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Old 08-13-2014, 07:18 AM   #1
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My ADA Mini-M Iwagumi


Hi all,

On a whim this past weekend, I decided to take my ADA Mini-M set-up out of storage and get back into the hobby after a few years break.

Components are:
- ADA Mini-M
- ADA Solar Mini light which I might upgrade to an LED fixture
- ADA Aquasoil substrate
- Eheim 2211 canister filter with Cal Aqua Labs Fluxus F1/X1 lily pipes
- Archea paintball CO2 adaptor/solenoid

This is what the tank used to look like before it was dismantled in 2012:



What it looks like now:



Close-up of the hardscape (these are ADA Ohko stones)



After planting the HC:





Partial background of belem hairgrass.




I'll post an update of the progress every week.

Thanks for reading!
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Lovely tank! And welcome back to the hobby!
(I just got back from a two years break as well. )
May I ask what material you use as barrier between DHG and HC?
I have similar layout and am worried about DHG would take over the tank in a short period of time.
Thanks in advance!
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Thank you!

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May I ask what material you use as barrier between DHG and HC?
It's a piece of clear plastic from a blister packaging cut to size.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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Here's a picture update of the tank 8 days after planting...

As expected, all the existing foliage have died off and all the foliage that's currently visible is new growth. Growth at this stage is quite slow as most of the energy is put into the roots. However, the HC should quickly start spreading out in the next 2 weeks.










No die-off of the DHG, though. Lots of new leaves popping up.

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Old 08-27-2014, 01:12 AM   #5
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Progress after two weeks:





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Old 08-27-2014, 03:27 AM   #6
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Incredible tank. Wow. Wish I had something like that.
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Looked great in 2012!

How 'bout an update?
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:10 PM   #8
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I love it.
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