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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 tag along bacopa)


Back story:
Yes I am a tank hoarder and yes I bought a new tank. :wink:
After seeing somewhatshocked's nano cubes I took the plunge and got the 10" version for $39 shipped.
Here are some pictures, the light is coming on Friday and the rest I've got already. As you can see, they REALLY packed this tank safely!!!









The Aquatop is on the left, ADA mini-m in the middle, Mr. Aqua 11.4g on the right:




It's a fun looking cube, can't wait to dive in!
 

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Yup, this tank is pretty sweet. Considering shipping was included in the price, $39 isn't bad for a rimless tank of this quality. And yes, it is comparable to ADA's tanks (and even packed much better too).
No idea on flora/fauna yet, will probably be over spill from my other tanks.
 

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I received my "Wave-point 6-Inch 8-Watt Daylight Micro Sun LED High Output Clamp Light" and although the hardware looks nice, the light output is very cold and washed out.
Will have to think hard about keeping this light or what other reasonable options are out there.
 

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Yup, I've already tinkered with the arm/height. It seems to be a great amount of light for the size but the color is pretty washed out (even clipped on my 7.5g emersed tank with plants in it).
Have you tried the DBP SolarFlare Gooseneck 6700 daylight LED? I'm curious if it alone will provide enough light for Java Ferns / Anubias in this low light tank.
 

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It's not large enough for a tank this size (the Solar Flare) - feel free to check out my vase journal.

Which version of the Wave Point are you using? The one with blue? If so, that's why it's washed out. My daylight versions (with no blue) are the perfect color temperature.
So after double checking the product listing and upc number, there was an error during the order process and I was sent the 10,000K version. That would explain a lot. :eek:

So I've returned the light and placed an order for the correct one. I'm sure it will look much better on this tank (or on another one I've got in mind).
 

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That looks terrific so far!
Thanks! The plants in this tank should all grow pretty slow, so hoping this will be a low maintenance tank. Thus allowing me to waste more time keeping the high tech tanks balanced. ;)
Once this tank is cycled, shrimp will be added. What kind? Don't know yet, but probably Neos or something easy.
 

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Nice!

How are you liking the Eheim Liberty? I've never used their HOBs and am curious.
I purchased 3 about 3 years ago and they are all working great so far. Occasionally they get a little loud, but many HOBs do. But I do like them a lot, would recommend them. :proud:

very nice tank
Thanks.
 

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Great looking tank, & I love that you stuffed it full of plants from the get-go. +1 on the Eheim Liberties; such great HOB's if you're looking for something different from an AC.
Thanks owen! Yup, packing the tank from day 1 is something I always try to do, especially after my 11.4 gallon high tech failure last year. :eek:
 

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So I've been debating getting one of these cubes. It is a great deal and all, it just seems that people that get one of these end up getting another one!

That's sort of what I'm worried about.

On a side note, are you using the DBP Solar Flare 6700K to light this entire tank? Does the light span the whole tank?
Yup, I've got the DBP Solar Flare 6700K spot light to light the entire tank. So far it gets most of the corners, it's a very powerful light up close. I'm getting good PAR value, but it quickly diminishes as you get deeper. Seeing how these plants are very low light, I think it should be enough. We'll see in a few weeks/months.
 

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Very nice tank! The coverage I get from my DBP Solar Flare spot is not like yours but I think it's just the auto-exposure. I have one on a 2 gallon Spec and it's barely covering - looks killer, though. I did try removing the optics to see if that would help spread but the LED is recessed enough that it really made no difference aside from being dimmer. Those little cubes are great values.
That's interesting. I've only owned the single light so I haven't had the same issues. But I surely agree with you on the value in these cubes. :thumbsup:
 

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They're not jumpers, are they? I had 6 in a 29g open top without any issues. Did you check the floor around the tank? Also, did you poke around inside the tank?
Nothing here. Can't find a corpse on the ground or in the tank. Shrimp ate it?
Confused at this point. But as long as the parameters are good I'm gravy! :eek:
 
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