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Dorm Room Mini S *RESCAPE* pg. 6

With move-in day just a week from now, I thought I would go ahead and start the journal for my new planted tank. Here are the details:

Tank: ADA Mini S
Lighting: Solar Mini M (27w)
Filtration: Eheim Ecco 2232
CO2: ADA CO2 Advanced System

I decided to get a new Mini S rather than bring my old Mini M in order to maximize space on my desk. However, I'm still going to be using the Solar Mini with the M size base because I'd rather use most of what I've already got at home. I may remove the old base and DIY my own that fits the S a little better.

Here's everything ready to go, in the old tank. The new one should be here tomorrow.


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Sounds like fun. A dorm room nano

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the later if u get a bigger dorm room, get a 60p and make the buddies jealous!!!
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What size bulb do those ADA lights use? 13w?
27 watt
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What size bulb do those ADA lights use? 13w?
They are 27W I believe

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Should look nice with beer cans as the hardscape. I am thinking Milwaukee's Best (ala Beast muo bueno) would compliment with a nice bed of Hemianthus callitrichoides with a Eleocharis vivipara back drop

Have fun at school!! Keep those roommates away!

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Should look nice with beer cans as the hardscape. I am thinking Milwaukee's Best (ala Beast muo bueno) would compliment with a nice bed of Hemianthus callitrichoides with a Eleocharis vivipara back drop

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The tank arrived yesterday in perfect condition. One of my friends will be driving it up to Charlottesville for me so to avoid potential breakage in transit with my other things.

I've decided that I want the highlight of the aquascape to be Anubias nana "petite", as its one of my favorite plants. I also want it to be relatively low maintenance, because I expect to stay fairly busy for most of the day.
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Right now I'm torn between doing a moss on wood type layout on sand, or an iwagumi.

I initially pictured something like this:

http://www.adana-usa.com/images/gallery02/13.jpg

But now I'm starting to thing about doing a simple elegant iwagumi....

I'm so indecisive

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Update:

The tank is all set up on my desk. I'm waiting for a new 27w bulb, a bag of Amazonia, and some bright sand. Everything should come together this weekend, except plants, which I will be ordering next week. I have decided on the following for this layout:

Rotala sp Green
Anubias "petite"
Moss (not sure what sp yet. can anyone tell me what moss is used here? I like the light green color)
Riccia sp Japan or Dwarf

I'm planning on a "corner" style layout with a sand foreground. The sand and soil will be bordered by stones tied with Riccia and Anubias and moss will grow attached on the wood. The Rotala will be planted in the soil "corner"

Here's a crappy phone picture of the wood placement, without sand and Aquasoil:

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9/5

Hardscape complete. I also decided to move the tank over to my shelving unit to prevent possible water damage to my University-provided desk and my computer.





I plan on tying Chrismas moss or Riccia sp Dwarf to the slate, and Christmas moss to the driftwood.
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That looks great!

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Sweet - I'm going to do this for myself for Christmas I think...A nice new nano for the office....
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Looking sweet. I'm interested in knowing how long the ADA CO2 cartriges last. Do keep us posted...

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Sweet - I'm going to do this for myself for Christmas I think...A nice new nano for the office....
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