I picked up the 60 gallon rimless cube from member on a local forum a few weeks ago. It is a Deep Blue Professional reef ready cube with low iron glass and a corner overflow. It is on black Marineland Ventura stand that is very nice all wood stand.
The tank is 24"x24"x24" and will be equally viewed from two sides, so I am trying to keep that in mind while designing everything. I am planning another planted freshwater tank, most likely with either South American or Central American freshwater fish. I have a Finnex Ray2 that came with, I am really impressed with just how bright this aquarium is. I am planning on running pressurized CO2 on this tank. Yes, I am running an overflow and CO2. To minimize off gassing I am running a canister filter plumbed through the drilled overflow. Because this is a closed system I won't have the loss of CO2 like a sump would. I would gain the fixed water level and surface skimming the overflow provides. I do lose some of the benefits of the sump such as easy access. I am planning on hiding the heater in the overflow. The main issue will be keeping a close eye on evaporation and making sure the water level in the overflow does not drop below the intake of the canister.
After I picked it up. I'm a big fan of rimless, it just looks so clean. I also won't have any filter hardware showing as it is all plumbed through the overflow.
Running a Fluval 406. I think I will get sufficient filtration from this, but I'll see if I need to add anything for water movement.
Initially plumbing is setup and I am testing for leaks. After a few hours there are no leaks, but there will be another 18" of water putting pressure on the entire system. The output is dual Loc Line. I am not totally sure at what height I will be running the standpipe for the intake, as I don't need to worry about matching flow rates and noise as I am running a closed system.
I will be using Eco Complete for substrate. I have four and half 20lbs bags to use right now. I am planning on having it slope up towards the overflow. To help retain the slope I am using egg crate. I have two pieces of driftwood currently They are a bit short for this tank, but I'll have to see if I can source anything else soon.
This tank will be replacing another one of my current tanks. So I will most likely be moving over all my cardinal and rummy nose tetras from my 25 gallon tall aquarium to this aquarium. I would love to add a pair of discus, but I am worried about the number of water changes they require. I hear anywhere from daily water changes to twice a week. Currently I do weekly water changes on Sundays, but sometimes will have to extend that. Also looking at angelfish, but I would prefer the discus and would like to hear more opinions considering this will be a fairly heavily planted tank.
Let me know what you think and any recommendations you might have for me.