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  1. Tank Journals
    Hardware: - 30cm starphire glass aquarium (7 Gallons) - 30x30cm grey Formica pedestal stand - Eheim 2213 with lily pipes. Intake covered by SS guard. - Finnex FugeRay 12 inch Substrate: - ADA Amazonia Normal type 3L Hardscape: - Malaysian Wood - Zebra Stone Fertilization: - Seachem...
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    Right, a 24" x 24" x 24" Mr Aqua cube. What was I thinking? My wife: "It's huge". I will pay, dearly, for years to come. My 2 predominant thoughts: - I hope it holds water... until I move out - how do I light this sucker? High light? NOPE. Most likely co2 to feed the moss at the bottom...
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    Tank: 4.12 gallon Aquatop Rimless Nano Cube Filter: Eheim Liberty HOB Lighting: Deep Blue Solarflare Micro LED 6700k Light Substrate: Aquasoil Decor: Florida Field Stone Fauna: 1 Oto, 12 Red Rili Shrimp, 3 Nerite Snails (horned, tracked, striped) Flora: Java Fern and Various Anubias (with some...
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    When I first started planted tank back in college, I remember visiting this site almost on an hourly basis. After graduating, I have to drop the hobby completely due to the numerous moves and job changes. Recently, I was bit hard by the fish bug after visiting Aqua Forest in SF. I started...
  5. Tank Journals
    AquaTop 2.11g Pico Cube Build I'm going to break this intro up in to two parts: Part 1 - Background / Unboxing (skip if you don't like reading) Part 2 - The Build Plan Part 1: Disclaimer: I don't work for TruAqua or AquaTop... just wanted to get that out of the way. In fact, AquaTop (if you...
  6. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone. I'm currently rocking a Fluval Edge, but I've had enough of the problems with trying to get light all the way to the corners, and problems maintaining the tank without tearing all the plants up. I really love how the edge is styled, with all of the hardware concealed, but wanted...
  7. Tank Journals
    So I used to be really into the hobby, then I left the country for two years...but now I'm back and have decided to kick things off by mounting a 3 gallon nano...Starting with some emersed plants... 3 gallon nano cube Eco Complete 1 x 13 Watt CFL Daylight Flora: HC Cuba Dwarf hairgrass Fauna...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Sup guys! So I've been lurking around TPT for about a month now, and have finally decided on a set-up for my first tank. I was looking for something small that would easily fit on my desk, and found a great deal on eBay for an Aqueon Evolve 4. Its not much to look at yet, but hopefully by this...
  9. DIY
    I can't seem to find a suitable sized tank online, so I'm going to give the whole DIY thing a try and see if I can put together my own tank. I plan to make an 11" cube, but I am unsure what thickness of glass to use. The calculators I found online...
  10. Tank Journals
    This is going to be the journal of my recently upgraded, (and a bit overgrown :)) 37gal column aquarium. The specs: ¤ Tank: 60cm x 60cm x 60cm ¤ Lighting: 70w, 6800k, metal halide, 8.5hr photoperiod ¤ Filter: Eheim 2217 ¤ Substrate: Fluval Stratum ¤ CO2: 2 bps ¤ Fertilization: dry NPK by eye...
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    I'm moving back to college dorms in two days! ...Leaving behind all my fish and aquariums with the parents. Fortunately, I come home every other weekend to tend to all that jazz. But all the time in between... no aquarium fun. I've always found pico tanks (and when I say pico, I mean VERY...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi im going to have a 46cm (18inch?) cube 25G in my bedroom soon. Co2 and flood LED. Im a little worried about the implication... the room light might be a stressful thing.. turning it on whenever i enter (when the tank's light are off) the noise... the w/c... any smell...
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    I ordered an Evolve 8 as a slightly belated christmas present to myself. It arrived today, and was promptly set up. Thus far, I've left everything stock, with the intention of running it the way it was intended, before I go about playing with it for my uses. I always INTEND to take pictures of...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    So this is just a little side project I've been working on that I thought you guys might like. It's a 6" solid glass cube that is roughly 0.9 gallons for a mini desk tank. I just collected the rocks locally and used soil and plants from my other tank so it's been a fairly cheap investment...
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    hello all, first of all i call it a fail cube, because: 1) it isnt a true cube as established in this thread: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/128203-catons-pint-sized-pico.html 2) the glass isnt made for nice viewing...bubbles are found throughout the glass and the glass is...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    This has been up and running for about 3 weeks now. I just trimmed the StarGrass yesterday. specs: - 7.5g mr. aqua 12" cube - 13w jebo clip-on light - eheim 2213 with custom acrylic - diy co2 hardscape: - seiryu stone (3) - flourite substrate (black) flora: - belem - stargrass fauna: -...
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    Lighting
    would this light be enough to successfully sustain/grow the following plants in a 12x12x12" cube? plants im planning on using are needle leaf java fern, java fern, dwarf hairgrass, java moss, a few stems of tropica049, and some other stems of some light green stargrass looking stuff. all of...
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    Lighting
    Currently running a 10g planted tank. I'm thinking of picking up a cube and will transfer everything over from my 10g. The 10g is currently lit up by 2 13w 5000k spiral cfls, obviously the hood wont fit on a rimless 12x12x12 cube. I'll be repurposing my current 'manhattan' 10-20g stand, so...
  19. Tank Journals
    A Little History: I set this tank up at the beginning of September and ran it “dry” for a two months, attempting to establish a immersed HC/Riccia and Microsword carpet. I was pleasantly surprised with the results as it filled in quite quickly, the HC anchored the Riccia to the ground as it...
  20. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey all, new to the forums :) and relatively new to planted tanks, I picked up a nice 10" cube and am ready to go once I get a new bulb and a DIY co2 setup. The substrate is some fine lava rock underneath a 50/50 sand/eco-complete mix. Plan to stock with 2 otocinclus, a few amanos and a few...
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