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Old 10-08-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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ADA 60F - With a Bonsai?


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I am planning to do an ADA 60-F this year and I want to do it right (best hardware and overall best "polished" look) so it will be quite an investment. I'm comfortable with most of the hardware I will use, but I'm wondering if this idea would even work. I want to use a bonsai in the corner of the tank and have it come down into an Iwagumi. I will keep the Bonsai in its planter so it won't be flooded and have it's roots rot and this will be quite a high tech tank. Would it be possible? I also am wondering what lights should I use (One that will be tall enough to go over the Bonsai) and where can I find an ADA like stand without destroying my money? Also, if I need to hang a fixture, how can I do that in the ADA one arm style? Thanks guys! Also, comment on the sketch! (It's really bad XD)

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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What is your prior experience with bonsai? Better go with a ficus or something if you're going to attempt this -- and don't invest much into it (neither the tree or your hopes)

It may be possible. Maybe. I urge you to try, though!
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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keep us updated! this is a very interesting concept ( in a good way). I'm sure many of us here on TPT want to knownhow this is going to look in the end
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #4
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This is going to be.... REALLY EXPENSIVE D:
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Were you inspired by Felipe Oliviera?



http://faao.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-m...-aquarium.html
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:06 AM   #6
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WOAH! Never seen that before. Glad to know it's possible now. I was inspired with so many people trying to make moss trees when it is possible to have a real tree XD
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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I would think it would be more easily accomplished with a shallower tank. From your sketch there just seems to be a lot of substrate filled space, unless you went with the rock supported bonsai like above. Would definitely be awesome but also troublesome.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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It actually isn't that much. I tried to draw from one corner not going to fill like half the tank XD
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30227182/

This looks perfect.... Would this be big enough for an Eheim 2211, ETH heater, and a Paintball Canister?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:28 AM   #10
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Just a thought for the bonsai, how about a cypress? If you can find a bonsai form of the types that grow in the swamps, could end up with an awesome looking root system, as well as a plant that can thrive in flooded environments. was considering one for the tank i am about to set up as well.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:43 AM   #11
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Most trees cannot grow for extended period of times without their roots rotting so the bonsai will stay in its container so that it can be watered separately.
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Were you inspired by Felipe Oliviera?



http://faao.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-m...-aquarium.html
wow, look very nice
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:17 AM   #13
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Wow, that's a very cool concept!
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