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post #1 of 9 Old 10-15-2009, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need help with new tank purchase

I have been doing some research about purchasing a new tank system.

I don't have a lot of space and I pretty much narrowed it down to the 24G Nano Cube Deluxe and the Oceanic BioCube (39 gallon).

I think I am leaning towards the BioCube. Does anyone have any experience with either of these tanks? Is one more quality than the other? They are similar in price and size I kind of like the look of the Nano but it might be too small.

Also what would be most fish I could fit into a 29 gallon?

btw I am going with freshwater (if it wasn't obvious).

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-17-2009, 01:00 AM
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Were you able to decide which one? The most fish in a 29 gal? It all depends on what type of fish(es). What types are you interested in??

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-17-2009, 01:14 AM
In a 29 gallon tank I would go with maybe 12 to 15 fish.
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-20-2009, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback

I know it really depends on the size of the fish I want but I was looking to keep small to average size fish.

Someone from another forum was telling me to try and buy it used (craigslist, ebay) as opposed new. Is that a good idea for a newbie? I feel like I wouldn't know what to look for in case something was missing.

Thanks again.
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-20-2009, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the feedback

I know it really depends on the size of the fish I want but I was looking to keep small to average size fish.

Someone from another forum was telling me to try and buy it used (craigslist, ebay) as opposed new. Is that a good idea for a newbie? I feel like I wouldn't know what to look for in case something was missing.

Thanks again.

here is an example of a craigslist ad in my local craigslist:

55 gallon Aquarium - $60 (Sioux Falls)


Stainless Steal 55 gallon rectangular Aquarium!

clean, in good shape.

$60 obo

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new nanocube at petco will cost you $200 on sale
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-22-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the valuable feedback. I just wanted to follow up.

I made a purchase on craigslist and the tank turned out to be garbage.

I recently purchased the 29 gallon Oceanic Biocube from allmypetsupplies.com

I found a coupon (code:GreatCustomerService) online which helped with the purchase I believe it was 5 or 10% off.

I just received it and I will post some pics once I have it up and running.

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-22-2009, 12:33 PM
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Hey congratulations! And sorry to hear your used purchase didn't work out for you, I bouhgt a lot tanks used *knock on wood* never had troubles.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-23-2009, 11:54 AM
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Good pick with the 29g! Believe it or not the bigger the tank the easier it will be to maintain. And welcome to the forum!
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-25-2009, 01:31 AM
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I think the tank you recently purchased is a "quality act" and you will learn much about aquariums, equipment, fish keeping with it. The important thing to remember is to go slow, cycle your new tank so that it becomes seasoned and when calculating how many fish, remember the one inch per gallon of fish/aquarium is for the full grown fish, not the youngster you see in the pet store. And that small one inch fish - depending on type - might grow to 20 inches so research each type of fish you buy.

Everything you need to know, you get free off the net, so the more you know, the more likely you will have a positive experience and remain in the hobby with a "successful tank."

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