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Old 06-07-2008, 09:39 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Innovator View Post
The only limitations are the inhabitants (species, territories, size, etc) and your imagination
thank you for those encouraging words innovator!

i was looking at my LFS [just so happens that the closest LFS that sells marine is petland] and was looking at the 29gal biocube and i think that just might be the one. the other option is the eclipse version that we sell at my work [petsmart]. do any of you know which is better [as far as the included filter, pump, etc.]?

also would i really need a protein skimmer? the guy at petland told me i wouldnt...but i dont know if i trust his word...[ps i'm not fond of petland! haha]

5 gallon FW planted w/ 1 male betta

I have experience with many freshwater aquariums of all sizes. I'm currently limited by my dorm room...
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:54 PM   #12
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I don't recommend a skimmer for anything under 40g's unless you are housing aggressive feeders/defacaters. I prefer keeping a high nutrient load, but others may not share the same sentiments. Perhaps others can inform you of the Biocube vs. Eclipse. I do know that many replace the canopy with a higher wattage fixture and the bioballs are not needed.

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