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Journal ADA 60cm cube garden complete rescape Jan 18th 07

This tank is about a 17 gallon ADA tank. 60x30x36cm
Lighting: sunlight supply new wave T5HO light 4x24watts
Substrate: ADA Powersand Special and Aquasoil Amazonia Powder
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Rena XP1 filter

So far I have only set up my hardscape, I am still waiting on the XP1 and a new regulator. Here are some pictures

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Looks like you're off to a good start! I like the look of your substrate and the contrast with the rocks.
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I think the rocks are too small, they are going to be lost as soon as your plants grow in. Hope this helps.

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Jason I'm not planning on using many tall plants. I want basically a ground cover of HC, lots of erio's, maybe a couple of different polygonum species and ammania bonsai. I want an open look to the tank.
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hey i live in sf too...got that from aquaforest? yea im starting a new tank soon...as well
i suggest getting a little bigger rocks anyway..or atleast a couple more of the largest one you got...
but if u dont it will still probably look great with the HC!

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I raised up some of the rocks on the right side. I want them barely showing with the foreground. I'll post more pics when I have the tank up and running.
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Ian, hows that fixture as far as light dissipation and how did you hang it?
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Light dissipation is ok, its a little more than I would like however it seems like it should be more than enought light. I made a frame to hang the light, changed out the wire to a frame hanging wire. Also changed the rocks up a little made them stick out of the substrate more.

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Looks good. The rocks look like they will stand out better than in the original photo. What are the plants in the very back corners (taller one on the right and really short one in the back left)? Also, what are your plans for fish in this one?

It looks like a great start. It will be interesting to see this one progress. Good luck!

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Very nice, I have a case of penis envy going now..lol
I have ordered the very same tank a few weeks back, cant wait to get it.

Why did you decide to use the AS powder over the more course PS?
Is that Powersand S or M?
and how much soil do you have over the sand? 3" maybe? more.

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Polygonum muricatum in the right. On the left is nymphaea micranthra, its the starting of the plant it should get a lot bigger. Craig I used powersand special. As for the soil I used a whole 9L bag for the tank.
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Nice to see you using some of the rarer plants; rather than reverting to the commonly used ones.

Do you plan on moving the stem plants behind the focal rock or not?
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Nice to see you using some of the rarer plants; rather than reverting to the commonly used ones.

Do you plan on moving the stem plants behind the focal rock or not?
Not right now, I think basically going to leave that area open. The nympheae should fill in the back corner. I am going to add some other erio species to the tank.
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The new tank looks great! Can't wait to see it grown in. I'll be setting up a new tank soon, do you mind telling me how much the PS and Amazonian substrate cost? I've been thinking about using that instead of Flourite for my substrate.
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