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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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60g Cube: Chugging along

Right, a 24" x 24" x 24" Mr Aqua cube. What was I thinking?
My wife: "It's huge". I will pay, dearly, for years to come.

My 2 predominant thoughts:
- I hope it holds water... until I move out
- how do I light this sucker?

High light? NOPE. Most likely co2 to feed the moss at the bottom.
Actually, my 75g Tall is 24" high and been chugging along for a decade+ untill I made a good thing better. Now I need to clean up THAT mess.

The idea is to 'upgrade' my 8 DPs from ADA's 60-P to this. Add some Panda Cories from my overdue QT. MAYBE put ALL of my Black Mollies into this single condo.

To be retired:



Anyways, the Dark Vader:









It's actually a decent quality piece. I've seen better, I've seen worse..
Will it hold?
Um.







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This will be either a) very quick b) very slow build.

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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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Congrats on the new tank, I can only imagine the possibilities! Plus, I feel like we keep pushing each other to buy more cubes.... well played OVT...


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hell yeah man thats nice. +1 on the molly condo lol i love mollies.
congrats!
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Thank you people. I will accept condolences tomorrow

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Congrats on the new tank, I can only imagine the possibilities! Plus, I feel like we keep pushing each other to buy more cubes.... well played OVT...
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Sweet! Love that tank. Was wondering how they shipped that model, some serious packing.
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Hey man I think a nice guarami comunity
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I need a bigger house or my insulated man shed... Like right meow!!!

Looks like something your going to have to much fun with

I would suggest for lighting making yourself a led pendant with some 60° optics, would allow good light control and can mix and match your light spectrum to your want

Typhon controlled full spectrum multi cannon build (PAR data up!)

Something like these, cubes lighting cubes

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You can view the 60 Gal cubes I had and did from about 3-5 years ago.

They do not hold much surface area, so O2 levels can drop.
I switched to wet/drys.

Light, I used a Coralife aqualight pro, nice light for the tank and you can get them fairly cheap used now.

You need a wide hood, or 2 smaller ones.

The GC tanks I had were 1/2" thich glass with silicone slopped over each edge, while not pretty, it was not bad either, but.....they will never leak or fail. They added glass slats on the bottom to add to the strength.

While GC's gets/got a lot of flack for many legit reasons, their tanks do not break or fail years later, I cannot say the same for the ADA tanks. The Mr Aqua looks cheaper than the ADA.

Good luck.

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great dimensions.

Looks like they got a little sloppy with the silicone
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Interesting tank. Very deep. Looking forward to seeing what goes on here.
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yeah sloppy silicone , i would return it
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yeah sloppy silicone , i would return it
Unless it is totally defective, returning is not an option. Not with $150 freight each way.

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post #14 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 11:23 PM
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This new cube is kind of... GIGANTIC. Wow.

P.S. Just dug up a couple of Tom's journals:

60 gallon Cube Brass tetras

60 Cube using S. porto velho foreground and Bald Cypress
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