So I was impatiently waiting for most of the parts for my 120p ADA tank to arrive, and they finally did. BTW besides the 120p Tank nothing else is from ADA except for the Soil.
The plants/Soil are available in the local store, but most of the other stuff are not available here so I had to order them from Amazon-USA and get them delivered to my forward p.o.box in New Jersey and then shipped to Dubai from there. So it's been a loooong jorney till they got here!. The lights are arriving tomorrow btw(Finnex Planted 24/7+ ES).
The cabinet is custom made, I saw @McCarthy
had done something really cool on his cabinet where he had these holes on the side of the cabinet to pass the tubings through, something similar to what ADA cabinets have but I liked @McCarthy
's better. So I had them done on my cabinet and I did them on both sides just in case I decided to shift the filter's position in the future based on the layout I'm gonna have.
So!! Although it's an ADA tank, I'm going to have a Dutch Garden styled tank! So lots of colors and plants with very little hardscape, If I did put any hardscape in it, it'll probably be a piece of riverwood and it'll be covered by moss.
So at the moment I'm still researching the Dutch style and trying to learn about it, an EI Dosing system is a must so I ordered a PPS Pro pack from GLA which will be arriving within the next 4~5 days most probably. I have a 4Kg Co2 Cylinder on stand by so high lvls of Co2 will be injected in the tank!.
I still see myself to be a beginner, so there's a lot for me to learn, but this is going to be one hell of an experience to go through. I'm really depending on you guys to help me out here with different stuff, any links that'll help me with my design, any Dutch styled ideas/pics that you guys have. I've already almost seen all that there's related to Dutch styled journals and info here on PT.net and I'm still reading through different forums and youtube videos.
I happened to found a website completely dedicated to Dutch styled scapes and all, but it happens to be a Dutch speaking forum and I wish I knew how to speak Dutch!! time to take some lingo classes I guess!.
Anyways I'll leave you guys with some pics of whatever I have in right now! and I'll keep this journal updated as I go through.
The Eheim Filter's package came a bit torn out from here and there, it's been thrown around a lot till it got here I believe, I hope it's working fine lol
This is thanks to @McCarthy
, his cabinet has a bit fancier finishing though lol
That's it for today! thanks for the read guys, and as I said any suggestions ideas or pics of cool looking dutch styled plants, any tips, all would be highly appreciated.