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post #61 of 130 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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I also wanted to say, if anyone is planning on purchasing ADA products, do so from ADG. Frank is incredibly helpful and took time out of his busy schedule to put together my setup according to importance for my budget. Top shelf customer service.
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Thanks Kiran, Yep pretty much but the Mini S is sitting empty under my desk. I might rescape it in a month or so, after the initial maintence period is done with the M. I must say I do like the size of the M much better than the S.

Yea its 38 bucks, but I bought mine used. Its an awesome tank you should get one
Ah, I see. Do a shrimp tank, or even a wabi kusa!

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I also wanted to say, if anyone is planning on purchasing ADA products, do so from ADG. Frank is incredibly helpful and took time out of his busy schedule to put together my setup according to importance for my budget. Top shelf customer service.
I've already PM'd Frank. In addition to the fantastic service, ADG is also much closer to me, so usually shipping from them is about 50%-60% cheaper

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I agree that Frank is pretty much one of the gods of customer service in the business. He's worked with me for quite some time on the Mini M and we planned the entire setup together. It was a great experience and he definitely deserves a medal for some amazing customer service. I've got a couple of other personal favorites on here as well.

Wabi kusa as the centerpiece for the 20C as a shrimp tank would be the best of both worlds! Book of ADA has a couple of them and they look extremely nice. They're so easy to start, too. You could literally just plop it down and make your focal point and then do a carpet of whatever around it.
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post #64 of 130 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Heres a pic to show how much its stuff has already grown since Tuesday.




and the 20cm
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Yay update! The light really makes stuff take off, doesn't it? I'm surprised with the amount of growth in both my tank and yours even with fresh plants that haven't even established yet. Lucky for you, your Riccia is actually in decent enough shape to pearl. I'm trying to grow mine out enough to trim it and re-tie it with healthier riccia. The tank looks great so far!
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Yea its really insane. I dont want to be biased, but ADA got it right with this light. Its really the best thing Ive bought from them. I unfortunately uprooted a bunch of glosso when my hairgrass all lifted out of the soil when it got stuck to my tweezers. All my plants tons of Aquasoil all over them lol but itll clean up eventually.

Riccia grows plenty fast, especially with this light, youll get it to that height in a week or so.
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Looking good man, let the stems grow out a bit more, then trim them and prune them to make them a bit neater. It's gonna look awesome!

Any reason you keep the water so low on that 20cm? I need to get one of those, they're such a perfect size! Can we get some farther out shots of it?

Great job with both tanks.

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Is that good? I just keep it low because im to lazy to fill it and I like to avoid the chance of fish and shrimp getting out. Plus the surface movement from the filter makes a nice ripple effect
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What should I stock this tank with? I'm thinking microrasbora erythromicron/CPDs and Peacock gudgeon or maybe pseudomugil iriani or furcatus or maybe even ember tetras. What do you guys think?
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The Mini M or 20C? Any of the micro rasboras/other fishes are great for either tank size. Peacock gudgeons look really cool but says they get around 2.5"...seems a bit big for a smaller tank. That's just me, though.
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I was talkin about the mini M I know peacock gudgeons are considered a nano fish, i think it would be neat to have a school of rasboras and a pair of gudgeons
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What about chili rasboras?

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I had chilis before I like them but I just would like to switch it up a bit lol
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I see. I think I may go with either Chili Rasboras or Microdevario Kubotai in my Mini S.

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Im thinking Chilis for you tank since its so green. Theyll pop out more and the kubotai's colors might get washed from all the green. Chili rasboras are great fish too, always out in the front.
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