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mb165 10-14-2012 05:05 AM

ADA Mini M - Now an Iwagumi
 
http://i.imgur.com/K9ceB.jpg

I recently set this tank up a few weeks ago. Today I added additional Hc which is why it looks a little strange.

Specs-
Tank: ADA Mini m
Light: ADA Aquasky
Filter: ADA Vuppa, AquaClear 20
CO2: ADA System with Do!aqua Music Glass 15D
Ferts: ADA Brightly K, Green Brightly Step 2, Seachem Flourish Excel
Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil

Plants-
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Dwarf Hairgrass
various Rotala's


http://i.imgur.com/dRByQ.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/TuiVU.jpg

FlyingHellFish 10-14-2012 05:38 AM

Nice start, it will awesome once the HC Cuba fills in. Do you see any difference using a ADA Vuppa on a smaller tank? Is surface scum that bad?


What headphones are those in the back? Looks like Steel Series v2 but they're not. What base is it on? I got Audio Techina M50 myself, haha sorry about a non tank question.

mb165 10-14-2012 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish (Post 2042572)
Nice start, it will awesome once the HC Cuba fills in. Do you see any difference using a ADA Vuppa on a smaller tank? Is surface scum that bad?


What headphones are those in the back? Looks like Steel Series v2 but they're not. What base is it on? I got Audio Techina M50 myself, haha sorry about a non tank question.


Actually, I started the tank with just the vuppa like some of the ADA videos but it didn't work out very well. It does keep the surface clean but with such a small tank you have to constantly add water or change the height of the vuppa.

The headphones are AKG K701, the base was included with the headphones.

Fat Guy 10-14-2012 05:59 AM

great start. how do you like the aquasky light?

mb165 10-14-2012 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fat Guy (Post 2042595)
great start. how do you like the aquasky light?


Its works great. I thought about making my own but this looks better and is more compact than anything I could have made. The only thing that could be better is the stand, it feels really fragile.
I prefer the look of my solar 1 metal halide but the aquasky runs much cooler.

Trojan 10-14-2012 05:29 PM

Those plants look cool. Very nice equipment too.

Green_Flash 10-14-2012 11:09 PM

Very beautiful, I have seen those ADA videos too, where they only use the Vuppa as filtration in the Mini M, S and 30c etc. I know the Vuppa chamber has bio cube in it, do you think you could squeeze a bag of purigen in there if you removed some of the biocube? in between the two strainer plates?

Also, a journal on your 60p would be cool. :)

frrok 10-14-2012 11:10 PM

sans hardscape set up...let see how this pans out. i like it.

mb165 10-15-2012 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2043183)
Very beautiful, I have seen those ADA videos too, where they only use the Vuppa as filtration in the Mini M, S and 30c etc. I know the Vuppa chamber has bio cube in it, do you think you could squeeze a bag of purigen in there if you removed some of the biocube? in between the two strainer plates?

Also, a journal on your 60p would be cool. :)



You might be able to fit half of the smallest bag of purigen, even then it would be a tight fit.

I took my 60p down since it had some algae problems.

Here it was in June looking pretty good, except for the mohawk of bba on the drop checker.
http://i.imgur.com/E3DyI.jpg

But then I picked up a Solar 1 and Super Jet ES-600, so I decided to change the layout. I didn't do a very good job with setting up again which then let to algae issues.

http://i.imgur.com/9rtLb.jpg

Green_Flash 10-15-2012 12:56 AM

Your 60p looked nice! Is it down right now? Do you think you will set it up again in the future?

mb165 10-15-2012 01:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2043333)
Your 60p looked nice! Is it down right now? Do you think you will set it up again in the future?


Yeah, I took it down. Once I graduate I will set it up again.

@marko@ 10-15-2012 02:55 AM

i like the tank. lots of color.

there has to be a way to make the CO2 tubing stick out less. maybe move one of those suction cups higher?

mb165 07-15-2013 12:39 AM

Changed the setup a few months ago, it's been growing in nicely. I'm using both HC and UG.

http://i.imgur.com/HYa1SnL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YCmnZB6.jpg

freph 07-15-2013 01:30 AM

Nice HC pasture. Clean those pipes though. :eek5:

mb165 07-15-2013 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freph (Post 3824721)
Nice HC pasture. Clean those pipes though. :eek5:

Yeah, I have yet to clean them since I added them in December.


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