Biocube vs DIY

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  1. fishfool

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    has anyone had any experiences they would like to share?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Fishfool - can you please elaborate on this? Do you mean bio-rock? And DIY rock? compared to live rock?
    Or are you referring to frozen foods?
     
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    fishfool

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    hehehe I'm sorry
    I do that sometimes
    TANKS
    a friend of mine had me ask
    now his specifics are: I want to go nano or semi nano and am looking at either the 29 gal. Biocube or a DIY setup with either a 10 or 20 gal glass tank, buying everything seperately.

    Can I ask for everyone's opinions on both options please?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    What is included with the Biocube? Lights, filtration etc.?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi FishFool - Ok - here's my take:
    - ALL nano's (well anything smaller than a minimum of say 250 litres) require a LOT of maintenance. If you/your friend are willing to be diligent to keep up at least weekly water changes, then by all means go for it...
    - No matter which nano you go for, they have the same stocking rules - you cannot stock too many fish in there.... you can add a bit more corals/inverts than fish, because they are not reckonded to affect the "bio-load" of the tank (the capability of the tank's biological filtration system to "cope" with the animal life) that heavily, as fish do....
    - The differences mainly in the different nano tanks that are pre-manufactured these days, seems to be related to the following:
    = lighting
    = built-in filtration
    = what pumps are supplied with the nano
    = whether the nano comes with a built-in skimmer, or not
    BUT, none of these really makes such a huge difference in the end-product of you tank and design.....

    So - in my opinion - decide which one fits the furniture the best ;-)
    Which one of these tanks would "look the best in your home".....

    Everything else would be nearly exactly the same.

    Otherwise, I would be tempted to say: "go for the one with the MOST water volume"....
     
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