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ianiwane 01-31-2006 07:07 PM

Journal ADA 60cm cube garden complete rescape Jan 18th 07
 
This tank is about a 17 gallon ADA tank. 60x30x36cm
Lighting: sunlight supply new wave T5HO light 4x24watts
Substrate: ADA Powersand Special and Aquasoil Amazonia Powder
Presurized CO2
Rena XP1 filter

So far I have only set up my hardscape, I am still waiting on the XP1 and a new regulator. Here are some pictures

Pre setup
http://usera.imagecave.com/ianiwane/ada1.jpg

Powersand Special in place
http://usera.imagecave.com/ianiwane/ada2.jpg

Aquasoil Powder
http://usera.imagecave.com/ianiwane/ada3.jpg

Hardscape
http://usera.imagecave.com/ianiwane/ada4.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/ianiwane/ada5.jpg

turbowagon 01-31-2006 07:18 PM

Looks like you're off to a good start! I like the look of your substrate and the contrast with the rocks.

Jason Baliban 01-31-2006 07:32 PM

I think the rocks are too small, they are going to be lost as soon as your plants grow in. Hope this helps.

jB

ianiwane 01-31-2006 07:40 PM

Jason I'm not planning on using many tall plants. I want basically a ground cover of HC, lots of erio's, maybe a couple of different polygonum species and ammania bonsai. I want an open look to the tank.

jeffboyarrdee 01-31-2006 08:05 PM

hey i live in sf too...got that from aquaforest? yea im starting a new tank soon...as well
i suggest getting a little bigger rocks anyway..or atleast a couple more of the largest one you got...
but if u dont it will still probably look great with the HC!

ianiwane 02-01-2006 01:56 AM

I raised up some of the rocks on the right side. I want them barely showing with the foreground. I'll post more pics when I have the tank up and running.

Tino 02-01-2006 02:09 AM

Ian, hows that fixture as far as light dissipation and how did you hang it?

ianiwane 02-01-2006 02:39 AM

Light dissipation is ok, its a little more than I would like however it seems like it should be more than enought light. I made a frame to hang the light, changed out the wire to a frame hanging wire. Also changed the rocks up a little made them stick out of the substrate more.

ianiwane 02-03-2006 05:31 PM

started the planting last night

http://usera.imagecave.com/ianiwane/ada7.jpg

Fosty 02-03-2006 09:57 PM

Looks good. The rocks look like they will stand out better than in the original photo. What are the plants in the very back corners (taller one on the right and really short one in the back left)? Also, what are your plans for fish in this one?

It looks like a great start. It will be interesting to see this one progress. Good luck!:thumbsup:

WfxXx 02-03-2006 10:00 PM

Very nice, I have a case of penis envy going now..lol
I have ordered the very same tank a few weeks back, cant wait to get it.

Why did you decide to use the AS powder over the more course PS?
Is that Powersand S or M?
and how much soil do you have over the sand? 3" maybe? more.

ianiwane 02-03-2006 10:24 PM

Polygonum muricatum in the right. On the left is nymphaea micranthra, its the starting of the plant it should get a lot bigger. Craig I used powersand special. As for the soil I used a whole 9L bag for the tank.

Raul-7 02-04-2006 02:09 AM

Nice to see you using some of the rarer plants; rather than reverting to the commonly used ones.

Do you plan on moving the stem plants behind the focal rock or not?

ianiwane 02-04-2006 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raul-7
Nice to see you using some of the rarer plants; rather than reverting to the commonly used ones.

Do you plan on moving the stem plants behind the focal rock or not?

Not right now, I think basically going to leave that area open. The nympheae should fill in the back corner. I am going to add some other erio species to the tank.

cbennett 02-04-2006 03:00 AM

The new tank looks great! Can't wait to see it grown in. I'll be setting up a new tank soon, do you mind telling me how much the PS and Amazonian substrate cost? I've been thinking about using that instead of Flourite for my substrate.


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