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*UPDATED..FINALLY** Finally got my 2 8x8x8" nano cubes!

I got the 2 cubes a few days ago, and the filters and heaters came in today. So I decided to set it up and see how it all looks like. I picked up that lamp today also at homedepot. It uses a 6500k 18watt bulb.

The filters Im using are the Red Sea Nano filters, and the heaters are the 7.5watt Hydor mini heaters. They're the flat black heaters. Since I dont want to look at them inside my tank, I shoved them inside the little filters. It works great.

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That Voss bottle is where I keep my Excel in. I just thought it looks neater in that bottle than in that bottle it originally comes in.

Tell me what you guys think

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where's the plants?

I like the cubes, if I recall correctly you got them for $15 each? That's a pretty good deal.

I know you're worried about the light not being enough, but I think you should just see how your setup does with the plants you want before shelling out more money....you'd be surprised what can grow under what light with a little patience.

Plant heavily to begin with, as if you're not using high light and CO2 it will take a while to fill in.

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Yeah I did get them for $15 each! it was a steal! These clear glass cubes usually go for $50, that is if you can even find them in stores.

Im still brainstorming on the scape of the tanks. I was thinking of doing an Iwa gumi style on one of them and the other is that I'll put flourite on the sides of the tank and put a path of sand in the middle.

Im not really sure, I have so many ideas in my head right now!


Actually, my Original plan was to get two of these 12x12x2" Clear glass square bowls and put them underneath the cubes. Then put something under the front of the cubes so it will have a little slant going to the back. Then I was going to extend the tubes of the filters and make them suck up water from the 12x12x2" bowls underneath and pour it into the cube, then the water will run back down the back of the tank. It would be a nice effect seeing the water run down the back of the tank. Then plant it iwa gumi style and also put some substrate around the bowl and plant some HC all around it. It would be so cool, but the problem is that I cannot find these 12x12x2" square bowl anywhere! I cant find them in any stores or even online. The only place I found them is in this website where I got the pic, but they're out of stock. And also they cannot ship them, they're only available to be picked up If you guys know where to get these, let me know!

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A kitchen store. You can get normal pyrex pans that'll do the trick.

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Actually, my Original plan was to get two of these 12x12x2" Clear glass square bowls and put them underneath the cubes. Then put something under the front of the cubes so it will have a little slant going to the back. Then I was going to extend the tubes of the filters and make them suck up water from the 12x12x2" bowls underneath and pour it into the cube, then the water will run back down the back of the tank. It would be a nice effect seeing the water run down the back of the tank. Then plant it iwa gumi style and also put some substrate around the bowl and plant some HC all around it. It would be so cool, but the problem is that I cannot find these 12x12x2" square bowl anywhere! I cant find them in any stores or even online. The only place I found them is in this website where I got the pic, but they're out of stock. And also they cannot ship them, they're only available to be picked up If you guys know where to get these, let me know!


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A kitchen store. You can get normal pyrex pans that'll do the trick.
I tried kitchen stores and no luck. Pyrex isnt a bad idea, but I want this one to keep the design consistent. because Pyrex have a different look on them than my cubes.
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I have that lamp at home!!!!!!!!!!!
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yeah I got it on clearance and I grabbed the last one! I love it, it looks so sleek and modern.
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yeah, they are quite expensive though.
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yeah, they are quite expensive though.
how much did you get yours? I got mine for $29.99 I thought it was totallly worth it if you compare it to other brands like Ott Lite desk lamps. Those ones go for over $50 and some over $100
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oh, my parents got it for 49 bucks. A lot more than you did. *lucky you*
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Would this lamp work on a standard 10 gallon? Can you post a link?

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Just a note DO NOT keep your excel in a clear bottle, Excel breaks down in light, by the time you start dosing it may be it may be too late...


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Just a note DO NOT keep your excel in a clear bottle, Excel breaks down in light, by the time you start dosing it may be it may be too late...

woah I didnt know that how come it breaks down?
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thats pretty smart. putting the heater inside the HOB.
wouldnt it be too much for the bacteria or the filter
cause of the heat??
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I dont know. The box said that the heater only turns on when the water drops to a certain temp. There's not controls on the heater itself. It said that the heater will help raise the temp 2-3 degrees up.
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