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I can't seem to see any of the pictures except the first two. The second layout of the rocks looks good, but the rightmost set of rocks looks very flat and weak compared to the rest.
Idk why you cant see the images. They come up for me on both computers. Thanks for the advise, the rocks will be in substrate soon and I will have an easier time getting the height/depth from them. I agree they need more presence.

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post #17 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Stand & Hardscape Complete PICS

It has been a little over a month since my last post and things have finally come together. I have completed my ADA style stand which took longer than expected, (part time) but it was SO worth the wait! The Apex Jr. is programmed and most of the hardware is in the cabinet but not connected....yet . My LFS was out of HC and a few other plants I needed to kick this tank off completely, but ill try a few other places tomorrow.
Lastly below I listed so features of my setup and some overdue pictures. Thanks for tuning in!

DIY ADA Stand:
1. Formica (Slate Blue)
2. 35" Tall (For tall ppl like me)
3. Soft self closing hinges.
4. Wide adjustable feet via an alen wrench under cabinet mat.
5. Automatic cabinet light on/off.
6. Spring door catch.

Lighting:
1. Led strip for sun rise/set, 3200k
2. Moonlight, True lumen 10,000k
3. Finnex Ray 2 DD

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If you have time, could you post more details about the hardware you used on the stand? Where did you get them? I'm planning a similar build on an uneven corner in my living room, so I'm particularly interested in your leveling feet. Hinges and catches would be useful to know about too.
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If you have time, could you post more details about the hardware you used on the stand? Where did you get them? I'm planning a similar build on an uneven corner in my living room, so I'm particularly interested in your leveling feet. Hinges and catches would be useful to know about too.
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2053&rrt=1

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...3&site=ROCKLER

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The stand turned out particularly nice.

Unless a person had the entire ADA line memorized, I am not sure that they wouldn't just assume that it was ADA.
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The pics didn't come through, I see the link tho.
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The stand turned out particularly nice.

Unless a person had the entire ADA line memorized, I am not sure that they wouldn't just assume that it was ADA.
Thanks! I spent a long time on it.
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Update HC Transition

The tank has been filled for a week now and most of my HC has melted. My prior research tells me this is just a transition period...I hope. Tank temperature is 76F, Flow is good, lighting is more than sufficient from my research, and my Co2 is 3-4bps (Yellow DC). I dose K2so4 and MGso4 5g each dry after every water change. As per ADA's instructions I change my water every day about 30-40% and only dose my Potassium. I also dose traces via Aquavitro Envy for added peace of mind. Seachem Prime is used for water conditioner, and Nutrifin cycle to help my bio filter.

Any comments or suggestions welcome! HC guru's welcome!

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Week 3

Tonight I removed dead plant matter and cleaned the glass. I do a %50 water change every 3 days. I have been dosing 5g K2SO4, Aqua Vitro Envy 3ml, and just started my left over Flourish FE 1.75ml. I do notice Green Hair Algae and GSA on the substrate, also there seems to be flakes of clear white stuff floating around. I'm not sure if its algae, plant matter or w/e, any ideas?

My tank is still cycling (fishless) so I haven't added any shrimp or otos. I dose Nutrafin Cycle for bio filter support. I am going to get Green Bacter this weekend.

The HC is starting to root and spread. I added Myaca which seem to be growing very fast! The Glossostigma is in transition but I'm hoping it fills in nicely for the back corner.

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6/1/13 Update "Move"

I recently moved and had to tear the old scape down. The HC was growing out but I decided to go with DH, as the maintenance for HC is very tedious with cleanup / uprooting and next time I am definitely using powder substrate.

The present scape has been up for about a week, and the plants seem to be settling in well. The DH is slowly sending out new growth, but I think its still transitioning. (Anyone have DH tips? ) I want to carpet the entire substrate and work from there with the scape. I want this tank to be bright green!

The Finnex Ray II is top notch! I have to trim the Rotala R. Every 3 days. The Rotala Indica grows more slowly; I trim it twice a month.

I am going to buy some more DH so I can get this carpet rolling.

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Thought I would share a quick update. Let me know what you think!
(Pic is just a quick phone shot)



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i like it! great job
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Very nice! I kind of like look of the Ammania (I think it is) on the left, looks like a little forest.
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