Very happy with 16 gallon bio cube

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Very happy with 16 gallon bio cube, Seems like the corals have a better extension in this tank then the 95 wave, I just have three small domino damsels and the shrimp and the starfish .
I will be moving more of the corals into this tank I just have the tiny skimmer and some phosphate remover, smallest tank I’ve ever owned, I really like the low-tech low maintenance way
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You have an ATO on that? Water changes must be a breeze!
Evaporation rate is very slow, I’ve only done a few small 3 gallon water changes every few weeks. I love the low-tech approach
 
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My first tank was a JBJ 24g with 50/50 CFLs. By far the cleanest and healthiest tank I ever had. Sizeable water changes were a breeze to keep the water clean, and it was started with live rock not base rock. Top off got to be a PITA though.

Small simple tanks are easier than people seem to think. It's easy to get caught up in the "need" for dosers, high tech lights, reactors, etc etc.
 

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I have a 14 gallon Biocube in my family room. The top is closed so there is hardly any evaporation. I took out the bulbs and put a small LED light inside the clear acrylic cover. The biggest chore for this tank is feeding the fish. I only have some low light mushrooms in that tank.
I like the look of the cube, but I grow soft corals in my 20 gallon long open top nano. That tank is also very low maintenance.
 
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This is the newest one 16 gallons with the updated LEDs, I’ve noticed a lot more growth and polyp extension on all the frags in this tank which are torches and hammer corals , that I basically rubberbanded onto a piece of Elkhorn skeleton.I empty the tiny skimmer cup daily and only use basic phosphate remover and a mechanical pad in the filtration area which is quite large
 

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I’ve seen a lot of people build, or buy, a media rack for the center chamber. I made one out of eggcrate. I swapped out the bio balls with pieces rubble in the bottom section, put a bag of carbon on the middle shelf, and cut pieces of a filter pad for the top shelf. I ditched the skimmer and just rely on water changes.
 

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