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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hayden's ADA 60-f- Two Month Update!

Hello all, I am excited to announce the beginning of my new tank, my ADA 60-f.

My last tank was an ADA 45-f, which I was very happy with, but then I moved and the tank had to be torn down. I saw this as a good time to upgrade so I got a 60-f, and have been gathering materials and supplies since then. It's finally time to begin.

I am so excited for this set up, I feel I have the necessary equipment and experience to do it right from the start this time, at least, I hope so. My scape will be a Seiryu stone Iwagumi with E. Belem and HC, and will be set up in my Loft upstairs.

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Tank- ADA 60-f
Lighting- ADA Solar II
Filter- Eheim 2232 (Seachem Matrix Carbon and Purigen)
Co2- GLA Atomic Nano V.2
Glassware- Do!Aqua Voilet Glass and Music Glass
Stand- Ikea Expedit with Doors and ADA style conduit light stand
Substrate- ADA Aquasoil Regular and Powder Type with ADA Additives
Aquascape- Seiryu Stones
Misc.- ADA Tubing, Do!Aqua Scissors and Pincettes, ADA Spring washer
Fertilization- ADA system (Green Bacter, Brighty K, Step 1, 2, 3)
Flora- HC and E. Belem
Fauna- TBD
Camera- Canon 60D w/ Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.0 (Now a Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4!)

Now onto photos, I am still waiting on my 60-f to arrive (It was Khoa Pham's personal tank given to me by Frank Wazeter, thanks!), so all I have right now is pictures of the equipment and loft, enjoy! More updates to follow.
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ADA Solar II, it's a work of art.



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Some extras showing my new loft which I designed:
My main seating, a chaise lounge which offers a great view of the aquarium.


My stereo enjoys its new location.

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post #2 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 01:23 AM
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Nice setup! Are you planning on drilling the stand for the hoses? I have a similar stand and am trying to figure it out. It's not actual wood so I don't wanna risk any structural integrity.

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post #3 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks! I already drilled it, it worked pretty well. I just drilled small pilot holes first then went with the full 1/2 and 3/8" holes. Also, I used painters tape to reduce the laminate tear. Seems to hold up, although I haven't had an aquarium on it yet..

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Nice, are the holes on the sides? And do you plan on sealing the holes or using an sorta fitting to keep water out?

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Hello nice setup pictures.

I've got a 60P I'm still messing with as far as hardware, but I'll have a journal in a month or so. Glad to see you're finally getting this 60F rolling!
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Your last tank really turned out excellent, so I'll be following this one!

How long of a wait until the new tank comes?
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He just gave you Khoa's tank? That's a huge honor. This will be awesome!

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Nice shots, esp the equip in cabinet, nicely organized and clean. Looking forward to the main attraction, the scaping.
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post #10 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Nice, are the holes on the sides? And do you plan on sealing the holes or using an sorta fitting to keep water out?
The holes are on top, and I'm not using anything like that, because the holes are flush with the tubing and I need to be able to remove them. But you're right I will need to be careful.
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Hello nice setup pictures.
I've got a 60P I'm still messing with as far as hardware, but I'll have a journal in a month or so. Glad to see you're finally getting this 60F rolling!
Awesome! I can't wait to see it.
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Your last tank really turned out excellent, so I'll be following this one!
How long of a wait until the new tank comes?
Thank you! I'm not quite sure, hopefully next week sometime.
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He just gave you Khoa's tank? That's a huge honor. This will be awesome!
Well he sold it to me, but yes a huge honor. Khoa's 60-f has been my prime inspiration and my favorite tank on TPT.
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Nice shots, esp the equip in cabinet, nicely organized and clean. Looking forward to the main attraction, the scaping.
Coming soon!
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Wow! What an honor!
I know, I am so honored. Hopefully my 60-f will be anywhere near the level of his.

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Great start to a new tank. Glad to see this journal pop up. Really looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Have you considered cutting your photos down in size so they load more quickly? They're a beast to handle.
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post #13 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I forgot to resize the huge files from the 60d. I'll resize them all this afternoon.

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Imgur.
Auto-resizing is a huge help, plus on imgur it's free and you can keep it private if you want. The best of luck! Waiting for my 45-F to come in...

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All photos are resized now.. no more 5184x3456 files to load.

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Auto-resizing is a huge help, plus on imgur it's free and you can keep it private if you want. The best of luck! Waiting for my 45-F to come in...
Interesting, I'll check it out. Looks like were in same boat, hopefully my 60-f will arrive next week.

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