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Philip's ADA 60P - UPDATED FTS 5/26/2012 [P.18]

Philip's ADA 60-P

After months of begging and compromising, my parents reluctantly agreed to a second aquarium. This will be my first "small" tank ever since i took down my 29G about 5 years ago. This will also be my first ADA tank. I'm really excited to get it all set up!

My main reason for wanting a second tank is to give a go at soft-water plants, as well as to experiment with super high lighting (thanks to skewlboy!). I don't really have a plan for an aquascape yet, except for maybe something similar to this tank. I really like the hardscape in that tank, except i don't know if i'll have room with all the plants that i want to put in there!

Planned equipment list:
- ADA 60P (~17 gallons)
- Contemporary black stand
- Fishneedit 24x2 watt T5
- ADA Amazonia (new version)
- Eheim 2217 Classic
- GLA Ultimate Regulator w/ Milwaukee SMS122 pH Controller

Flora:
- Didiplis diandra
- Rotala macrandra 'green'
- Ludwigia senegalensis
- Ludwigia arcuata
- Belem Hairgrass

Fauna:
- 20 ember tetras
- 4 amano shrimp
- 3 otocinclus
- 1 stiphodon goby

Right now i have the tank and stand, and the light is on the way... i'm going to get everything else when i return from vacation in a few weeks. Pics to come!

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yay! another tank from philip! i love your tanks. gratz on getting some cool ADA stuff!


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This going to be great, just as all of your tanks; you inspired me to join the forums and now I have an awesome tank and getting close to 1000 posts! Which is, of course, only a fourth of yours... Good luck!
Thanks man! I hope your tank is doing well.

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Nice setup! This is pretty close to what I'm doing with my custom made 15gal, only less lighting since my tank is 2 inches shorter than the 60p ^^

Are you planning on using the powersand at all? If so, and I'd recommend it, get the special powersand and a bottle of that tourmaline bc. It should help quite a bit with establishing the BB quickly.

Anyways tho, looking forward to some pics :p

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Where's the teaser pics?
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pics, or you dont have anything! i like pics of empty ADA tanks anyways!


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Nice setup! This is pretty close to what I'm doing with my custom made 15gal, only less lighting since my tank is 2 inches shorter than the 60p ^^

Are you planning on using the powersand at all? If so, and I'd recommend it, get the special powersand and a bottle of that tourmaline bc. It should help quite a bit with establishing the BB quickly.

Anyways tho, looking forward to some pics :p
I wasn't planning on using anything but aquasoil, but i'll look into the power sand and other substrate products from ADA.

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I've wanted a 60P for a really long time-- but i was trying to decide whether i wanted more emersed containers or a 60P. I eventually decided on the 60P. I figured i mind as well take the offer from my parents while it was still there...

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pics, or you dont have anything! i like pics of empty ADA tanks anyways!
Yes, i know my room is messy... but here's some pics:


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nice stand!


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nice stand!
Thanks! There's a small chip on the bottom right corner though. Anyone have any suggestions as to how i should go about repairing that? It's pretty deep.
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no idea. maybe something to go in there ( plaster, idk) then paint over it.


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black epoxy wood filler. spread it in with a puddy knife so its a little over flat after it hardens buff it back down with 1000 grit on a small block of wood then switch to 1500 then overbuff the scuffed area with microbead car buffing solution (if you do this part by hand it will take for ever) your going to want a rotary buffer (or similar) to get the final gloss look.

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