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Old 07/21/2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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Jay's 24g cube thread

I haven't had a tank since moving about 2 years ago. Jumping back in with a 24g (18") cube. Sand and rock went in today.

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Old 07/21/2018, 05:41 PM   #2
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Following!!! Nice setup!


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Old 07/22/2018, 02:30 PM   #3
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Looking good! I've never had black substrate but it gives a nice contrast to the white stand.


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Old 07/22/2018, 06:41 PM   #4
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Looking good! I've never had black substrate but it gives a nice contrast to the white stand.
I really like black sand but it needs to be cleaned a little more often. Thanks again for the tank.


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Old 07/23/2018, 10:55 AM   #5
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Glad it worked out. What are your livestock plans?


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Old 07/23/2018, 12:28 PM   #6
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Not quite sure yet. Pretty set on a Midas blenny, and maybe an orchid dottyback.

I'll have a fire shrimp and emerald crab too.


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Old 07/23/2018, 06:52 PM   #7
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Equipment all in place, except for reactors.

The sump is an eshopps nano cube that I got on clearance and is pretty much the perfect size for this tank. The only weird design choice is that the return chamber is in the back and behind white acrylic, so you can't monitor the water level. I just put it at a slight angle so I can see it.




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Old 07/26/2018, 09:15 PM   #8
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Nice! Looks awesome! Exactly what I'm looking to do for my Mantis shrimp so I can get him out of my fuge.


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Old 08/12/2018, 08:24 AM   #9
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After a short cycle I decided to try something different with fish and do an all-dartfish tank.

I currently have a purple firefish and zebra dartfish, and eventually plan to add a blue gudgeon.

Ita very cool to watch them swim so actively when there are no other fish to bother them. The zebra dartfish even seems in and out of crevices in the rockwork like a wrasse.





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Old 08/13/2018, 07:56 AM   #10
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interesting they don't attack each other


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Old 08/13/2018, 08:03 AM   #11
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Firefish need to be kept individually (in a small tank anyway), but they don't have a problem with other dartfish, and other dartfish aren't aggressive to their own/other species.


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Old 08/21/2018, 06:58 PM   #12
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Time for some frags







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