I bought this Oceanic 30 Gallon Cube last weekend. I have everything i need for it except for the plants and the wood (although I might get some big pieces of stone.) I set it up the same day with 3 bags of eco complete. This was my first time using eco complete. I will never use anything else again (pending plant growth). I hate, hate, hate washing AS and Flourite. I dumped the eco complete in the tank and filled with water. i had ZERO cloudiness within an hour. The below pictures are a little cloudy as I'd just pushed the gravel around and buried the rocks in it so see how tall they are. I have a very specific vision for this tank... I can't begin setting it up until I get the branchy wood I ordered (coming from the UK).
I'll be updating pics as new stuff comes in.
Oceanic Cube and stand (black)
5lbs CO2 Canister with Red Sea CO2 system
Eco Complete Substrate
Coralife 1x96 watt Aqualight
Marineland C220 Canister (modified intake and soon to try a RENA spray bar)
Black Jasper Rock (quartz based so completely inert)
PS... I suck at photography. The rock is not in any final configuration. I thought I'd see what it looked like under the water.
I originally wanted this tank but i thought it was too small. I bought a 40 gallon stretch hex 3-4 weeks prior. After setting up the 40... i still lusted after the 30... Here are some pics of the completed Hex. It's more of a general planted tank. I have special plans for the Cube
The fish in the net is an apistogramma panduro male that was waiting for his breeding tank to be set up. I have no idea why i took the last two pictures but thought I'd include them.