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Old 11-27-2006, 05:26 AM   #1
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New ADA 90 set-up - Major rescape


Aquasoil
ADA 90 tank
Teklight T5 - 4 x 39W (6500k) - need to find a way to hang it ?
Pressurized CO2 / Milwaukee MA957 Regulator
ADA Pollen Beetle 40
Replica Glass Lily pipe
Manzanita (pick locally)
Rock looking thing is petrified wood

Newly heavily planted tank was taken at 3 days old. Newer pic to come later

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Old 11-27-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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Not bad Youjin, those moss looks like bird nest nesting on the branches,lol
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:58 AM   #3
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One option is the Grip lock hanger system. You can see them at ReefGeek. Very clean and easy to use. You'll have to have some ceiling joists to screw into or some heavy sheetrock hangers. They work great and are designed to screw right into the fixture and can move up and down very easily. That's how most of us hang our Teks. Nice tank!

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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Tank is Nice! did you use power sand amazonia or just the Aquasoil Granule?

IMO the moss at the tip of branches doesn't look good, the woods are more nature looking without those moss.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thanks....ok...looks like i am going to remove the moss.

It is the standard aquasoil granules.

As for mounting the light, no agreement from spouse to have any hole in the ceiling.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:42 PM   #6
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As for mounting the light, no agreement from spouse to have any hole in the ceiling.
FYI, the Griplock hanger kit looks very clean and has a round thin cylinder which covers the lagbolt screw into the ceiling's sheetrock/joist. The cover is white, but can be painted to match ceiling color and is barely noticeable. Also, the thin stainless steel wire used to suspend the fixture is the same stuff museums and galleries use to hang art. Very stylish, IMO. Gallery art is Griplock's main customer, I found out - as I once spoke with them getting replacement wire's.

Or I suppose you could hang it like Ian and Bill Harada did theirs. But IMO the Griplock system is the cleanest look.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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Thanks....ok...looks like i am going to remove the moss.

It is the standard aquasoil granules.

As for mounting the light, no agreement from spouse to have any hole in the ceiling.
You don't need to remove the moss just spread it out onto the driftwood and tie it down with some fishing lined. It will look much better when it starts to grow.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:02 AM   #8
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I would hang the Teks using 2 light hangers attached to the back of the tank.
All you need is 1/2" electrical conduit (EMT), pipe cutter, pipe bender, some S hooks, and spray paint to make one. I built one for my 48x15x18 tank, with some advice from momotaro and aaront, for only $55. Of course I was inspired buy this tank: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...diy-stand.html
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:20 PM   #9
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Here is the tank filling out after 12 days.

Thanks for all the suggestions on how to improve the scapes. Keep them coming....

I have not attempted to spread the moss over the "twigs" (probably in the next few days); just letting the plants grow.

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Old 11-28-2006, 04:39 PM   #10
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I love your Redline shark school and wonder if you notice them schooling differently than any other barb school would in a community tank. I read that Redline's appreciate strong water flow, which may be why we don't see them in many delicately planted tanks unless the tank is huge (beside the fact that Redlines get to 6" pretty quickly).
I can't wait to see what you do with your Manzanita wood. My dream is to cover them with Cladophora aegagropila, but that would require perfectly balanced conditions and a lot of patience.
make sure you invest in a moss known for attaching well such as Taiwan since Manzanita is so smooth and hard, and be careful introducing algae eaters such as SAE, Flags, and Mollys who may pick at fine plant roots and moss. In my experience this may vary from fish to fish as my Flags pick at everything while my SAE leaves my moss alone.
When you crop and reduce your photos leave the top and corners in. shoot down from higher up so you get less glair off the lights & surface water, and we can see more of your plants. what good is spending a fortune on a rimless tank if you can't show it off and make everyone on the East Coast unwilling to spend a fortune shipping ADA jealous
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #11
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I love the redline shark and will keep them in there until they outgrew the tank and i have to move them to the 4 feet tank. The rummynoses seem to enjoy their "big brother" presence (they school pretty well)..

Planning to tie taiwan or weeping moss over the branches.

I will be apprehensive of using Cladophora aegagropila (moss ball?). I use it once and it spreads all over the tank and is so hard to really get rid of them.

Thanks for the suggestion on improving the pictures.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:18 PM   #12
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lookin good!
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:11 PM   #13
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Tank pic as of 12/5/06. The lighting is finally hang from the ceiling.

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Old 12-21-2006, 04:54 AM   #14
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thanks for all the critiques. i am learning a lot from the feedbacks.

Decided to re-scape the whole set-up. Remove the foreground plants; dwarf sag and HM (replace with HC); thin the background plants (didiplis and rotala green) and remove the twiggy looking wood and petrified wood / rock.

This is how it is after 2 days. Keep your suggestions coming.

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nice scape, i love both setup
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