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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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CryptKeeper54's ADA Mini M

Bought a used ADA Mini M light/tank setup. Light is genuine, but tank looks too green compared to my shcuber-wright, so a bit skeptical; it may be a knock-off. It is what it is.

Thought I would move on to trying an Iwagumi scape. DSM started last week. Just keeping it by my west facing window, hoping that it gets enough light. Ryuoh stones, e.belem, and hc. Been really busy as of late so keeping my posts simple. My scuber-wright is still in the works.






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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 06:27 PM
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nice rocks subbed

40 gallon dirt tank
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Super hypo tangerine baldy carrot tail leopard gecko ''Moon''
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Holy cow, I can't keep up with all your tanks! And I agree, nice rocks.

Good luck with the DSM.
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Excellent scape. I would shallow the slope some, though...

Not only does the glass look green, but the glass looks thin. Should be 5mm, how thick is it?

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 08:42 PM
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Gunna look cool! I love your spec btw!
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Excellent scape. I would shallow the slope some, though...

Not only does the glass look green, but the glass looks thin. Should be 5mm, how thick is it?
Just measured it...4mm. Scuber wright is 6 and a lot less green. At least the light is real, no doubt about that.

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Holy cow, I can't keep up with all your tanks! And I agree, nice rocks.

Good luck with the DSM.
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Gunna look cool! I love your spec btw!
Thanks for the kind words.

CURRENT: 12 Gallon Long, ADA mini M "Reborn", 75 gal Cichlid Tank
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Just measured it...4mm. Scuber wright is 6 and a lot less green. At least the light is real, no doubt about that.
Hmmm... I'd fight for a refund...

What light did you get, I didn't see?

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That looks to be an older ADA tank, they used glass with more iron before switching over to the very high clarity glass. Not sure when though they switched to the higher clarity glass.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm... I'd fight for a refund...

What light did you get, I didn't see?
The matching light. This looks like the real deal. Here it is in my messy room.



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That looks to be an older ADA tank, they used glass with more iron before switching over to the very high clarity glass. Not sure when though they switched to the higher clarity glass.
I'm guessing you're right. I don't think I was being scammed or anything.

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The matching light. This looks like the real deal. Here it is in my messy room.

Ah, the Solar Mini. I'm very jealous! I'd you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for the set?

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Ah, the Solar Mini. I'm very jealous! I'd you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for the set?
2 bills. I can live with that.

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Just flooded the tank. Got bored of waiting..... hope I don't regret it. Will post better pics ASAP. Flooded my schuber-wright as well but still putting on the final touches.

Also, I have to say, I am very impressed with the design of the Fluval C2 filter. I think this HOB is perfect for this tank.







These rocks are just beautiful. I'm such a planted tank geek.

CURRENT: 12 Gallon Long, ADA mini M "Reborn", 75 gal Cichlid Tank
CLUBS: 12 Gal Long Club,***Nikon Pimp #062***
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looks great, i love those rocks as well... just curious as to why you chose an HOB? i notice your atomic diffusor. those things are the isht! SUBBED!
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really dig your rock layout!!
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