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Old 01-02-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default 3 gal shrimp cube

I built a 3gal cube with black 100% silicone (has no anti-molding chemicals)

I put down a 1" layer of organic miracle grow dirt then capped it with black flouraLite.

I bout a few lace stones from my local PS. I used 3 of them. I went outside and grabbed a few branches of a lilac bush (lilac is a very hard dense wood) boiled the **** out of them for roughly 4 hours and they are now soaking in a bucket and already sinking.

I made a DIY lamp with a 13 watt CFL bulb hanging over the cube. Not really happy with the size and ordered a GU 10 9 watt LED (3x3) and will try to build a smaller fixture from that. Will see what happens.

I plan on dry starting a HC carpet, putting in dwarf sag in the back and maybe doing a little hunk of anubias nana somewhere.

I plan on using excel instead of co2. hang on back filter and dosing dry ferts. I hope the HC will live in these conditions once I flood it, if not I may have to drain it and plant some glosso.

im posting a pic but since then ive dropped the water level down to basically just under the gravel and planted my HC.

Sorry for the crappy iPhone shot.

any thoughts on this setup? layout, equipment, plants

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