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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 07:44 PM
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this is a very good journal and i'm more curious about the LED..
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Wow, the led looks nice. I think it's quite possible to have the "shimmer" effect of a metal halide. Get some pics of the 60-F!

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ADA 60-F Tank as well

I just set up the ADA 60-F tank this evening, it's literally hours old but I thought I'd take a couple photos of it. It really needs to go into another thread but I wanted to share a couple quick photos:





If people are interested I'll get some photos posted on a new thread for the 60-F tank. Keep in mind it's just going to be a "garden" for me to grow and multiply the plants I have for other tanks. It's not getting any rocks or any aquascaping other than ADA soil for plant growth. After the tank has cycled it will get my standard set of workers: SAEs, pea puffer for snails, and Amano shrimp to help keep algae under control.

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I just set up the ADA 60-F tank this evening, it's literally hours old but I thought I'd take a couple photos of it. It really needs to go into another thread but I wanted to share a couple quick photos:





If people are interested I'll get some photos posted on a new thread for the 60-F tank. Keep in mind it's just going to be a "garden" for me to grow and multiply the plants I have for other tanks. It's not getting any rocks or any aquascaping other than ADA soil for plant growth. After the tank has cycled it will get my standard set of workers: SAEs, pea puffer for snails, and Amano shrimp to help keep algae under control.

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Wow! Those dimensions are a lot better than I expected. If only it were a couple inches taller it would be perfect for an awesome scape!

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Wow! Those dimensions are a lot better than I expected. If only it were a couple inches taller it would be perfect for an awesome scape!
That's whatI was thinking.

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Thanks for the awesome photo. I've been thinking of getting a 60-F for a while! looks so sick!
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post #22 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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The Aqua!Do Tank Details

I finally took some detailed photos of the Aqua!Do tank for you guys. The glass has the same beveled edge properties of the ADA tanks, and also seems to me to be almost if not exactly as clear as the ADA equivalent. In fact, I liked it so much I went ahead and got AFA's last Do!Aqua tank, they had a Mini-M sized one left for $45.









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Great pictures. The construction looks the same as ADA. The only thing that may be different on the Do!Aqua tanks is the glass quality, it looks like greener glass (even though I'd still buy them). I could be wrong about the glass quality though since it's hard to compare.

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I like the scape, anxious to see more about the lighting.

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post #25 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 07:37 PM
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post #26 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Updated photos with stand

I finally moved the tank and set it up at my office, which is where I always wanted this little guy to be. A lot of people at work have stopped by to see the setup and are all very impressed, which makes me happy! I put the tank on a $30 stand I got at PetSmart, and drilled it accordingly to support the mini canister filter and the CO2 setup. The top right door hides the filter and CO2 bubble counter, check valve, and needle valve. The tank itself sits behind the stand.











I am taking the LED light contraption over to Steven at Aqua Forest in San Francisco tomorrow to get his opinion of it. I have figured out a way to mount two of those LED lamps to an old Pentium II heat sink which is much wider than the standard square type of CPU fans in use today. That will be pretty neat when I get that worked out.

I got in contact with a friend of mine who runs a machine shop about trying to fashion a curved metal housing for the LED lighting. I also tried out a cold cathode tube lighting system and it ended up looking JUST like the light that is on there now. I changed the light out from the small 13W to the 24 watt lamp shown here, available at AFA.

The cold cathode lamps run very cool and require less power than the CF lamp shown here. They are typically used inside computers to show them off. I'll let you know how that works out if there is any interest in it.

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Dennis,

That is freakin' awesome!!!

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Like the new stand and placement. The scape looks real nice.

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wow. the Do!Aqua tanks look nice.
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