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post #1 of 119 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Yoshi's 8L Frameless Cube

Hi all, I'm semi-new to the FWP scene. Been a successful reef-keeper for almost 4 years now, and just recently I was bitten hard by the FWP bug.

Anyways, I've been doing a lot of lurking and reading and have decided to go with a minimalistic style of simple aquascaping. I figured I might as well start a journal to keep up w/the progress of my cube.

Here is a list of what I plan to keep/use:
  • Tank: 200x200x200mm Glass Cube (Alife) -- Approx 8L (~2G)
  • Filtration: Azoo Palm Filter
  • Lighting: 18W PC (6,700K) Desktop Light** Changed to a 12" 2x18w Coralife PC Fixture
  • Substrate: ADA AquaSoil Amazonia
  • Aquascape: Seiryu Stone
  • Supplements: ADA CO2 System (1 bubble per 4-5 seconds), Seachem Line
  • Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides, Utricularia graminifolia
  • Livestock: N/A
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The tank came with filter & ghetto 7W lighting, it also has "edge" bracing.
I took the corners off and scraped off the excess silicone.
Since the tank is small (~2G), I don't worry about the tank bursting.


Here is the "first" full tank shot (not pictured: heater & filter)


I'm waiting on a few other things to arrive in the mail (substrate/misc. materials), so the tank will be empty for some time. Thanks for looking

--Daniel

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Dude, I'm so jealous! Where'd you get the tank and the light? Those are AWESOME!

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Looks great. More picture please!
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Sol- I got the tank from Aquatic Warehouse (when you walk in there's a display of this tank opposite the register). They have had theirs set up for quite some time now. Never seen the tank offered elsewhere here in SoCal. As for the light, I found it at Home Depot for $29.99 I had the chance to pick up the "other" HD desktop light that everyone else is using ($19.99) 27W quad fixture, but I figured this one was way more "sleek"

Finch- Don't have any more pics at the moment to share, sorry! Once I get my substrate and some rocks I'll be sure to post and update

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Are you going for a iwagumi look? What substrate are you planing to use?
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Finch- Yea... I have an idea of aquascaping in mind that is similar to an iwagumi style tank, but I won't know for certain until I get my substrate and rocks in the tank. I ordered some AquaSoil (Amazonia) and am currently waiting on that. Hopefully it will come in before the weekend arrives

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SD, right?

Some kid on here has one, I think.

You said, "other" HD light, you mean the blue housing one??

Looks nice all empty
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Yep SD ... and you're right, I saw another member on the boards w/this tank.

The "other" HD light is the one that Sol is using (27w).

Hope he doesn't mind me linking it:

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looks cool!
i want one of them
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I'm so going to AW after work today. Hope the gf doesn't mind yet another tank. She gave me approval for a new tank at home, but this will mean 2 new tanks. I have a good spot for it though....

Which HD did you go to?

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I would love to have a tank like that one do you know if they ship them i want one so bad

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OMG that light looks like Robocop
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Sweet tank. how much was it?

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SHWEET. I gotta visit AW soon now. How much was it? Mannnnnnn, I want a nice nano. ;__; *wallet crying in my pocket*


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Felix- Thanks

Sol- Haha, when u make it "frameless" make sure you buy a pack of razor blades too and get ready to set aside an hour or so to scrape off the silicone!

Joey- I am sure you can always ask to see if they will ship you the tank. They seem to keep a regular stock of them on hand. Just call and ask for the "Alife 2G Tank" ... The contact info for Aquatic Warehouse is:
Aquatic Warehouse:
5466 Complex Street Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92123
United States
858-467-9297

Yoko- Now you see why I chose the "other" light heh

Dufus & Haeun- The tank itself is fairly expensive, it came as a kit for $69. The kit includes a 50GPH filter, and a clip-on 7W light. The light from HD was another $29, so I spent a total of about $100 on the hardware so far.

Thanks for the comments.

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