Biocube vs DIY

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

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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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