Jaguar's Low Tech ADA 60-P (Tank of Failure) - Page 4 - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #46 of 193 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 08:42 PM
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Tank is looking good! Your HC has carpeted nicely, looks great.

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post #47 of 193 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah not bad for 6 months of growth hey!

My 33g is FINALLY empty so I can drain it very soon. I get paid tomorrow and then I'm buying a stand and CO2 setup so I can get this tank going. Whee!

I also got a pack of free plants from a kind fellow on a local forum, finally got my narrow leaf java fern, some fissidens, peacock moss, downoi, subwassertang, and lobelia cardinalis. I'm happy!
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I have someone building an ADA style stand for me this week, it should be done by the weekend. I can't wait!

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post #49 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Stand hasn't been finished yet because nowhere had solid gray laminate in stock. I should be done by next weekend (not this weekend) fingers crossed!
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post #50 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Stand is almost done! Can't wait!

Here's a glosso flower for now:

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post #51 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 08:57 PM
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Good luck on your tank. It is so hard to emulate other peoples' tank. I am sure you will succeed on what you want. You seem like you have drive and passion.

FACT: If you do not have a passion for what you do in life, be it your career and/or your hobby you will not be successful. RIP Dad (1/12/12). I love and miss you.
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post #52 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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My stand is done!!

It's great! Built well, finished nicely, only thing is the halfmoon holes on the side are upside down LOLOL but I blame that on communication failure so no problem, it might even work better that way who knows

I have no way to drill the light bars to the stand (I can't believe I forgot about that) so I think I might just strap them to the wall for now.



AHH I'm so giddy I think I might explode!

Now the last big key I need for this tank is a CO2 cylinder. I am going to do some calling around this week to see if I can find one. I'm low on money but hey that's what credit cards are for right?
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One seriously sexy stand.
Hopes me and my dad can make one that nice
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post #54 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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All I can say is definitely don't cheap out... go with laminate! I'm so glad I did, it just really makes it look that much more sleek.

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post #55 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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FTS with the light bar on:

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post #56 of 193 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up 15 cardinal tetras today, Petsmart had them for half price (1.99). Now they can quarantine while this tank cycles

ETA: The cardinals have columnaris and 6 of them have died already. Here we go again.

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Just posting a quick update today. Tank's a mess, put too much water in it and now I've got cyano really bad. Not sure what to do at this point. Drained as much water as I could and manually removed what cyano I could by scraping off the top layer of Aquasoil and rinsing it... I'm scared ****less to flood the tank with no CO2 and end up with a huge cyano problem like my last tank. WHY is this stuff so evil. Seriously. This tank has been empty for almost a year. I want to cry.
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Well, the tank was filled about 2 weeks ago. And now it's filled with cyano. I just finished dropping the amps on my light because these LEDs are deceptive when it comes to PAR. If this doesn't help I will nuke it with antibiotics. Cyano is awful. I'd rather any other kind of algae than this crap.

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I've heard that some people have success against cyano with dosing Bacter 100. There's always h2o2, too, but I haven't tried either of these. Do you have close-ups of the cyano?
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post #60 of 193 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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I can't order anything from ADA, would get murdered by shipping costs. I could try h2o2 but there's so much of it I'd have to use like half a bottle lol

But yeah, here's a pic

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