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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Just say NO!!....To BioCubes

I bought an 8 gallon Biocube in January because I wanted to do a marine nano tank...it was the worst waste of money I believe

The ballast fans make a ton of noise, and the pump is also noisy. It's supposed to be very quiet, not the case here. Save your money people and don't get a biocube!!
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Two posts and you're crapping on something already...

I personally haven't used a Biocube but you don't have to talk about something in such a distasteful manner. Maybe you can take it up with the manufacturer of the BioCubes to solve the noise issue with them and see what happens first before posting something negative like this.

From what I know there are Oceanic is the company that manufactures them.
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All the biocubes I see set up at my LFS are silent...

Maybe an individual defect?
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I know several people who have biocubes and have had no problems with them. Perhaps yours was defective? I'd take it back or talk to the manufacturer.
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My boss set one up at my store last week, and as far as I can tell, it is completely silent. Of course the store is a bit noisy itself...
Overall, I really like them for softie tanks. They aren't really set up to support SPS or similar out of the box, which is a shame, but what can you expect for the pricepoint? I'm curious if the 14 would make a good planted seahorse tank

The only real criticism of the 8g is that it won't fit the biocube skimmer.


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I have three -two in my home (glad to produce pics soon) and they work GREAT! As all here know, I'm the first to crap on a "new" product. But I sell these happily. They work.

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I looked at a couple of BioCube setups recently before buying a Nano-Cube 24. The ones I saw where completely silent.

For what it's worth my 24g NanoCube is absolutely silent. I'm sitting two feet away in a quiet room and don't hear a sound.

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Maybe rampagerunner selected his username for a reason... :P
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I bought an 8 gallon Biocube in January because I wanted to do a marine nano tank...it was the worst waste of money I believe

The ballast fans make a ton of noise, and the pump is also noisy. It's supposed to be very quiet, not the case here. Save your money people and don't get a biocube!!
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So modify it! Those things are too cool to throw in the trash or complain about one aspect.

Change the fans out for something that is quieter and replace the pump. Create a thread for how you would do it and share it with the rest of us.

Or... send it to me and I'll do it. I can't guarentee I'll send it back though.

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Well it appears that my unit could use some work then. Don't get my wrong, I don't like crapping on anything, it's just given me much frustrations and I merely wanted to vent. I'll see what can I can do...
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That's cool. Hope you get it running the way it should, please let us know how it turns out.


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I have three -two in my home (glad to produce pics soon)
Holding out on us, eh? Get a move on, buddy!

What are you wanting to do with yours, Rampage?





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Well Lauraleel, I know the noise with ballast fans can be fixed. I've pulled them off the housing and then they're silent, they only make noise when I screw them back into the housing.
And I'll take the pump apart again and see what happens, I really love the thing. They're so unique and it could add so much to my room.

I'll keep tinkering
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I cannot disagree with Rampagerunner. I have had a Bio Cube 8 gal for about 6 months and it is a serious algae farm. I have changed the H2O regularly because it turns green. Even with algae killers. It is quiet and has been but I am about to give up. It is not in the sun. I have two fresh water tanks that have no algae problem.
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I cannot disagree with Rampagerunner. I have had a Bio Cube 8 gal for about 6 months and it is a serious algae farm. I have changed the H2O regularly because it turns green. Even with algae killers. It is quiet and has been but I am about to give up. It is not in the sun. I have two fresh water tanks that have no algae problem.
That's not an issue on the tank itself.
It's the lights you're pumping in , and you're probably not doing something right in terms of keeping tank balance which is the cuase of green water.


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