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Zareth's ADA Mini-M- Rescaped Again - Picture heavy!

Tank: ADA Mini-M

Lighting: Currently a 26 watt spiral florescent @6500k.
waiting on a Solar Mini M

Hard-scape: Ohko Stone

Flora: Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC)

Fauna: (Nothing currently) Galaxy Rasbora('s) Otto, Amano Shrimp.

Hardware: Eheim 2211, no co2 yet, no fancy lily pipes yet, no fertilizers yet. (Dry start at the moment so no rush)

I found my camera Cable so I'm gonna load up some of the ones I've been taking along the way and remove all these camera phone pics.

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From what I know ,it's all about looks,if it looks like and iwagumi, and you think it's pretty, than just gonwith is

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From what I know ,it's all about looks,if it looks like and iwagumi, and you think it's pretty, than just gonwith is
haha thanks, yeah I agree. I heard 3'' is ideal for plant growth but I don't know how true that might be for HC and Dwarf Hairgrass. I'm sacrificing depth in the front for more of a slope, but I might go with more of a "hill" look, where what I have now would be like a valley.

Of course when I get the rocks in there I will need to remove some dirt...

Depicted here is my trustee squeegee

The Ultimate Tool for clean glass - sorry bout iphone pics, still cant find my cable for D40
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Okay.. my single pot of HC arrived today and I have no rocks and no decided hardscape for the tank. I am thinking I'll put some aquasoil in something and start cultivating more HC while I wait?
I'll be using the Dry Start method on the Mini-M and for now I'll do the same but in a small bowl or something..

Is it gonna be too hard on the HC to remove it from its rock wool, plant it, and then in a bout a week to a week and a half pluck it up and plant it again?
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Here is my HC cultivating in my windowsill under a lamp. Will it stay alive like this?
I'm leaving some in a clump incase the stems die off for whatever reason
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What is a black piece?
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Rubber Squeegee, you wipe the glass with a wet cloth and then use that to dry it off perfectly. No streaks, no water marks, cleanest glass you'll ever see.
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Is that a piece of a storm door sweep?
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I have a Mini-M with pretty much the same components as you (Solar Mini-M, Ohko stones, iwagumi scape). The only difference is I'm growing a UG carpet instead of HC.

Link to the journal is in my sig.


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Is that a piece of a storm door sweep?
No its a small hand squeegee for tinting windows on cars. But it will get your glass crystal clear

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I have a Mini-M with pretty much the same components as you (Solar Mini-M, Ohko stones, iwagumi scape). The only difference is I'm growing a UG carpet instead of HC.

Link to the journal is in my sig.
Yeah I have actually looked at your page a few times, I love your hardscape!
I like UG alot, but I would prefer UG for the Mini L because of how long it grows, I was afraid it would just hide everything in a Mini M.
The Solar Mini M is actually sold out =[ so I will wait a few months to get it... so sad I wont be able to plant anything.. I might have to buy a ballast and just rig up a cheap 27 watt bulb in the mean time.
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The Solar Mini M is actually sold out =[ so I will wait a few months to get it... so sad I wont be able to plant anything.. I might have to buy a ballast and just rig up a cheap 27 watt bulb in the mean time.
That sucks. You should get the $20 Hampton Bay lamp from Home Depot. It has a 27W full-spectrum bulb (pretty much the same one as the Solar Mini). It not as attractive as a Solar-M, but for a temporary solution it'll be fine.


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That sucks. You should get the $20 Hampton Bay lamp from Home Depot. It has a 27W full-spectrum bulb (pretty much the same one as the Solar Mini). It not as attractive as a Solar-M, but for a temporary solution it'll be fine.
Yea I bought it.. I was working on making my own housing for it out of Steel Sheet Metal but I broke the bulb.. I'm gonna use that as an interim light till I get the Solar Mini
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HELP!
I cant decide how to scape this son of a biatch

I think i like the third and fourth. I also have another rock but its ugly.
Dont know what to do
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This is the one I think.
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I like this one the best. The only thing I'd do is decrease the angle of the 2nd stone and move it to the left by about 1" so they're not so equally spaced.


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