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new 8" cube

here's the 8" cube i just set up. no shrimp yet. gotta figure out where to put the betta.


last night JUST after set up.


after 20 min of filtering


this morning



sorry for the TERRIBLE pictures. they're from a BlackBerry Pearl...

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that looks great! you did a good job picking out those rocks.

what kind of sub. are you using, and what kind of filtration and lighting do you have?


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that looks great! you did a good job picking out those rocks.

what kind of sub. are you using, and what kind of filtration and lighting do you have?
substrate is eco
filtration is an azoo palm filter
lighting is the home depot 27w CF desklamp

thanks for the compliments. just threw some plants in there for a little while. they'll all outgrow the tank in a hurry (moneywort, crypts wendtii, and anacharis). thinkin about DHG or HC as a foreground. may need to get some more eco for behind the rocks. not really sure. also kinda wish i had some more of these rocks but much smaller. i've thought about breaking the third one i got from you up and using them.

also, i added 6ish RCS and we'll see how they do...

and my black molly completely disappeared...
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where could the molly have one, thats wierd.

are you going to do co2 or xcel?

i would smash the rocks, maybe the one your not using. i was thinking about doing that with one of the rocks i have left and adding them to my m.


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i have no idea where he went... looked ALL over.

i have some DIY co2 stuff but the bubble ladder i have won't fit and would look HORRIBLE. i think i may just go with the excel, although i would like to get the ada mini diffusor thing.

how much excel should i dose daily on that little thing?

and i may smash the rocks today and see what happens...
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also, i have an anubias nana.. where should i plant it?
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you know about the progression of my tank as far as the co2 is concerned, i found it very hard to diffuse co2 through a ceramic disk with the diy setup (probly needed 2-2L bottles to get a decent ppm of dissolved co2.

what tank are you using the toms filter on? it may be worth your time to put it in this one and dissolve the co2 in it. in my mini m its working like a champ!

you will probly need to get a syringe to dose the excell in that tank, thats what i use but im a diabetic and have needles all over the place. .25ml-.3ml would do the trick.

if the nana is petiete id put it in the front if its regular nana id put it in the back.


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i think i'm just gonna go with excel. at only 3mL / day the bottle should last quite a while. where can i get a syringe?

my Tom's is on my 10g and working perfectly. i think i may start bubbling the co2 into it and not use the bubble ladder. do you just have the co2 tube somehow stuck under the intake? got any pictures?

if i put the tom's on the cube i think the flow would be ridiculous.
and it's nana petite. i'll throw it in front. maybe get some normal nana for the back, and then think about going with DHG for the foreground cover.
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you can get a syringe from wallgreens or any pharmacy in your area (or i could throw one in an envelope and just mail it to you, if you like).

i cant get a clear pic of my intake but i just have the co2 tubing wedged into the strainer on the intake and have a prefilter ontop of that so my shrimps dont get sucked up. it just bubbles up the intake tube and gets dissolved in the cannister..


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i'm headed to walmart for black thread anyways... i'll stop by the pharmacy. gotta get it from the counter i assume? just ask for a syringe? (actually need a couple)
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i'm headed to walmart for black thread anyways... i'll stop by the pharmacy. gotta get it from the counter i assume? just ask for a syringe? (actually need a couple)
just get them in a 1cc size 1cc=1ml i was wrong about the excel dosing, you only need .25-.3 ml of excel!!! get the u100 syringes, with them 10units is .1 ml.


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oh dang... that coulda been overdose city.

i bought some plastic oral syringes that have down to .2ml but they're gonna be pretty tough to use on the cube... you said you've got one you could send, right? how much?
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oh dang... that coulda been overdose city.

i bought some plastic oral syringes that have down to .2ml but they're gonna be pretty tough to use on the cube... you said you've got one you could send, right? how much?
yeah im glad i caught that one!

i probly have a unopened bag of 10 lying around somewhere, ill check when i get home and just toss them in the mail for ya.


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yeah im glad i caught that one!

i probly have a unopened bag of 10 lying around somewhere, ill check when i get home and just toss them in the mail for ya.
that would be fantastic. they're re-useable, right? any reason to ever switch to a new one?
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no problem, they are re-useable but you never know.


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