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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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12 gallon JBJ Nano Cube

I thought this would be a good thread to keep up to date (now and again) to show planted potential with the cube. I originally bought my nano for freshwater, then bored I switched to salt. Salt was difficult for me for many reasons, most of which were my own doing. After careful consideration I have moved back to fresh and I am up for the challenge of a planted nano tank.

The back of my tank includes a Mini-Jet 404 (hosing from Home Depot), a Visi-Therm 50 watt heater and a Hagen CO2 System.

I though it was really cool that the Hagen C02 system fit nice and neat in tha back chamber hidden from sight.

I've put flourite in my nano. It was a toss up between flourite and eco, both seemed to be good picks.

I used aquarium silicon to close the bottom vent. I have the nano original which includes two intake vents (top and bottom). As I want to control the flow of water, I have closed the bottom vent. I also modded the dividers in the back to control flow using cuts of plexi-glass from Home Depot.

I know what you are going to say, moonlights on a fresh water tank ? Well they look nice and I can use them to view any nocturnal fish. These moonlights are custom. If you go to the Discovery Channel Store they sell a string of bright blue led lights (12) for $9.99. They are battery operated (4 AAs), but can easily be converted to A/C. I don't mind the battery design as I only plan to run these once in a while at night for viewing purposes only. The batteries last about 48 hours, so I will use rechargables.

Here is a shot with the moon lights on. Note this shot was taken with my office lights on ! They are very bright, and should look even better when the water is in.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 11:32 PM
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I wouldn't criticize moon lights on a freshwater tank but I would criticize THOSE particular moon lights. I think they're way too bright and may actually be detrimental to the health of your fish. Just my opinion though.


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