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Hagen made a nano cube

I was just at my LFS today and I saw this new cube in the betta section. It holds 1/2g of water, and have 4 different designs. It still has a hole over it.. but I might get one and play around with it. Here are some pictures that I got off the net. Its not acrylic - I don't think - it just says plastic.

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I saw these a few months ago, they're pretty weird. They have a sort of box in the middle?
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Yeah, I opened one to look at it. Theres a little square where you put the gravel and rocks, but if I were to get one, I'd cover the hole with gravel anyway.
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Just picked one up today. It's a pretty neat kit... Comes with gravel, 3 rocks, betta food and some kind of conditioner. The silly printed background is removable... You could turn it over for a white back or paint or use sign vinyl in any color you want. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to add filtration however, as the cover has a 1" lip all around. I think I'm going to make a nice wooden canopy and stand... Maybe stick a sump in the bottom. Dunno yet. Not bad for $10.
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i see these all the time where i work lol they look cool but to small
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$10?? My LFS sold it for $14.. rip offs.. =(

Macnut, if you do make a stand/canopy/sump, please tell me how it goes. I dunno about filtration/ lightning either. Maybe undergravel or sponge filter.
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It's $14 at my local Petco. How much water does it hold?


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It's $14 at my local Petco. How much water does it hold?
1/2 a gallon, as mentioned in the opening post

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For those local to LA, I got it at Allan's Aquarium on Lincoln in Venice. Sale priced at $9.99. They had all 4 versions. IMO, These are not for livestock... way too small even for a betta (at least a healthy betta). The display unit they had had a dead betta in it. it was quite sad.

OhNo123: If i do make the stand/canopy/sump, I'll document with pics. I have an idea about how to do the sump filter

I already have the lighting for the canopy.
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I've been having some fun with this thing!





Gravel and background are temporary and plastic plants for placement visualization only. Lights will mount in canopy.
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I agree, very nice. Could you please tell us what kind of lights those are? Thank you for sharing your work.


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Very nice so far! Do you have pictures of the tank empty? I'm curious what this "box in the middle" is.

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The LED lights are from Ikea, Model Name: "Lack", $25. I also have a cooler version that I'm going to modify so no canopy necessary to mount.

I'll try to take more pics when I empty the tank. You can see the blue gravel filled "box" in the first pic ohno123 posted. Its a plastic lip that extends about 1/2" above and drops 1/2" below the tank bottom-which also holds the tank to the stand. Seems kind of silly but looks kind of cool in that pic. I'll probably end up dremeling the extended lip off though.
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The lights look like they are enough for this tank. Thank you, I will look for the lights the next time I am in Ikea.


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