I'm going to be constructing a 16"x16"x16" cube in the distant future to test my aquarium building skill
The glass will be 1/4" thickness.
Here are the glass stats:
1 at 16'"x16" (Bottom)
2 at 15 5/8" x 15 1/4" (Sides)
2 at 15 5/8" x 16" (Front and back)
This design allows me to have a 1/8" cocking joint and maintain a 16x16x16 outside perimeter, with an inside perimeter of 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 15 3/4" (approx. 16 gallons strangely enough.)
I am planning on using ADA Amazonian sand along with power sand for the substrate and ordering two 13watt deluxe bright kits from AH supply rigged into a DIY canopy.
No C02 aside from what Seachem Excel can supply, unless I rig up a cheap DIY.
I have yet to determine if I want a small canister filter
or a standard HOB filter.
Here are my questions:
1: If i go with AS will two 9 liter bags be adequit?
2: Will the two 13watt kits supply enough lighting, or should I bump it up to three of them? (I plan on using one 6700k and one 10,000k)
3: If I choose to buy a canister filter over a HOB, what would be small enough for this size aquarium? Perhaps a Fluval 105?
I'm ordering the glass within a few days . . . expect a detailed analysis of the setup