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Anthony's ADA 120p

I'm still in shock right now that I even have this tank. When my wife asked what I wanted for my birthday, I never thought she would get it for me. It was more of a joke (well I really wasn't kidding) between us. Well, she did it!

I needed a new tank because my 50g was in really bad shape. I scratched the glass really bad with a mag cleaner. Also the silicone on one side is really bad. You can see a bubble really close to the edge. So I need to replace this tank. I already have a 48" light that lights an 18" tall tank. I also have a stand that can hold a footprint of 48"x18". So the 120p is a perfect fit.

I will not be putting the substrate from the 50g in the new tank, so 3 bags of AS are soaking in a plastic tub right now. I might need one more bag? The wood, rocks and most of the plants will move over. I have some plans for a little re-scape, but I'm still open to suggestion from anyone.

Here is a pic of the 50g that will be coming down.
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Thats a nice tank to bad you have to tear it down! How many discus do you have in there?
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WOOT! Someone called me all excited on his way home with it. LOL


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Most of the fish will also not be making the move. Discus are going to be my main focus in this tanks and I will be getting a few more. I would like to keep the fish down to a few species. I would also like to do this with the plants as well.

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Thats a nice tank to bad you have to tear it down! How many discus do you have in there?
Just the 2 you see. Most of the other fish will not make the move. I'm thinking Discus, a nice schooling fish and cleaning crew.

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WOOT! Someone called me all excited on his way home with it. LOL
What? I was happy.

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Nothing! I am jealous you got it!


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Can't wait! I thought about getting a 120-p....seems so expensive though...


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I definitely like the idea of a simple stocking plan in an awesome tank!
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Can't wait! I thought about getting a 120-p....seems so expensive though...
Yeah...but it's pretty to cool to own the best tank money can buy for that size!
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Yeah...but it's pretty to cool to own the best tank money can buy for that size!

What's crazy is, I was looking at getting a tank built with starphire glass and it cost more than the ada tank. Even Glasscages after shipping would be more than this tank. In the end, why mess around with someone building a tank when you can have the name and the quality of ada.

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Does anyone have any ideas on how to speed up the ada aquasoil aging process?

Currently, I have it outside in a 10g tub and I'm doing water changes twice a day. Is this the best way? I have a few HOB's. Would they help if I loaded them with ???. I really want to set this tank up soon because the clock is ticketing with the old one. Just the idea of coming home to my fish dead and 50g on the floor..... Yikes! Plus I have this bada$$ tank waiting in the spare bedroom.

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Antbug, I want to personally (over the internet) thank you for this thread. I said "See honey, his wife is soooooo nice and into the hobby that she got him a 120-P for his birthday. I need a girl like that!" Shes not one to be outdone so we'll see if I get one too.
BTW, the piece of driftwood you sent is smothered in peacock moss and fits into the new scape perfectly so THANKS!
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Antbug, I want to personally (over the internet) thank you for this thread. I said "See honey, his wife is soooooo nice and into the hobby that she got him a 120-P for his birthday. I need a girl like that!" Shes not one to be outdone so we'll see if I get one too.
BTW, the piece of driftwood you sent is smothered in peacock moss and fits into the new scape perfectly so THANKS!
Glad I could help.

Let's see some pics of the wood? Do you have a journal of this tank?

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No, I still havent done my taxes so I dont have another camera yet You will for sure see it soon enough and get due credit for it I guess if she gets me an ADA I might have to send it back covered as a thank you I cant wait to see what your plans are for this! The same as your 55 or something completely different?
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Does anyone have any ideas on how to speed up the ada aquasoil aging process?
Not a clue...using mulm or your old filter might help, but I doubt even old filters have the ability to tame the ammonia that would leach from new Aquasoil...I'm not sure about the Nitrites either, both being toxic to fish...new tanks usually take 3 1/2 weeks to become safe.
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