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IWANNAGOFAST 11-14-2012 06:10 AM

ADA 60H "Rage"
Just finished setting up my ADA 60h at my new apartment. This tank was formerly my reef tank but I got tired of reefing and not having a car anymore makes buying salt water really annoying, hard to carry 5 gallon jugs on the bus full of salt water. I decided to go back to planted tanks.

Since the tank was drilled for a sump, I went with a wet dry filter, and sealed up the wet dry chamber with duct tape to make it into a co2 reactor of sorts.

The inspiration for the scape came from The Green Machine in UK's scape - "Nature's Chaos"
The volcano idea was so awesome, and so different I had to try it out.

Lighting is my custom LED light using the maker's LED kit from

Plant list:
dwarf hairgrass belem
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Starougyne Sp. 49
Limnophilia sp. vietnam
Hygrophilia sp. red
Rotala magenta
Ludwigia Inclinata sp. Tornado
mini pelia
fissidens fontanus

Anyways, onto pictures.

Bacter 100 laid down. Yes, that is an mp10 on a 20 gallon planted tank. Overkill? Nah.

1.5 9 liter bags of ADA amazonia new type


Anubias nana petite and mini pelia added to the crevices in the rock

HC stuffed into the cracks. I left the HC on the rock wool and stuffed it in, got this idea from the green machine too


Rotala magenta sticking out from the "mouth" of the volcano, my plan is to have all red plants here, and it'll look like an erupting volcano


Purigen reactor using a 2 little fishies phosban150 reactor

CO2 injected into the wet dry chamber

A little cloudy but a few water changes will take care of this

I still need to add some more stems but other than that, I'm very happy with this scape, can't wait to see how it pans out.

I still need to set up the background, and the auto top off and auto dosers but I'm too tired tonight.

Thanks for looking!!

RcScRs 11-14-2012 06:18 AM

The hardscape has great composition! Love the use of typical SW techniques on this tank.

andrewss 11-14-2012 07:55 AM

Looks awesome, lookin forward to seein how it fills in. Looks like ohko stone yeah? Love how warm they look with the contrast of the greens and dark substrate.

What fauna ya thinkin?

sayurasem 11-14-2012 08:08 AM

Wow that is some freakin awesome ohko stone!

Geniusdudekiran 11-14-2012 11:49 AM

Very unique. Well done. Can't wait to see it develop.

IWANNAGOFAST 11-14-2012 03:04 PM

Thanks everyone!


Originally Posted by sayurasem (Post 2078189)
Wow that is some freakin awesome ohko stone!

Yeah, there's about 25 individual stones stacked together, can't wait til it fills in!

somewhatshocked 11-14-2012 03:40 PM

Great tank.

Any plans for a tank background at all?

IWANNAGOFAST 11-14-2012 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by somewhatshocked (Post 2078377)
Great tank.

Any plans for a tank background at all?


Yes, I'm going to be running a white background and I have a color changing LED strip at the bottom of the tank too for some color in the background.

Fizgig777 11-14-2012 04:08 PM

Nice hardscape!

orchidman 11-14-2012 04:23 PM

awesome scape! super unique and striking!

hydrophyte 11-14-2012 04:41 PM

That looks like a great start! I like your plant choices.

IWANNAGOFAST 11-14-2012 11:06 PM

Thanks guys! I'm getting some ludwigia red and some more red species to add to the back of the tank soon, I think the different leaf shapes will make the "fire" look more interesting to look at

ua hua 11-15-2012 12:45 AM

Very nice hardscape. You have created some nice depth with the way the rocks are positioned. Nice plant choices also.

somewhatshocked 11-15-2012 01:31 PM

It is simply unfair that you have not published about 100 pictures of this great tank since yesterday! :)

@marko@ 11-15-2012 01:42 PM

this looks like its gonna turn out fantastic. i love the hardscape and the intricate combo of HC, mini pellia, and a. petite.
good luck with the r. magenta by the way. its finicky.

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