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So I've decided to scratch off the 0.94 gallon tank, and replace it with a 3 gallon JBJ Picotope. I'm just waiting on some money people owe me then I can order my 3 gallon pico from here

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=15493

The price is perfect lol, I plan to get two picotopes, 1 for a planted shrimp tank, and the other will be a mini reef tank.
Omg I almost sucked it up and did the same. But I ordered the light, an azoo filter, a hagen heater and put them to use in my normal 2.5g I had laying around.


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Ok, so I found this online today!!!!!

http://www.petco.com/product/120384/...o-Cube-60.aspx


Look at the price they want :-)

If the price is the same on Monday I'm going to order myself one of these for sure!!!
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I have never been enamored with the big cubes to be honest, but it is a very nice tank.

Small cubes are attractive to me, but the bigger ones just don't offer enough viewing space for me.


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Yeah I can relate, I just finished purchasing the Sera Biotop 60 earlier this morning. I plan to get everything needed to set it up, stand, extra lighting, paintball co2 system, all the works.

I got it because of the price, I mean a $300 system for only $84 total is a steal, I plan to get another one for a saltwater setup, but I still plan to get other nano tanks as well.
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I agree! Very very cool. Saltwater would be PERFECT for this tank


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Well I got a guy interested in trading me his JBJ 12 gallon nano cube for my 55 gallon acrylic tank, so the JBJ will definitely be a saltwater, and the Sera 60 will be a nice planted shrimp tank.
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How is the Azomite dosing working ?
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The 3 gallon jbj picotope is a very nice little tank - check out mine in my signature! I did replace the light and filter though.
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So I plan to set up my old 0.5g betta cube as a mineralized top soil tank, but instead of using Aaron Talbot's/Sean Murphy's original route to setting up a MTS tank (link below to said posting).

How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate (MTS), by Aaron Talbot


Instead of using Potash, and Dolomite to enrich the soil; I'll be using Azomite Powder to enrich the soil for my test. Information of Azomite can be found on links below....

FAQ's
http://azomite.com/index.php?option=...d=60&Itemid=53

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http://www.azomite.com/index.php?opt...d=38&Itemid=11



So with that said, and information in the above links I plan to go ahead and give it a try. So here we go......

Tank - 0.5 gallon Betta Cube (6"x6"x6").

Filtration - Tom Rapids Nano in-tank filter.

Lighting - Fluval Edge old series halogen lighting w/ upgraded MR-11 6500k LED Bulbs.

Substrate - 1" Topsoil mineralized with Azomite, and chelated Iron, capped by .5" of SeaChem Flourite.

Co2 - DIY Co2 w/ yeast, sugar, and water.


I already have a couple pieces of natural driftwood to use in the tank, and plan on doing a dry start method using some dwarf hairgrass, some java moss, and a couple Echinodorus Tenellus.

Basically this is just to test out the Azomte in a MTS setup, and see the results of it on a planted aquarium. I'll be setting up this experiment this weekend, since I need to clean up the tank, and install a couple of things to get it ready. Pictures will follow upon setting up the tank, and new pictures every week to show any progression and/or failures. I expect to get into more specific details every 15 days, so at the 15 day mark, 30 day mark, 45 day mark, and finally 60 day mark.

So I hope everyone will be patient, and follow along on this experimental MTS route of a planted aquarium.

Wow I guess I better stop being ignorant and get some Azomite. I am still wary towards the lead levels. I will mix it in with my Osmocote + root tabs. Thanks for this excellent thread!

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Unfortunately I got rid of the little cube, and moved on.
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Sorry if I missed it but where did you get that light? I have been thinking about doing the same size tank but never got around to it. That light looks pretty promising for it's size.
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I got it off e-b-a-y for like $20
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