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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Adam's Cade Mini Planted Tank

Hi guys and girls,

Building a new tank. It will be a nano set up with beautiful rocks from Fishchicks. This tank is still new and I am just waiting on plants to arrive friday to put them in and itll be a finished scape so as for now you will have to use your imagination

Tank
45 X 30 X 35cm Tank
6mm Glass
Rimless and braceless
Silicon removed (cut and removed) from tank after being cured to create a no silicon look


Tank Stand
ADA style tank stand


Substrate
2 x 9L ADA Amazonia I Normal
1 x ADA Penac P
1 x ADA Penac W
1 x ADA Clear Super
1 x ADA Tourmaline BC
1 x ADA Iron Bottom


Filtration
1 x Eheim 2213 Canister Filter
Eheim Substrat Pro
Eheim ehfimech
Eheim sponges and pads
Seachem Purigen

1 x Lillypipes (Intake and Outtake)


Lighting
1 x Cade Lighting Unit with glass base and Twin 36W CFs used. It is the larger one to the Cade mini available through Adam at Aquascape designs.
2 x Plant/10 000k bulbs, with 4 X Dazs 8000K 36W CF Bulbs spare

Heating
No heater for now (since it is getting into cooler months just purchased a hydor inline heater)
1 x ADA NA 6mm Thermometer (Clear)


C02 Set Up
1 x C02 Pro 0.82L Injection Package with extras
C02 Pro 0.82L Bottle
C02 Regulator
Electromagnetic Solenoid Valve
Needle Valve Tap
Nano Glass Diffuser
1m of c02 tubing
Brass c02 Bubble Counter
Glass c02 Bubble Counter
Glass Check Valve
DAZS Beetle c02 Bubble Counter
ANS Drop Checker


Fertilisers
1 x Ferka Aquatilizer 500mL
1 x Ferka Balance K 500mL
1 X Green Brightly Step 3 500mL
1 x Seachem Flourish Excel 2L
1 x Seachem Iron 500mL

NOW DOSING EI

Plant Tools
ANS Plant Scissors Surgical Grade Curved
ANS Plant Scissors Curved
ANS Plant Tweezers Curved
ANS Multi Purpose Tweezers


Hardscape
Iwagumi (Seiryu Seki looking) stones from Fishchick


Plants
Rotala Colorata
Rotala Sp. Green
Rotala Sp. H'rah
HC
Japanese Hair Grass
Dwarf pygmea chain swords
eriocaulon sp shiga
eriocaulon cinerum
mini pellia
and a few more to come


Fish
2 x Apistogramma borellii Opals (male and female pair)
13 x Ruby Tetras
4 x Otocinclus
25 x Red Cherry Shrimp (RCS Shrimp)


Other Products, Medications, Water Change Products
1 x 2L Seachem Stability
1 x 2L Seachem Stress Guard
1 x 473mL API Melafix
1 x 100mL Aquasonic Ichonex
1 x 120mL Waterlife Protozin
1 x 120mL Waterlife Sterizin


Foods
1 x Sera Vipan 75g Food for the Tetras
1 x Hikari micro wafers and micro pellets
1 x Spectrum Algae Wafers for the Shrimp and Otocinclus
Regular serves of Frozen Brine Shrimp


This pic is an old pic about 3 weeks old now (made a few changes since then) so will update once my plants arrive on Friday and all planted)

In the mean time here is a starter pic;



Cheers,

Adam
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The tank looks great.

That light is interesting. I like the glass base. Do you have a pic of the full fixture?


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The tank looks great.

That light is interesting. I like the glass base. Do you have a pic of the full fixture?
i would also like to see a pic of the light
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Googled and found this, looks pretty nice..

http://www.aquascapedesign.com.au/pr...-Lighting.html


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Nice. If you look at the bottom left corner you can see that it's the same brand as what Hockey mentioned.
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Googled and found this, looks pretty nice..

http://www.aquascapedesign.com.au/pr...-Lighting.html
Wow thats nice, just expensive
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Wow thats nice, just expensive
Yeah it is but the one I have is the model up in size compared to this one. So it is even more expensive even still. You guys in the USA have it so good with such a good supply of ADA and other quality products. Here in Aus there is not much in terms of aquascaping, having only one shop that sells ADA products online and they are overpriced and basically no other brands available unless you hunt around or dig deep enough. Even Cal Aqua Labs arent even popular over here in terms of their glassware.

I will get a full tank shot up on Thursday once I plant the plants and also include a photo of the lighting unit for you

I will admit it is a pretty nifty unit haha!
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Bit of an update. The pygmae chain swords are now gone! I now have a plant list that consists of;

HC
Mini Pellia
Fissidens
Rotala Sp Green
Rotala Sp H'Ra
Rotala Mini type 1
Limnophilia Sp Vietnam
Japanese Hairgrass
Belem

Will be putting in some stems of Rotala Colorata, 3 X Eriocaulon Sp Shiga and then we are done!!!!

I am loving this tank at the moment. I just done all this work today so tank is still cloudy. I had my Eheim 2213 drip water all day then when I went to check it and remove the hosing where it was dripping from (the outlet section) I found there was a shear in the section and sure enough when I went to carefully remove the hosing the whole outtake section just sheared off. Such a shame so now I have to pull a sickie at work tomorrow and go fix that up (dont tell the boss )

The plants look a bit bushy but waiting for them to settle in first, then they will get a trimming to the desire bushy effect. Plenty of growing and trimming left to do to get it tidy as at the moment it looks shaggy, unprofessional and just MESSY!!! Basically itll all be tapered upwards and leave some lush red above the green and trim the rotala sp green around the shape of the feature rock and the rest of the plants straight to give the feature rock more stand out. The plants will taper down to the front and create a nice lush look (eventually)

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Thanks,

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Thanks Alan however was not a fan of my old hardscape. The iwagumi one just looked bland and boring to be honest. Was struggling to work with it and just lost total interest in it. It did not hit me in the face and go WOAH! anymore and was more like yep another bloody tank with an average hardscape.

After a call at 7pm Jeff popped over and since he was so so so so unhappy with the last scape. He quickly dismantled it and got up with the new scape. He was just unhappy with how it looked and so he brang some wood from home and got cracking. End result is a fantastic hardscape.

Planting for this will change as some of the plants need to be ripped out or replaced and the true lushness is a good month or two off. So until then imagination is the key. The hardscape is already bloody rocking! And once we decide fully what plants do and do not work we will be able to come up with something super good I do believe!

As for fish, there will be the 10 or so ruby tetras, all the corydoras hastatus, ottos, darwin algae shrimp, glass shrimp, cherry shrimp, crs. Oh and the apistogramma borellii opal pair





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This is going to be incredible.
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what kind of wood? do want. looks great.

wood beats rock setups any day
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