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Old 01-20-2013, 04:20 AM   #31
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Thanks very much I have definitely lost a little perspective/depth with the plant growth you're right. It's sort of hard to plan for such a small space(6"x6"x6") I may fill the back with more of the rotala I'm not sure. And I may be able to regain some slope once I trim the fissidens. The plant you're asking about is Hygro pinnatifida. I'm going to trim off the tallest leaves at some point and that will leave 2-3 miniature versions of it behind.
That's a really nice plant, it adds the perfect pop of color. I love this little tank! So awesome. 'subbed
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #32
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wholy crap!!! you really can see how small it it!!! you did an AMAZING job :-)
Thank you so much! That's exactly the reaction I was hoping for when designing this scape

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That's a really nice plant, it adds the perfect pop of color. I love this little tank! So awesome. 'subbed
Thanks for subscribing(probably the first time anyone has subbed a thread of mine) I also just added a few stem of rotala wallichii for another little splash of color
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #33
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Well you have a second subscriber now! This tank is awesome, I really love your choice of plants and hard-scape. It is clear that a lot of thought went into your layout.

I am also setting up a 1.5g cube myself and was hoping you could fill in a few more details about your tank. You mentioned you ordered LEDs for this tank, do you have them on it yet? What LEDs did you order for a tank this small? I'm also curious about your CO2 setup, any details you can share would be helpful.

Thanks, and again, great tank!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #34
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Well you have a second subscriber now! This tank is awesome, I really love your choice of plants and hard-scape. It is clear that a lot of thought went into your layout.

I am also setting up a 1.5g cube myself and was hoping you could fill in a few more details about your tank. You mentioned you ordered LEDs for this tank, do you have them on it yet? What LEDs did you order for a tank this small? I'm also curious about your CO2 setup, any details you can share would be helpful.

Thanks, and again, great tank!
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I actually never got around to ordering the LEDs.(I'm using a 13watt pc right now) But I'm planning on trying 3x3watt 6500k with optics. Just some cheapo brand off ebay because it's sort of an experiment. When I get them I'll post. And right now I'm using an Ista 45g disposable cartridge co2 system with a better diffuser than the one it comes with. I actually hate it but it does the job for now until I feel like paying for a better one. Also I put 4-5 drops of an all-in-1 fertilizer and 3-4 drops of excel a couple times a week. I hope that answers your questions.
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Could you post that eBay test light? I'm looking for lights for some of my tanks.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #36
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Could you post that eBay test light? I'm looking for lights for some of my tanks.
I was about to ask the same. The tank is gorgeous and would love to see how it is setup. I have tried the same exact thing a few times on my own (8x8x8) with poor results. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #37
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Here's a quick update. Everything is doing really well. Haven't had any issues really. Except that bush of riccia that was never meant to be in there.(I'm cutting it out now) And I did have some algae/fungus on the branches. But a whole bunch of ramshorn snails just hatched and took care of that. As you can see the branches are nice and clean now. These pics are pre-trim so everything is kind of shaggy. I'll post some post trim pics later.

Also I switched to a black background which I like. I would love some opinions on if I should stick with it or go with something more like a shadow box or blue sky type background.


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I was about to ask the same. The tank is gorgeous and would love to see how it is setup. I have tried the same exact thing a few times on my own (8x8x8) with poor results. Thanks!
The lights (when I get my ass in gear and order everything) will be a DIY project. I will most likely make a detailed post on the project once I do it
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I'm really digging what you're doing with this little cube.
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I'm really digging what you're doing with this little cube.
Thank you
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #41
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Here are a some post trim pictures. I did a pretty conservative trim because trimming this tiny space is even more difficult than I expected. I'm definitely going to have to find a scissor or better suited for the job.






And here are a couple bonus pics of the inhabitants terrified and hiding after I was trimming
out of focus orange neo shrimp

one of the gouramis

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #42
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Looking sweet bud! Yup, those tiny spaces are hard to trim.
Keep the photos coming.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #43
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Amazing tank. I keep measuring out six inches so I can wrap my head around how small it really is. Great job!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:03 AM   #44
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Looking sweet bud! Yup, those tiny spaces are hard to trim.
Keep the photos coming.
Thanks man I will keep the photos coming
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It just keeps getting better! loving the orange neo, and the peeking gouramis
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