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Old 06-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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My rimless 15 led lit ADA inspired tank (56k)


to occupy my time a little more i decided to set up another ADA - inspired aquarium

TANK
Hagen euro-style 15 gallon, i love the ADA tanks, but money is tight

LIGHTING

went with 2 x 30cm Vertex illumilux strips one dolce sole (7500K) and one Marino Sole (10,000K)

FILTRATION

Eheim Ecco 2232

SUBSTRATE

One bage of ADA aquasoil Malaya, All the essential additives and a Bag of Power Sand Special S

PLANTS

Heres the list so far ...

hygrophila araguaia
hygrophila polysperma 'big leaf'
rotala wallichi
pogostemon stellatus
ludwigia arcuata
barclaya longifolia 'red'
hemianthus callitrichoides
cryptocoryne nuri
cryptocoryne pontederiifolia
cryptocoryne blassii
cryptocoryne ciliata
cryptocoryne wendtii 'green gecko'
taiwan moss
lobelia cardinalis small form
cyperus helferi


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more to come as the tank is only ~ 12 days old
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Looking good. It will look much better when they filled in.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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I agree with green valley
Very nice ?
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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Oh sorry the ? Was suppose to be a thumbs up
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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I like the moss on the rock. How did you attach it?
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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nice tank, look forward to the progress pics!

I'm also curious how you attached the moss to the rock, I can't see any thread.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:17 AM   #7
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i ran out of thread rubber banded the last bunch

the left two rocks have the moss tied down with thread.

i will keep you all updated
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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Time for an update

so the R. wallichi went nuts and i ignored it for far too long (welcome to Vancouver when we get a few days of sun!!)



so i did the usual trim and such




and i added a group of ~12 gertrudae rainbows, some Yellow neocardinia, and some wild type bee shrimp. all are doing well!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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Looking good! Aren't LEDs awesome!?
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:07 AM   #10
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i love the LEDs these units are well over a year old and still making me smile!
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Love this tank, plants are growing well!
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thanks! what part of Aus are you from Rolex? I lived down under for a solid 2 years
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