So I got a second ADA 45-p now, One was being used as a shrimp tank, but at the moment it is just empty, thinking about adding Taiwan Bee's to it. Anyhow I saw another 45-p being sold locally and decided why not. I have been wanting to do a dutchish nature style tank. I have done iwagumi, and nature style before, I didnt want to do go full dutch, because I like some of the aspects of nature style.
ADA 45-P (45cmX27cmX30cm)
Eheim 2236 Canister filter
10# CO2 tank
Victor VTS 450D Dualstage Regulator with Dual manifold
Archaea Slim-Pro LED 45cm
GLA 50mm atomizer
Newest ADA Amazonia, which apparently dropped the "NEW" title, and its just called Amazonia again.
Plants (so far):
Rotala Mini Butterfly
Micrantherum umbrosum "monte carlo" type-3
Rotala Indica True
Rotala Mexicana Goias
Ludwigia Sp. Red
Not the best picture (gs4), but I need to order a new memory card for my dslr. Im interested in seeing the growth rate for monte carlo, Tom Barr says it grows fairly slow, if it grows slow and stays compact, it could be the perfect foreground plant because HC is a PITA to maintain long term. The Amazonia was only cloudy for about an hour before my filter cleared it out, it does leave this very fine annoying line of dust all around the edge where the top of the water meets the glass, but ive just been able to wipe it up with a paper towel easily.
The Achaea slim-pro seems to put out a decent amount of light, I will just have to see how it grows plants, but its rated at 7000-8000k light spectrum, and has 135 LED's @ Luminous intensity: 1400mcd or 17.60Lm per LED, I dont know what that really all means, but I think this puts me close to med-high light to high-light. It definitely looks to my eyes, dimmer than what I have over my other 45-p which is a 20" 40W Current USA Power Compact, but I guess what my eye's see, and what the plants can absorb is a different story. I will just have to wait and see how this archaea turns out.