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post #1 of 46 Old 12-11-2009, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Camryds' 29 Gallon Bio Cube build

Hello Guys, i'll be showing pics tonight -- I just got my live rock (not enough 18 lbs so far, but i'll be getting more later on) right now i'm just dealing with building the tank -- i'm still getting water for the tank, just pushed 10 gallons into the tank, and i'm going to need 2-3 more trips.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
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post #2 of 46 Old 12-11-2009, 09:14 PM
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can't wait to see
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post #3 of 46 Old 12-11-2009, 10:37 PM
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Its tonight... and well... THERES NO PICS!
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post #4 of 46 Old 12-12-2009, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Its tonight... and well... THERES NO PICS!
bah, camera broke -- i'll have pics tomorrow of the build so far =D.

I just put in all the sand (40 lbs) and it looks decent, only 18 lbs of live rock though -- some of it burried under the sand, can't help much with that since it was recommended that way. I do have some nice pretty pieces on top and that's what counts. i'm going to buy some more, but not too sure what I should choose. total cost was rediculously high, 8.99/lbs for a certain type, and another type was 2.99 (larger chunks that didn't look good)

there were some purple rocks, but it looked like someone painted on it instead it it being natural.

going to have to wait until tomorrow for the build pics guys -- sorry.

it's all cloudy now in the tank -- weeeeeeeeeeee.

40lbs Caribi-sea aragonite sand
18lbs of live rock (nothing in the water swimming around)
Aquatic life Mini Protein Skimmer 115 (sitting in the 2nd chamber of the tank (barely making bubbles)
10k 36 Watt Compact Florescent Lightbulb
Actinic 36 Watt Compact Florescent Lightbulb
3x LED night lights (strange colors [purple])


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #5 of 46 Old 12-12-2009, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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here's the flood of photos

Tank just wiped down and quickly rinsed


Installed Aquatic Life mini protein skimmer 115


18 lbs of live rock


water clearing up


skimmer working it's butt off



tonight's results (though I changed the landscape of it again.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #6 of 46 Old 12-13-2009, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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More Pictures -- re-scaped just now:

I have no clue what exactly is growing, but the tank has been up for 48 hours.


Here's some hairs sticking out of the rocks too (keep in mind i'm a saltwater noob)


Side View of the tank


Front View -- new aquascaping. I'm going to be adding more live rocks to the left and the right hand side of the tank, right now it's just kinda sitting there. The top stone is using the backing to hold it up -- as you can tell on the side view.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #7 of 46 Old 12-15-2009, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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New Pictures.

Aquascape finalle


New Star Polyps!!!


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #8 of 46 Old 12-15-2009, 07:30 AM
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Looking good, but I think that I would add a few more pounds of Live Rock, or even Base Rock. How deep is that sand bed?



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post #9 of 46 Old 12-15-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Sand bed is about 1 inch -- I would add a few more lbs, but right now money is the problem. I don't have the cash right now.

I'll put probably another 7 lbs in of live rock and see what I can find. But that's probably it.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #10 of 46 Old 12-15-2009, 03:50 PM
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Sand Bed is good at 1" unless you plan on putting in 4-6".

7 or so more lbs should be enough Live Rock to filter that tank...



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