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ADA 120cm tank w/ DIY stand update Jan 07

120cm ADA tank
eheim 2217 filter
Tek light 6x54w
Lilly pipes
17 mm V-7 inflow
13 mm P-4 outflow (no one has the P-6 in stock)
DIY stand
1 bag Power sand special M 6L
3.5 bags Aquasoil Amazonia 9L
Mulm w/ some aquasoil from my old tank

Just started this tank up on Sunday. I had a lot of help, thanks to Bill, Eric, Marc, Andrew, and Boun. The Rocks in the hardscape was picked up at a local stone yard at 10 cents a pound.

Plants used
HC
Crypt nurii
Crypt cordata "rosanergiv"
Crypt parva
Blyxa japonica
Downoi
Anubias barteri "Marbled"
Anubias nana "gold"
Anubias nana "petite"
Polygonum "Sao Paolo" (gonna be taken out, used as filler)
Nymphaea micrantra
Hygrophila sp "Araguaia"


Here are some pictures of the progression

Building the stand


Stand Finished


Stand opened


Bill puting together the light hangers. He made them out of electrical conduit.


Stand with tank on top


Stainless Steel mesh over the powersand and old aquasoil/mulm


Hardscape placed, starting to fill with water


Planting some HC


Crytocoryne Rosanergiv planted


With more plants


Tank almost filled


Tank getting a diatom treatment


Full tank shot after the about an hour of the diatom filter


Picture of the Nymphaea micrantra


More pictures are posted here with some close ups.
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Good deliberate set up as always man, and interesting plant choices. Lilies?

BTW, do you ever visit Hawai'i? Ah, and by your chop I guess I know your name now, eh? jk Good luck with this set up bra.

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Eric (ibn) actually took and processed the pictures for me. I do get back to Hawaii, normally during the winter. Work is keeping me busy, well kind of. I had lillies and thought it would be cool plant in this tank. It almost flowered in my other tank, maybe it will in here. Thanks, I hope it starts to fill in soon.
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Wow, is that the same tank at aquaforest that was stored above their planted tanks? I've been eyeing that tank for the past two weeks. BTW those rocks look great. Did you get them at Broadmoor Lumber in South City?
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Winter eh? If you get there this winter send me a PM, maybe we could meet. I'll also get back there for break from school.

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I got the rocks from a stoneyard in marin somewhere. A friend was driving so I don't know the exact location. I could find it out though. Steven I will be back in Hawaii for a couple of weeks in Dec, I'll shoot you a pm then.
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Probably Shamrock there in San Rafeal, being from Marin, I know most of the rock yards.

Nice light hanger and stand.


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Thanks Tom, are you gonna ship the ruby check valve today? I'll still check out that rock place when I am up in sac, it will probably be next month.
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That's one fun tank to set up. Really interested in seeing how it fills in.

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i like how modern you made the wood look. you'd think it was a heavy plastic.
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Was a lot of fun, albiet a bit crowded, helping Ian set this thing up. I'm just glad I got there after he'd already torn down his 50g so didn't have to get too dirty.

The steel mesh may be good for keeping down the Power Sand, but made it difficult to anchor the bigger rocks as you could only push them down into the AS so far before they hit the mesh. Good thing Ian bought so many rocks, although Eric and Andrew did have to take a couple out back to "downsize" them for better fit.

At the end of the day all Ian kept on saying was, "please take home some plants." His apartment looked like a Tropica delivery truck over turned in it. lol

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I did try to get rid of a lot of plants. Not to mention a lot of my fish too. I had excess of everything, lol. It was a fun day that was well spent.
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you used metal mesh.. do you think filter floss would work? I tone of it.
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Boy, in the last pic you can really see the difference in color between the GE 6500 and the Coralife 10000K bulbs.

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Filterfloss would not work to keep the soil down. Most people do not use stainless mesh, it is not a requirement.
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