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TheShrimpOtakus 60P ADA Adventure!

I picked up my first ADA tank its the 60P Mist Type-R. I still need to order a filter, but havent decided on which filter to buy. I will be using the paintball Co2 kit I bought off JaggedFury! Heres my parts list so far.

ADA 60P Mist Type

Lighting is a BoostLED Par30 white

Hydor Inline 200watt heater

Cheapo diffuser and bubble counter from GLA

ADA Aqua Soil Malaya

ADA Xingu Forest Sand

DriftWood was ordered today from the driftwood store

Im no expert on aquascaping so Ill probably have questions when the time comes :P. I also need advice on my stand! Im not a great DIY person so I wanted to know if you think my stand will be fine for holding this tank. You can see it in the pics.





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looks good, I got the book today as well and reading it. I highly recommend people get it, it's so worth it even just for shipping cost. I like the light as well.

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If you had the time you could wall off the bottom and make a small door to give it a cleaner look. Hidden equipment is always good unless you're super organized:P
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just 1 bulb?
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What types of plants are you planning on growing?


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I havent decided on plants yet. I might pick up a second light, but I wanted to try one out first. I really wanted a mellowed out shady tank. Most plants in it will be mosses, and maybe some hair grass or baby tears if I can get away with them :P. I know its just one bulb, but the par output on these par30 leds is much better then the cheapo LED bulbs you buy at lowes or walmart. I use these bulbs on my 20gallon SW coral tank and they grow much better then they did with my 150watt metal halide.

As for hiding the Equipment Im thinking bout building a little shelf for my filter to sit on, and a basket on the side to hold my Co2. I like the open look of the stand, and don't mind seeing equipment. I just want to know if you think the stand will hold the tank :P
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I think im going to do a moss tank! I love the way it looks and flows in the water. Do you think a eheim 2215 will give good flow in the tank to make the moss sway? Ill probably do some Star Grass in the background, along with Myriophyllum Mattogrossense, Fissidens Fontanus on the drift wood, and Dwarf Baby Tears, Dwarf Hair Grass, or Glosso in the forground with some Sagittaria Dwarf.
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I drooled over those frost tanks for a while earlier. Very nice.
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yea they're sweet! I didnt know the sides were frosted though lol. I added some side supports to the stand so i know it will hold my tank now! Last thing I want is to come home and my tank is broken on the floor.
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