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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Soy's ADA Mini S & Terrarium Project

Hi all,
Starting a new tank that hopefully i can make look somewhat decent. At the same time i'm also starting a DIY terrarium project. Just finished silicone-ing the terrarium last night. No where near as easy as it looked in the youtube video... I should have known better! I made a pretty big mess of it. But for now, here's the pic of some of the Mini S+equipment and the constructed terrarium.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 01:04 AM
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Looks good, I like the stand a lot. Just a heads up you might want a bigger filter, I had one of those on my 2.5 and it wasn't really enough.

What are you planning on putting in the terrarium?
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Looks good, I like the stand a lot. Just a heads up you might want a bigger filter, I had one of those on my 2.5 and it wasn't really enough.

What are you planning on putting in the terrarium?
Thank you. I had a really fun time making the stand. And yeah, i thought it might be too small. I'll probably ask for a nice canister filter for my birthday. I've ordered some driftwood and i plan on making a foam background to mount air plants to with some succulents on the bottom in the terrarium. It's gonna be a desert theme.

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The terrarium should look great, I have been thinking about starting one myself.

As far as filters go you don't really need to buy a canister unless you really want to. I use AquaClear 20s on all my tanks of 10 gallons or less. I prefer them over canisters for nanos as they are easier to clean and easier to adjust the flow if necessary. And they're a lot cheaper, around $25 for an AquaClear 20 as opposed to $80 for an Eheim 2211. Just my two cents
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The terrarium should look great, I have been thinking about starting one myself.

As far as filters go you don't really need to buy a canister unless you really want to. I use AquaClear 20s on all my tanks of 10 gallons or less. I prefer them over canisters for nanos as they are easier to clean and easier to adjust the flow if necessary. And they're a lot cheaper, around $25 for an AquaClear 20 as opposed to $80 for an Eheim 2211. Just my two cents
I hope it looks good! And i have always liked aquaclears. I still haven't decided yet. Though i do hate cleaning canister filters...

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Small update: Siliconed the back of the terrarium in preparation for the foam. Also got my driftwood in the mail. It's like Christmas all over again.
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This is going to come out awesome I'm sure.

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This is going to come out awesome I'm sure.

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Started the foam background today. It's fun blasting foam...but it expanded a little more than expected so i'll be cleaning it up tomorrow. Also, i'm anxious to start the Mini S but i'm having a silly problem. I can't get one rock to stand up how i like it. Any ideas for how to support an unstable rock?
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Well i finally got the tank started. I got a few rocks from a local bonsai shop for free. I believe they are seiryu stone? Opinions on the scape are welcome. I need all the help i can get. I also finished the background for the terrarium and it's been curing for about 2 weeks now to be safe. Picked up some pretty cool plants for it. My camera i got for Christmas around 7 years ago just doesn't do the colors justice.
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Following intently. Looks great so far. So jelly on the terrarium. I want to set up a new viv so bad, I can smell it.
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Oh this is exciting! I'm anxious to see how this turns out!
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I have used that nano filter for my 2.5g for years and have never had a problem with it.
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How you get that sticker? I didnt get it when I ordered my high tech +
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