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Old 02-24-2014, 11:38 AM   #21
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Why a biocube if not a 75? They are cool aio tanks but allow very little customization. I started with a ten and it was simple lol. I now have a 20 with more difficult corals and do more work but nanos aren't bad at all. Just gotta go slow and keep up on wc and top off

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:39 AM   #22
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Thanks everyone. I didn't mean to start a debate, lol. I have experience in freshwater so it's not like I'm going into this completely clueless (at least I hope I'm not). Mine were going since the summer time and had to take them all down recently because we moved. My boyfriend and I have been talking about a saltwater tank for a while but because I'll be the one maintaining it. I wanted to see what I was getting myself into. I've always known bigger was better but just wanted to make sure 20 long wasn't pushing it to be too small. I've heard of people having 3 gallon -5 gallon salt tanks but I don't feel that adventurous, lol.

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Old 02-24-2014, 01:44 PM   #23
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Salt tanks are very very expensive. The larger tanks almost need a skimmer while nanos don't.

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