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minicrazy592 11-28-2012 07:59 AM

Mini's ADA 30-C tank log!
 
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v.../30-C/30-C.jpg

February 10th:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...87756905_n.jpg


February 20th:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC02137.jpg

So I've had this thing sitting in my bedroom for a couple of weeks now waiting on various stuff to show up/me dragging my feet, you get the idea. Anyway I always wanted an ADA tank just because they're suppose to be the best and I can think of worse things to spend $90 on.

Day it arrived:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00328.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00329.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00330.jpg


The seams are really something to behold:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00332.jpg

Equipment:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00334.jpg

I did a little review on the light for this tank here--> Click

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/DSC00394.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/DSC00405.jpg


Final scape:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00499.jpg
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00503.jpg

Contour line map of the substrate (min depth: 1" Max depth: 5":

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00814.jpg


Layout:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00817.jpg

Planned Flora:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00819.jpg

Plants should be in Friday or sometime during the weekend so stay tuned! :)

RedseaReefer 11-28-2012 08:56 AM

Mm this looks like fun! Ill definitely be following along this and I wish you the best of luck and take lots of pics! Love the unopened box shot :)

Johnny Tang 11-28-2012 04:15 PM

Have you used the finnex cannister before? If so how do you like it? I am between one of those and an eheim 2211 for my 13 gallon.

minicrazy592 11-28-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Tang (Post 2092031)
Have you used the finnex cannister before? If so how do you like it? I am between one of those and an eheim 2211 for my 13 gallon.

I have one on my 12g and don't have any complaints. Works great.

chris.rivera3 11-28-2012 05:27 PM

What is the tank in the background?? looks like a large rimless??? got a thread?

minicrazy592 11-28-2012 06:11 PM

Can't see my sig? Link is in there. It's the 20g one.

Edit: link: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=192759

Green_Flash 11-28-2012 09:24 PM

This does look like fun. I like the tank blueprint you drew, the blood vomit will look great in that little slope. Nice sloping and lines too.

Following along. :)

btw I will be using that exact CO2 setup, lmk how you like it.

minicrazy592 11-29-2012 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2092472)
This does look like fun. I like the tank blueprint you drew, the blood vomit will look great in that little slope. Nice sloping and lines too.

Following along. :)

btw I will be using that exact CO2 setup, lmk how you like it.

I've been using the same setup on my 12g as well. Been going like a champ for a month.

minicrazy592 12-04-2012 06:26 AM

So I bought some plants from Oleg. (Thanks again!) Still waiting on some more to come in, but I went ahead and planted anyway.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00951.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00949.jpg


Each of these blades of micro sword were made into an individual plant. Stupidly tedious process, but should be worth it in the end.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00947.jpg



Filled the tank up a bit:


http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00950.jpg


First planted the Micro Sword:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00953.jpg


Then the Staurogyne repens:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00955.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00962.jpg


Filled up the tank:


http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00959.jpg


Earlier today after the water cleared up:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00961.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00966.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...C/DSC00964.jpg


Still to come: Dwarf baby tears and the M.M.

minicrazy592 01-06-2013 03:57 AM

So it's been awhile. I've been in and out of town for the whole month so the tank has done some crazy things.

I planted some dwarf baby tears back on the 12th of December:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...pse8c09df0.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...psf8dc47f6.jpg


Went out of town for a couple of weeks. I had a friend watching my tanks. Came back to a bloom on the 30-C while my other tanks were pristine, go figure.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...ps6f879011.jpg


Cleaned it up and this is what it looked like on New Years:


http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...ps27e79031.jpg


With the 12g:


http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...psd8f6d204.jpg




Still have these things to take care of:


http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...pscbaa3ac5.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...ps69fd3526.jpg


Also don't know what these little buggers are:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/v...psa5a98e2d.jpg

bluestems 01-06-2013 04:37 AM

Nicely done contours =) I like how you executed the plantings too. Are you still planning on adding marsela in the top right corner? If not, maybe consider letting the micro swords fill into the upper left corner and transplant the s. repens in that corner to the right?

Looks really great either way... just can't help but see micro swords in that corner. The moss looks good trimmed in between the stones too.

minicrazy592 01-06-2013 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluestems (Post 2165769)
Nicely done contours =) I like how you executed the plantings too. Are you still planning on adding marsela in the top right corner? If not, maybe consider letting the micro swords fill into the upper left corner and transplant the s. repens in that corner to the right?

Looks really great either way... just can't help but see micro swords in that corner. The moss looks good trimmed in between the stones too.

I haven't decided just yet what I'm going to do in that corner. I have Hemianthus (Micranthemum) micranthemoides, Stargrass, and Giant baby tears coming in on Monday to work with. I also have plenty of runners to snip from the 12g of the MM, so we shall see what I decide to do.

Bluek24a4 01-06-2013 05:53 AM

I'm impressed by how well you cleaned up that tank after the bloom. Looks really good so far.

tex627 01-06-2013 06:09 AM

Looks well executed! What are your plans for fauna?

minicrazy592 01-06-2013 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluek24a4 (Post 2166353)
I'm impressed by how well you cleaned up that tank after the bloom. Looks really good so far.


You can thank my bucket, an ottocat, one amano, and 2 cherries for their services. ;)

As you can see I had a bit of everything growing in there when I came back, the most being diatoms I believe.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tex627 (Post 2166457)
Looks well executed! What are your plans for fauna?

Haven't decided just yet. Something small below 1". I may move over my Dario Dario assuming he pairs up with what hopefully out of the two others is a female. If not, some kind of small schooling fish along the lines of a Raspora or tetra.


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