• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

60L Nano Cube build

Jetpack_Badger

New Member
Joined
3 Feb 2021
Messages
20
Location
Alton
Took advantage of Black Friday to purchase [most of] the equipment needed to start my next tank. I've been keeping fish for over 25 years, but I've never really dabbled with live plants. Wanted to start with a small setup.
r/PlantedTank - Took advantage of Black Friday...
Anyone see any glaring red flags? Might not set up CO2 for V1.00 (still to source a cylinder, diffuser etc.) and start with easy plants. RO unit on the Christmas wish list. Oh, and I'll be pimping the Fluval 207 with Matrix Bio Media.

Will keep you'll posted as to my progress [and failings]. Right now everything is still either in boxes or with DHL. Starting to think about my hardscape...
 

mangeltrueman

Member
Joined
10 Sep 2021
Messages
49
Location
Norfolk
Will be interesting to watch this thread as I am also looking to get a setup just like this and the 60l Dennerle cube and Fluval Plant Nano are also on my list so far. I know the Fluval lights do come in for a bit of stick from some quarters, but I have an aquasky and plant 3.0 on my other tank and the only thing that i don't like about them is the fact that their bluetooth config doesn't retain after power outages. They seem to grow plants pretty well to me. Of course, I would love an ADA or Kessil but cant justify the cost right now.

I have a spare one of those citric acid/ baking soda setups for co2 which was not good enough for my larger tank but could work quite well for something a bit smaller like this. If that becomes painful, ill probably just tee off my existing fire extinguisher set up.

I was considering one of the cheaper All Pond Solutions canister filters, although cheaping-out on the filter might not be the best idea. Not sure how good these ones really are. The Fluval 207 looks good with a good amount of "stated" flow, although these figures are never all that accurate in real world terms. If i could stretch to it id get one of the Oase with the inbuilt heater as i really dont want any hardware in the tank.

(its easy to get a fire extinguisher on ebay for about £20 delivered - all the other stuff you need is available on co2art)
 

Jetpack_Badger

New Member
Thread starter
Joined
3 Feb 2021
Messages
20
Location
Alton
I know the Fluval lights do come in for a bit of stick from some quarters, but I have an aquasky and plant 3.0 on my other tank and the only thing that i don't like about them is the fact that their bluetooth config doesn't retain after power outages.
Good to know. The vast majority of the reviews I read were very positive. Have used Fluval filters and heaters in all my tanks for years without incident, but this will be my first foray into Fluval lighting systems.

I have a spare one of those citric acid/ baking soda setups for co2 which was not good enough for my larger tank but could work quite well for something a bit smaller like this. If that becomes painful, ill probably just tee off my existing fire extinguisher set up.
I've read about these [on this forum] but I've invested in a dual-stage CO2 system. Having said that, I wish to secure my CO2 supply chain before dabbling with CO2, as I want do avoid disposable canisters if at all possible. 1.5kg canister would be ideal.

The Fluval 207 looks good with a good amount of "stated" flow, although these figures are never all that accurate in real world terms. If i could stretch to it id get one of the Oase with the inbuilt heater as i really dont want any hardware in the tank.
I have deep respect for the Fluval 07 series. I have the Fluval 307 setup with Matrix Bio Media in my 165L cube. It's currently with the Father-in-law because we've recently moved house. He's not kept to such a strenuous maintenance routine (bi-weekly water changes have become bi-monthly), not that you would know. When I check in, the parameters are where I would expected them to be after a week, not two, and I've had no fish loss in that tank for several years. It's a heavily stocked tank, too.

I plan to start building this the week after Christmas, providing I have found myself a hardscape I like. I plan to relocate the 11 Ember Tetras that have called my 165l cube home for the past two years to this new build, alongside some cherry shrimp.
 

mangeltrueman

Member
Joined
10 Sep 2021
Messages
49
Location
Norfolk

Jetpack_Badger

New Member
Thread starter
Joined
3 Feb 2021
Messages
20
Location
Alton

Similar threads

Top