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Re: [APD] Nano Cube revisited

Be sure to tell glasscages that the tanks are for keeping
show fish and not for breeding or for reptiles.

Then they'll pay extra attention to the watertightness and
appearance of the seams.

--- whimbrel at comcast_net wrote:
> A few months back, I posted a question about getting
> inexpensive nano cubes.
> James Purchase suggested looking for something unusual.
> I absolutely love that idea but don't have time to hunt
> at flea markets, consignment stores, and sales. So until
> I stumble upon that special vessel, I'm going to settle
> for a small acrylic tank. 
> Russell Vance suggested his friend's online aquarium
> store for making a small custom tank.
> (Sorry Russell, I never got around to pursuing that
> store.)
> I also found another place that others on this list have
> used before, and have recommended.
>   http://www.glasscages.com
> These are two that I plan to order from glasscages. (Lid
> costs extra, but I want to grow plants emersed so I'm not
> getting them.)
>   6x6x6  .. $10
>   8x8x8 ... $12
> Red Sea and Azoo make nano filters that are sold in most
> aquarium stores. The Red Sea on Bigalsonline.com is under
> $8.00.
> For lighting, I'm going to use a small table-top work
> lamp from Ikea. The Azoo lamp colors are too gaudy for
> me. I use Ikea's "Espressivo" work lamp at home and
> really like it. It costs under $7. (If anyone knows a
> source for good clip-on lights that don't cost too much,
> please let me know.)
> So, for under $30 at the max, I get exactly what I want
> -- something slightly bigger than the Azoo set-ups
> without the gaudy colors. Other stuff like gravel, turkey
> baster, and plants can be scavenged from your current
> aquarium and uh... the kitchen.
> Here's the link to nano inspirations ...  :-)
>   http://mysite.verizon.net/karenran/sunkengardens/
>   http://www.petfish.net/nano_plant.htm
> cheers,
>   shireen
> --
> Shireen Gonzaga/Baltimore, MD
> whimbrel at comcast_net
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