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post #16 of 299 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 11:55 PM
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I'm waiting on inlet too
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post #17 of 299 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 04:15 AM
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I don't know why but whenever I see something Like "ADA" "Mini-(random letter)" or "Fluval" I always tend to faze over it. Trying to force myself to click on these cause the tanks always look super nice.

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I don't know why but whenever I see something Like "ADA" "Mini-(random letter)" or "Fluval" I always tend to faze over it. Trying to force myself to click on these cause the tanks always look super nice.
Some of the best tanks on here have that type of title composition. Every journal on here is worth a click imo.
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Well, I was hoping to at least get the rock scape done (substrate additives were to arrive Friday) but chances of that are iffy. UPS decided it'd be a great idea to put my package on the wrong delivery truck. Looks like someone at the shipping center didn't have their coffee this morning.

2 hours later update: It's not out for delivery in the right place. Someone must have had their coffee.

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where is the pic of new stuff u got
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Hasn't arrived yet. I'll take pics when it gets here.
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So, Frank decided to massively spoil me on this one. I bought most of his old tools since he wanted to get 20th Anniversary products and I got a great deal on them. Pro Scissors Short Curved and Straight, Pincettes S and M, AP Glass + what food he had left in it (AP-1 Gold) and his Maintenance Stand. The tool quality is absolutely amazing compared to what I'm used to. Definitely worth the extra buck. Also got substrate additives (Penac P&W are what's in the bag). The Mini V-1 came in today also, as did the substrate additives, a bottle of AP-1 Gold fish food, and Spring Washer S. I'll get the rock scape done tomorrow morning and post pictures. In the mean time, sexy ADA pictures. Side note: Photobucket is excruciatingly slow today for me.





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That stand is sexy! What are the brown granules in the glass jar?

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They are AP-1 Gold fish food.

Power Sand is laid, will finish the additives off then add AS Powder type and try to get the rocks going. The AQUASKY makes for a wonderful light at the back of the tank during setup.
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That looks like a lot of fun and I'm sure all the ADA stuff is top quality and now you have the authority to comment on the products because you've used them. I would love to do the same thing, lately some of the contest tanks have inspired me to try and get more out of my next build and this thread is definitely helping.
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That looks like a lot of fun and I'm sure all the ADA stuff is top quality and now you have the authority to comment on the products because you've used them. I would love to do the same thing, lately some of the contest tanks have inspired me to try and get more out of my next build and this thread is definitely helping.
It'll be a while before I can definitely comment on the quality of the stuff. My espei rasboras took right to the AP-1 Gold, though. Time will tell. I'm glad you find this thread inspirational!

Placement of the main stone, not quite 100% on it. I think it may be alright though. Thoughts? I'm not worried about the substrate being even right now, I'll get to that in a bit. I've still got plenty of AS to sculpt with.



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I suggest put one stone at left also put two more small one at right side. make it looks like they are break from the big one.

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hmm since the center one is to big might also push the aqua soile back a little make more slope
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Working on the slope but I think I've pretty much settled on something. I did like the idea of stones breaking off from the main one and that's kinda what I went for....I think it has a very mountainous look to it.





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since the tank is small, you don't want to many big stones. just one big and few small. try to take the one at left back out and move the small one on the left close toe the big one a little and see :P
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