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Marimoball's ADA 120p

OK I have been in the hobby for twenty years. So after learning so much on forums my 120gal planted Discus was tore down.
This was my 120gal planted discus tank


Then the Tear down.

After my ADA60P I have been wishing for an ADA120P. So I finally managed to purchase one.
Here is the list of equipment so far
ADA120P
Garden Mat
ADA Lily Pipes inflo and out
6x9L bags of aquasoil
6L bag of powersand
Bactor
step 1 step2 brighty K Brighty special lights Brighty special shade
tourmaline BC
green gain
Hardscape is 100lbs of Seiryu stone and 100lbs of Chinese zebra rock
3x8000K MH bulbs
The stand will be an ADA replica and will be ready for painting tomorrow
I can't decide on lighting but I narrowed it down to two. The 6 bulb T5 HO
http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...s~vendor~.html
TEK light or 2x150w Aquamedic pendants
http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_Aquari...an_lights.html


Here's the stuff I have so far

ADA 120P x2 Iwagumi ADA 75P, 60Px3, 30Cx3 ADA Mini S solar (LED) Mini M solar Do!aqua Mini M

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Wow, very nice equipment! Must have cost you a fortune for the rocks alone! I'm very jealous. I'll be watching this, 100% subscribed. I'm expecting big things from this setup! Have fun with it!
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You. The. Man.

This is gonna be good.

I too, am 100% subscribed!!!

I say go with the 2X150w Aqua Medics -- they're awesome, awesome fixtures!!!
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Wow, very nice equipment! Must have cost you a fortune for the rocks alone! I'm very jealous. I'll be watching this, 100% subscribed. I'm expecting big things from this setup! Have fun with it!
why would you be jealous? You have a great deal of stuff too. I have had about 150 dollars spent so far on my 20 long, and I dont have all the plants or fish yet. its a lot of money to me.

anyway, MARIMOBALL, I can tell, I can tell from the start, that this is going to be a marvel of a tank.

peace dude,

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In an alternate universe maybe I could get something like this. This kids is why you don't do crack and you do well in school...so you can be rich like this man!

Seriously...how much was the mortgage on that thing?!!!

I expect great things from this...and If it looks good, I will take credit for it...that's just how I roll...
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Gonna have to keep a close eye on this one!
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roundtrees Im not rich. But I work 7 days a week and I work in the medical field so that helps but I payed cash CUZ I don't want any credit debt. This is my final large tank and I expect this to last a long time. I really want the pendants I even have the bulbs ready to go but someone offered me an awsome deal on TEK lights. I was even thinking of getting the TEK and a K2 viper MH and dismantelling it and hang it behind the TEK just for the shimmer of the MH

ADA 120P x2 Iwagumi ADA 75P, 60Px3, 30Cx3 ADA Mini S solar (LED) Mini M solar Do!aqua Mini M

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Well make it look good mmmk! Cause I want something to post on my wall right above my tank for inspiration. I might even be able to frame it...
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The stand is here and ready for painting. I will have pics soon!

ADA 120P x2 Iwagumi ADA 75P, 60Px3, 30Cx3 ADA Mini S solar (LED) Mini M solar Do!aqua Mini M

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yay make some more pics
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Comming up!

ADA 120P x2 Iwagumi ADA 75P, 60Px3, 30Cx3 ADA Mini S solar (LED) Mini M solar Do!aqua Mini M

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This is the ADA style stand that a friend built. Ready for painting. BIG UPS! to Jason Baliban for the detailed pics. http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...lding-ada.html




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nice looking stand...really looking forward to seeing this progress.
are you sure you want to paint the stand? there's a thread around here somewhere that has a hand-oiled ADA type cabinet that's gorgeous...let me find the link...
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Nice stand!
Any decision on lighting yet?

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nice looking stand...really looking forward to seeing this progress.
are you sure you want to paint the stand? there's a thread around here somewhere that has a hand-oiled ADA type cabinet that's gorgeous...let me find the link...

I hope you're speaking of my cabinet

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...tml#post589062
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oooh, yes, I am!! I love that cabinet!!
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