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Shanetweedz 11-20-2013 05:11 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 05:51 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 06:13 PM

Is it worth getting it or setting up a 10 gal

huma-huma 11-20-2013 06:20 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 06:21 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 06:36 PM

Any suggestions??

huma-huma 11-20-2013 07:40 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 08:24 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 07:11 AM

How bout these??

huma-huma 11-21-2013 09:28 AM

might want to include a link lol

bmckee727 11-21-2013 09:59 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 02:44 PM

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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 02:58 PM

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Think I got em this time

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 02:59 PM

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

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 03:00 PM

What about stock lighting

Dav3 11-21-2013 03:32 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 03:34 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 03:48 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 03:49 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 03:50 PM

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

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 03:51 PM

Lol I've had pets all my life 1 time I had a betta that lasted for 2 days and the food I also fed to a frog that I caught

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 03:51 PM

Ya that was the plan left that out. Anyone have experiences with brs

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 03:54 PM

*bulk reef supply

bmckee727 11-21-2013 04:12 PM

TEST KIT!! :) and once you get that stuff you'll realize you'll need half a dozen other things like salt, RODI water, misc. buckets, powerhead(s) a spare heater for mixing etc..lol

bribo12 11-21-2013 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bmckee727 (Post 2728466)
TEST KIT!! :) and once you get that stuff you'll realize you'll need half a dozen other things like salt, RODI water, misc. buckets, powerhead(s) a spare heater for mixing etc..lol

What's salt? That's not needed lol. But seriously use RO/DI water from the start! It will save you tons of hassle

Dav3 11-21-2013 04:14 PM

A lot of people on here have ordered from them. Have heard no complaints. Recommend getting on a group buy when you plan on purchasing anything as you will get items at discounted prices.

I also recommend a 100 ml pouch of purigen to put in middle compartment.

Do you have a local LFS that sells RODI water? Do you plan on mixing your own salt water? You will also want test kits so you can test your water parameters unless you have a reliable LFS testing for you.

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 04:40 PM

Already have test kit

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 04:42 PM

Can I use sping water with insta ocean salt

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 04:45 PM

Does petco or petsmart sell rodi water cause mabey if could buy it in like 5 or 10 gallon jugs

Dav3 11-21-2013 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Shanetweedz (Post 2728499)
Does petco or petsmart sell rodi water cause mabey if could buy it in like 5 or 10 gallon jugs

They don't sell water in my city. I doubt petsmart would at all but petco might where you are at. I know petco sells ocean saltwater but it is super expensive. Ok if you are in a pinch I suppose.

Dav3 11-21-2013 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Shanetweedz (Post 2728496)
Can I use sping water with insta ocean salt

Rodi is recommended if you want to avoid issues later on. You can buy a handheld TDS meter on eBay(around $15 I think) and maybe test the spring water you are talking about. You want 0 TDS(total dissolved solids) in your water before adding salt.

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:04 PM

How bout distilled

Dav3 11-21-2013 05:11 PM

I would recommend testing distilled water with TDS meter as well. If it was distilled with copper equipment then it might have copper in it. Small chance but worth testing.

Dav3 11-21-2013 05:16 PM

Can you search online to see if there are any reef/saltwater hobbyist clubs in your area? Always a good resource on where to get local supplies as well as inexpensive(sometimes free) used equipment that isn't being used anymore.

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:25 PM

I live in maine so no

MacDracor 11-21-2013 05:27 PM

Two good sources for decent water: Glacier brand water dispensers are located in or outside most major grocery stores. It's not DI, but it is RO, carbon, and UV filtered.
Www.purewaterclub.com sells a 4-stage RO/DI unit for $60 with free shipping, and they ship fast. It's the cheapest option I've found yet.

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:29 PM

Bout this

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:29 PM

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The pic

huma-huma 11-21-2013 05:32 PM

youd still need a pump for it.

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:35 PM

I already have a pump

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:35 PM

Btw I could not find the 60$ ro unit

MacDracor 11-21-2013 05:38 PM

It's hidden in the portable section.

https://www.purewaterclub.com/catalog...roducts_id=246

Shanetweedz 11-21-2013 05:42 PM

Thx I'll look into it. Thinking this 1 just get or because I could use it for all my fresh/salt water tanks saved up some money so I'll get that before I get the tank

Shanetweedz 03-26-2014 03:41 PM

Getting a biocube in April!!!! So exited

Shanetweedz 03-26-2014 07:40 PM

What heater should I buy

Shanetweedz 04-23-2014 09:42 AM

Does anyone know how much water a rodi unit wastes?

Shanetweedz 04-23-2014 09:43 AM

Just bought it

BigRedsReefs10 04-23-2014 12:17 PM

It depends on how dirty the water is to start.

Shanetweedz 04-23-2014 02:18 PM

Ok mine is pretty good so I'm thing mabey 2 gallons-3

Shanetweedz 04-23-2014 08:22 PM

For stock I'm going with 2 clowns a clean up crew a red cap sps(the only one I'm getting) a fat capped mushroom, hammer, Xenia and a possible bta in the future

Shanetweedz 04-23-2014 09:20 PM

Drsfostersmith has it for 164 what a deal do you know if it ships free from there?


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