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Old 04-05-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question ok i made up my mind i want to buy biocube 29 gal. now i need details please

I need all info on this please so whem i buy it I get to know what I'm doing what can go in it please any and all info on this tank is it good can I put reef and coals along with fish stock or no please any info will help me out great right now
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Yes you can make it a reef, soft corals and polyps along with some LPS are what you'd be looking at in terms of it's lighting.

Smaller fish you can keep Like the ones listed here are good ones to keep

I'm not sure what else you want to know, I own one and It's definitely a good place for starters, but I already want another setup because I got the bug
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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I have a 29G Biocube. If I could do it again, I would have gone a different direction. I figured being my first tank I'd be better off with an all-in-one tank like the biocube. I do like that tank, but for the money I spent on that I think I'd be better off with something like my 38G tank, that I can fit a 10G sump in the stand.
If you choose the 29G Biocube, I'd recommend using the first chamber to put your heater in, I just did that with mine the other week, frees up space in the display and not have to worry about moving rock to check on it this way.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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What do you mean first spot and I'm looking for something where I can just basically put water in and cycle it for a month or so and get goingfreshwater tank is looking sad and the saltwater is where the excitement is at lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #5
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I know what you mean with freshwater, been at that for years, have some 8year old fish in my 35G Hex still. Nothing as exciting as my SW tanks.
You can do that with a lot of tanks. My 2nd tank was a 38G that i had sitting in the garage. I decided one day to SW that one up, got LR, sand, added saltwater, let it cycle and WALA! When I had the money I bought a Nova Extreme so I could make it a reef, and then added the 10G sump and overflow at a later point....
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #6
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Now how can i make my 29 gallon tank freshwater tank into a saltwater to save on the money for the biocube
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Empty the tank, remove everything. Add sand, LR, and powerheads.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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BUT WHAT ABOUT (sorry about the caps) cutting a hole in it for the simmer I think it is, or Idk o want to start a salt.water tank even if its just liverock for now I want something better then freshwater
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I don't have a skimmer with my 29G.
Partial Water Changes for a tank that size work just fine IMO.
I use a hang on overflow for my sump for my 38G. the skimmer could go down there and out of the way, along with the heater.
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There are HOB skimmers as well
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