not a fan of biocubes, though some love them. I'd rather get a craigslist tank for cheap and put things together with what I want.

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Old 08-16-2014, 07:17 AM   #3
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With the bio cube go for the 29 gal modle

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I agree with Hank. I'm not a fan of Biocubes either. You can make a much nicer set up for a lot cheaper too.
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My only reef tank has been a 29g biocube, so I can't compare, but softies, LPS and some lower light SPS do fine. But you will out grow it, this is addictive.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:10 PM   #6
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I love biocubes for their all in one setups. I think they are a great starter tank.

I also would say go for the 29g model, just a little more money but opens up being able to get more fish.

While you can piece a tank together for a similar cost, it is a hassle that new salt keepers might not want to deal with. I started with a 29g standard tank myself and as a newbie it wasnt the easiest thing to do. I much preferred my biocube which I got a short time later. I recently sold it and regret it, it was a really nice setup. I had added a t5 fixture in place of the stock lighting and it was a very cool tank. I will def be on the lookout for another one.
Innovative marine also has similar all in ones but they tend to be a bit more money but they really are awesome tanks. And you can add your own lighting as well as a skimmer and reactors. Just depends on what your budget is.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:27 PM   #7
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I know several people that have biocube's myself included. go with the 29 gallon, you'll be much happier. Mine has several different mushrooms, zoas, and some lps with stock lighting. great all in one tank

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