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Old 05-19-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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Default ADA 60-H Steal! ヾ(⌒∇⌒)ノ Scaped! ヽ( ・ω・)ノ♪ Set up! Ready for plants.

Picked up an ADA 60-H (32 gallons) and stand for $130 ($300 new)!

Here it is:



Got 2 packages! A big one and one says ADA on it.



Lastly little teaser of the rocks I'm using for the scape:



Should be getting a more stuff next week. I have my scape ready to go.

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Old 05-19-2012, 02:31 AM   #2
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Sweet deal congrats
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Small update!

Getting my light hung right now. Going to put in an order for bulbs also. I'll have some photos tonight of the hanging fixture (hopefully).

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Sweet deal congrats
Thanks!

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Great deal!
Yep!

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Where?
Used from a salt water forum. This tank is drilled in the back.

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Man, that's a sweet deal!!!
Yeah I'm pretty lucky! The car ride back sucked though. I was in the back seat with enough room for my shoulders. Couldn't even put the seat belt on.

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Nice deal! So what do putting in it?
Only decided on my hardscape so far. I have an idea of fauna/flora, but undecided right now.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:15 AM   #4
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:48 AM   #5
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Where?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:13 AM   #6
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Man, that's a sweet deal!!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Nice deal! So what do putting in it?
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:10 AM   #8
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Conduit set up and light hung!

Looks like the big box was the 4x24w tek light! Packaging sucked though. The instructions were literally about to come out of the box when I got it.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #9
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Finished scaping!

Finished the scape late tonight with the help of my lovely girlfriend. Then I fed her lots of freshly made and steamed chinese veggie buns!

Getting the first rock in was the hardest part. It weighs probably 35-40 ish lbs. I'm really light about 115 lbs. Trying to get it into a deep tank was really hard even with the help of my gf.



Second rock in! A lot easier, did this one by myself.



Front view of the rocks:



Filled with aquasoil!

Mid level shot:



Standing looking down angle:



There you have it! Receiving stuff in the mail next week. Hopefully I'll have this planted whenever I get the rest of my stuff. Still not 100% on my flora/fauna.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #10
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What's you got them both tank and stand for 130? are you serious???
Cool scape.....I can't wait for more updates.

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Finished the scape late tonight with the help of my lovely girlfriend. Then I fed her lots of freshly made and steamed chinese veggie buns!
hahahha, but from the picture, it seems like she did it all for you.
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Looking good!

The tank looks nice as well.
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Looking good!

The tank looks nice as well.
Thanks x2!

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Cool scape.....I can't wait for more updates.



hahahha, but from the picture, it seems like she did it all for you.
Thanks!

Yes! 100%. I asked him what the price was, and I was ready to pay 200-250, but got a text back saying 130.

Shhh...
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Looking good!

The tank looks nice as well.



Anyways, it does look good. I'm anxious to see how the plants turn out.
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Beautiful scape and girlfriend
I think these are lava rocks right !!
Waiting to see it planted and filled. BTW what plants are you planning on ?
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Beautiful scape and girlfriend
I think these are lava rocks right !!
Waiting to see it planted and filled. BTW what plants are you planning on ?
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Yep, you're right these are lava rocks.

I'm not completely sure yet. Have some idea, but need to decide. Pressure!

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Those are some serious rocks, looking good
Seriously, thank you.

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Good deal on the tank, I was watching that setup sit for the longest time. My personal opinion is the rock is too big for the tank.

I find it funny that the lady is doing the heavy lifting while you're behind the camera. Girls + rocks + glass tanks = no way
I was too. Felt bad.

Rock or rocks? It looks different in person imo. The photos lack depth and 3 dimensionality. The eyes capture more detailing in the lava rock.

They are definitely bigger than normal, and I like that. People try to emulate the mountains with rock scapes, but the rocks are always small in proportion to their tanks. Why not use bigger rocks and make a more impressive mountain?

These are actually screen shots of a video I took of us scaping. The rocks were placed with combined efforts and I moved out of the way so it looks like only my gf worked on it. Without my gf's help, I wouldn't have been able to put the rock in the tank. I'm only 115 lbs. Add a 40 lb rock to me on top of a chair bending over into a small glass space = a recipe for disaster.

My gf is actually stronger than me. She was doing olympic level gymnastics
before she broke her spine. Good thing her spinal cord was not damaged.

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Pretty awesome deal! I really like the rocks but I agree that they may be a tad too big for the tank...they throw the scale abit out of whack.

It actually reminds me a bit of a salt-water reef set-up. A rock dominated scape with some well thought out plant additions could look really cool.
I'm glad you see it that way. The whole point was to have the scale out of the norm. I'm thinking about a small lava rock 4-6" ish in the front right to make the bigger ones look big, and also to balance it out with a nice trio. All the stone scapes I see have smaller rocks. I wish people would do something a little different sometimes. Not that Iwagumis in that style look bad.

I'm thinking pretty hard about my plant choices. I think HC would be a really good option, though cliche, it will enhance the sense of scale. On the other side, I'm almost out of money (college student) and growing belem would look good as well + I can sell portions for decent money.

Not sure about the back left corner though. I have pretty large triangular area since the left rock is pushed forward. I think I might just carpet it in the beginning and if I want to transform this tank I can do stems/tall plants in that corner.

I'm probably going to include a small school of green neons to further the scale and by keeping the school small x2 the sense of scale.

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I second both of those notions.
Refer to the reply to prototyp3. It will respond to your thoughts if yours were the same as his.

Wow, I wrote a lot.
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