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Shanetweedz 11-20-2013 06:11 PM

Bio cube 14 anyone have experience/knowledge about it
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Might get a bio cube 14 depending on if it is worth it instead of getting a ten gal. Stock ideas.
2 mated clowns and 1 fire fish
1 hammer coral
Assorted zoas
Torch coral
10 lbs of lr and 4 lbs of rubble.
Clean up crew
Lighting below

MacDracor 11-20-2013 06:51 PM

14 gallons is too small for two clowns, unfortunately. Now, a bio cube 29 might be ok. A 14 gallon is almost a pics system, and there are few fish you could keep in it. Smaller systems tend to be more difficult because decreased volume means chemistry changes occur more rapidly.

Shanetweedz 11-20-2013 07:13 PM

Is it worth getting it or setting up a 10 gal

huma-huma 11-20-2013 07:20 PM

without a doubt go biocube. not only is it a simpler buy/setup, but it looks a heck of alot cleaner and better than a traditional 10g. i also have to disagree on it being too small for clowns. there are some subspecies of clowns youd want to stay away from, but an occellaris or 2 should do fine in a 14 biocube

huma-huma 11-20-2013 07:21 PM

and why not just buy an led nano unit? mineaswell spend the money upfront and not have to replace bulbs every 10-12 months

Shanetweedz 11-20-2013 07:36 PM

Any suggestions??

huma-huma 11-20-2013 08:40 PM

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like i said, they are more expensive upfront, however thats the only price youll have to pay... whereas t5 is cheaper upfront but you pay more every 10-12 months that you are using it

MacDracor 11-20-2013 09:24 PM

Clowns in a 14 biocube is a matter of contention. Some say its fine, some say its bad, some say it's ok with certain provisions. I tend to err on the side of caution with my fish. This is not a slam on those who feel otherwise, but there is some incidental (not scientifically experimented) research indicating that fish can be physically damaged by too confined a space through skeletal stunting and deformation. Remember that these are animals that evolved in millions of gallons.

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 08:11 AM

How bout these??

huma-huma 11-21-2013 10:28 AM

might want to include a link lol

bmckee727 11-21-2013 10:59 AM

I would spend the extra and get a 29g , you have alot more options for livestock and if buying new, there's really not that much difference in price considering your doubling your capacity.

MacDracor 11-21-2013 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by bmckee727 (Post 2728133)
I would spend the extra and get a 29g , you have alot more options for livestock and if buying new, there's really not that much difference in price considering your doubling your capacity.

Wonderful advice. If you can afford the bigger one, it's well worth it!

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 03:58 PM

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Think I got em this time

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 03:59 PM

I'm 11 and obviously on a budget coff coff Christmas coff coff

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 04:00 PM

What about stock lighting

Dav3 11-21-2013 04:32 PM

Stock lighting in the biocube 14 is good enough for anything but most sps corals.

Stock wise the 3 fish you mentioned is too much for a 14. In most instances I would tend to agree that it is too small for clowns as well. I have 2 black ocellaris in my 14 but they just lay around in 2 RBTAs all day and night.

bribo12 11-21-2013 04:34 PM

I'd just leave stock lighting in and stick to 2 fish. The dimensions of the biocube make it a little different for stocking options.

MacDracor 11-21-2013 04:48 PM

Oh hell. You're doing way better than I was at eleven! I think my biggest pet project at the time was wild caught garden spiders. That... did not end well...

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 04:49 PM

K stock lighting so here is it all
1 bio cube
1 heater
1 hydrometer
10 lbs of dr and 4 lbs of crushed dr for the bio ball compartment
20lbs of argonite sand
Missing anything??

bribo12 11-21-2013 04:50 PM

Get one small piece of live rock to seed the dry rock :)

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