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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Lazy ADA 60f

Hi all, I wanted to share my ADA 60f tank! I call it the lazy ADA 60f because even though I know better I get lazy with it and don't follow my own rules...(i.e. weekly water changes, trimming etc)


Equipment:
Tank: ADA 60f
Filter: Eheim canister filter
Pipes: Jardli nano lily pipe (amazon)
Light: Micmol 60W freshwater LED
CO2: DIY with S.T. international diffuser (amazon)

Fauna:
4 rummynose tetras
2 oto cats
3 pygmy corys
1 celestial pearl danio (had a small group initially but all but 1 were killed by dropsy...)
cherry and crystal red shrimp


Flora:
Staurogyne repens
Hydrocotlye tripartita
Xmas moss
Anubias petite
Dwarf baby tears
Rotala (forget exact kind)


Pics as of today right before a trim, is basically an unintentional jungle tank!




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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 09:07 PM
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I was going to post that your first pic looked really squished and then I remembered that this is a 60F.

OOOOooops.

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Haha yeah its really shallow! Also forgot to mention I have about a million ramshorn snails and some assassin snails in there that clearly aren't getting the job done. Theres tiny holes on a lot of the S.repens...

Bump: Haha yeah its really shallow! Also forgot to mention I have about a million ramshorn snails and some assassin snails in there that clearly aren't getting the job done. Theres tiny holes on a lot of the S.repens...
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Quick update/more pics

Just did a water change on my canister filter, and damn. I should've cleaned it out a while ago, the amount of gunk that came out was pretty impressive....

Actually wasn't lazy and did some trimming and sort of fixed the sand path that was supposed to be there from the start...ruined accidentally when I started the tank...

Also finally bit the bullet and ordered a CO2 regulator! Hopefully I'll get that and have it running soon. Now for some cloudy pics right after a water change:



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Nice looking setup. I kind of like the jungle look lol.

How do the rummy noses do with the shrimps?
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That looks beautiful though, looks like your laziness might be good for the tank hahaha.
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Nice looking setup. I kind of like the jungle look lol.

How do the rummy noses do with the shrimps?
Thanks! I'm not hugely a fan of the jungle look in this particular tank (i think its because it's shallow)...

The rummynoses have been fine with the shrimp but on the other hand i haven't seen new babies for a while. The rcs population was well established when i added them so i'm not too worried. Ive never actually seen them go for the shrimp either.
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Snapped a good pic of the shrimps/oto crew/rummynoses at feeding time yesterday. Pygmy corys still camera shy...
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Just did a water change on my canister filter, and damn. I should've cleaned it out a while ago, the amount of gunk that came out was pretty impressive....

Actually wasn't lazy and did some trimming and sort of fixed the sand path that was supposed to be there from the start...ruined accidentally when I started the tank...

Also finally bit the bullet and ordered a CO2 regulator! Hopefully I'll get that and have it running soon. Now for some cloudy pics right after a water change:



if you're interested in cleaning up the ADA soil from your sand, you can run a strong neo magnet and itll suck up all the ADA soil out of the sand. ADA soil is magnetic.
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if you're interested in cleaning up the ADA soil from your sand, you can run a strong neo magnet and itll suck up all the ADA soil out of the sand. ADA soil is magnetic.
Its not called the lazy ADA 60f for no reason!

In all seriousness, I made a rookie mistake of not separating the sand and soil with some sort of divider (I used corrugated plastic, it just wasn't tall enough, and the flow from my canister filter was much more than expected). Now that the S.repens around that area is really rooted in there hasn't been any spillover. I actually bought a magnetic pick up tool off amazon rated for 15 lbs and I thought that would be plenty, but it doesn't grab a whole lot of the aquasoil at once, it would still take a really long time to separate it with this method. Unfortunately don't have a way to get a neo magnet for cheap or from a friend so I've just left it as is for now...

The original intention for the aquascape was to have a sand path through the small underpass of the wood, creating a much better sense of depth since the tank is so short (depth-wise)...oh well lol!
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