I decided to go ahead and buy an ADA tank before the price increase happens. After much pleading with the girlfriend, selling 2 existing tanks and a nice steak dinner, I went and bought a mini-m from Aqua Forest in SF.
Sorry, no equipment spread picture, my GF will kill me again if she sees how much stuff I bought haha
archaea 27w clip on lamp
paintball co2 using crappy regulator that I hope will be swapped soon to something with a solenoid at least. Maybe after I get a dual stage reg for my big tank I'll use my azoo regulator for this one.
archaea super co2 diffuser small
zoomed 501 canister with aquatic magic 10mm glass pipes
I may hook up my ecco 2232 so that I can use an inline heater, not sure yet
Plants: Eleocharis sp. Belem
Staurogyne sp. 049
Limnophila sp. vietnam
Fish: undecided on fish, open to suggestions, would need some that are ok in colder temps since I may not have a heater
shrimp: Super Red cherries. Would love to keep CRS, but no no with the seiryu
Enough chit chat, time for pics. Pics are with my iphone, so not the best. I need to get a better camera...
I spent a lot of time figuring out a hardscape and I finally found one I liked
Then I realized I didn't have enough space in the tank itself (should've gotten an mini-L) so I redid the scape
Transplanting belem hair grass. I cut it into pieces, like a brownie, laid it on top of the new aquasoil and kinda pressed it down a little. Hopefully it works out.
I also reversed the clips for the light so that I can adjust it without sticking my hands in the water
I'm trying out the new iwagumi style where there is a small bush of stem plants in the front and the rocks more towards the background. It's supposed to represent a forest in the foreground with mountains in the back.
Critiques? Comments? Fish suggestions?
I'm starting to feel like the rocks aren't high up enough, I see some tanks where the rocks are almost at the surface of the tank. Or should I add more AS to the back to make the "valley" even deeper?