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Old 02-14-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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amphirion's 7x7x7" Nano (FAIL) Cube...


hello all,
first of all i call it a fail cube, because:
1) it isnt a true cube as established in this thread: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ized-pico.html
2) the glass isnt made for nice viewing...bubbles are found throughout the glass and the glass is slightly textured, making it objects within it slightly blurry....welp, what can you do?

---and keep your expectations low...that way, results will always be better than expected.

so here we go:
tank specs:

7x7x7" cube (~1.5 gallons)
archaea 27W power compact clamp light fixture
red sea nano filter

substrate:
ADA powersand & Florabase
seiryu stones provided by yaouch

progress:
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view #1:


view #2 (i slightly like this perspective better--same setup):


the classic 3/4 myspace photo headshot:
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:00 AM   #2
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27 watts over 1.5 gallons.

You are a far braver soul than I.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:07 AM   #3
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lol dollface.
very nice l like the subtrate and how natural it looks. One thing l might comment on is how you have the front rocks berried into the gravel and spread soil in between, well l think it would improve a bit if you added just a bit more gravel in the top left it would be perfect. Also kudos on rock placement. A lot of people seem to just throw the rocks around and make it look like a after thought and that's ok because their learning still but sinking them to the gravel really improves the effect on the whore scape in that it looks more like one entire rock piece like amano mentions.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:08 AM   #4
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That there is called sunlight! Yay!
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:10 AM   #5
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@dollface: should i be scared?
@shadow: i totally agree with the partial rock technique...it does wonders! same thing with driftwood too! i would take your advice---only one problem...left hand side according to which photo?
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@dollface: should i be scared?
@shadow: i totally agree with the partial rock technique...it does wonders! same thing with driftwood too! i would take your advice---only one problem...left hand side according to which photo?
All I'm saying is that I have my archaea fixture extended all the way up over a 5 gallon with a 5 hour light cycle and I still get algae. That's on no co2 or ferts though.

So are you going to run pressurized on this thing?

I kid, really. You'll probably be able to pull it off without a hitch
What are you thinking for flora?
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:10 PM   #8
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@dollface: yep. The good ol' diy yeast reactor setup. The tank is small and it hasn't failed me yet. UG is definitely going to be used. So will mini pellia. I want really small plants. Tiandra might make an appearance and so could nana petite. We shall see .

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Old 02-14-2011, 04:29 PM   #9
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Hah, I've seen those vases in at Michael's and always wondered about how that rippled glass would work for a little tank.

However, you have not failed yet. Don't be so hard on yourself...
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #10
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thanks Hyzer---actually, that vase actually IS from Michaels...too bad they didnt have a 12 x 12 i would have gotten that instead. but i guess, everything worked out perfectly for this size so im happy.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:12 AM   #11
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so my manzanita wood from inshore came in today....here they are in their splendid glory:


you might be saying, "oh silly amph, those sticks are too big for your t---OH wait WHAT THE @#$* ARE YOU DOING!?"


i'll wait for you to calm down...

ok---so here's what happened:
view #1


view #2


mini pellia from Andrew Hill also arrived....will be adding it into the tank soon.
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thanks for the cool driftwood site
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:19 AM   #13
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you might be saying, oh silly amph, those sticks are too big for your t---OH wait WHAT THE @#$* ARE YOU DOING!?
..I lol'd. Nice sticks! tank looks great, I have a similar/thesame one, trying to do something similar.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:21 AM   #14
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@dacrax: no problem!

@sejoy: thanks---i try---really hard. XD
are you going to post your's? i'd like to see your progress too!

---on second thought, the tree's too big....going to hack it down some more....
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:22 AM   #15
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so i clipped the tree and made it smaller---i think it looks much better and less obtrusive to the rest of the scape. my mini pelia came in as well...big shoutout to bigstick---generous portion of minipelia, algae free---and perfect for what i the setup i am trying to do! i am also using this thread to show people how UG can be propagated using its leaves. The UG leaves came from a recent trim from my 2.5 gallon tank.

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