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Old 01-31-2013, 04:43 AM   #16
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A Kessil LED Powered Rimless Cube Build


Had a few jumpers already!! Both neon swords took the leap on the first night, and a long fin white cloud was crispy this evening. Bummer! Though it was probable some of this would happen.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #17
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For the plant situation, the glassostigma are shooting long stems already and the rotala wallichii are turning a wicked pink under the LED.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:51 AM   #18
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Tank is looking VERY GOOD!!!

Man those led pendants are SWEET!!!! Sorry to hear about the jumpers! Don't they make special lids/tops for the rimless tanks? I thought I have seen one with a glass piece that sits on clear "holders that mount on the rim of the side glass panes. The lid itself sits flush so you really cant see it IIRC. I would think with the amount of light you have the glass lid wouldn't hurt too much, and it would for sure save the fish and cut down on the evaporation factor too!

Anyway keep up the great work!!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #19
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Tank is looking VERY GOOD!!!

Man those led pendants are SWEET!!!! Sorry to hear about the jumpers! Don't they make special lids/tops for the rimless tanks? I thought I have seen one with a glass piece that sits on clear "holders that mount on the rim of the side glass panes. The lid itself sits flush so you really cant see it IIRC. I would think with the amount of light you have the glass lid wouldn't hurt too much, and it would for sure save the fish and cut down on the evaporation factor too!

Anyway keep up the great work!!!
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Thanks a bunch! This tank actually came with a glass top, but it just takes too much away from the clean look that I am going for. In my experience the jumpers have a way of weeding themselves out, eventually it'll stop and everybody will be safe
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:35 AM   #20
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Tank is coming along and the jumpers for now have stopped. Fish include a total of:
* 10 small neon tetras
* 4 small longfin white clouds
* 2 medium neon rainbows
* 1 TINY BABY albino bushynose pleco
* 1 small hitchiker cherry shrimp

I'm honestly not sure what the plants are, but the red in the bank has nice pink growth tips under the LED and both the red and green are showing stem spouts at the base and vertical growth. The forground plant is rhizoming like crazy and will carpet the foreground in no time.

Also bought a betta today, with possible plans to put it in this tank or perhaps just keep it in a separate betta tank. I've developed a bit of a fetish for them to be honest, so much diversity and color, all at a cheap price with SUPER easy care. I used to have a clown fetish and spent ungodly amounts on specially bred rare clows, which I dont regret to this day and still have after 2-yrs, but still I am starting to see the appeal of FW over SW

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New crowntail male betta:


And the beloved clowns, just to mix things up:

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #21
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Had another jumper, a neon tetra this time. Going to have to restock on fish pretty often at this rate!!

Had a pretty nice algae bloom, but it appears to have subsided now. Still getting really great growth out of the glossistigma, and the background plants are starting to get some real height now. Updated tank pics coming soon.

Got some new toys in today, really looking forward to the new look and getting rid of that surface scum. Cal Aqua Labs lilypipes that I ordered from GLA:

13mm Outflow:


17mm Inflow:


And CRAP!! Looking at this just now I realized that GLA accidentally swapped my order, invoice is right but the inflow/outflow pipe sizes were swapped. Bummer...
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:43 PM   #22
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Those clowns are awesome. Whats the name of them?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:58 AM   #23
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Those clowns are awesome. Whats the name of them?
Thanks!! They are Sustainable Aquatics "Fancy Snows".

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Not sure now I missed your journal but this is great! Can't wait to see how things turn out.

Pretty sure you just made me want to find a reason to buy a Kessil fixture. Is it okay if I blame you a little bit for extending my multiple tank syndrome?

That's really a ton of light for such a tiny fixture. Impressive.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:10 AM   #25
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Hey ange I didn't know you had a planted tank as well! Looks great so far.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:35 AM   #26
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glass tubes ! I am jealous!!!!!

Are you gonna put anything for the background?
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How is the heat emitted by the kessil? Does the fixture get too hot to touch?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:22 AM   #28
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Not sure now I missed your journal but this is great! Can't wait to see how things turn out.

Pretty sure you just made me want to find a reason to buy a Kessil fixture. Is it okay if I blame you a little bit for extending my multiple tank syndrome?

That's really a ton of light for such a tiny fixture. Impressive.
Haha, thanks!! This actually isn't my tank, but I'll be keeping up the journal as I'm doing 99% of the work on it. This was kind of my "build something you really want without paying for it" gig, lol! And sure, blame away. I blame this tank on setting up my own 2g planted betta tank, lol!

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Hey ange I didn't know you had a planted tank as well! Looks great so far.
Dood, it's funny to see all my reef buds around here!! I've currently got one personal tank, and 2 that I set up for friends / family that I basically own without the day to day chores (still get called for pruning, filter changes, etc). You should PM me a link to your planted tank(s), didn't know you were involved either!!! Given your reef nano's, I have super-high expectations lol!

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glass tubes ! I am jealous!!!!!

Are you gonna put anything for the background?
Heck ya!! The correct sized ones should be here Friday and really look awesome as well as add functionality (some protein buildup on the surface using the stock spray bar). No background plans besides plants. I've seen incredible tanks with a white background that really creates an infinity look. Once the current plant layout grows out it should accomplish this. All good things in time!
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How is the heat emitted by the kessil? Does the fixture get too hot to touch?
Heat into the water is none, the fixture gets hot but not too hot to touch.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #30
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I just saw one of these tanks at the LFS last night, and they are a great size. I really wanted to get one, but the wife would have killed me.
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