need opinions for new reef tank asap

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  1. ndj12

    ndj12 New Member

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    Hello, my Oceanic biocube 29 finally bit the bullet a few days ago. I am now in the market either for a new hood (lights) or a whole new system. I don't have much knowledge in what would be a good tank or not. Evidently the one I currently own is not so great with filtering.I am wanting to go as cheap, but effective as possible. Please leave links, or the specific names of items you have in mind. I am fine to go as small as a 13 gallon tank, but don't want to go bigger than a 30 g. Thanks for your help
     

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    Right now I have hammerhead coral, lots of hairy mushroom coral (those guys spread like crazy), a small frag of moon coral. Fish wise we have 1 Ocellaris Clownfish, 1 black and white clownfish, 1Yellowtail Blue Damselfish(he's almost 6 yrs old) a few hermit craps, and some snails.
     
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    Are you specifically looking for a tank with a hood? or would a rimless tank work as well? Innovative Marine has some great affordable set ups in the 10-30 gallon range including longer tanks and shallow reefs along with pininsula set ups. There 20 gallon nuvo is by and large there most popular smaller tank. A note these tanks do not come with lights so one would have to be purchased separately. But for $199.99 you're not breaking the bank on the tank and should be able to afford a decent light that will support all your needs. Or you could go with there 20 gallon rear sump free system for $110 and plumb a sump below the tank with another 20 or a 10 gallon tank using Petcos $1 a gallon sale. Gives you a larger volume for a more stable system and a place to hide all that equipment we love so much. And in your case, provide you with far more equipment options to explore given the expanded filtration space available.

    A link to there nuvo 20

    http://m.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3730+30289&pcatid=30289&r=960

    Another link to BRS with IMs full line of tanks

    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/sumps-tanks-refugiums/tanks/innovative-marine-tanks.html

    And just to throw it out there you can purchase replacement lights ( FARRR better than the stock biocubes) if you wish to replace your lights and keep your system growing for many years to come.
    Steves LEDS produces a stock replacement set.

    http://www.stevesleds.com/Biocube-29-LED-Turbo-Upgrade-System--Plug-and-Play_p_298.html

    Nanobox also produces a replacement kit (There retro kit you would need would be the large size).

    http://nanoboxreef.com/shop.html
     
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