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Hello everyone,

I have a quick question for the MR crowd. I am considering purchasing a 14 gallon Biocube and want to know what people think. I have kept a 36 gallon FOLR tank for the past 7 years and do not have the space to keep such a large tank and stand as I have in the past and a 14 gallon nano tank would be perfect. I currently have a watchman gobi and black and white oscolaris clown so fish quantity would not be a problem moving to a smaller tank. Any thoughts on these systems and are there things that I should look out for when moving to a smaller tank. I understand that bad things will happen faster with this tank but everyone I have seen has been beautiful.

Look forward to discussion on this. :)

Cheers!!
 

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I wouldn't degrade to a smaller tank but, that is just me. Really, a 14 versus a 37 isn't all that much smaller. I would stick with the 37 if it is still running. But, if that is the only two fish you plan to put into the 14 then things should be okay. Just have to keep up on the regular maintenance and frequent water changes.
 

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I think the biggest thing is people get smaller tanks to start with and than want a dozen fish and everything else in there and then don't know that much about how fast saltwater deteriorates and get themselves in trouble, but you already being in the hobby and know that it won't support a lot and know how important regular water changes should be fine, I'm currently setting up a 12 gallon for a nano reef and don't anticipate any problem, one gallon or so a week water changes sound like a joy!
 

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I think the biggest thing is people get smaller tanks to start with and than want a dozen fish and everything else in there and then don't know that much about how fast saltwater deteriorates and get themselves in trouble, but you already being in the hobby and know that it won't support a lot and know how important regular water changes should be fine, I'm currently setting up a 12 gallon for a nano reef and don't anticipate any problem, one gallon or so a week water changes sound like a joy!
I'm sure compare to that 180. Though, i hope that isn't coming down! Gorgeous tank you have.
 

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LOL no it's staying up and Thanks!

Going to try a little seahorse environment..... Although I do wish I could have just plumbed it all in that would have made it so much more balanced and stable.
Why wouldnt you be able to plumb it all together? Where are you setting the seahorse tank up at? I dont remember if you had a basement, Im assuming you dont or you would probably go ahead and do this. Couldnt you plumb it into the crawl space and then insulate the pipes very well to shield from the cold air during the winder months.
 

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Why wouldnt you be able to plumb it all together? Where are you setting the seahorse tank up at? I dont remember if you had a basement, Im assuming you dont or you would probably go ahead and do this. Couldnt you plumb it into the crawl space and then insulate the pipes very well to shield from the cold air during the winder months.
It's downstairs on a table next to the fireplace, there is a deep crawl space under my 180 but once you go downstairs the floor is concrete, you know thinking about it if I would have put in on the wall adjacent to the main floor I might have been able to make a run over but 25 feet there and another 25 back would be interesting to get set up right but I'm sure it could have been done and under that main floor is actually heated so temp would have been ok, one good think about the 12g is we could probably move it full...well maybe :no:
 
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