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Old 10-10-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default ADA 120cm tank w/ DIY stand update Jan 07

120cm ADA tank
eheim 2217 filter
Tek light 6x54w
Lilly pipes
17 mm V-7 inflow
13 mm P-4 outflow (no one has the P-6 in stock)
DIY stand
1 bag Power sand special M 6L
3.5 bags Aquasoil Amazonia 9L
Mulm w/ some aquasoil from my old tank

Just started this tank up on Sunday. I had a lot of help, thanks to Bill, Eric, Marc, Andrew, and Boun. The Rocks in the hardscape was picked up at a local stone yard at 10 cents a pound.

Plants used
HC
Crypt nurii
Crypt cordata "rosanergiv"
Crypt parva
Blyxa japonica
Downoi
Anubias barteri "Marbled"
Anubias nana "gold"
Anubias nana "petite"
Polygonum "Sao Paolo" (gonna be taken out, used as filler)
Nymphaea micrantra
Hygrophila sp "Araguaia"


Here are some pictures of the progression

Building the stand


Stand Finished


Stand opened


Bill puting together the light hangers. He made them out of electrical conduit.


Stand with tank on top


Stainless Steel mesh over the powersand and old aquasoil/mulm


Hardscape placed, starting to fill with water


Planting some HC


Crytocoryne Rosanergiv planted


With more plants


Tank almost filled


Tank getting a diatom treatment


Full tank shot after the about an hour of the diatom filter


Picture of the Nymphaea micrantra


More pictures are posted here with some close ups.
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