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Shallow 30 Gallon Cube tank - DIY everything

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I will update this thread as I go along, enjoy!

UPDATE: DE-RIMMING IT! pics attached!

This is what it looks like today: (updated Aug 30th)
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30 Gallon with dimensions of 25x25x12
Today:




My only regret with this tank:
I wish I had dropped another 50$ to get this tank rimless (no longer the case!)
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Update!

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Growing nicely, forgot the name of this plant
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Got rid of a lot of plants, sold, removed HC, damn thing, never had any luck with this plant, grows like weed for 2 months and then something goes wrong.... not sure if the otos or the snails are uprooting it....
going to try my luck with hair grass now.... fingers crossed
 

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hey Griffin! That's where I got my tank too before moved to St. Louis about four years ago. Still have it, and it's still in great shape after three moves!. Those guys did a great job!

I really like your tank Bro! Looks great!
 

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hey Griffin! That's where I got my tank too before moved to St. Louis about four years ago. Still have it, and it's still in great shape after three moves!. Those guys did a great job!

I really like your tank Bro! Looks great!
what size is yours?
how the hell did you move the thing without breaking it???? lol
 

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it's a 200 gallon square 4ft L x 4ft W x 20"Tall. Check out my thread here when you have some time.

it took three of us to move it. I think they said it weighed 350lbs empty. It hurt! :D but, the thing is solid!

I like your light stand....do you plan on adding a second fixture to it some time?
 

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It is sort of funny.....I was just opening this thread again (I remember reading through it last year at some point but had sort of forgotten about this journal since then) and thinking "that short cube tank reminds me a bit of crazydaz's tank.

Wonder what the odds are that it was the same tank builder....
 

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I derimmed my 20 long while it was in action, luckily my edges were decent, none are sharp or ugly, but not sure how yours would be, however sealing the inside to make sure nothing falls in is easy when you sand it down, should you have to. its easy and it is fun, the trick is going slow for your first one, my first derimming i took an hour, now with confidence it takes about 5-10 minutes for the top rim of a 40 breeder and about 15-30 for the bottom.
Would a regular 40 breeder be fine without a top rim?
 

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Proof that osmocote works!

Proof that osmocote works!


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Note the difference in growth of DHG from right and left of the riccia stones.
Left side fed with osmocote pills

Confouding variables:
(1)distance from light, especially now that the left is higher and may be blocking some
(2) flow, much less on the right
 
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