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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Do! Aqua 20C - "pointy"

I had a good month at work last month and decided to get myself a little present.

Picked up a do!aqua 20c from AFA today. Set it up using the hakkai stones I bought last year. Apparently these are super rare or something.



Glass isn't as clear as an ADA tank but the silicone work is still spectacular and at this glass thickness, you can't tell anyways


They had this co2 set, uses a 95g disposable co2 cartridge. Yes yes, I know it's not as economical but this tank is so small that the bottle should last me a while, even if it's running 24/7. The lighting is a par30 bulb that I picked up from a local SFBAAPS member. I plan to run one of the flat heaters in the filter since it's really cold in my room, but since there's no fish it'll be ok for now.


Proposed 3 stone iwagumi scape


Bacter100 sprinkled all over. I'm not a huge believer in the ADA substrate system but I had bought some of this to combat BGA in my 60F so I figured why not.


And done! This was super fun, took a little less then 2 hours from coming home with the tank to set up. It's planted with 3 pots of regular DHG. I plan to keep trimming the front to keep it shorter then the back.

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Looks great! How did you use the Bacter to fight BGA? I have a little BGA in my 100g on the driftwood and I want to hit it before it spreads.

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supposedly if you sprinkle it directly onto the algae it'll eat it away.
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Dang, that's some instant gratification. Looks good. I look forward to seeing it after the hairgrass fills in completely.
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Nice layout and cool stones.....Hakai? Where did you get those. I love nano iwagumi setups.

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oops, it's actually spelled hakkai. Here's a great link w/ some info about them written by the guys at ADG
http://glassbox-design.com/2010/hakk...umi-aquascape/
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The water has cleared up. I'm going to start doing water changes soon to get that ammonia out

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I'm jealous that you're able to walk into a "brick and mortar" store, and pickup such a set in one outing.
Very nice, good luck.


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Thanks bitFUUL.

I live about a 10 minute walk to Aqua forest so I stop by a lot. Feels like I'm betraying the store I work at by shopping there but you can't keep a fish geek out of the fish store.
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Nice start to this tank! Great Job
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Getting some diatoms on the rocks. Also added fish, 5 vietnamese white clouds




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problem is, I can't find the body on the floor, or on the desk. The tank is also next to my laundry basket... Guess I gotta be careful when I do laundry today.
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Updated shot a week after the first trim


And the view from my desk
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