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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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ADA 60P nature tank - total newbie

Hi guys ,

have been lurking around in the forum for some time now and have been collecting info on the hobby. So finally decided to take the plunge.

Equipment -

ADA 60p tank
Besta Cabinet ikea
sunsun 304b filter
ista 1 l co2 tank
dymax co2 regulator with solenoid
ista co2 external reactor
sunsun external heater
ista ph controller
inkbird temperature controller
jebao auto doser
finnex ray2
Dry ferts from aquariumplantfood for ei dosing
co2 drop checker from co2art
lillypipes - chinese , with skimmer.
Chihiros doctor
Ada powersand special
Ada amazonia aquasoil and powder,
ada laplata sand,
jbl river sand
Seiryu stones
Dead bonsai
penac p,penac w,bacter 100, tourmaline bc, clear super,

Plants -

Anubias - hc cuba 4 cups,
Anubias - Christmas moss 3 cups
Anubias - alternanthera reineckii mini 2 cups
Anubias - Staurogyne repens 1 cup
Anubias - Hydrocotyle tripartita

Reinforced the besta cabinet with some langles,

tested for leaks,



Garden hedging to divide the sand from the substrate







I plan to put the dead bonsai in the empty island with some christmas moss glued on. is it possible for me to dry start with the moss glued on to the bonsai tree?

Any insights , advices would help me .

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Sounds good, but first things first, getting another picture hosting site. Photobucket doesn't allow 3rd party hosting anymore.
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Sounds good, but first things first, getting another picture hosting site. Photobucket doesn't allow 3rd party hosting anymore.
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How does that cabinet feel? Sturdy?
What model is the cabinet

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That's a besta from ikea.. Had to reinforce it with some L angles .

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Does it feel sturdy now?


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Yes it does.. I guess it ll do for a 17 gallon.

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Yes it does.. I guess it ll do for a 17 gallon.

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Sorry for all the questions but I'll be setting up the same tank soon and don't feel like spending 250 on a aquarium cabinet. Thanks !


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No problem at all. I looked at all the options as well and they were pretty expensive. Did some research and saw that a lot of people were using the ikea besta stand after reinforcing it.

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Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has an answer to my query.

Is it possible to dry start with the moss glued on to the dead bonsai just by keeping it moist?? Would I need to do something extra?


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Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has an answer to my query.

Is it possible to dry start with the moss glued on to the dead bonsai just by keeping it moist?? Would I need to do something extra?


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You could do that with the moss I don't think it will spread all that much, but if your doing it mainly for the HC yeah that shouldn't be a problem.

On the besta cabinet. I also have one for a 60P, never setup the tank. My only issue is no matter how much I adjusted it I couldn't get the door to hang straight. Might have been the way I put it together. Did you have any issues with the door?
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You could do that with the moss I don't think it will spread all that much, but if your doing it mainly for the HC yeah that shouldn't be a problem.

On the besta cabinet. I also have one for a 60P, never setup the tank. My only issue is no matter how much I adjusted it I couldn't get the door to hang straight. Might have been the way I put it together. Did you have any issues with the door?
Thank you for that info. I have at present removed the cabinet door for easy access. But when I did put it together I did not have any issues. The door closed perfectly.

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Thanks, just to be sure I setup correctly there's only hardware on one side right. Just the two.
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Thanks, just to be sure I setup correctly there's only hardware on one side right. Just the two.
Yep one on the top n the other on the bottom.

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