I have a "plug and play" 28g cube with skimmer and trickle filter in the sump and I added a heater. I'm using it as a reef. It came with CFL but my husband retrofitted it with LEDs. If I could change what I did, I probably would not have purchased the system at all and built my own. The cube can't hold much in the way of corals (mine is overloaded) and if you just want a FOWLR
, there won't be room for many fish unless they're all under 2". A 30g breeder with all the equipment from scratch might cost a bit more, but you would have room for the fish to swim side to side, rather than basically up and down as in a cube. I am starting a 40 breeder now as a FOWLR
because that is absolutely all the room I have left in the house. I am looking forward to enjoying this tank more than the overloaded reef that requires so much work in that little cube. Hope this helps.
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