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stuworrall 12-04-2012 01:33 AM

ADA Mini M - UK
 
Hi All

I thought I'd share my recent mini m scape which ive done some new photographs of tonight.

Specs

Tank: ADA Cube Garden Mini M - 36x22x26cm / 5mm optiwhite glass
Hardscape: Seiryu Stone
Co2: Pressurised via Do!Aqua Music Glass - Mini 10D, Music Counter and ADA grey parts set
Lighting: ADA Mini-M - Solar 27W light
Filtration: Fluval 205 external to
Outlet - Cal Aqua Nano outlet
Inlet - Do!Aqua Violet Glass mini MV-1 13D
Heating: None as its in a centrally heated room.
Substrate: ADA Power Sand Special topped with a mix of new and recycled ADA Amazonia - Penac P & W and tourmaline for good measure (yes i know its not needed but i might as well use what I have!)
Ferts per day: TPN + and Brighty K then EI to follow when I run out of TPN
Critters: Red Cherry Shrimp, fish undecided yet
plants to include - fissidens, 1-2 grow HC, hairgrass mini, hydro sp japan, amania SP bonsai.

Here's the tank stripped down, cleaned then had the powders and power sand added. removed from the edges so it doesnt show then covered with amazonia

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8...38ea858f_b.jpg
ada mini m 1 by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Initial hardscape then added another and wetted as I wasn't happy with the back left. There are 5 stones in there and the big stone is actually made up of 2 which slotted together nice

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8...d834ea2d_b.jpg
ada mini m 2 by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Planting of the grass and HC started. Really love the mini grass out of the 1-2 grow as its so much easier to cut sections than with rock wool. I didn't do too well with the HC though. I bought two pots and they stayed in the same place waiting to go in but one changed colout to an off green and the other was ok. When they went into the tank you could see the difference and the upshot is that the off green has melted and the other is doing fine :(

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8...10efa504_b.jpg
ada mini m 3 by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Planted up and running. I decided to grade my amazonia so the bottom layer is sieved big particles then the top is what was left over plus powder.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8184/8...1fbbde06_b.jpg
ada mini m 4 by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Its had two water changes since but im having to keep the flow real slow otherwise it blasts away the slope on the left!

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Day 12. seems to be going ok at the moment and Ill be adding some lodgers soon.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8194/8...ebb445fd_b.jpg
ADA Mini-M Nano planted tank. by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

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a couple of weeks growth. algae seems to be kept at bay apart from some i removed from the glass. Its had one trim and is now due another to keep the HC low.

Ive also added from endler guppies from my LFS and also popped a few cherry shrimps in too.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/8...4cdab8ee_b.jpg
ADA mini m by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

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It had a big trim. Had some algae creeping in after I didnt get around to doing a water change for a week and a half but its back on track now.

Some updates on the growth at 6 weeks.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8...5154b051_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - 6 Weeks Growth by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Red Cherry

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8...599130d7_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - Red Cherry Shrimp by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

some stone and Mini SP Hairgrass

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8...45fed490_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - Seiryu by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Ammania SP Bonsai

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8340/8...cbb48ffa_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - Amania SP Bonsai by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8...f53108f3_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - Cherry Shrimp by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

An example of the substrate, course at the bottom for water flow and fine at the to for planting

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/8...6d2dc36c_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - Substrate Example by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

A bubble next to some HC and a new plant from Tropica - Ludwigia Palustris

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8...9de4b92b_b.jpg
ADA Mini M Nano - Bubble in HC by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr

Thanks for looking :)

ophiophagus 12-04-2012 01:40 AM

very nice

thestranger66 12-04-2012 01:56 AM

Awesome rock work

Digsy 12-04-2012 02:00 AM

This is beautiful, the hardscape is awesome!

Geniusdudekiran 12-04-2012 02:22 AM

Perfect execution.

@marko@ 12-04-2012 02:35 AM

very nice tank. congrats; tanks that small are pretty hard to make look that good.

i love the rock on the right, especially.

Green_Flash 12-04-2012 02:40 AM

it looks fantastic

Hayden 12-04-2012 03:08 AM

I love this setup. I saw your last one and was excited to see another! The rockwork is very original.

STS_1OO 12-04-2012 05:06 AM

Great tank. Whole lot of ADA stuff...pretty crazy!

Tcal01 12-04-2012 06:09 AM

wow great choice in stones. awesome scape too

koumchev 12-05-2012 12:44 AM

Amazing tank mate. Love the rock work and the flora choice. cant wait for furter updates.

CryptKeeper54 12-05-2012 04:30 AM

Great scape. Gotta love these mini m/solar mini setups.

amphirion 12-05-2012 04:30 AM

very well put together! thanks for sharing!

stuworrall 12-14-2012 09:02 PM

Thanks all. Its a bit full at the moment as it has some purple harlequins in while I re-scape my 90cm :)

GMYukonon24s 12-15-2012 01:49 AM

Nice to see it filled in.


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