I'm finally getting my ADA 60P Build underway.... exciting!
I'm trying to keep the build (for now) nice but semi-budget friendly with the potential for upgrades in the future. Also with the 'budget friendly' angle in mind, I want to experiment in trying something a little different than the norm. I'm going a little new-school and old-school mixed in with a little taboo in the world of "ADA" yada yada yada... I'm going to put on a black background and use black equipment to be stealthy, and at the same time, allowing things to "pop" more in color -- allowing my lighting choice to really shine! Colorful with contrast is what I'm going for. But in the living room as the "main tank," this is a welcomed addition -- no doubt.
Perhaps, later I will upgrade to the full-on glassware and all -- as with everything, it's subject to change and things evolve. With that said, here we go!
Here are the particulars:
- ADA 60-P (17g = 24in X 12in X 14in)
- Ikea Besta
- Current-USA Satellite LED+ (x2)
- Current Single Ramp Timer (coming soon)
- RGB LED mood lighting strip (behind the tank)
**Might upgrade to a Fluval 206 + Lily Pipes early next year (or earlier if I hate the HOB idea)**
- Fluval C2 HOB
- SunSun 301 w/ surface skimmer (more on this later)
- Brian's "Special" Blend (more on this later)
- Sand (possibly Caribsea supernaturals 'white' sand)
- ADA-style DW (not sure what it is... I'll post pics)
- Yamaya Stone
- Seiryu Stone
Plants: (subject to change)
- Collectoritis Style for now! TBD
CO2 / Ferts:
- PPS-Pro "dry ferts" from GLA
- Aquatek Paintball Setup
- Glut (occasional)
Okay... got that out of the way! Here are some pics and some more text!
With the RGB mood lighting strips I removed from my 12g. Wasn't sure what else to do with them so I put them behind the tank for fun. Notice how my HOB's almost disappear with the black background? Well, at least for me it does!
So I have these Do!Aqua pipes on hand, and I was really tempting myself with a Fluval 206 purchase. But then I remembered I have a Fluval C2 being unused in my closet so I decided to save some money and go with the C2. I'll just keep the glassware on hoarding status for a later time.
And the lighting! Current-USA Satellite LED+ fixtures (X2). I should be getting around 72+ PAR with these at the 12" distance from light to sub. Let's see what I can grow (hopefully not just algae):
On the tank:
FTS: Updated 11/09/13
[B]Version 2 Update:
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the 1st scape pictured above had to come to a premature abrupt end. Version 2 'rescape' turned out like this.. latest picture before the tank 'tanked' (again). Version 2.5 in progress as of 6/25/14.
ADA 60P & Sat+ LEDs - UG Carpet Update: http://youtu.be/zJfC_x2Uckg
More to come... stay tuned!