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Does this tank come with a heater? Is a heater for this tank needed?

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Yes, you do need a heater, if you are doing saltwater, a heater is even more important. I recommend a heater that will turn off on its own when the water gets too hot, because the lights do raise the tank temperature.
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I disagree with the other posts that say you don't need a heater. Tropical fish need a steady temperature in the 70s, and temperature swings will affect their health. The exact temperature is not as important as maintaining a steady one. In nearly 50 years of keeping an aquarium I have never had a heater get "stuck" in the on position. Also, this tank is much too small for salt water. You would have great difficulty maintaining the chemistry and your expensive fish will die. 40-55 gallons minimum for salt water, and if you have never had an aquarium, start with fresh water.
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Aquarium heaters with thermostats are generally the bane of most hobbyists. What happens is the thermostats tend to fail in the "On" position and boil your tank pets. Unless you do not heat your abode there is very little reason to use any heater at all except perhaps during the winter. Even then, use an undersized single temperature "fixed" thermostat type, a timer, and achieve yourself a timed connection to only run it at night when your moon lights are on. The idea is to just boost the tank a couple of degrees at night, then have the heater turn off automatically with the moon lights in the morning. The heat from the lights and pump will then heat the tank. This should result in a daily temperature swing of no more than 5 to 7 degrees between 68 and 88.

By the way, there is no way anyone should put seven saltwater fish in a 14 gallon like the photos show. Two fish would be about max.
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No to1 and Yes to 2.
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No heater,it is just the tank. However depending on the type of fish you keep,the room temp regulates the tank temp. My 29 seems to stay @ 80 most of the time so my heater never runs.
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no heater included. i would say yes depending on what is kept in there and the climate where you live.
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LED replaceable bars?

I recently bought a coralife biocube 14 and think it is great. The only the I was wondering is if it is suppose to come with both LED bars or one and were I could buy another replaceable bar for the other fixture.
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I called coralife and they informed me that they will be available later this year. Petco will carry them as well.
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Only comes with 1 LED strip. The additional LED strips should be available soon, is what my LFS told me.
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does it come with all the coral life?

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No. That picture is just an example.
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Not if described as suitable for freshwater or salt water. Coral cannot live in freshwater.
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how many saltwater fish could you put in a 29 gallon?

would you recomond this as a starter tank? I have never had saltwater tank before only fresh
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You can get fish for this tank just when you buy or look to buy fish keep to the nano-tank category which is mostly smaller fish. If you stick to this you could get around 3 fish. To start pick a type of substrate for the bottom, aquascape or decorations, and start with premixed saltwater. Your best bet is to set the tank up and let it run lights and filters for 6-8 weeks to allow the tank to cycle, get some crabs and snails then start introducing fish. This is a good tank to start with IF you have decided to go to saltwater. Get the protein skimmer and do as much research online as you can about keeping a saltwater tank. Thats the best piece of advice i got when i started. And join a blog & forum website online and use it for questions and research. MAKE SURE to stay up on weekly water tests and water changes and the smaller the tank the easier it is for the levels to change for the worse. (nitrate, nitrite, PH, ammonia, etc.) Good luck if you start!
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0. In my opinion, 55 gallons is the minimum size. And then it will depend on the size of the fish. Saltwater tanks are extremely prone to nitrite and ammonia buildup which can kill your fish in hours. You have to treat the water and introduce the fish very slowly to maintain the balance with the nitryfying bacteria.
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Is this a newer version of the Oceanic Biocube 14?

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yes. it is 29 gallons. has high output light for reef setup. also, top cover is glass.
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no, i believe that the latest version has all LED for lighting.
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What needs to be purchased in addition to the tank to make it salt water?

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Actually, you don't need a protein skimmer, you don't need live sand, and you don't need live rock. You can use dead sand (non-living) and your tank will work perfectly without the live sand. The live sand is better if you would like to have a better biological filtration in your tank, because there is bacteria and other types of good critters that help with the biological filtration, The live rock is better if you want more biological filtration, but it also helps your tank cycle through faster. Now, since this is a smaller tank, you're only going to grow soft corals. But, if you don't have any corals in the tank, then you don't need the protein skimmer. And please do take the advice from me because I actually have this tank and it's a size 29. Good luck with your new tank!
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live sand, live rock, and a protein skimmer
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Tank adjustment

Is there any way to adjust the water flow? Water flows out of filter way too fast. Biocube 14 gal.
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Your question can be taken many different ways, so is not clear as to what you mean. If you really feel that the stock water pump is moving too much water (something I doubt though it may seem that it is) water pumps are very inexpensive and you could replace it with a lessor capacity pump for under $15 or so.
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how many fish can be added to a 29 gal tank?

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I'd say, if you want to keep it healthy, 6 small fish like chromis and clownfish, would be max.
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Does the lighting system support all types of corals

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For the most part, yes. The only corals the lighting system doesn't support is SPS. Basically, SPS grows best under metal halide lighting only. With compact fluorescents, you can keep soft corals, mushrooms, favias, torch corals, bubbles, frogspawns and clams no problem with the right water parameters.
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Safe for Bettas?

I really love this tank, but am wondering if it is safe for Bettas. They need to breath and i can't tell if this tank allows air in or not... Also I'm curious about how strong the current is. Any ideas?
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Yes it's safe. My betta has been living in it for over 6 months it's perfect for
Him.... I did however add a small light to keep the temp right
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Do you need to buy extra tubing for the refuigum to work?

kind of self explanatory
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No, but you need to remove the bio balls and replace them with your refuigium rubble.
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Would I be able to grow live plants (fresh water) with the Lighting that comes with this set-up?

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Yes, but for freshwater plants, I would recommend switching out the blue bulb with another white bulb. Best spectrum is either 10K or even better 6.5K for plant tanks.
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dose Coralife BioCube PC/LED Fish Tank have space to put in a protein skimmer and other add ons like this

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Yes , there is a skimmer made for the bio cube.
Oceanic BioCube Protein Skimmer
Fits BioCube sizes 14 & 29
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Would I be able to have an African dwarf frog in this tank or are there holes it may escape from?

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can't recommend it. African dwarf frogs are community critters that very much prefer to be in at least pairs, and it is recommended that they have at least 5 gallons to be happy and healthy. Technically, this tank would be too small for them.

They could easily climb up into the door that flips open for feedings and then get squished when you open it. If they were persistent enough, and small enough, they could maybe climb up the water outlet holes into the upper water reservoir and up into the plant baskets.
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Will the coralife tank be able to use the oceanic tank accessories

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do you have replacement parts for the 14 gal biocube, such as the light switches?

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Is there an automatic feeder that can be added to the biocube 14 gal

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I want to know the weight of two sizes SKU: 1545710 and SKU: 1568183

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i want to use the 14 gal cube for seahorse, can i put a smaller pump in it

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How do I get rid of brown algae in my Biocube freshwater tank?

I used No More Algae once. It did not do anything and the directions on the bottle don't say how often to use it. I don't want to hurt the fish with chemicals.
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