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Old 02-07-2013, 02:36 AM   #46
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0.9gal "Emerald City" 6" rimless cube *update w/ pics 2/13*


I love the landscaping.

I checked out this thread last week thinking the cube may be the same I had on order online. Is it the Hagen/Marina cube they advertise for bettas that comes with a light blue acrylic top and a very poor LED light?

If so, the color issues mentioned above may be due to the actual glass. I put my wabi kusa in one last night and tried 3 different lights and could not figure out why my plant ball suddenly looked "sickly" to me, esp. the red plants. I eventually just left the light on that I had had over the original vase over it.

Tonight I remembered your thread. I took off the blue top and that helped matters as even with the hole for the light I was getting some light seeping thru the lid onto the plants.

Then I just put it all back in the original 5 dollar vase and voila! instant color makeover back to vibrant green, etc. Mine, at least, seemed to have some tint to the glass that was making the colors look funky to me. I will be sending it back. However, loved the size, the depth, and the price. Anyone know where I can find something similar??? sigh. Even nano setups can be such money pits .

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:51 AM   #47
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It just keeps getting better! loving the orange neo, and the peeking gouramis
Thanks I added another shrimp but I'm not sure what type. It came from the same tank at my LFS where they had labels for orange neos and CRS but it doesn't look like either one. New photos very soon

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I love the landscaping.

I checked out this thread last week thinking the cube may be the same I had on order online. Is it the Hagen/Marina cube they advertise for bettas that comes with a light blue acrylic top and a very poor LED light?

If so, the color issues mentioned above may be due to the actual glass. I put my wabi kusa in one last night and tried 3 different lights and could not figure out why my plant ball suddenly looked "sickly" to me, esp. the red plants. I eventually just left the light on that I had had over the original vase over it.

Tonight I remembered your thread. I took off the blue top and that helped matters as even with the hole for the light I was getting some light seeping thru the lid onto the plants.

Then I just put it all back in the original 5 dollar vase and voila! instant color makeover back to vibrant green, etc. Mine, at least, seemed to have some tint to the glass that was making the colors look funky to me. I will be sending it back. However, loved the size, the depth, and the price. Anyone know where I can find something similar??? sigh. Even nano setups can be such money pits .
I hadn't considered that especially with my color blindness. That may be what it is. I love the size too and haven't found one the same size in better glass. There are some 6" acrylic cube on ebay but who knows if they'll hold water
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #48
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or have that cloudy look that some can have. hopefully someone will see this and know. The depth to it, plus your landscaping adding to that depth is amazing though.
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or have that cloudy look that some can have. hopefully someone will see this and know. The depth to it, plus your landscaping adding to that depth is amazing though.
Thanks very much! I'm really proud of this scape. I'm going to trim the stems and pull a few micro swords that are creeping everywhere tonight. And I finally ordered a proper light. So updates are coming soon
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #50
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Here are some pre-trim pictures I took the other day. I'm going to post post trim pictures tomorrow. I thought I had one of the new shrimp in this batch but I was wrong. I'll be sure to get one tomorrow. and how enjoy



I haven't posted one that shows scale in awhile




Here's one with the diffuser still in I usually take it out for pics

And one of the gouramis I've grown rather fond of these little guys
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:35 AM   #51
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Small post trim update. I trimmed all the Rotala and removed some microswords that were spreading out of their corner. I probably should have removed more since they spread so fast. I didn't want to trim the fissidens again yet until I get a scissor that will work better.

Also I got a new shrimp from my LFS the other day and I'm not sure what it is. It came from the same tank as the orange neo I got where they also had a label for crystal shrimp. But it doesn't look like either one. It looks to me like a snowball shrimp maybe, but I'm not sure. If anyone can ID it for me from the blurry picture below I'd appreciate it.

Post-trim FTS (ignore my filthy glass)


Here's the new shrimp. Please tell what kind it is. sorry for the blurry pic
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #52
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Nice setup

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Looks like a snowball
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Looks like a snowball
Thanks that's what I thought but shrimp are not really my area of expertise so I wanted another opinion
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:27 AM   #55
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I just finished this thread and have to say I absolutely love your 6" mini scape! i have a 1.5 gallon betta tank that i have been thinking of using and your tank has inspired me to go for it. I can't rmemeber, do you use filtration with this tank and if so what kind. thanks for sharing.
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