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Old 06-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Nano tank good for beginner?

To start off I have never owned a salt water tank. I do have a 40 gallon high tech fresh water though. I am looking into getting another tank, and I found a Bio cube at my lfs (it is 250$) would this be a good first salt water tank? I would have lots of coral and maybe 1 or 2 fish
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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http://www.marineandreef.com/Oceanic...FUgbQgodrQdGLA
This is what my lfs has (or very similar)
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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From what I've heard BioCubes are great tanks for beginners. Sometimes you have to do a couple of mods with the parts, but they're fairly user-friendly, and the lights are sufficient from what I've heard for a variety (though not all) corals. A lot of beginners on here have had luck with BioCubes.
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From what I've heard BioCubes are great tanks for beginners. Sometimes you have to do a couple of mods with the parts, but they're fairly user-friendly, and the lights are sufficient from what I've heard for a variety (though not all) corals. A lot of beginners on here have had luck with BioCubes.
Are the modifications necessary? I don't have tuns of money to put into this tank. I was planning on buying the Biocube a heater and maybe a Skimmer. Would this be a good start? I don't want to have the same problem as I did with my 40 gallon, buy cheap stuff the first time then have to replace it later. I want a fairly cheap high grade tank (that I don't have to upgrade down the road). Am I looking at the wrong kind of tank?
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None of the mods are necissary. My biocube is 100% stock and I love it.

I think they're an excellent beginner tank.
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None of the mods are necissary. My biocube is 100% stock and I love it.

I think they're an excellent beginner tank.
Could you post a picture? Is it the 14 gallon?

Edit: could I do something like this http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...dt-TPNkxuZ9kmQ in the 14 gallon biocube if I left it stock?
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I also have a pretty stock biocube 29g and i really like it. All self contained and looks awesome too!

The stock lights are good enough for alot of corals except the most demanding and i wouldn't put an anenome in it but otherwise it's a great tank.

The only mod I made was to take out the bio balls and added a filter media basket in it's place.
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Do you think I will be unhappy with a 14 gallon and that I should get a 29? Is that big white thing in the middle of that tank I linked an aniomy (or however you spell it lol)
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A 29 gallon would definitely expand your stocking possibilities, so I'd go with that, but that's just what I would do if I got one.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #10
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On Amazon they have the 29 gallon for 250$ (that is what the 14 gallon costs at my lfs) do I trust it to be shipped? I just barely sent a broken tank back. (It was broken on arrival). I was reading some reviews and some people ether really like it or really hate it. Are the people that hate it doing something wrong or is this a hit and miss kind of thing (some tanks good some not)?
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