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Couesfanatic 06-01-2011 04:52 AM

ADA Mini M-Shut down and for sale
This will be a picture journal and learning process with my ADA Mini M. Feel free to give advice, even if it is stubbornly not taken! I will appreciate it. This is my first time with a Dry Start and a first time with CO2. I have been doing a dry start with 2 square inches of UG and two months later decided to add a bit more. So this is a 3 month dry start, if you want to call it that. I am using 50% RO and 50% Tap. The Tap water is very hard, with a 7.8 ph. I will be dosing EI dry ferts daily.

ADA Mini M tank
ADA Solar Mini Light
ADA Aquasoil 1 Powder
Eheim 2213
GLA Paintball Regulator
GLA Atomic inline diffuser
Cal Aqua 13mm nano lily pipes
Rumford Aquatic Tools
Hydor Inline Heater
GLA Dry Ferts
Yamaya Stone

Possibly Rotala Indica or Rotala Butterfly later on

Currently-1 Zebra Danio
Future Residents are:
Danio Erythromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora) 4-6 of them
1 Amano Shrimp

Dry Start with supplies that have all arrived:


Gotta Love ADA:

And also thanks to ADA, here is my Mountain Dew Water, caused by tannins. The water is very clear, but has the tea or Mountain Dew Color to it. It has been very clear the whole time but within a few hours of filling it started to turn yellow. I'm doing 50% water changes daily to hopefully beat this tannin garbage. I plan on picking up some Purigen. Not sure if that will help though:

I'm not sure when to start dosing EI. I think I am going to wait a bit and see what this water does. UG doesn't require a lot of ferts and I do have aquasoil.

lexbomb 06-01-2011 05:02 AM

Purigen works amazingly well it should do the job in 48 hours.tanks looking great.can't wait to see it once things start growing. You not going to use co2?

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Couesfanatic 06-01-2011 05:04 AM

Thanks. I am using the GLA paintball regulator with a 20 oz paintball tank. I'm running between 1 and 2 bps. Its keeping the drop checker yellow. I need to pick up another tank as a backup now.

lexbomb 06-01-2011 05:06 AM

Sorry should have read the whole post haha. Looking good. I've never used paintball co2 systems before.i use dupla (its german and I'm not sure if it can be purchased in the us)

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Couesfanatic 06-01-2011 05:11 AM

No problem. I'm pretty impressed with the GLA paintball regulator. It seems to hold great so far. I'm pumping the CO2 pretty good so we will see how long it lasts. Its only 3 dollars to refill so its not a big deal.

tnt808 06-01-2011 06:24 AM

Nice setup and everything looks like it's growing well. I was thinking about picking up a gla paintball regulator as well, are they any good?

b10n 06-01-2011 07:22 AM

really nice set up, this thing is gona thrive!

Couesfanatic 06-01-2011 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by tnt808 (Post 1405937)
Nice setup and everything looks like it's growing well. I was thinking about picking up a gla paintball regulator as well, are they any good?

This is my first CO2 system so i'm a little unexperienced but I think its great. It holds the bubble rate very consistent. I have no complaints. It was easy to set up and it is working well. I've hear from a few others who have had it a while and they really like it.


Originally Posted by b10n (Post 1405953)
really nice set up, this thing is gona thrive!

Thanks, I hope it grows in pretty good.

A Hill 06-01-2011 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by Couesfanatic (Post 1405884)

The tank looks excellent. I really am obsessed with the perfect black rocks and those are really nice. I've got some but they're too large for my mini m. It looks like this tank will mature nicely and be pretty low maintenance which is always good.

Oh, and I like the tools. They're great for a mini m in my opinion.


Couesfanatic 06-07-2011 03:40 AM

No pictures but still an update. I added some purigen and the yellow water is fading. It is almost back to the first pics I posted. Added two Amano shrimp tonight.

The water is testing 0,0,5. Going to let the tank settle with the danio and the amanos for a little bit before adding the real fish.

TwoStrokeKing 06-07-2011 04:31 AM

Nice tank! Not a huge fan of iwagumi but that is a sexy tank! Keep it updated :D:)

MARIMOBALL 06-07-2011 04:33 AM

This is looking nice

Kazuya 06-07-2011 11:34 AM

Your making me want to get a Mini M or L.

Can't wait till the UG fills in.

ddtran46 06-11-2011 12:57 AM

Any updates?

Ben. 06-11-2011 01:22 AM

Where do you get your 20oz filled? It costs 4.00 at dicks!

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