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Old January 31st, 2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my 29 gallon Biocube. Never had a tank before. Anyone have any tips or pitfalls to avoid as I start to establish the water and substrate? All thoughts are appreciated thank you!
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Old February 13th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #2
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I think the biggest thing you have to have as a "newbie" is never to rush your setup of the tank. Cycling is a very big thing. And cycling a tank is actually allowing the water to acclimate itself and what you add to the tank is part of this. Have you decided if you are going to have a freshwater setup or saltwter(marine). If it is marine then do you want to have a reef tank or will it be for fish? Fish can be very fragile in a new setup so dont despair if you may lose them. It happened to me and it happens to everyone. This is a learning experience and the larger the tank the easier it is to maintain. And ask questions. Any question helps even if you think it might be dumb. Best of Luck.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 11:21 PM   #3
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That is good advice. For me and my spouse who is much more eager than me. I was saltwater and I originally wanted a reef but now realize I should work up to it, or I might just kill of fish and reef out of eagerness.

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