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woah, nice video man! what did you use and was it on a tripod? smooth and butter and great lighting....
+1 how'd you do the smooth motion

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post #32 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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Lookin good Brian.


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Nice look. I wish I could get some wood like that around here.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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Haha... Thanks guys!

Well I just hold the camera real smooth like a robot! LOL... j/k

After you load a video on YouTube, there's a option when you edit the video to stabilize it.
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Ty for posting this,

I just bought the high clarity 10"x10"x10" cube off of truaqua.com!
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While I think the Finnex Fugeray-R would have been a better light, not by enough to make a huge difference and I thinkyou are right, you wouldn't have gotten that sleek look you are looking for.
fugeray-r 5w vs 1.5w

and the fugeray-r has red spectrum that pops red plants and livestock, adjustable...

I am contemplating this for my 10"x10"x10" (4.2g)cube, but I don't think its enough light for medium tech? am I wrong on this as OP is lowering the light and my tank is slightly larger.
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Yeah I think with the Fugeray-R you'll have about 40 - 45 PAR - definitely adequate for medium-tech.
http://www.finnex.net/index.php?page...mart&Itemid=61
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brian how did you get your light lowered? how is it staying in place

I just dont see how that light AFA 1.5w is able to grow HC 10" above substrate..... must be a miracle light, I am tempted to buy it
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Well I haven't lowered it yet. I'm still waiting to setup my other tank so I can move this aqua clear 20 that's taking up too much room. Once I move it and throw the Azoo Palm Filter on here, I'll have the space to lower it. I'm just going to clip it on a candle holder that sits lower than the tank. I attached a picture earlier in this thread before I planted and flooded the tank.

I also linked to that guy who carpeted HC with this light. I believe he said it was only 5" from light to sub. Seeing is believing right? Well he had 4 updates in a 3 month time span... sure enough the HC carpeted. Here's that link again, look up his videos and compare this one to "update 4."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Ci...e_gdata_player

Anyway, your cube's dimensions are larger. So i think the Finnex Fugeray-R or Fugeray would be a good choice.
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Update Time!

Here's a little update on my Pico Cube... Not much to report, its a low light tank so things tend to inch along slowly. My Hydrocotyle tripartita sp. Japan is growing the fastest. I already snipped some off and replanted to fill in the sides of the stones.

I added a little more substrate in the foreground to accommodate some Marsilea crenata (aka: Dwarf Four Leaf Clover). This is my first time using this plant so I was excited to find it at the LFS. Grown in its immersed form, it looks like Glosso to me. I've been reading mix reports whether the MC can be grown in low light versus high light. I'm crossing my fingers it will do alright in here.

Still need to swap out the AC 20 for the Palm Filter and lower the light fixture some.

Here's some update pics:.







Little miss Betta checking out her new front lawn.





Thanks for stopping by guys!
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I likes.

Are you running a heater on that bad boy? if so, which one?
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This little cube really is turning out to be quite lovely.

You've done a terrific job with mastering scale.
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Re: Brian's 2.11g Rimless Pico Cube (AquaTop)

Thanks guys!

@soup - no heater... I'm in AZ so average temp in my house is upper 70's. I have an extra Hydor Theo 25w for the winter months though.

@somewhat - scale is tough. I think the betta throws it off a bit and i would've rather used some chili rasboras or something. But this little betta has been with me for a while.
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Brian's 2.11g Rimless Pico Cube (AquaTop)

I really like the cube. This is ripe for shrimp :P if only there were no betta.

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Re: Brian's 2.11g Rimless Pico Cube (AquaTop)

Thanks MABJ. Yeah some shrimp would look better -- especially for the scale factor.
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