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- Jun 1, 2020
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Is a 32 gal. Biocube worth it for my soon-to-be ocellaris clown pair? Also, please vote in my poll!
They said clown pair. I'm pretty sure you meant in addition to or what the bigger picture / vision is Not trying to nit pick.What all are you planning on putting in there?
They said clown pair. I'm pretty sure you meant in addition to or what the bigger picture / vision is Not trying to nit pick.
OP - biocubes are nice little tanks. Lots of options for modifications if that is your think or should you start to grow certain corals. Hoods can be modified to accept LED's be it DIY or over the counter. Can drill to add sumps. Can remove hood and add several over the counter lights be it Kessil, Ecotech, etc.
Two things come to mind regarding the biocubes having owned a pair.
Heat - depends a lot on lighting and you may not have a issue. Both of my 29 gallons I went after market LED's and had a bit of heat trouble in the summer here in Northern California.
Flow - as the tank matures you will want to increase flow. Internal power heads take up room and honestly you don't have a lot depending on rocks, substrate, and coral growth.
Something to think about. I replaced the return pump they included and that helped flow a bit. Then added in a RW4 or 8, forget which, and let the reef angel controller manage the flow patterns. That was probably the sweet spot and once done didn't have any issues keeping any corals or clams. Later took them down since I was tired of managing 2 tanks and consolidated them into a 40 breeder then finally a 210 gallon.
Nice tanks though - popular for a reason.
Edit: I kept a pair of clowns and a rose bubble tip anemone. Was fine.
You shouldn't need it, most flow is aimed toward feeding filter feeders like corals.Im gonna move to Poland real soon, like in a year or two, so IDK how the temp there would affect the tank. And no, im just starting off so i wont go for corals nor anemones, im too scared about their sensitivity to water changes. With that said, should I still change the pump if im only gonna have an ocellaris pair and thats it?
I would have like a 32. At the time I move around a lot and the 12g was my “travel” tank. I have a clown pair and a few corals in it with an old yellow watchman goby. I moved that tank 6 times in 5 years. It held up nicely!Im gonna try to get 32 gal, cause as I've heard, the bigger, the easier.
I havent had much of an issue with the curved glass, I have a plastic scraper that I got from inTank that works perfectly on those curves.What I really dislike is the curved glass. Its easy to scratch because its hard to clean. There are plenty of other AIO options that don't suffer from that problem.
That is why mine went in the trash years back and I'd never go curved glass ever again.