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phurst
08/10/2012, 02:58 PM
Howdy! Just thought I'd throw up a thread for my 4.3 gallon Deep Blue cube. A friend who owns a LFS hooked me up with it about a month ago. There are no fish, and it is envisioned as a maxi-mini garden with a few critters who will call them home.

The tank is in my office here at work. Flow is from a Deep Blue HOB filter (with nothing in it except a cheap Tetra heater, and the probe for a Coralife thermometer.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0225.jpg

The tank has been up for about 4 weeks now. I used LR from a friends fuge, and was transported the short distance to my office in buckets of water. There was no measurable cycle, though I'm at the tail end of a diatom bloom.

Here it is right after setup:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0178.jpg

Current inhabitants are 2 hermits, a nasarius, and 2 snails (the turbo will be traded for something a little smaller shortly), a porcelain crab, 4 sexy shrimp, 4 mini carpets and a hand full of frags from my tank at home to add interest until there are more mini-carpets.

Here are a couple of current shots.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0218.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0206.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0221.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0224.jpg

Bradshaww
08/11/2012, 05:20 PM
i used to have the 7 gallon version of that tank. looks great. what kind of lighting are you using?

phurst
08/12/2012, 09:47 AM
Some cheap Chinese junk right now. I'll be picking up an AI Nano in a few weeks.

Bradshaww
08/12/2012, 03:18 PM
well either way, great looking tank. cant wait to see what it looks like with the AI nano

phurst
08/13/2012, 02:06 PM
Thanks. I thnk I'll have to dial it WAAAAY down, but it should rock!

phurst
09/28/2012, 12:45 PM
Finally picked up the AI Nano last week. What a difference!

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0328_zps5e331689.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0330_zps0dd8a11b.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0331_zpsebad27ea.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0333_zps836b8ac6.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pearsonhurst/IMAG0332_zpsf06203ce.jpg

Chaotic Reefer4u
09/28/2012, 04:52 PM
Very nice, congrats!