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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Mini's ADA 30-C tank log!



February 10th:




February 20th:



So I've had this thing sitting in my bedroom for a couple of weeks now waiting on various stuff to show up/me dragging my feet, you get the idea. Anyway I always wanted an ADA tank just because they're suppose to be the best and I can think of worse things to spend $90 on.

Day it arrived:








The seams are really something to behold:



Equipment:



I did a little review on the light for this tank here--> Click






Final scape:




Contour line map of the substrate (min depth: 1" Max depth: 5":




Layout:



Planned Flora:



Plants should be in Friday or sometime during the weekend so stay tuned!

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Mm this looks like fun! Ill definitely be following along this and I wish you the best of luck and take lots of pics! Love the unopened box shot

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Have you used the finnex cannister before? If so how do you like it? I am between one of those and an eheim 2211 for my 13 gallon.
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Have you used the finnex cannister before? If so how do you like it? I am between one of those and an eheim 2211 for my 13 gallon.
I have one on my 12g and don't have any complaints. Works great.
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What is the tank in the background?? looks like a large rimless??? got a thread?
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Can't see my sig? Link is in there. It's the 20g one.

Edit: link: After a 2 year break, my new 20g Long tank!

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This does look like fun. I like the tank blueprint you drew, the blood vomit will look great in that little slope. Nice sloping and lines too.

Following along.

btw I will be using that exact CO2 setup, lmk how you like it.
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This does look like fun. I like the tank blueprint you drew, the blood vomit will look great in that little slope. Nice sloping and lines too.

Following along.

btw I will be using that exact CO2 setup, lmk how you like it.
I've been using the same setup on my 12g as well. Been going like a champ for a month.
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So I bought some plants from Oleg. (Thanks again!) Still waiting on some more to come in, but I went ahead and planted anyway.






Each of these blades of micro sword were made into an individual plant. Stupidly tedious process, but should be worth it in the end.





Filled the tank up a bit:





First planted the Micro Sword:




Then the Staurogyne repens:






Filled up the tank:





Earlier today after the water cleared up:








Still to come: Dwarf baby tears and the M.M.
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So it's been awhile. I've been in and out of town for the whole month so the tank has done some crazy things.

I planted some dwarf baby tears back on the 12th of December:






Went out of town for a couple of weeks. I had a friend watching my tanks. Came back to a bloom on the 30-C while my other tanks were pristine, go figure.




Cleaned it up and this is what it looked like on New Years:





With the 12g:







Still have these things to take care of:







Also don't know what these little buggers are:

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Nicely done contours =) I like how you executed the plantings too. Are you still planning on adding marsela in the top right corner? If not, maybe consider letting the micro swords fill into the upper left corner and transplant the s. repens in that corner to the right?

Looks really great either way... just can't help but see micro swords in that corner. The moss looks good trimmed in between the stones too.


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Nicely done contours =) I like how you executed the plantings too. Are you still planning on adding marsela in the top right corner? If not, maybe consider letting the micro swords fill into the upper left corner and transplant the s. repens in that corner to the right?

Looks really great either way... just can't help but see micro swords in that corner. The moss looks good trimmed in between the stones too.
I haven't decided just yet what I'm going to do in that corner. I have Hemianthus (Micranthemum) micranthemoides, Stargrass, and Giant baby tears coming in on Monday to work with. I also have plenty of runners to snip from the 12g of the MM, so we shall see what I decide to do.
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I'm impressed by how well you cleaned up that tank after the bloom. Looks really good so far.
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Looks well executed! What are your plans for fauna?


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I'm impressed by how well you cleaned up that tank after the bloom. Looks really good so far.

You can thank my bucket, an ottocat, one amano, and 2 cherries for their services.

As you can see I had a bit of everything growing in there when I came back, the most being diatoms I believe.

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Looks well executed! What are your plans for fauna?
Haven't decided just yet. Something small below 1". I may move over my Dario Dario assuming he pairs up with what hopefully out of the two others is a female. If not, some kind of small schooling fish along the lines of a Raspora or tetra.
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