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Old 10-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Tell me about your Biocubes!

I am hoping to start a saltwater reef tank and am leaning towards a 29g Biocube. I really like the way they look and they seem to be the perfect size. After reading some of the reviews on Amazon they have me a little nervous about there quality. So, tell me all about your Biocube tank. What do you like/dislike about them, did you change the lights or anything in them, would you buy one again if you had the choice, etc?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Bump! Anyone?
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I'm gonna follow along since I hope to start my salt addiction in that same tank in a few years.
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Over in the nano reefs section there is a section started by member Convict, who has the nicest biocube ever, it is called the BioCube information thread! I would check that out as it has been ultra helpful in my beginning a 29 gallon cube!

I would of course buy another one if I was on a limited budget like I am now, and if space was limited like I am now. If I had the money and space I'd go huge! but the cubes are awesome! Their are a ton of modifications you can make to your cube to make it more efficient. I'd say they are a great purchase, and like any saltwater aquarium, there are plenty of upgrades for lighting, depending on your cash flow, Im running my cube on stock lights for now and I think they will be sufficient for many types of coral, so again it all depends on your wallet!
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As far as the 29g Biocube itself, I can't speak for it, but I'm sure Convict will be along.... he has one. I've got a 28g JBJ nano cube, and absolutely love it. One thing that must be kept in mind with a small reef is that, due to the lesser water volume, bad things can happen very fast.... good husbandry is absolutely essential. I've got an empty 150g in the basement which will one day be my main display tank, but I picked up the nano as a means to learn & hone my skills while I plan my set-up for the "big one".
As far as lighting, I don't know the choices available in the Biocube line, but I got mine with LED's. They also have compact fluorescent and metal halides, but I didn't want to have to worry about annual bulb changes and/or heat issues.

Mine at about 2 1/2 months old, and I already have noticeable growth showing, including my SPS.....
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As far as the 29g Biocube itself, I can't speak for it, but I'm sure Convict will be along.... he has one. I've got a 28g JBJ nano cube, and absolutely love it. One thing that must be kept in mind with a small reef is that, due to the lesser water volume, bad things can happen very fast.... good husbandry is absolutely essential. I've got an empty 150g in the basement which will one day be my main display tank, but I picked up the nano as a means to learn & hone my skills while I plan my set-up for the "big one".
As far as lighting, I don't know the choices available in the Biocube line, but I got mine with LED's. They also have compact fluorescent and metal halides, but I didn't want to have to worry about annual bulb changes and/or heat issues.

Mine at 2 months old, and I'm already showing SPS growth.....
Wow your yellow polyps really jump out of that picture.. wish mine looked that nice lol
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Wow your yellow polyps really jump out of that picture.. wish mine looked that nice lol
Thanks. Yeah, they really do pop under the LED's. Unfortunately, they also came with an aipstasia right in the middle that I didn't see when I bought it . The yellow polyps have such long tentacles that it just blended right in....
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Thanks. Yeah, they really do pop under the LED's. Unfortunately, they also came with an aipstasia right in the middle that I didn't see when I bought it . The yellow polyps have such long tentacles that it just blended right in....
Ya and it doesn't help they almost look like aipatsia themselves lol. I've actually had a few people on the forums be like "wow do you know you have a bad aiptasia outbreak?" Just to realize they are talking about my dull "yellow" polyps lmao
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But back to tinselfins.. I highly reccomend reading though some of convict2161 threads. They should provide you with plenty of info and if not pm him. Dino would more then likely be glad to help a future BC owner
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Over in the nano reefs section there is a section started by member Convict, who has the nicest biocube ever, it is called the BioCube information thread! I would check that out as it has been ultra helpful in my beginning a 29 gallon cube!

I would of course buy another one if I was on a limited budget like I am now, and if space was limited like I am now. If I had the money and space I'd go huge! but the cubes are awesome! Their are a ton of modifications you can make to your cube to make it more efficient. I'd say they are a great purchase, and like any saltwater aquarium, there are plenty of upgrades for lighting, depending on your cash flow, Im running my cube on stock lights for now and I think they will be sufficient for many types of coral, so again it all depends on your wallet!
I didn't see that thread! I will have to check it out.

So is a 29g too small to start out with?
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