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lasutaku 05-14-2010 12:16 AM

Lasutaku's ADA 60P AND Mini-M (3/30/12 update)
EDIT: (Started off with a nanocube 24, then went on to the 60P, then the addition of the Mini-M)

Hey everyone, just thought I'd share a few pictures and get advice.

Just set this tank up last week (after been just cycling and being generally neglected for over 6 months), so everything still needs to grow in, but you can kind of get the idea.

Pardon the bubbles (note to self, turn off all equipment when taking pictures).

Specs of the tank:

Nanocube 24
150 watt sunpod (6400 bulb)
5 gallon CO2 bottle
milwaukee regulator with solenoid
glass diffuser
aquasoil amazonia II substrate
dosing with PFertz MNPK

Java Moss
Anubius nana petite
2 plants I can't remember the name of, can someone ID them for me?

3 clown killifish
4 scarlet bandis
1 oto
1 bumble bee goby
cheapo feeder/glass shrimp

Some pix
these two plants I have no idea what they're called~
juvi clown killifish, I need to make some kind of cover for my tank because it's open top at the moment...
LOVE these guys
Not a very good picture, but wth

Any advice on scaping would be great!

Thanks for looking!

Da Plant Man 05-14-2010 12:28 AM

That plant looks like either baby tears or pearl grass.

tuffgong 05-14-2010 01:39 AM

From what I hear Oto's like to be in groups of 3 at least. Maybe consider getting two more?? Nice tank!

bploeg 05-14-2010 01:55 AM

Great start, looks good!

lasutaku 05-14-2010 05:20 AM

Thanks guys~

Yea, I'm going to get a few more oto's as soon as my lfs brings them in.

As for the pant ID, you're right, after I looked up "pearl weed" here on the plant profiles, it seems to be the same plant. Can anyone tell me what the stem plant is behind the driftwood?

Thank you!

lasutaku 05-17-2010 03:35 AM

new fish
So I went out today and purchased a few fish. A peacock goby and 2 more oto's.

Also decided, that once I finish moving (should be within a month or two), I'm moving everything in this tank to an ADA 60p. This tank just isn't fit for a planted tank. Do you think I could use this 150 watt sunpod on the ADA 60P?

Heres a few pix from today:

Holokai 05-17-2010 11:03 PM

Nice setup! Did you get those scarlet badis from Aquascapes in Aiea? I've been eying those up for the last two weeks but was worried about having to feed live food. I'll probably pass, which is a shame they're so beautiful.

Glad to hear you get a nice new tank soon.


nemosreef 05-17-2010 11:18 PM

Nice natural look. Love the fish.

lasutaku 05-17-2010 11:49 PM

Yeap, got um at aquascapes last week. I went yesterday though, and they were sold out. Thanks, can't wait to set up the 60p!

lasutaku 05-19-2010 07:02 AM

So my lfs had a sale on Fluval 205's today, so I picked one up. I like the ease of use. I had a eheim classic before, but the maintanance was a pain in the @$$. The fluval is MUCH easier to do maintanance on. I just hooked it up today, so we'll see how it does.

I got the fluval for the 60P. Just wanted to get some bacteria going in the filter so when I transfer everything over to the 60p, it'll be smooth. so for now, I have the regular filtration system that comes with the nanocube, and i have a fluval 205 on it as well. Gotta say, the water is clear~

lasutaku 06-01-2010 01:52 AM

Updated pictures
So everything has been filling in nicely.

I've had to trim this tank much more often than I thought I would have to.

It's also a little too green for my liking, so when I get the 60P up and running, I'll have to make sure I add some plants with red tips as well.

Anyway, here are a couple pictures from today:

Thanks for looking!

nemosreef 06-01-2010 04:25 AM

Tank is looking good.

lasutaku 06-17-2010 06:13 AM

6/16 update
So been busy with work, and getting all materials for the 60p, while maintaining this cube.

Here's a picture of the cube as of today, i've been trying to trim it at least once a week, as the HM goes crazy. This is after trimming 1/4 of a 2.5 gallon bucket wort of hm.

and here is some before and after pix of the stand I'm making.
It was my first time at any kind of carpentry, so pardon the imperfections lol

from this

to this

to the primered version

I still need to paint it.
Will probably get around to it this weekend.

here are my glass ware for the 60p

and the 60p itself

I also got all my drift wood and seiryu stones in already as well.

All I need to do now is paint the stand, attach the stainless steel piping for hanging my light fixture, and I can get the 60p started!

PS - Pfertz does wonders!!! I dose 1 pump of M, and 2 pumps of N,P,K daily. Nothing else. It doesn't get much easier than that!

defiant 06-18-2010 09:23 AM

love your tank and cant wait to see how the 60p progresses. gotta give me the number in kalihi where you got the stainless steel tube for the light fixture.

lasutaku 06-19-2010 03:30 AM

Thanks man. The place is called Universal Manufacturers, and the number is 845-5971

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