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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Smile My 7.5g Mr. Aqua Cube Delight

This has been up and running for about 3 weeks now. I just trimmed the StarGrass yesterday.

specs:
- 7.5g mr. aqua 12" cube
- 13w jebo clip-on light
- eheim 2213 with custom acrylic
- diy co2

hardscape:
- seiryu stone (3)
- flourite substrate (black)

flora:
- belem
- stargrass

fauna:
- celestial pearl danios (11)
- red crystal shrimp (15+)
- crystal red shrimp (8)

dosing:
- excel (1ml every morning)
- pfertz N (1 pump on monday & wednesday)






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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 10:51 AM
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Nice tank

I just hope that the light is enough.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, so far the light has seemed to be working out great. the belem has been shooting new runners. i trimmed the stargrass down about 3.5", it was basically at the same height as the spray bar before trimming. when i first put it in, it was at about the same height as seen in these pix.

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I can't wait to see it once the plants start growing out
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 07:33 PM
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Tank looks really good. Nice job with the hard scape.
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+1 on the hardscape. Great job. Im diggin the stargrass.
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update: belem is slowly sprouting new nodes, but it is slow going. the stargrass is continuing to do good. the seiryu stones have taken on a green hue (algae), as they age in my tank.

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Looks great.... really like. The stargrass is a nice choice... Can't wait to get my cube going... Everything is falling into place, just waiting on my glass pipes...


My tank journals 65 Gallon Long & 33 gal
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thanks dude! i wish the belem would fill in faster!

do you think i might need more light? that clip on is only 13w (jebo). i have it mounted centered over the top.
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 01:05 AM
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How do you control the flow with your 2213? I have one on a 40-gallon and it really moves the water.

Reason I ask is I'll be setting up this exact tank soon (Mr. Aqua, 7-1/2 g, 12-inch cube) and would really love a canister but am concerned about hurricane force tidal waves inside.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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i have the valve opened about half way, and the spray bar is angled upward slightly.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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here is a shot of two of my crs (purchased at A&P in long beach). you can also see a chili rasbora and a galaxy rasbora on the right side of the pic.

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Looks nice, tell the Galaxy Rasboras not to be so camera shy
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 08:53 AM
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Nice and clean set up. I like it.
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