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nerdyjon 01-23-2011 04:22 AM

[Relapse] Mr-Aqua 30c Rimless Cube w/ LED
 
Most recent FTS:

07 May 2011
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2615.jpg

30 Apr 2011
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2612.jpg

Decided to go in a new direction with rocks... I am planning on UG in the front and DHG in the back.

14 Feb 2011
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2514.jpg

30 Jan 2011
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2474.jpg

The inspiration for this tank is after the many downfalls of my last couple tanks... keep it easy.

I went for a low tech tank that would offer up a great display as well. I liked the concept of having a tank that centered around the minimalist idea of the driftwood being the focus. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible with 1 type of plant (Annubias).

The sand is about 4-5mm and good enough to not let detritus build up on top. I choose a Zoomed 501 filter to keep a small current, enough to keep the water moving and keep the fish/shrimp happy. The heater is submersible 100W and the light is a LED 90 optics 7000k. Last is the decoration my roommate got. Although its not what I was hoping for I will keep it just to keep her happy.

The fish will include 5-10 Cardinals and maybe a clean up crew of Coreys.


Messed with the wood a bit and settled on a variation of this layout.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2461.jpg

Next built an ADA style stand with a DIY wire for the light fixture and light bar.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2463.jpg

Filled with water.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2464.jpg

Picture of the light.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2467.jpg

And then the plants.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2466.jpg

Wood is being boiled as we speak (12 hours+) and will be added tonight.

nerdyjon 01-23-2011 04:25 AM

Finally. Please let me know what everyone thinks. I am open to suggestions to fish to add, changes, etc..

GitMoe 01-23-2011 05:49 AM

I like that stand. Looks well constructed. Going with the minimalist approach can create a very nice tank. Especially with smaller tanks...

nerdyjon 01-23-2011 06:01 AM

Wood added.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2474.jpg

Close up. Again not by choice to have that small decoration.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/100_2473.jpg

DANIELSON 01-23-2011 06:12 AM

I like the setup looks simple but elegant. (Then theres the shark decoration LOL). Looks great.

hydrophyte 01-23-2011 06:14 AM

Nice work! Where did you get the LED?

nerdyjon 01-23-2011 01:55 PM

The light is a BoostLED bulb.

Awesome quality.

Yeah I am not a fan of the shark but again my roommate got it and I think she'd be mad if I took it out.

garuf 01-23-2011 03:07 PM

Tank looks excellent. The led I'm especially impressed with. Don't suppose you know if they do a UK 240v version do you?

nerdyjon 01-23-2011 03:13 PM

The LED is a screw in light bulb. I wired it to a 14 gauge and then a plug.

That is the best part of it. All you need is a light socket and it works.

arwolff 01-25-2011 02:12 AM

cool fish tank dude. But will the anubias survive under LED's.

nerdyjon 01-25-2011 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arwolff (Post 1270046)
cool fish tank dude. But will the anubias survive under LED's.


Guess we will find out.

prjct92eh2 01-25-2011 07:11 PM

Tank looks good. I've been eyeing that style of LED bulb for some future setups. Can't beat the ease of use vs. building an LED array or paying for an overpriced fixture.

As for the shark decoration.......are you dating or having any kind of "extracurricular" activities with this roommate? lol. I think that's the only way i would put it in the tank.

nerdyjon 01-25-2011 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prjct92eh2 (Post 1270739)
Tank looks good. I've been eyeing that style of LED bulb for some future setups. Can't beat the ease of use vs. building an LED array or paying for an overpriced fixture.

As for the shark decoration.......are you dating or having any kind of "extracurricular" activities with this roommate? lol. I think that's the only way i would put it in the tank.


No. She kind of called me out on it last time it wasn't in and I told her I was treating it for ick. But now I dont have an excuse.

arwolff 01-26-2011 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nerdyjon (Post 1270837)
No. She kind of called me out on it last time it wasn't in and I told her I was treating it for ick. But now I dont have an excuse.

I think he might just be scared of her because she can probablly whoop his ass :fish::eek5:

nerdyjon 01-26-2011 08:51 PM

She can whoop anyone's ass.

I forgot if you met her or not.


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