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    Posted: June 20 2018 at 2:44pm
Hey ya'll! Total newbie here. I've been keeping freshwater tanks for 2 years and I'm ready for my first saltwater reef tank!
I'm currently deciding between the 16g BioCube and the 32g. The 32g gives me more room, but I worry it will be hard to move in case I move next year. In addition, I plan to move to California for grad school when I finish my undergrad (in 3 years) and I worry that moving a tank that size to California is going to be awful.
Do any of you have experience moving tanks in that size range? I'm not totally convinced that moving a 16 gallon is going to be that much easier than moving a 32 gallon.

Anyways, I'm probably going to be asking for a lot of advice once I get my tank set up in a couple of weeks, so I'm sure you'll see me around. Smile
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 Welcome to the community. I don't think that you will find that a 32 gallon tank is harder to move than a 16g. My first saltwater tank was a 29 gallon. I think that having the larger tank will help you be more successful at keeping your parameters in check. Just make sure you don't overstock either one and you'll do fine. 
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Welcome :)  Glad to have you as part of our group.

I'd say if you're already thinking about going bigger, then best to just do it now if you can.

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Go bigger.
I moved over 100 gallons to Corvallis Oregon, only to move back within months. No coral, fish, or shrimp died.
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