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12g Nano Cube

So I started a 12g planted tank (future shrimp home) with the following:

1. JBJ 12g nano cube w/ built in filtration
2. JBJ 12g nano cube hood w/ 24W 65000k bulb
3. 75w Eheim/Jebo heater
4. 12"x12" moss wall mesh
5. softball of java moss
6. rotala indica
7. HM
8. HC
9. Süßwassertang
10. ludwiga repen x arcuata
11. ludwiga brevipes
12. a few unknown plant species
13. 5 RCS
14. 16lbs. eco complete
15. manzanita

Sorry for the not great pics.

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here's the cube with ~12lbs. of eco and the manzanita as I originally wanted it.

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Here it is the way the zip-tied "tree" wanted to be. Rushed it. Still too buoyant after a bit of boiling and a few days chilling in a bucket of water. Will need to sit in the tank for a few weeks and then I'll see if I want to tip it over. The vertical arrangement is sort of growing on me. Moss wall in place.

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Add a nylon bag of charcoal, wait 2hrs....
btw, this is w/ a jury-rigged 3x 1W LED light strip from Home Depot and not the 24W 6500K bulb. Not bright enough, but I may revisit adding LED's to the hood at a later date. Would need at least twice as many LED's of the same intensity, I think.

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Added the rest of the eco and temporarily arranged the plants to get an idea of what it would look like. Not married to it. And swapped to the 6500K.

btw, the thing in the mid/background to the right is mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonica), a non-aquatic plant. Weird thing is it's been doing okay for me for 6-7 weeks. First sign of trouble though, and it's out of there.

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a few hours after adding plants, the water's much clearer. This pic was taken early Monday, 11/01/10. In the past day, the java moss has already manage to send 4-6 dozen shoots past the mesh, toward the light. I was expecting this process to take longer. Can't wait until the thing is covered.

Hope the plants do okay w/ 2wpg (although it seems plenty bright and this thing is only 12" of water) and no ferts (on order).

The cherries are already in. I was feeling bold because:
• 3gal. of water came from an established tank
• the other ~7gal. I've had treated, ready and bubbling for a week in a bucket
• the substrate came from an established tank
• the filter media (floss, ceramics, foam blocks) came from an established tank
• and cherries are pretty hardy
They seem fine: exploring, eating, picking at stuff, and colored back up quickly.

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But I think I have leeches swimming around. No triangle head and eyes, so probably not planaria. Could be some nematode, I guess, but whatever they are, and there seem to be quite a few, I want them dead so they can't disrupt my future Fire Red colony plans.

If anyone has experience with triclorofon, clout, fenbendzole (dog dewormer) or Hikari PraziPro and leeches/worms, please lmk.
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Nice! i had a NC24 I was fiddling with as well.
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Nice! i had a NC24 I was fiddling with as well.
"was fiddling"?
or are still fiddling?
post some pics so I might be able to "borrow" an idea or three.

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haha, no, your nanocube is much nicer. I started with a nanocube, but switched over to a 60p. Here's a link https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ml#post1068220
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What is the mesh you used for the moss wall?

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bought it from Aquamagic on eBay. Search for "moss wall" and you should find it.

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Do you have any filtration concerns with the moss wall going up against the intake?

Out of curiosity, how did you set up your filtration? I have the same tank and I went with the two sponges in the 1st chamber topped off with some floss, then 2 bags of ceramic media topped off with the bioballs in the 2nd chamber. This setup does not seem to keep up with the amount of plant matter that builds up in the tank for me.
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So I swapped out the JBJ 12gal for an Oceanic 14gal biocube for more light (2x 24W), added Staurogyne 049, Blyxa japonica, and some more Rotala indica.
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