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Old 04-07-2010, 11:32 AM   #11
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Biocubes are oddly not that bad to take pictures in. I'm a big photo nut, so that was my biggest worry on the cubes and on bowfronts, and i've gotten excellent pictures out of each. You may have to work a little harder for them once in a while, but I don't see that as a reason to discount the cubes.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:35 PM   #12
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Really? What I like about those cubes is that they are all set up. I'm trying to understand setting up a tank from scratch and have been reading a lot. But it gets pretty complicated with certain lights, sumps, etc. A lot of it is like a foreign language to me still.

Im really into photography though and do it for a living. I have a really sweet macro lens I just got so would like to be able to take good pics of my critters. It's totally impossible to get a good shot with this 10g half moon I have now.

P.S. Thanks for that link about costs. Perfect!
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:55 PM   #13
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What do you guys think of this tank for a nano?
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It's a bit pricey but not that much more than the Biocube with stand. Would it need modifcations or good to go? Are lights enough for corals?

As a newbie, it is SO hard tryin to sort out what I need.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:17 PM   #14
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The solanas are great tanks. I've seen tons of people with them and none have complained about the tank or the whole setup in general. They actually are very nice tanks, and 34G is a great size to start, or to even use forever. I plan on using my 25G forever.. lol. Maybe when i get my own place i could upgrade to a larger cube.. but not much larger than 50G.

The solana comes with a 150W HQI MH bulb so yeah, that light would be excellent for any coral you wanted to keep. However, any of the more light-demanding SPS would need to be placed in the upper half of the tank, since 20" of water is still a lot of water. I'll be running a 150w HQI MH pendant as well on my 18" high tank, and i also need to put SPS on the upper half of the tank.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:59 PM   #15
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Your gonna get SPS in your cube?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #16
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Yah.. montis mostly. But i will have a couple acro frags and definitely a green birdsnest. But that's all for SPS.
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I would think those montis would quickly shade what's below them. BTW I have an awesome link of what this guy did with some monti frags that looks amazing. I'll post it on your profile when I find it.
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Saw it just now, that monti idea is pretty sick. But yeah.. i plan to have just a couple anyways.. not like im gonna stock up on montis lol.
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Hope you do it.That'd look sweet.
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