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ADA Mini M - Now an Iwagumi



I recently set this tank up a few weeks ago. Today I added additional Hc which is why it looks a little strange.

Specs-
Tank: ADA Mini m
Light: ADA Aquasky
Filter: ADA Vuppa, AquaClear 20
CO2: ADA System with Do!aqua Music Glass 15D
Ferts: ADA Brightly K, Green Brightly Step 2, Seachem Flourish Excel
Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil

Plants-
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Dwarf Hairgrass
various Rotala's






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Nice start, it will awesome once the HC Cuba fills in. Do you see any difference using a ADA Vuppa on a smaller tank? Is surface scum that bad?


What headphones are those in the back? Looks like Steel Series v2 but they're not. What base is it on? I got Audio Techina M50 myself, haha sorry about a non tank question.



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|ADA 60F|ADA 30C|Fluval Edge[6g] |DIY Diffuser YT
E-series E60 on ADA60F - MicMol AquaMini x3 on ADA 60P - MicMol AquaPro on ADA30C
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Nice start, it will awesome once the HC Cuba fills in. Do you see any difference using a ADA Vuppa on a smaller tank? Is surface scum that bad?


What headphones are those in the back? Looks like Steel Series v2 but they're not. What base is it on? I got Audio Techina M50 myself, haha sorry about a non tank question.

Actually, I started the tank with just the vuppa like some of the ADA videos but it didn't work out very well. It does keep the surface clean but with such a small tank you have to constantly add water or change the height of the vuppa.

The headphones are AKG K701, the base was included with the headphones.
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great start. how do you like the aquasky light?
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great start. how do you like the aquasky light?

Its works great. I thought about making my own but this looks better and is more compact than anything I could have made. The only thing that could be better is the stand, it feels really fragile.
I prefer the look of my solar 1 metal halide but the aquasky runs much cooler.
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Those plants look cool. Very nice equipment too.
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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 10:09 PM
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Very beautiful, I have seen those ADA videos too, where they only use the Vuppa as filtration in the Mini M, S and 30c etc. I know the Vuppa chamber has bio cube in it, do you think you could squeeze a bag of purigen in there if you removed some of the biocube? in between the two strainer plates?

Also, a journal on your 60p would be cool.
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sans hardscape set up...let see how this pans out. i like it.
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post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Very beautiful, I have seen those ADA videos too, where they only use the Vuppa as filtration in the Mini M, S and 30c etc. I know the Vuppa chamber has bio cube in it, do you think you could squeeze a bag of purigen in there if you removed some of the biocube? in between the two strainer plates?

Also, a journal on your 60p would be cool.


You might be able to fit half of the smallest bag of purigen, even then it would be a tight fit.

I took my 60p down since it had some algae problems.

Here it was in June looking pretty good, except for the mohawk of bba on the drop checker.


But then I picked up a Solar 1 and Super Jet ES-600, so I decided to change the layout. I didn't do a very good job with setting up again which then let to algae issues.

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Your 60p looked nice! Is it down right now? Do you think you will set it up again in the future?
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Your 60p looked nice! Is it down right now? Do you think you will set it up again in the future?

Yeah, I took it down. Once I graduate I will set it up again.
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i like the tank. lots of color.

there has to be a way to make the CO2 tubing stick out less. maybe move one of those suction cups higher?
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post #13 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Changed the setup a few months ago, it's been growing in nicely. I'm using both HC and UG.



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Nice HC pasture. Clean those pipes though.
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post #15 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Nice HC pasture. Clean those pipes though.
Yeah, I have yet to clean them since I added them in December.
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