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post #16 of 316 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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bacon5: I have no idea - check their website.

In other news: Contemplating a tank with just 5-6 Limnopilos naiyanetri. Though, I'm nearly certain these will end up as tanks used to separate grades of PRLs.

(Or maybe I'll add some Limnopilos naiyanetri to the 12gal long, as it's been running for more than a year...)
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Thoughts on Wave Point 3-watt 6" fixtures?

Those probably wouldn't look horrible...
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Ahh, okay found your thread on your signature. I'm truly impressed.. love to see what you do with these cubes. Who knows, if they keep prices competitive, I might buy one of their larger tanks since I'm in California often.
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Jake's 20cm High-Clarity Shrimp Cubes

Are these Aqua Top or Aqua Pros? I have a 7g Aqua Pro that I love... And am very tempted by Franks sales post for a 10cm cube!


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Jake's 20cm High-Clarity Shrimp Cubes

That's 10"!!


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These are AquaTop - not the same as the ones he's offering for sale. Also a bit cheaper/higher quality than his, it looks like. Actually, the 10" cube he's offering appear like an okay deal.

AquaTop/AquaPro may be made by the same OEM but if you look at the bevel of the glass, you can see the difference.

Fun little cubes. Particularly if you just want to house shrimp for a little while, to selectively breed or even just to use extra plants that you don't want to part with.
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Good to know. The AquaTop is a bit cheaper though for the 10" size. The 12" is nearly the same price, just a little more. What's the difference in the bevel?

It is vaaaary tempting... !


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The AquaTop bevel and sanding is nearly identical to ADA and Mr. Aqua. The other seems to be square.

To illustrate how picky I am: I just sent an ADA 60-F back because there was visible silicone. These little cubes have really impressed me and I'm excited to get them going.
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Hmmm, I have an AquaPro and it has a small bevel along the edges. Maybe there's different versions, like ADA and DoAqua.


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not the best photo, but I think you can make out the bevel...



Is this what you mean, or is there a different bevel to the AquaTop?


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Yours appears to be nicer quality than the ones offered here on the forum. They didn't appear to have a bevel as clean as yours.

If they do end up having the nicer bevel (maybe it wasn't clear in the photos), I'm thinking they'll be nice quality.
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It is hard to tell from the pics posted if it's the same. I really love my Aqua Pro, but don't know when it was made or if they've changed since then.

ps- sorry to derail the thread a bit. Any updates?


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Mind me asking how much they normally cost? Although, I guess I could snoop around the internets. Guess what I'm really asking for is...how much did you pay for them? lol

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Turns out I have a bunch of hardscape options:








Could do Iwagumi-ish with hairgrass (groan):



Really like this - would look really cool with Christmas Moss trailing down the back of it and on all the smooth areas:



Combined with a portion of this knotty piece in front:



Then there's this:





Would likely cover the entire thing in some sort of bushy moss.

Just need to settle on a couple scapes so I can get to work on them.
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Here comes the fun:





Removed the stickers:



Not satisfied with the tank on the right but figure it'll look better once the moss grows out and I have an opportunity to give it a trim. Think I'll drop an Anubias nana 'petite' or two in there.

This stage is the best.

Now the waiting game begins.
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