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Old 07-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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LOAD "High Density Low Tech 4.12g Rimless Cube",8,1


Tank: 4.12 gallon Aquatop Rimless Nano Cube
Filter: Eheim Liberty HOB
Lighting: Deep Blue Solarflare Micro LED 6700k Light
Substrate: Aquasoil
Decor: Florida Field Stone
Fauna: 1 Oto, 12 Red Rili Shrimp, 3 Nerite Snails (horned, tracked, striped)
Flora: Java Fern and Various Anubias (with some tag along bacopa)


Back story:
Yes I am a tank hoarder and yes I bought a new tank.
After seeing somewhatshocked's nano cubes I took the plunge and got the 10" version for $39 shipped.
Here are some pictures, the light is coming on Friday and the rest I've got already. As you can see, they REALLY packed this tank safely!!!









The Aquatop is on the left, ADA mini-m in the middle, Mr. Aqua 11.4g on the right:




It's a fun looking cube, can't wait to dive in!
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Great to see another small cube!

Any plans for the scape? Critters?
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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Great to see another small cube!

Any plans for the scape? Critters?
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That's sweet!

When looking at the your pictures I'm impressed as well with how that packaged the tank.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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Hooray! I love Aquatop tanks. They are such nice little tanks for the price!
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Yup, this tank is pretty sweet. Considering shipping was included in the price, $39 isn't bad for a rimless tank of this quality. And yes, it is comparable to ADA's tanks (and even packed much better too).
No idea on flora/fauna yet, will probably be over spill from my other tanks.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Wow, I wish I had seen this a week ago before I ordered my Mr. Aqua

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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I received my "Wave-point 6-Inch 8-Watt Daylight Micro Sun LED High Output Clamp Light" and although the hardware looks nice, the light output is very cold and washed out.
Will have to think hard about keeping this light or what other reasonable options are out there.
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I thought my lower wattage Wave Points were washed out until the tanks were planted and set up. You should set things up and try removing pieces of the arm, raising/lowering things to find the sweet spot.

Then, if you need to supplement the color temperature, you could pick up a red Solar Flare for about $12/$13 from Ken's Fish or add a cheap LED clip from eBay.
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Yup, I've already tinkered with the arm/height. It seems to be a great amount of light for the size but the color is pretty washed out (even clipped on my 7.5g emersed tank with plants in it).
Have you tried the DBP SolarFlare Gooseneck 6700 daylight LED? I'm curious if it alone will provide enough light for Java Ferns / Anubias in this low light tank.
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It's not large enough for a tank this size (the Solar Flare) - feel free to check out my vase journal.

Which version of the Wave Point are you using? The one with blue? If so, that's why it's washed out. My daylight versions (with no blue) are the perfect color temperature.
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It's not large enough for a tank this size (the Solar Flare) - feel free to check out my vase journal.

Which version of the Wave Point are you using? The one with blue? If so, that's why it's washed out. My daylight versions (with no blue) are the perfect color temperature.
So after double checking the product listing and upc number, there was an error during the order process and I was sent the 10,000K version. That would explain a lot.

So I've returned the light and placed an order for the correct one. I'm sure it will look much better on this tank (or on another one I've got in mind).
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The tank was planted a few days ago, here are some pics during flooding.











Looking forward to the new lights arriving this week, will help me get a few more tanks started again.
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That looks terrific so far!
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That looks terrific so far!
Thanks! The plants in this tank should all grow pretty slow, so hoping this will be a low maintenance tank. Thus allowing me to waste more time keeping the high tech tanks balanced.
Once this tank is cycled, shrimp will be added. What kind? Don't know yet, but probably Neos or something easy.
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Perfect tank for an apistogramma trio
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