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Old 10-10-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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AwkwardShrimp's ADA 45-F


This is my first ADA tank so I'm hoping to make it a beautiful aquascape.
I bought seiryu stones from a member here for the hardscape.
I plan on having a carpet, not sure if i want to go the HC route or well I don't know lol.

I have a question for you guys though, i have an archaea 45cm led light on the tank, will this be sufficient light to grow HC, blyxa, and a red stem plant, i plan on paintball co2.

Equipment:
Archaea 45 cm light
Zoomed or Toms mini ( i have both already not sure which one)
Paintball co2

Flora:
HC maybe, or another carpet plant
Blyxa
TBD

Fauna:
5 or 6 of one of these:
Microdevario kubotai “Neon Yellow Microrasbora”
Danio margaritatus “CPD/Galaxy Rasbora”
Boraras naevus “Strawberry Rasbora”

And a few adult PFR
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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Disregard the mess in my room lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:20 AM   #3
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I like that hard scape so far.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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vey rad aquascape!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #5
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Hardscape is sick! I would go for a lower growing plant like HC so it doesn't hide the rocks from view too much.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:54 AM   #6
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This is going to be good!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #7
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nice.. subscribing..
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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God those lights are sexy. Was that light a separate purchase or part of a kit?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, the Archea LED fixture in the photos will only be sufficient for low light plants like Anubias and moss. You'll need a different fixture in order to grow HC.

Great scape, though, and gorgeous tank.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:04 PM   #10
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Maybe you could upgrade to a Finnex Fugeray or Ray 2 then. Depending on if you want it on the glass or hanging.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #11
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Yeah I was worried it woukdnt provide much light ,
Oh well, I didn't buy it full price so its not too big of a deal
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Aquasky 451. You could always go with a Finnex fixture or hang a dual or single T5HO above it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #13
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Hardscape is sick! I would go for a lower growing plant like HC so it doesn't hide the rocks from view too much.
Yup I will go with hc as the carpet most likely, I was also thinking maybe some glosso in the back to help force some perspective.




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God those lights are sexy. Was that light a separate purchase or part of a kit?
I bought the light as a seperate purchase from a forum member. It's a very nice light but doesnt seem like it would provide enough light for hc. To me it has a saltwater look, kind of acitnic(hope I spelled this right). If I don't end up using I will probably put it up for sale on sns.




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Maybe you could upgrade to a Finnex Fugeray or Ray 2 then. Depending on if you want it on the glass or hanging.
I was thinking about doing that! I like the idea of hanging it , which one hangs? The ray 2? The ray2 can grow hc? I don't want to go buying another light and find out it won't grow hc. I'll definitely look into it though. Do you have any experience with either light fixture?

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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Also, almost forgot to say thankyou to everyone for the compliments!

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #15
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I am thinking of getting the finnex ray 2 18in, how far above the substrate would i have to raise the light? i certainly would hang it if i had to.
I'm having trouble reading the graph they have, i dont understand it.
How high would the light have to be above the substrate to reach medium- highlight
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