Fuzz's ADA 60-P (Updated 7/26/11)
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 07-08-2011, 02:04 AM   #1
Algae Grower
Fuzz's Avatar
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 71
Smile Fuzz's ADA 60-P (Updated 7/26/11)

Hey this is my first tank journal starting from initial setup of the tank. Been lurking on the forums for a while building my own low-tech budget tank and then I got hooked and decided to go for the good stuff.

It's an ADA 60p on a home-made stand. Right now I just have the new Amazonia Soil and Nile sand with some rocks while I'm deciding on the layout.

Setting up the sand:

Soil, sand, and rock layout as of now:

Full shot:

sorry it's dark I'll get a better shot of the stand and everything later

Inside the cabinet with some equipment:

Crappy paint job on the inside, I got kinda lazy with it :x

I have a branchy piece of manzanita driftwood from my first setup with moss and regular/needle-leaf java fern that will go on the right side.

I'm also gonna carpet the sides with dwarf hair grass and include stem plants in the corners and put some crypts in there somewhere.

This is all the stuff I'm intending to put in there so I'll upload more pictures as I get it set up.
Let me know what you think, I'm open for critiques!


- Tank: ADA 60p
- Stand: Custom made stand to fit the tank
- CO2: 5lb tank, single gauge regulator
- Filter: DIY filter made out of an aluminum canister
- Light: ZooMed 24" Fixture suspended from an overhead shelf.


- Eleocharis Parvula (Dwarf Hair Grass) carpet
- Cryptocoryne Wendtii
- Bacopa Caroliniana
- Mayaca Fluviatilis
- Lindernia sp. 'India'
- Clinopodium Brownei (a.k.a. Lindernia Anagallis)
- Alternanthera Reineckii
- Hemianthus Micranthemoides (Baby Tears)
- Hemianthus Callitrichoides (Dwarf Baby Tears)
- Hydrocotyle Verticillata

on the driftwood:
- Microsorum pteropus (needle leaf/ regular/ wendelov)
- Christmas Moss
- Mini Pellia

Not sure what kind of fish I want yet so let me know if you have any suggestions for that. I know I at least want oto's and/or cory's, some shrimp, and cool schooling fish.

Thanks for looking and I'll keep you guys updated as it progresses!

Last edited by Fuzz; 07-15-2011 at 01:02 AM.. Reason: Title change
Fuzz is offline   Reply With Quote

ada 60p, first tank, journal

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012