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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow LOAD "7.5g Rimless Cube of Calamity",8,1

Tank: Mr. Aqua 12" Cube: 7.5 Gallon
Filter: Eheim Eco
Lighting: Finnex Fugeray
Substrate: Aquasoil
Decor: Driftwood
Fauna: TBD
Flora: Dwarf Hairgrass and various stems

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This was my first rimless tank from a few years ago, so I always have a soft spot for it. For nearly 9 months it has been in dry start mode, and it was just flooded YESTERDAY. Ignore the cloudy water, dirty glass, un-straight filter pipes, etc... it will be dealt with.







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wow that looks awesome. i have a similar 12" cube that i am hoping to kick start soon along with a ray II. very inspiring!

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wow that looks awesome. i have a similar 12" cube that i am hoping to kick start soon along with a ray II. very inspiring!
Thanks! The water is starting to clear up, it's looking pretty clean now. The Ray II would have been too much light for these plants, but would be great if you've got the CO2/ferts too.

The plants in this tank were laying in tubs in my back porch for a couple weeks, so many of them don't know which direction is up. They are starting to stretch out a bit and reach for the sky. Can't wait to get some shrimp in here!


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The water has cleared up a bit since flooding. Did some minor trimming/replanting and added a few more stems in the back.







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Nicely done. I would be tempted to not let it grow in.
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Nicely done. I would be tempted to not let it grow in.
Thanks! The solution to that problem is having MTS (multiple tank syndrome), so I always have another few tanks to "play with" or ruin.


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Went high tech. CO2/Micros/Macros, let's hope it wasn't a mistake. lol











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My tank envy is palpable!

Well done!

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Progress: Algae is (finally) under control with new plants that are establishing well. I think I'm about to start fertilising... :S
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My tank envy is palpable!

Well done!
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Removed the CO2 from this tank but kept the same random fert dosing regime. All stems removed, Rotala added.
Hairgrass seems to be affected in certain places:













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I think the hairgrass would like the co2 back
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I think the hairgrass would like the co2 back


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