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Mini L "Friendship"

One of my best friends recently got a place with his girlfriend and asked me to make a tank for him. We've been through a lot together so, I decided to make it a housewarming/xmas/birthday gift since it was also going to cost way more than I actually quoted him ($100 LOL). It's a low maintenance tank, however not fully mature yet; I plan to give it to him sometime after xmas. I'm not one to document or even name my own tanks, but this one is special and for once I'm happy with the way it came out. Sorry in advance for the picture quality, my camera battery died so I had to use my phone.

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Tank - ADA Mini L
Substrate - ADA Powersand Special, ADA Amazonia, ADA Bright Sand
Lighting - Archaea 27w CF clip-on light
Filter - Eheim 2213
Plants - Java fern "narrow leaf", Anubias nana "petite", Eleocharis Belem
Fish - I'll let them choose
Miscelaneous - Manzanita, Ohko stone, Pressurized Co2 (for now)
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Very nice. Lucky friend.


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Gorgeous job on the tank. Lucky friend indeed.

Do you have a pic of the light? Is it the 26 or 36W version?


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excellent job and sentiment!
better fool-proof it or write out instructions though, so the happy couple don't kill the future inhabitants.

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Thanks for the compliments guys.

TLE041 - It's the 27w version got it from here http://shop.aquatouch.com/category_s/44.htm

tw33kerloki - I was thinking of making a written fact sheet on basic care plus a pictorial guide of the flora and fauna :p
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Great looking scape you created. Now it just needs some lily pipes


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Wow I like it. I especially like the wood arrangement

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Great looking scape you created. Now it just needs some lily pipes
I'm actually going to leave the stock intake but get a Do Aqua poppy glass output so the filter can run on full blast without blowing everything around so much.

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Wow I like it. I especially like the wood arrangement
Thanks, the tank will be in a location where viewing is from 3 sides, so I arranged it accordingly. My dad hit the tank a few times and broke most of the superglue bonds, but it's still acceptable. I'll take more pics from the other side once it fills in more and it's put in it's proper place.
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WOW! Are you looking to make any new friends?

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Nice tank I'm sure you friend will love it
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WOW! Are you looking to make any new friends?
Always, but are you willing to put out? LOL
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Oh, I see, you like your friends with benefits Guess that explains the awesome tank work then. Keep us updated on the move to your friends house.

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Oh, I see, you like your friends with benefits Guess that explains the awesome tank work then. Keep us updated on the move to your friends house.
Nah, but he used to be my wingman when we'd go out, workout buddy, got me a job too. I'll definitely be posting better quality pics soon
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