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Old 08-31-2012, 02:50 AM   #31
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LOVE the rock arrangement. I can't wait to see this setup! I am really enjoying seeing the layouts people are choosing for smaller tanks.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:05 AM   #32
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LOVE the rock arrangement. I can't wait to see this setup! I am really enjoying seeing the layouts people are choosing for smaller tanks.
Thanks =) It's really evolved from the initial idea, but I like how it's ending up. I've gotten some really good advice & inspiration here.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #33
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Smile Update!

I've made some decisions finally on a light, CO2 setup and heater. yay! Still *patiently* waiting on the Aquasky 451 to come in... it's supposed to arrive this week at ADA store in San Francisco.

In the meantime, I thought I'd set up what I have, planted with a bit of dhg and hc to begin cycling.







It's hard to see, but there is also a dwarf red lily to the left of the stones in front of the dhg, and I'm planning on purchasing more HC to fill in the right side.

I dunno... it's not quite as I thought it would be. I'm not sure the setup is right for the tank dimensions. Maybe the stone needs another plant of some sort... something that will stay low. Also considering something that can take low light conditions under the rock overhang, and maybe bringing some dhg down into the cove area.

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #34
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What abbout the Archaea light you ordered? did you try that out or cancel your order?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #35
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Looks great Sherry! Beautiful work.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #36
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What abbout the Archaea light you ordered? did you try that out or cancel your order?
I was all set to order the Archaea, then ADA announced the 45cm aquasky and I really like the styling of it. I'll be suspending it without the frame for this tank, but may move into a Do!Aqua mini L down the road.


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Looks great Sherry! Beautiful work.
Thanks, Erin. Just getting it started... ran out of patience! I'll fill in the rest of the HC ground cover and add another to the rock (maybe riccia) after the light arrives. Will be starting CO2 then also.

I'm so freakin' excited though just to have water in the tank. It's been sitting on my desk as a rock sculpture for months.

How's your tank doing? Has it cycled? Post an update
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:30 AM   #37
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How's your tank doing? Has it cycled? Post an update
Not well actually. Experiencing a lot of frustration. Don't want to sidetrack this thread though!
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The frogs will be shrimp safe?
I'm now considering having a few in my nano
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:54 AM   #39
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Not well actually. Experiencing a lot of frustration. Don't want to sidetrack this thread though!
boo! what's going on? update your journal &/or let's chat
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The frogs will be shrimp safe?
I'm now considering having a few in my nano
ADF do eat brine shrimp, but they don't have teeth (they swallow the food whole), are fairly slow, and seem to keep to themselves. There's mixed reports, but one report states that African clawed frogs are usually the aggressors, not ADF. So, I'm going to give it a try. No doubt, they'd most likely eat any juvies they can catch, but I'm not intending to breed so it'll probably work out.

If you get ADF, make sure to have a little cave or such for them.
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my tank is so much of a jungle, I'm sure they'd have more than enough hiding spaces lol
that and there are plenty of hiding spaces too for the shrimp I have as well
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:34 PM   #42
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my tank is so much of a jungle, I'm sure they'd have more than enough hiding spaces lol
that and there are plenty of hiding spaces too for the shrimp I have as well
They'll like that. Just be sure they have a clear vertical path for their quick ascents for air. Love it when they 'zen' after catching a breath.
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Following along.

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I've made some decisions finally on a light, CO2 setup and heater. yay! Still *patiently* waiting on the Aquasky 451 to come in... it's supposed to arrive this week at ADA store in San Francisco.
I called them and they finally got them in from Japan on Thursday (10/11).

They are not on the website yet, so I called again and ordered the 60P one. Can't wait for it! They also said the quantity they received was extremely limited, anyone who wants one should call asap before they sell out.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #44
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Talking woot!

mail came today!


And, despite one box coming in like this...







all was packed very well and intact.












The bracket is MUCH nicer than I expected. I'm seriously considering upgrading my tank to a 45P... if I can find one. Until then, I'm looking to suspend it without the bracket.










Can't wait to put it all together! More HC is on order, expecting by the end of the week. It's hard to believe that after months of waiting and anticipation, it's finally all coming together.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:30 AM   #45
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Awesome!!

The new AQUASKY's are now on AFA's website it looks like too.
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