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2 litre nano journal *56k* (i have more pics!)

First off i'll apologise for the pics!

I found this glass cube at a gerden center this morning and decided to buy it and see what i could do with it.


I used leftover flourite as a substrate, and rinsed it a few times over


I started planting some crypts (i think someone may correct me!) that i also got this morning.


I have decided to use java moss as a foreground so i tied some to some small pieces of slate and layed them at the front


I found some nice stones out back and put them in around the crypts.
Heres a top view:


The finished tank:



Ill get a new pic as soon as the water clears!

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Nice cube, cant wait to see it when it clears.

I think most of us are like that :-) We suddenly start liking trips to DIY shops and Garden Centres to see what glass goodies we can find
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update!

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Nice cube, cant wait to see it when it clears
hey thanks!

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i know exactly what you mean! lol

heres the cube now:
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How much lighting will slap on there? No filtration correct?

Nice cube though.

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yup no filtration. it uses the end of the 15w flourescent which is too long for my 2.5gal next to it! it gets just enough light.
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What type of fish or shrimps will you be putting in there?
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i dont know if i will have livestock, as the temp will fluctuate quite a bit over night and then rise when the light is on. ill test the temps later and in the morning.
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You found that at a garden center? I think a just saw a web site marketing those as little cube gardens I think. Very expensive I think. Can't wait to see this grow out.

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ok so ive measured the temps for evening and morning and its 22deg and 19deg respectively. is that acceptable for shrinp?
also, would a shrimp be able to crawl out using the CO2 airline?
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I have just been hard at work making a little hood and stand for the tank i think it has worked really well and should look good. It is drying at the moment so ill update and add pics when i have it sorted!
The bulb is too yellowy for my liking, so i may change that soon
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I have pics of the stand!

Here it is:



that light is definately to yellow! oh well
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Messy, Great cube. I set one up as well with two Endler's fry.
Very nice DYI on the hood as well A++.

Are you using a different bulb than you previously mentioned in this thread?
Can I assume you are using a screw in compact flouresent now?

If so Coralife makes a 10 watt screw in cf with a nice white light which would work well I think.
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Its a 25w normal bulb just like you plug in the ceiling! the only thing i had available at the time! I am beginning to realise that this isnt going to work as it is getting way way too hot. I might have a look for that coralife tomorrow.
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you do like your nanos..... thats a nice lookin one there!

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you do like your nanos
I cant help it! I see a tiny glass container of any sort and ive got to have it! So far ive done lightbulbs, shot glasses, small flower vases etc. and im always on the lookout for something new.....what will be next..... only my cat knows mwah ha ha ha.....
ok im scaring myself now
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