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Oceanic BioCube HQI Metal Halide Nano Aquarium

Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 2:20 pm by
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Oceanic’s new BioCube HQI sports a 150W DE Metal Halide bulb. This latest 29 gallon addition to the popular Biocube series comes complete with an air-stone protein skimmer, refugium section, glass canopy and feeding rings.

Oceanic also offers several optional accessories such as a mini ultraviolet sterilizer, a circulation pump, and a submersible mini hydrometer.


From the Oceanic Systems Website

A Complete System for Saltwater/Reef Environments

Biocube HQI offers an aesthetically appealing design and high quality components that make reef-keeping easier and rewarding. The key component is the HQI metal halide light which provides the high intensity lumen output preferred by reef-keeping enthusiasts. Now you can create a thriving coral reef with a broad variety of organisms including small polyp stony (SPS) corals and Tridacna clams.

Healthy reef-keeping also requires proper filtration and Biocube HQI has everything you need including a protein skimmer for removing harmful organic waste, a refugium chamber for establishing biological filtration and a replaceable filter cartridge to eliminate particulate matter.

And don’t forget beauty. Since a thriving coral reef is a beautiful reef, Biocube HQI includes a clear glass canopy for showcasing your aquatic masterpiece. The canopy is easily removed for stocking, water changes, and ongoing maintenance.

Other important features include:

Clear glass splash guard surrounding the U.V. shielded metal halide lamp
Powerful but quiet fan built into light fixture for active cooling
Light housing designed with small thermal vents so heat rises up and away from aquarium

Felicia has been keeping aquariums since the early 90s and has a keen interest in taxonomy, aquaculture, and seahorses. she is the former Liveaquaria Diver's Den photographer and now works for Philadelphia area's largest aquarium specialty store The Hidden Reef.

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