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IWANNAGOFAST 07-19-2012 05:06 AM

Do! Aqua 20C - "pointy"
 
I had a good month at work last month and decided to get myself a little present.

Picked up a do!aqua 20c from AFA today. Set it up using the hakkai stones I bought last year. Apparently these are super rare or something.

http://i.imgur.com/JtgkL.jpg?1

Glass isn't as clear as an ADA tank but the silicone work is still spectacular and at this glass thickness, you can't tell anyways
http://i.imgur.com/X1jCz.jpg?1

They had this co2 set, uses a 95g disposable co2 cartridge. Yes yes, I know it's not as economical but this tank is so small that the bottle should last me a while, even if it's running 24/7. The lighting is a par30 bulb that I picked up from a local SFBAAPS member. I plan to run one of the flat heaters in the filter since it's really cold in my room, but since there's no fish it'll be ok for now.
http://i.imgur.com/hUdz7.jpg?1

Proposed 3 stone iwagumi scape
http://i.imgur.com/hcEit.jpg?1

Bacter100 sprinkled all over. I'm not a huge believer in the ADA substrate system but I had bought some of this to combat BGA in my 60F so I figured why not.
http://i.imgur.com/btfou.jpg?1

And done! This was super fun, took a little less then 2 hours from coming home with the tank to set up. It's planted with 3 pots of regular DHG. I plan to keep trimming the front to keep it shorter then the back.
http://i.imgur.com/UgQf9.jpg?1

Capsaicin_MFK 07-19-2012 05:33 AM

Looks great! How did you use the Bacter to fight BGA? I have a little BGA in my 100g on the driftwood and I want to hit it before it spreads.

IWANNAGOFAST 07-19-2012 05:40 AM

supposedly if you sprinkle it directly onto the algae it'll eat it away.

SaltyNC 07-19-2012 05:49 AM

Dang, that's some instant gratification. :) Looks good. I look forward to seeing it after the hairgrass fills in completely.

CryptKeeper54 07-19-2012 09:58 AM

Nice layout and cool stones.....Hakai? Where did you get those. I love nano iwagumi setups.

IWANNAGOFAST 07-19-2012 05:08 PM

oops, it's actually spelled hakkai. Here's a great link w/ some info about them written by the guys at ADG
http://glassbox-design.com/2010/hakk...umi-aquascape/

IWANNAGOFAST 07-20-2012 05:06 AM

The water has cleared up. I'm going to start doing water changes soon to get that ammonia out

http://i.imgur.com/ZzBhq.jpg?1

bitFUUL 07-20-2012 05:39 AM

I'm jealous that you're able to walk into a "brick and mortar" store, and pickup such a set in one outing.
Very nice, good luck.

IWANNAGOFAST 07-20-2012 05:42 AM

Thanks bitFUUL.

I live about a 10 minute walk to Aqua forest so I stop by a lot. Feels like I'm betraying the store I work at by shopping there but you can't keep a fish geek out of the fish store.

GMYukonon24s 07-21-2012 03:24 PM

Nice start to this tank! Great Job

IWANNAGOFAST 07-29-2012 09:40 PM

Getting some diatoms on the rocks. Also added fish, 5 vietnamese white clouds
http://i.imgur.com/teWeH.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/PlL2Y.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/DS9tp.jpg?1

IWANNAGOFAST 07-30-2012 05:01 PM

dang, 1 of the white clouds jumped

shrimpNewbie 07-30-2012 05:55 PM

That's common:/

IWANNAGOFAST 07-30-2012 06:26 PM

problem is, I can't find the body on the floor, or on the desk. The tank is also next to my laundry basket... Guess I gotta be careful when I do laundry today.

IWANNAGOFAST 08-09-2012 04:07 PM

Updated shot a week after the first trim
http://i.imgur.com/cgLbo.jpg

And the view from my desk
http://i.imgur.com/yyi54.jpg


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