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John Simpson 05-18-2013 08:22 PM

ADA 90P Contest tank
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this is my back up tank for the contest, my 60P didn't come out as well as i wanted, I have 10 days left to enter this tank, cutting it close

the first pic is from about 2 months ago

the second and third pics are from today,

I added an extra 260 watts of light, boosted the CO2, and started dosing 30+ pumps of ADA step 3 ferts daily and 3 drops of green gain, trying to get some new tops for the contest pic, this was trimmed 3 days ago, also the bocapa and moss were added in 3 days ago


Rotala Indica
Rotala Macranda SP
Rotala Macranda
Rotala Magenta
Rotala verticularis
Rotala Nanjenshen
Heteranthera Zostrapholia
Micranthemum Micranthemoides
Dwarf Hair Grass
Marsilea SP
Hydrocotyle Sibitherpoides
Xmass moss
Bocapa Caroliniana

for the contest pic i plan on adding 50 cardinal tetras

Green_Flash 05-18-2013 09:37 PM

Looks great I think.

Couesfanatic 05-18-2013 09:44 PM

I like it with the Hairgrass. Nice work

OVT 05-18-2013 10:14 PM

Re: ADA 90P Contest tank
I personally like the first pre-trim picture: looks more balanced to me.
Best of luck with the competition.

In picture 2, what are the pendant lights? I am looking for something similar. Thanks!

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assasin6547 05-18-2013 10:59 PM

Sweet! I wanna see a pic with the fish in!

GMYukonon24s 05-19-2013 12:59 AM

Nice tank!

acitydweller 05-19-2013 01:46 AM

John, I always loved seeing that tank. I wish you all the best!


aquacalm500 05-23-2013 05:04 AM

What happened to the dwarf hair grass? The first pic looks good. Fish will help - don't overwhelm it with too many - it's all about balance. Looking good. Good luck!!!

Clemsons2k 05-23-2013 04:26 PM

I also think the first picture looks the best, but it still looks good now :)

John Simpson 06-01-2013 03:52 PM

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our contest pic

John Simpson 09-04-2013 06:07 PM

ranked 600th world ranking which is #3 from the US

ua hua 09-04-2013 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by John Simpson (Post 4216257)
ranked 600th world ranking which is #3 from the US

Congrats. It looks really good. According to IAPLC results 600 is actually #8 from the US. Pretty impressive either way.

houseofcards 09-04-2013 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by John Simpson (Post 4216257)
ranked 600th world ranking which is #3 from the US

It's a nice tank, but I assume there's a typo in there ^?

edit: Looks like ua hua saw it too.

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