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Cool My 10" Dorm Cube - Dwarf Puffers!

Alright, so first of all, I was going to make this topic about in December, but with the rush of things, I decided to make it now

To start off, I'm a Freshmen at Purdue University studying Engineering. Originally, I came from Dublin, Ohio. Enough about me, let's start

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This will be my journal for my fish tank. I don't know if this is low budget, but I'm watching my money real close.

Enough with the talk, let's start with pictures. So this is my room:







Amused yet? no? :P my roomates bed is on the other side of the room and is not modeled. This tank will be 10"x10"x10" made from acrylic. The tank will be made from TheCowKid at Nano-Reef forums. Now to show in more detail about my room, I will show you how it really looks:



closer?

Ok, not that much closer, but you get the idea.

Let's start with a price list. Here is where I will list every penny I spent, to see how much money I'm actually spending.



For this tank, I am going with the no equipment seen in the tank idea, but hiding everything, seeing as I can't drill my drawer thing, I won't be able to hide my tubing completely, but it will be fine. The drawer right now is 6.5" below the level of my desk, so I will put a 6.5" height extender using 2x8's and cutting it into 2x6.5's. This will be done when I can. I can't put any equipment in my drawers, so I will have to put everything to the side of it, which is fine, I think people will find it neat how complex yet simple a tank can be. but this forces me to move my mini fridge somewhere else, which right at the moment I don't know where.

Well I hope you enjoyed reading my beginning, I'm sure there are many parts I missed, but I will edit and post more when I realize. Also, on this post I will ask a lot of questions, so feel free to answer

Oh how could I forget, this tank was inspired by Fish from Nano-Reef forums, most of the cube idea was his.



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i think 39ws is a bit much... :P and also you probably meant 10K, not 1000K. Seems like you got a great deal on a eheim 2213 though.. where'd you get it from?
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i think 39ws is a bit much... :P and also you probably meant 10K, not 1000K. Seems like you got a great deal on a eheim 2213 though.. where'd you get it from?
I forgot to mention, the light will be hanging from the frame of the bed, so I can adjust it accordingly, if I go past, then I will have more choices in what to get, and I will not need upgrades

The 2213 was from petsmart, its $69.99 there, but if you pay $75, its free shipping, hense the prime. but I also looked at a 20% off deal, so I used that instead, and i saved a few more dollars, then just taking the free shipping

Al the moment, I have nothing, everything is still being shipped in the process to
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I just checked my mail and my Lights arrived, so here are some pictures:









the middle is 6500k, the others are 10k

So here is my first question, what should I use to hang it, and where would I buy it. I was thinking of just getting eye screws and screw 4 in, then use chains and hang it up on my bed frame, but there is no where here to buy chains, so I will have to wait till thanksgiving.
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I think we need to create a secret underground club here at purdue for the planted tank lovers. One of my good friends is working on an Iwagumi, and my Dutch style closet tank is progressing well. plantaholics anonymous... your plans are looking good! Will definitely follow this thread. You're from Dublin? I have lots of family in Columbus (Westerville and Bexley)!
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Nice :P why the underground? your good friend from Purdue? does he have any pictures
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it doesn't have to be underground, i guess.... i don't think he has any pics yet because he just finished up an algae blackout and everything's kinda growing back in... he had major problems with algae even before he rescaped. I'll ask him tho
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Ah k, tell me if you plan to start the club, it could just be for aquariums in general, because if you don't, then I doubt you would get enough members
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yeah, i dunno about this year, maybe next year or something.
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I just found out the person building my tank went to Purdue also :P

What are the chances huh
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Cool dorm and light, I was thinking about buying that exact light for my 12 inch cube. Oh, and nice calendar

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Cool dorm and light, I was thinking about buying that exact light for my 12 inch cube. Oh, and nice calendar
You should go for it :P, it was a pretty good deal, however, the 2x13watt is a better deal. I had a tough time deciding, but I just decided why not. The fixture itself might look a little ugly though, so I might want to fix that. The calendar, I got that for free as they were passing it out :P it has pictures of girls from different colleges.

As of anyone who didn't see my question, read this:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lo...tml#post709612
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Oh, and nice calendar
"Tempe12 girls of the big ten"

I could recognize it from a mile away
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"Tempe12 girls of the big ten"

I could recognize it from a mile away
right that's what its called :P
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