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dustbust_1 12-07-2012 04:29 PM

low cost cube around 4g for shrimp only
Im looking at purchasing a low cost cube. Im wondering if anybody has any ideas of a low cost solution. Yes an ADA or EcoPico would be cool but im looking around the $20.00 range.

If I cant find any in that range i will prob build one. I can do this for like $10.00 but something this small gets pretty difficult to silicone.


Beer 12-07-2012 05:07 PM

Deep Blue makes some nice smaller tanks. They are fairly inexpensive, depending on where you go. I think I have the B40 or B4 or something like that. it's a rimless tank.
I just ran the calculations for building a four gallon tank, and this looks like it is 4 gallons. It doesn't look big enough for four gallons, but apparently it is. It should be less than $30. They also make a small filter that works decent of you throttle it way down. It's a bit loud for my preferences, but it's in my bedroom and I thing the dresser amplifies the sound.
Why not go with acrylic if you are building it yourself? 9.75" per side.

dustbust_1 12-07-2012 05:19 PM

something that size would require a minimum of 1/4 acrylic and that starts to add up.

Acrylic is normally much more expensive than glass. At least around here.

I built a 12" cube nano reef for $20.00 using glass from a local shop

Ill take a look at Deep blue. Thanks for the tip

Scyry 12-07-2012 07:13 PM

Do!Aqua 3 gal. Cube, 10x10x10, $49.95 (ADGshop)
Mr. Aqua 3 gal. Bowfront, 12x7x8, $26.99 (Marine Depot)
Mr. Aqua 7.5 gal. Cube, 12x12x12, $49.99 (Marine Depot)
Aqueon Evole 4 gal., 10.5x10.5x11.5 $50 to $60 (Petsmart or Petco) (Includes light and filter)
Fuval Spec 2 gal., 7.25x9.25x10, $50 to $70 (Petsmart or Petco) (Includes light and filter)
TruAqua Bowfront 3.5 gal., 12x8x8, $25.99 (TruAqua)

There is others, but price maybe more than you want. GLA, Penn Plax Radius 3.5 gal., and Finnex (seems out of stock).

dustbust_1 12-08-2012 08:31 PM

Well what the heck. Ran to Walmart and found a tetra 3 gal led cube kit for $29. The price was good. Not sure about the led that came with it but I will toss the cover stand and filter. The cube is perfect.

talontsiawd 12-08-2012 11:14 PM

Thank you for the info, I was looking into the same for a little tank in the kitchen. I have a cool piece of wood that work work perfectly in a small cube.

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