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Old 08-23-2013, 05:54 AM   #1
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Benji's ADA 60-P V1 - Taken Down


Taken down 3/8/14

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Tank: ADA 60-P

Filter: 2x Fluval Aquaclear 50

Light: 24"-36" Marineland Reef Capable LED

Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia Normal, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia Powder, Petco sand

Plants: Anubias Nana, Bolbitis, Narrow Leaf Java Fern, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Xmas moss, Flame moss, Subwassertang, Hydrocotyle sp. Japan, Micranthum Umbrosium "Monte Carlo", hemianthus callitrichoides, Dwarf Hairgrass, Blyxa Japonica, Downoi

Hardscape: Seiryu Stones, ADA Branch Wood

CO2: Pressurized Paintball CO2

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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Holy crap. That's awesome. I'd just leave it like that and put three dozen narrow-wedge rasboras in it. Super epic setup.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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Oh yes! "Winter" was the first thing that popped into my mind. Never thought I would say this, but I agree - plants just might ruin the whole desolation look. Can't think of any plants that could preserve my initial reaction. Ouch. Maybe a single bright red or yellow stem, for that Sin City, Marvel spin. The whole surrounding color scheme just makes it work for me. We need some real white or black plants. That red moss could be subtle enough.

At least short term, I see just a single school.

Diamond Tetras - winter ghosts
Black Mollys - crows

Maybe something small and bright red, Ember Tetras might work for a toned-down feel.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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Oops. I just realized my white balance made the picture about 3000K Bluer. It's supposed to out to be an overgrown desolate island.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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Bump (For the Day Dwellers)
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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Looking good. I would add some anubias to the lower part of the branches and maybe a nice stem in the back and call it good. It's going to be hard to trim with all the branches going everywhere so slow grower might be a great option. Either way, it's a great start.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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Looking good. I would add some anubias to the lower part of the branches and maybe a nice stem in the back and call it good. It's going to be hard to trim with all the branches going everywhere so slow grower might be a great option. Either way, it's a great start.
That's actually what I was thinking.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:40 AM   #8
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Planting:



1. Narrow Leaf Java Fern
2. Rotala Indica
3. Anubias
4. Rotala Vietnam
5. Micro Sword
6. S. Repens
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nice!
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Oh well.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #11
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That red moss could be subtle enough.
What's that?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #12
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That's a good start but what's going to keep the substrate mound in the middle from leveling out after water is put in?

I would agree with the slow growing plants as it will be a pain to trim with all those branches. Anubias, ferns, and a slow growing foreground will look nice.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #13
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This is nice!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #14
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That's a good start but what's going to keep the substrate mound in the middle from leveling out after water is put in?
I have substrate supports (like the ones from tgm)
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dig the scape, something you might consider, is clipping down the branches so they don't press against the glass. it looks more natural and 'contained' this way, and having them against the glass makes wiping down the glass more of a pain.
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