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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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6g jbj nanocube

I received the nanocube last week (cycled with goop and pads from the 40g). I have not bothered changing lighting from the 50/50 bulb, but I reduced the flow considerably for the betta by cutting the blades of the impeller of the stock pump.
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unclump your HC, it grows better if plant only a few stems, it will also fill in faster.
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I am unclumping a bit at a time. The HC was originally planted in gravel so those clumps are mostly runners and there are very few roots.

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Thats a sweet little nano. I have been split for some time between that one and the Oceanic Biocube. Only thing I like about the Biocube is that it has 2 fixtures rather than one.

What are you doing for CO2/carbon?

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Urm... Honestly I only looked at the oceanic biocube very briefly. It was the inspiration for getting this nano started, but people seem to like the jbj more so I took a leap of faith. So far I like it a lot. Fans could be quieter, but they are standard computer fans that can easily be replaced. If I'm ever neurotic I'll do it
For carbon I'm dosing excel. Soon I'll have 2 other tanks that require diy co2 and I did not want to deal with a third one.
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Slimy whats that plants with the sort of string of lily pads

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It's brazilian pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala). It can be used as a floating plant.
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Looks good, I like the driftwood and the pennywort.
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the setup is nice. try puting a single drop of oil on the axel of the fan, my fan (DIY on an eclipse, not a stock of a nanocube) was making a bunch of noise until my dad put a drop of oil on the axel, then it became silent.

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Fans could be quieter
Your NC6 is looking good.

You can run the fans off an old 6 volt phone charger or other power supply with lower voltage and they will run much quieter.

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How is your HC doing with out CO2? Your tank look nice.
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Well the HC was doing fine. A lot of the runners that were not finding a place to root in the gravel in my other tank, grounded in a day's time on this finer substrate.
Unfortunately having a 50/50 bulb bit me in the butt and I had to deal with a bloom of cobweb-like algae. I think the bulb did not provide enough usable light for a tank that small and at the same time it favored the all-smothering algae.
The HC is still alive, but I'm going to wait a couple more weeks under the new light before I can truly answer. Hopefully the cobwebs go away and plants resume growth...
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