Founded May 1st 2009
12 gallon Cadlights tank (open top)
Sunpod 70watt Metal Halide (14k bulb)
Stock pump upgraded to Maxi-Jet 600
Koralia Nano in main display
Visi-Therm 150 watt heater
AquaC Remora HOB skimmer
Mighty Mite RO/DI (currently just using distilled)
Reef Crystals Salt
Filter floss (replaced twice a week)
~12 pounds live rock
Favia Brain Coral
Devils Finger Leather
Tank-raised True Percula Clown
Orange spotted Goby *added 2/25/11*
~4 NASASSARIUS SNAILS
2 SMALL BLUE LEGGED HERMITS
1 SCARLET RED HERMIT (CURRENTLY MIA)
2 strange hitchhiker snails
BACK TO THE FUTURE ---->
Hello all, (great site)
I have been lurking a while in the shadows ready to pounce and start up a small tank with live rock and potentially corals down the road. I have had a salt water and freshwater tanks in the past. After looking for a while bouncing back between generic-glass/biocube/nano cube/C.A.D., I thought I had my heart set on the biocube 14. I decided to buy online and wanted an open-top tank. I finally settled on the CAD 12. An LFS had a 9 gallon CAD for $229, and I liked it but wanted a touch more room. I agree with trying to support local businesses, but I am not well off. So after comparing prices, I ordered my 12 gallon CAD from Underwaterecosystems.com last weekend.
The fit and finish is high quality. The glass feels very sturdy and the edges have a smooth texture. The back sump area chambers have a quality look while looking custom if that makes sense. I take the plastic off of the outer glass and give the cube a quick wipe down with paper towels dipped in some distilled water. Included in the chambers are two filter floss pieces, some bio-balls and the pump in chamber 3. I got the in-tank black plastic background (choice of blue or black). Honestly, I was totally torn and decided to just take what I was given. I'm happy that they sent black-decide for your self...
Here are a couple pictures with the lights on. Lights look bright and look good....
Edited by bps7772000, 06 March 2011 - 01:59 PM.