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Oceanic or Coralife Biocube - how to tell the difference?

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I'm looking at upgrading the lighting in my BC29 and there's some question as to whether it's a Coralife or an Oceanic. This is probably a really stupid question, but I couldn't find anything using the search function, so here goes. How do you tell which one it is?

 

Thanks!

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yman182

If it is a oceanic biocube it will have a black back, the coralife biocube has a window in chamber two for the refugium. The oceanic version also only has 2 buttons on the canopy. The Coralife has 4.

 

Hope this helps.

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Mushroom Boy

Hey, thanks for the info. So, not to confuse matters, but mine does have the window for the refugium in the back (which makes me think it's a Coralife), BUT it only has 2 buttons on the canopy, which makes it sound like an Oceanic. Was there a time when the production was different?

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yman182

It sounds like you have an oceanic, but like the OP said you will be modifying a lot. I know I have.

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Rollermonkey

I have an Oceanic 29 HQI, and it has the window in the back.

 

My back chamber cover has the name molded right into the plastic, too, so I always get surprised by this question...

 

lol

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gonzalez78

I also have an oceanic with the back window and 2 buttons not to mention it says oceanic on the hood :)

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Mushroom Boy

Well, there you have it. Sometimes it's sitting right under your nose - for a long, long time - and you don't even notice it... :blush::D

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Rollermonkey

Does it say right on your tank somewhere?

 

Which do you have?

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StevieT

post a picture and I can tell you right away.

 

If you have the stock hood, and there are expansion slots for LED, you have a coralife. You can see them through the splash lens.

In the filtration area, chamber one wall into chamber two. If the wall has a straight spill over, you have a coralife. If it has a tab, then an Oceanic. If the filtration lays flat in chamber two, you have a coralife. If it stands up in chamber one, you have an Oceanic. If you have 4 switches on the hood, you have a coralife. If you have 2 then you have an oceanic.

 

Does it say right on your tank somewhere?

 

Which do you have?

 

Most likely on the back left upper corner is a tag.

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Mushroom Boy

It's an Oceanic. It's stated right on top of the front opening on the lid. Just never noticed it before. :)

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Sedonarose

I have a stupid question. I was given the biocube 29. The lid is not attached, it just lays on top. It does say Oceanic. I would like to buy the new LED lid. It states it will not work with the Oceanic version. Does anyone know if it will work if I just continue to lay it on the tank?

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