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Old 03-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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I am from the freshwater side of the forums and am currently thinking about trying my hand at a reef tank. That being said I am looking for your thoughts/opinions on a tank I have been told would be a great beginner reef tank. It is the Oceanic BioCube HQI Aquarium System 29 Gallon, Oceanic Systems ¬Ľ BioCube HQI | Products. Please let me know what you all think. Thanks
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I'm jumping in on this one too! I have been thinking about doing some reef with corals and stuff.

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IMO spend a bit more and get LED lighting. They cost more upfront but are cheeper to run, last much longer and produce less heat. Good luck!
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Bio cubes are now made by Coralife. IMO Biocubes need to upgraded in so many ways for them to be a real reef tank.
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I have a 16g bowfront that is currently unused and brand new would I better off starting a reef with that?
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The biocube a are fine all in one tanks. It's just the halide runs super hot and you may need a chiller. Jbj makes a really nice 28 gallon aio with leds
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Oh well Biocubes are nice tanks, they just need to be upgraded. I think the JBJ AIOs are better.
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Well I mean what do you guys think, would it be better to start with my empty tank and just add what I need or go with the bio cube?.
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