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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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[Relapse] Mr-Aqua 30c Rimless Cube w/ LED

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Decided to go in a new direction with rocks... I am planning on UG in the front and DHG in the back.

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The inspiration for this tank is after the many downfalls of my last couple tanks... keep it easy.

I went for a low tech tank that would offer up a great display as well. I liked the concept of having a tank that centered around the minimalist idea of the driftwood being the focus. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible with 1 type of plant (Annubias).

The sand is about 4-5mm and good enough to not let detritus build up on top. I choose a Zoomed 501 filter to keep a small current, enough to keep the water moving and keep the fish/shrimp happy. The heater is submersible 100W and the light is a LED 90 optics 7000k. Last is the decoration my roommate got. Although its not what I was hoping for I will keep it just to keep her happy.

The fish will include 5-10 Cardinals and maybe a clean up crew of Coreys.


Messed with the wood a bit and settled on a variation of this layout.



Next built an ADA style stand with a DIY wire for the light fixture and light bar.



Filled with water.



Picture of the light.



And then the plants.



Wood is being boiled as we speak (12 hours+) and will be added tonight.

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Finally. Please let me know what everyone thinks. I am open to suggestions to fish to add, changes, etc..

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I like that stand. Looks well constructed. Going with the minimalist approach can create a very nice tank. Especially with smaller tanks...
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Wood added.



Close up. Again not by choice to have that small decoration.


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I like the setup looks simple but elegant. (Then theres the shark decoration LOL). Looks great.

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Nice work! Where did you get the LED?
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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The light is a BoostLED bulb.

Awesome quality.

Yeah I am not a fan of the shark but again my roommate got it and I think she'd be mad if I took it out.

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Tank looks excellent. The led I'm especially impressed with. Don't suppose you know if they do a UK 240v version do you?
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The LED is a screw in light bulb. I wired it to a 14 gauge and then a plug.

That is the best part of it. All you need is a light socket and it works.

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cool fish tank dude. But will the anubias survive under LED's.
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cool fish tank dude. But will the anubias survive under LED's.

Guess we will find out.

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Tank looks good. I've been eyeing that style of LED bulb for some future setups. Can't beat the ease of use vs. building an LED array or paying for an overpriced fixture.

As for the shark decoration.......are you dating or having any kind of "extracurricular" activities with this roommate? lol. I think that's the only way i would put it in the tank.
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Tank looks good. I've been eyeing that style of LED bulb for some future setups. Can't beat the ease of use vs. building an LED array or paying for an overpriced fixture.

As for the shark decoration.......are you dating or having any kind of "extracurricular" activities with this roommate? lol. I think that's the only way i would put it in the tank.

No. She kind of called me out on it last time it wasn't in and I told her I was treating it for ick. But now I dont have an excuse.

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No. She kind of called me out on it last time it wasn't in and I told her I was treating it for ick. But now I dont have an excuse.
I think he might just be scared of her because she can probablly whoop his ass
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She can whoop anyone's ass.

I forgot if you met her or not.

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