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Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium

The Oceanic BioCube aquarium is a complete system for saltwater and reef environmentsMetal halide light provides high intensity lumen output to help reefs thriveBioCube aquarium system features integrated filtration with protein skimmerBuilt-in refugium chamberGlass canopy and feeding rings
Average Customer Rating:
4.286 / 5
4.3
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5
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Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
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6 out of 7(86%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
Review 1 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent tank

PostedJanuary 20, 2013
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from Oregon
I've had this tank for little over a year now and everything I have in the tank is thriving. I have a lot of different corals and a giant clam, two clowns, a royal Gramma and a scooter Benny. All are doing great. The tank is completely stock, with an added heater and circulation pump. A lot of people say you need to do updates of the filter and protein skimmer. These people have no experience with this tank and while it wouldn't hurt. you'd just be wasting your money. If you set this up correctly your tank will stay in perfect balance. Since my tank has been set up, I have not had one single problem, and I have yet to see any test readings be anything but the optimum. The key is to not put two many fish in the tank. It can handle 4 or 5 small fish easily, any more then you are asking for trouble, but that's true with any tank as fish are the main polluters. Where this tank really excels is in growing corals and I found that it can handle any type you can find in any aqurium store. One thing I do different is to not use the stock filter cartridges. I make my own using a nylon bag filled with activated carbon, covered with a piece of filter material. I find this works better and cheaper.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
6of 6voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Biocube hqi is awesome

PostedDecember 26, 2012
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from Mahopac, ny
The product itself is awesome. It is extremely easy to set up, cycles quickly, and looks fantantistic. The only thing I do not like is that you need to add a heater and a moon light, the hqi light doesn't include a night time light. Also the on off switch for the light is on the transformer and not on the light itself.
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
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Review 3 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome tank

PostedOctober 31, 2012
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from Stillwater, OK
I recieved my first tank and it was cracked so Petco immediately sent me another. This is an awesome tank to say the least. The metal hallides allows you to keep any coral you want in this tank. While some people say you should be worried about an over heating issue, this has not been a problem for me. If your looking for an awesome looking tank that works great, look no more!
I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
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Review 4 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Tank

PostedSeptember 23, 2012
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These are quiet and compact. Have really enjoyed it so far. Replacement lights and filter cartridges seem reasonably priced.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
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Review 5 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product!

PostedJune 30, 2012
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from Cohasset, MA
As a family, we were thinking about getting a 60 gallon saltwater aquarium, but the biocube we thought would be easier to care for. And so far, it is!
Pros:
Silent
Excellent filtration system
Water quality is awesome when tank is first setup
Just looks incredible
Awesome for the price of about $400, it seems a lot but it contains the entire reef ecosystem
Cons:
First time it shipped it broke, so they gave me a full refund
Otherwise nothing at all!
I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
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Review 6 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Cracked all over

PostedMarch 20, 2012
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from Round Rock, TX
Arrived in the mail with multiple cracks in the filter area. Leaked water all over my floor. I am returning this product and will give it another shot with a new one. The protein skimmer is a joke..
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
-15points
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Review 7 for Oceanic BioCube HQI 29 Aquarium
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

HOPING FOR THE BEST

PostedFebruary 8, 2012
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havent received it yet however i herd from many experts it is one of the best reef tanks for beginners. They also told me i could grow any kind of coral that could be kept captive. I also like the fact that it comes with a protein skimmer. I promise this tank will make a great reef tank for any one who is getting into the hobby.
I would recommend this to a friend!
-5points
21of 47voted this as helpful.