One has Christmas Moss (the stump), one has mixed/stringy/Java Moss and the 25cm cube has Fissidens.
Only one (the 25cm) has a sponge pre-filter. The other two that are currently set up have black pantyhose covering the inlet. Gonna replace them with stainless steel pre-filters during the next round of filter maintenance.
You have worse MTS than me! I've got 4 tanks, I need to switch out my chipped 10 gallon at petco, so 5, and I'll be getting a 45-F in coming weeks. My dad actually is helping, he's helping me clear off shelves for moving stuff so I can set up the 10g, and maybe on one of those shelves I can set up a few cubes...
Haven't completely moved away from the Fugeray just yet but I am supplementing it with a red Solar Flare LED. Need to find the time to make a few adjustments on the rack so I can switch from the Finnex to something that doesn't wash the tank out.
Toying with using some AquaTop fixtures I've got or maybe going with a PAR led of some sort in a gooseneck. Will ideally go with something that allows room for the top of the tank to be open and easily accessible.
Thanks! All the shrimp are lower grade culls from my other PRL tanks and all three cubes now have baby shrimp or berried mamas - two of them have both. So it looks like they're taking to the cubes really well.
I'm jealous Jake. None of my shrimp have become berried yet. I think my house is too warm, the tank sits around 78-79. I need to get a fan or make one of those ghetto ice chest chillers. I might also change from a generic gh booster to one of the shrimp ones like you use.
Did you decide if you're going to do a pico in one of the cubes? And I'll ask you the same question you asked me, do you have journals on any of the reef boards? I just joined and posted on nano-reefs this afternoon.
Definitely go the fan route. Pick up a cheap/old computer fan, rig it up to a cheap power supply and you're all set. You can even go all fancy and pick up a temperature controller from somewhere like Cooler Guys if you wanted.
Doesn't have to be fancy. Could just attach it to a couple pieces of wood, prop it up on top of the tank and you're all set.
Once your shrimp settle in, they'll breed like roaches. Especially the PRLs I sent you. I have a feeling you'll have more than you know what to do with.
Haven't had any reef journals yet but definitely plan to start with my next setup. Have been slowly tearing down tanks at my office and hope to use a bunch of my softies in a small reef at home. If I don't go with a reef in a 25cm cube, I'm going to pick up an all-in-one of some sort - maybe the much maligned Cadlights. Or maybe even an AquaTop bowfront. Just haven't decided.
My desk is pretty close to the tank, so I might just get a cheap one from Target or somewhere to sit on the corner and aim it across the tank. The temperature controller is a great idea. Thanks. I'll have to check into that.
The all-in-ones are definitely nice in their simplicity. My husband has a custom 20 gallon rimless AIO that he got from a board. I guess some local guy makes them and sells them on Craigslist. Here's a pic of his: LPS tank