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Old 03-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #16
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Brian's 2.11g Rimless Pico Cube (AquaTop)


Very sweet build. I'll be following along. I personally don't like cubes. But these are very nice tanks. I'll only buy low iron now that I've had low iron tanks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #17
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shoulda got the fugeray-R
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #18
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Thanks guys!

@MABJ - I feel you. If i had to have like one or two tanks, then a cube wouldn't be one of them. The price was right and i have the perfect place for it at the bar by my kitchen.

@soup - trust i love finnex, i own 3x Ray 2's. I just think the fugeray-r looked bulky by comparison. I'm going for an elegant look since this tank is by the doorway to my house.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:29 PM   #19
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Thanks guys!

@MABJ - I feel you. If i had to have like one or two tanks, then a cube wouldn't be one of them. The price was right and i have the perfect place for it at the bar by my kitchen.

@soup - trust i love finnex, i own 3x Ray 2's. I just think the fugeray-r looked bulky by comparison. I'm going for an elegant look since this tank is by the doorway to my house.
How much was your light BTW? Can you light be used as high tech or you going more low/medium?

I have the fugeray-R and it is very slim, but I use it on a standard 2.5g high tech (12" long tank). Since yours is a cube with 8" length it would be too long, would work just stick out 1" on both sides.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #20
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It was $29.99 from AFA. I'm using it for low tech. I linked some YouTube videos earlier to "MacAquarium" the guy posted 4 updates in which he used a 20cm do!aqua with the same light. He lowered the light to get the distance from light to sub to about 5". He successfully carpeted HC. I think it's capable if it can do that with all else considered in a high tech environment.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:55 PM   #21
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It's nice to see our High clarity tanks in use. These systems are fairly new so getting the word out has been a challenge. Posts like this really help and we look forward to seeing more!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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Keep up good work. happy to see some really nice tank out there with reasonable price will sure buy some in near future

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #23
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It's nice to see our High clarity tanks in use. These systems are fairly new so getting the word out has been a challenge. Posts like this really help and we look forward to seeing more!
Nice to see you here! Did you see my disclaimer in the review? Haha...

Anyways, are you guys planning on offering some shipping options for the larger tanks in the future?
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:15 PM   #24
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While I think the Finnex Fugeray-R would have been a better light, not by enough to make a huge difference and I thinkyou are right, you wouldn't have gotten that sleek look you are looking for.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #25
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Thanks DefStatic - I couldn't agree more!

Okay... Update time!

I planted the tank with plants I already had sitting around in other tanks..

I think I still want to get some mini pellia in here and try it out. I'm also considering using some marsilea minuta as some foreground. I might just save money and try to carpet the hydrocotyle japan.. I just want to try to maintain some scale since the tank is small.

I'm using an AC 20 for now on the lowest setting with some established biomax. It's fairly big so I can't position the LED light the way I want to. Currently I'm using my Azoo Palm Filter in a shrimp cube temporarily. I just got bored of looking at the AquaTop so I just started it up with plans to change things around a bit.

So here it is (for now) with a temporary resident, my female betta, RED SONIA, from when I started the GLA 6g a ways back...







From the back side... my slope is still holding due to the Floramax as the first layer. I believe since the Floramax is rather coarse lava rock, it doesn't really have a propensity to slide as opposed to using all AS or FSS. Also, I like how the reddish-brown crypt and manzanita compliments the dark green needle leaf java fern -- just an observation
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:48 AM   #26
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looking slick indeed. i like!

man i want their tank now. . . but i also wish they would make a 45f type shallow tank
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You have made a believer out of me. I love that tank, and love TruAqua's prices. I have to say, that glass is super. Sometimes I see some rimless high clarity tanks and there is too strong a green tint. This one truly seems crystal clear.

Also, awesome Betta. Will that be a permanent home? No fear of jumping? She will be quite happy!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #28
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@gnod - I would like to also see some unique tank dimensions out of AquaTop! Maybe even a 6g long and/or 12g long but with this awesome high clarity glass!

@DefStatic - I've had this little female betta for about a year now. She's been in nothing but rimless tanks with no lids where I've had the water filled to the top. She's been good about jumping. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep her in here permanently. For now, she's doing well...

I slapped a quick YouTube video together... I'm really excited about this Pico... haha!

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:45 AM   #29
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Very nice. Looks like a perfect size for my desk at work. I'd like to setup a neo cull/chocolate tank at work.
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woah, nice video man! what did you use and was it on a tripod? smooth and butter and great lighting.

6gallon long sounds DOPE! man, should i just make a tank...
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