Ordered all these ADA parts, now what? - Page 2
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 > General Planted Tank Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2012, 03:02 AM   #16
sumer
Hates love!
 
sumer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: FoCo, CO
Posts: 574
Default

I think we are doing a very similar project except you ordered glass top and I'd be making a dutch style tank.
If you're low on budget I'd suggest you to go with a paintball setup.. or else buy a custom Reg from a TPT member. I received mine today. Its an overkill. A Reg for life and even your grandchildren can use that. LOL. Dont go in without CO2 supply.

And about fertz, if you can mess with chemicals, go EI or else pfertz.com are having 45% off on their fertz. Their bottles look cool

To answer your "forgetting" question, I'll tell you my list-
CO2 dropchecker, some test kits, tools (scissors and all. webay has an awesome seller. PM me to know about it), TDS meter if you're interested in knowing your water parameters, ECA or green gain as supplements.

I'm going with 2215 with Violet glass pipes. 2217 would be too big I think. Why 2211 for your tank !
Sub'd
sumer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-16-2012, 03:22 AM   #17
FlyPenFly
Algae Grower
 
FlyPenFly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
Posts: 46
Default

I went with the 2211 because I recall seeing some setups with the 60p where it seemed fine. Didn't know it was so crappy?

Thanks for the fertilizer link! Ordered myself a High Tech.
FlyPenFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 03:37 AM   #18
kevmo911
Planted Tank Guru
 
kevmo911's Avatar
 
PTrader: (32/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 3,895
Default

You asked what the price difference between cartridge systems and standard systems was, over a year. Here's a similar question, including my cost breakdown:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...t=#post2077668
kevmo911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 03:45 AM   #19
AaronT
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (201/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,302
Default

Agreed that the Eheim 2211 won't cut it. That's more suitable for a 5 gallon tank. Go with the Eheim 2215 or 2217 (my preference).

The other issue you might run into is that you won't have enough hardscaping materials. It is enough to fill your tank yes, but not enough to play with and switch out ones you don't like.
__________________
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association! www.gwapa.org
AaronT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 04:26 AM   #20
FlyPenFly
Algae Grower
 
FlyPenFly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
Posts: 46
Default

I should have posted this thread last week before I ordered all this stuff. Would have saved at least a $100 in shipping.

Someone should make a 60p basics build sticky.

So for 2217 vs 2215, seriously what should I go with?

There will be 3 dwarf puffers and 2 or 3 Ottos in the tank.
FlyPenFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 05:08 AM   #21
FlyPenFly
Algae Grower
 
FlyPenFly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
Posts: 46
Default

Okay for CO2, I think I might do this:

Diffuser:
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-12.html

Regular + Solenoid
http://www.amazon.com/AQUATEK-OF-CAL...s=Aquatek+Mini


I realize the Aquatek gets mixed reviews of either very good or very bad but I'm willing to take the risk on it. The solenoid is a huge plus since I can just tie it to the light on an automatic timer.

Would this be compatible?

GLA seems to indicate that atomizer goes on the outflow part of the canister filter? Is that correct? I thought I remember reading reactors/atomizers go in the inflow part so they can use the canister to do even more mixing.

Last edited by FlyPenFly; 12-16-2012 at 06:48 AM.. Reason: removinh Milwaukee MA957
FlyPenFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 08:53 AM   #22
sumer
Hates love!
 
sumer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: FoCo, CO
Posts: 574
Default

I've ordered the same atomizer. It goes in the outflow part. I wont suggest you to put it in the inflow part because co2 bubbles can damage your impeller.
And just to tell you, never ever invest in crappy regs. It's a one time investment, do it after a lot of research.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyPenFly View Post
Okay for CO2, I think I might do this:

Diffuser:
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-12.html

Regular + Solenoid
http://www.amazon.com/AQUATEK-OF-CAL...s=Aquatek+Mini


I realize the Aquatek gets mixed reviews of either very good or very bad but I'm willing to take the risk on it. The solenoid is a huge plus since I can just tie it to the light on an automatic timer.

Would this be compatible?

GLA seems to indicate that atomizer goes on the outflow part of the canister filter? Is that correct? I thought I remember reading reactors/atomizers go in the inflow part so they can use the canister to do even more mixing.
sumer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #23
sumer
Hates love!
 
sumer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: FoCo, CO
Posts: 574
Default

any updates !!
sumer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #24
tropicalmackdaddy
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
tropicalmackdaddy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minneasota usa
Posts: 390
Default

Im also setting up a 60P and I went with the 2215.
I read on several accounts the 2217 gave to much flow and blew things around
__________________
tropicalmackdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #25
laqu
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
laqu's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyPenFly View Post
Hmmm should I just go with a weaker light and fertilizer? How about the FugeRay?

Having to continuously run CO2 seems kind of a bummer along with all that added bulk.
i have the fugeray and honestly wish i got the ray... i have spots on my tank now and the fugeray on my betta tank...

HOWEVER.. i have TALL plants and a small tank... if you only have low stuff the fuge should be fine... if you look at my journal you'll see originally the fugeray was fine, till the plants got tall...

-- love the Ireland idea...
__________________
1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


webdesign: www.littleowlwebdesign.com
laqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:00 AM   #26
FlyPenFly
Algae Grower
 
FlyPenFly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
Posts: 46
Default

So I kept the Ray 2.

I have the Amazonia in and it's still dirty, did a few water changes, need to do a few more. I'm still not getting any Nitrifying bacteria growth even with seeding which is weird... need to check PH or something I guess. Same water worked fine in other FW tanks so I assume it must be the substrate.

The 2217 is indeed super heavy flow, it's blowing my substrate off the walls. I'm reducing flow heavily with the Eheim quick disconnects. Go with a 2215. 2217 was probably a mistake.
FlyPenFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #27
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (174/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,662
Default

So the only actual Ada stuff u have is the tank and substrate....as the thread title would state otherwise. No FTS yet?
__________________
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #28
Captivate05
Wannabe Guru
 
Captivate05's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,447
Default

I have an Aquateck regulator and solenoid, and it's ok. Not great, but it gets the job done.
__________________
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Rita Mae Brown

Captivate05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #29
Kevchan
Planted Member
 
Kevchan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 208
Default

Hmmm interesting. You shoulda tried a dry start if you are doing an iwagumi style tank. HC will benefit more with good roots in the soil.

But that's up to the owner
__________________
Kevchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #30
FlyPenFly
Algae Grower
 
FlyPenFly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
Posts: 46
Default

Okay my plan was to do a full tank of water + HC + CO2 + liquid fertilizer + Ray2. You're saying I should another way?
FlyPenFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 06:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012