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Old 04-25-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
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Hi, this is my new ADA 60P. I call the scape, Purple Monkey Dishwasher

List:
ADA 60P
AquaSoil 9L
Ryuoh Stones

Filter:
Eheim Classic 250

Co2:
Matheson 3122 custom build / 2 outputs

Stand:
Ikea something

I'm pumped,


Setup with stand:
You think this can hold up 18 gallons?


Lighting - 10 bucks:
I'll switch them out if they are not enough, 23 watt CFL bulbs.


Looks decent, super cheap too.


My DIY garden mat:
It's a non slip bathroom mat.


Again, do you think this can hold up a ADA 60P, Soil, Rocks?


The stuff inside:


My beloved Matheson 3122, the best conversation starter. Disregard the rubber bands, will come up with something better. A string or some bubble gum maybe.



I did this with Flourite Black and Paintball Co2, hopefully I can do better.


And this




"Journal too long, just show me the pictures"

Here ya go:

Dates according to Imgur's upload time.

1st scape 7months ago

HC Cuba carpet with DHG as back up (I had doubts about HC)




2nd look 5 months ago




3rd look 4 months ago
Bob Ross approves of the tank




4th look 3 months ago



5th look 2 weeks ago
New MicMol leds, I switch to Glosso mid way




Feb 15th
My first gloss trimming, I'm in need of quality scissors.


March 15th
White LED on, Blue/Colour off


March 26th


Miscellaneous garbage.










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Old 04-25-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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besta ikea furniture, it can hold the weight just fine. Just be sure to keep water off of it, if left it will start to lift the 'laminate'. Ikea also makes a smaller version of that.. that just so happens to be the exact width of the 60p
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^ Is there anyway to prevent that? They sell a glass cover but I don't know, would that be alright?

Has anyone try the Besta desk? It's basically half of what I got. I thought it would be too weak for a 60P. I was thinking the middle support beam would be a better choice.
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^ Is there anyway to prevent that? They sell a glass cover but I don't know, would that be alright?

Has anyone try the Besta desk? It's basically half of what I got. I thought it would be too weak for a 60P. I was thinking the middle support beam would be a better choice.
It works fine, but you would probably enjoy more cabinet space. The tank should be on a mat so using that glass below it should be fine if you do this.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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nice tank!!!!! xbox fan boy, lol jk
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It works fine, but you would probably enjoy more cabinet space. The tank should be on a mat so using that glass below it should be fine if you do this.
What table is that? Is that a 60 P as well?

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That what they sell local here in Toronto, I would prefer an aluminum one rather than the steel. It is really heavy when filled. I rather trade it for a silver colour one.
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Looks like your off to a ncie start!
Thats a nice red co2 tank! where did you get that lol?
And $10 for the light fixture thats cheap! Where?
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this is it
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...052/#/50102157

the tank is the mr aqua 17.7 gallon, same dimensions as the 60p if im not mistaken
theres a ps3 on the other side.. lol but it never gets used
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this is it
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...052/#/50102157

the tank is the mr aqua 17.7 gallon, same dimensions as the 60p if im not mistaken
theres a ps3 on the other side.. lol but it never gets used
Did you add the door to that? From the link it looks like it doesn't come with a front door.
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I've got to ask, how did you come up with the name Purple Monkey Dishwasher? Have you been spending too much time at Reef Central reading the absurd names for the corals?
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if you have low phosphates, the tank will respond pretty quickly to adding more, usually within an hour if its to low you will see increased pearling after dosing.
Pearling is unchanged from the addition of phosphate. I been having the tank run as if it was under boiling water, I think I'm going try to slow down the rate.

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Did you add the door to that? From the link it looks like it doesn't come with a front door.
You buy the doors and choose the colour, the doors were on sale but they only had red. It was 40 dollars for both doors.

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I've got to ask, how did you come up with the name Purple Monkey Dishwasher? Have you been spending too much time at Reef Central reading the absurd names for the corals?
Those Reef guys are crazy, they have the best equipment and money is like toilet paper to them, I wish I was a reef guy.
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Yeah, they are a bit crazy. With the way the world economy's going toilet paper may end up being worth more than paper currency.


Now for the fun. It's time for everyone to name their tanks!

1- Your favorite color

2- Your favorite animal

3- Your favorite home appliance


Mine- Black Cat Gas Range
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^ OMG you serious? They told me to get the one with the middle support. Which is basically two of them fused together.

How long has that tank been up? I see you added those legs, was it just for look or does it help?

Speaking of fan boys, I too am one. All of them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:33 AM   #14
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Nice setup!
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I installed the glossy glass top which were 20 dollars. They came with those sticker glued on both side. It's a very nice system they have, you can use a knife to cut the stickers to remove the top. I really hope this top doesn't crack. The ikea product specialist (uhm ok?) said it was fine. I told him I was using a mat under the tank, he said even better.



Trying out Seachem's new line. I love the bottles! Seachem is going all Apple on us and it's working on me. Hint: You can use reuse the bottles for DIY dry fertilizers. God knows it's looks better than a tub of white powder in them.



First few splashes of water in the tank for funies.



This is what I end up with, I still have about 1 - 2 L of AquaSoil. Not bad compared to other substrates.



Anyone know what this is on the Ruyoh rocks? I know it be used, but what plant is this?



I just don't want some sort of crazy algae. It looks like HC Cuba close up, I can see small leafs, maybe 3 - 4 around a circle.
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