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dubvstudent 11-14-2012 01:32 AM

1.75G Custom Cube
 
I decided to finally try my hand at building my own tank. This being my first attempt, I decided to go nano.

I found some cheap 1/4 inch plate glass on craigslist and bought a quality glass scoring tool online. After some practice the glass can be cut rather accurately. The tank measures 10 x 10 x 4, approximately 1.75 gallons. Here it is coming together for the first time:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...1-13-12038.jpg
After cleaning up the seams and letting it cure overnight, it holds water:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...1-13-12039.jpg
I used some driftwood to mound gravel toward the rear of the tank and simply placed pool filter sand upfront.
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...1-13-12044.jpg
Some driftwood protrudes from the land mass. The larger piece conceals some airline tubing and a airstone buried in the gravel that creates a light agitation on the water surface in an attempt to gain some form of water movement.
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...1-13-12043.jpg
The plants include riccia fluitans, some HC, and locally gathered mosses.
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...1-13-12045.jpg

Fuze 11-14-2012 01:45 AM

Driftwood looks awesome, nice dimensions for the tank.

Any thoughts on swimming/crawling stuff for the tank?

Some flowering plants could look cool..

somewhatshocked 11-14-2012 01:54 AM

Gorgeous little scape that's screaming for a few Neo shrimp of some sort.

thebuddha 11-14-2012 02:32 AM

thai micro crabs would be sweet :)

dubvstudent 11-15-2012 11:07 PM

There are some Endler's Guppy fry in there now. They are hard to see because they are still small and the manzanita in there is still leaching alot of tannins.

This tank is essentially a scale models for another tank I already have the glass cut for. It will be approx 20 gallons (24 x 24 x 8). I am planning on making a proper build journal for that one.

ophiophagus 11-15-2012 11:59 PM

Very cool! I really like this set up

dougolasjr 11-16-2012 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thebuddha (Post 2077917)
thai micro crabs would be sweet :)

+1 on this. Great idea.

R.sok 11-16-2012 03:04 AM

I LIKE IT! Any thoughts of building a mini waterfall for it?

dubvstudent 12-21-2012 02:05 AM

Filling out nicely.
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...ps938a6286.jpg
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...ps06a59c1d.jpg

horsedude 12-21-2012 04:18 PM

that is a sweet looking tank im envious. how easy is it to seal all of the sides because i would like to do somthing like this one day!
Nice!

GreenBliss 12-21-2012 05:20 PM

Looks very nice. :)

Exceliber 12-21-2012 09:04 PM

This is gorgeous! I love the concept.

dacrax07 12-22-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R.sok (Post 2080271)
I LIKE IT! Any thoughts of building a mini waterfall for it?

a waterfall would look great

laqu 12-22-2012 12:47 AM

nice!

nightshadebel 12-22-2012 01:13 AM

that is beautiful!! what did the tool look like?


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