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Old 09-24-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default Hayden's ADA 45-f: The End

Hello all,
I am beginning my new tank: an ADA 45-f. My idea on this build is to take my time. I saved up and bought high quality equipment, and I will take my time carefully assembling and scaping in order to truly appreciate it's beauty. It will sit in my room, so, because I am home-schooled, I can enjoy it all hours of the day
My scaping plans are fairly open at this point. I already ordered 10lbs of Seiryu stone from AFA, and I want a fairly "clean" looking scape, but I'll have to wait to see what the stones look like and such before I fill in details.
At this point, I own the Aquarium, stand, and lighting. I have ordered the filter, pipes, tubes, stones, and soil from AFA, and have purchased a GLA co2 system from a fellow TPT'er.

Here are the Specs for my soon to be setup:
Aquarium: ADA 45-f
Stand: Ikea Expedit
Lighting: Custom LED Fixture from RapidLED
Co2: GLA Atomic V2 nano
Dosing: EI (via DIY)
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil
Aquascape: Seiryu Stone
Flora: HC, Riccia Flutians, Eleocharis Parvula
Fauna: 12 Boraras Naevus, 6 Corydoras Habrosus, 2 Amanos

I will try my best in documenting the setup process, fingers crossed I can borrow a DSLR!

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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Step One-Conceptualization
With my equipment coming Monday, I have some time to make abstract plans for my coming setup. My inspiration for this setup comes from (among other things) the beautiful Fall weather up here in Minnesota. I really wanna try some nice red stemmed Rotala species (still deciding on which one). I'm definitely using HC for the foreground, and most likely S. Repens for a midground/transition plant. The scape will be composed of Seiryu stones- I have left scaping Ideas essentially open so I can be free to scape when I receive my rocks. My overall themes are similar to those of Amano and others here: Simple, Natural, Clean, and Beautiful.
I took some preliminary photos of the empty tank and a couple other shots of my room.


Some shots of my stereo
(I need something other than just an empty tank!)


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Old 09-29-2012, 03:59 AM   #3
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Nice tank and stereo
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Hayden,

I'm looking forward to seeing your layout. I like the mat you've chosen for under the tank. That looks nice. As another owner of a bookshelf tank that actually sits on a bookshelf, you're likely to get a little water on and around the bookshelf, so if you have expensive or rare books below the tank, you might want to cover them or move them while doing water changes, trimmings after it has been flooded, etc.

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Old 09-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. As for rare books, your right. About $500 of rare books and records. Needless to say I was extremly careful doing water changes when I had my previous scape setup. Only one minor accident so far which didn't cause any damage. This time however, since I will be using a canister filter, I will make sure to take extra precaution. Thanks for the warning.
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This is going to be excellent.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Thanks Kiran. Your scape has been one of my greatest inspirations. It's a pleasure to have you commenting on mine! I hope I can acheive the same sense of balance and integration between the scape and the room as you have.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #8
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Thanks for the compliment! Using all ADA equipment like you plan will certainly allow for such a seamless integration. What light will you be using?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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are you going to be using ADA super jet filters?
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What light will you be using?
I made an LED fixture, parts supplied from RapidLED. I'll post pictures of it in a moment.

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are you going to be using ADA super jet filters?
Nope. An Eheim 2211, just like at the ADA gallery.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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Alright here are some daytime pictures, including the light, and the obligatory stereo pic.

Detail of the Light

Stereo shot!

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #12
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Step Two- Equipment

Alright my equipment I ordered from AFA arrived today! I've got to say, these pipes are absolutely beautiful. I'm very happy with everything, including the Seiryu stones.







Scape to come soon!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:37 AM   #13
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Looking great! Did the stone come in that white box?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #14
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Will you be raising your outflow pipe for more surface movement?

Looks like it should be a great setup!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:56 AM   #15
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That's awesome. Looks likeso much fun. Beautiful demensions
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