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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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ADA 120P Geophagus biotope build.

Any advice or criticism would be greatly appreciated. I wanted to create a simple and minimal tank with emphasis on the FISH yet trying to stay as close to being region accurate as possible.

-Tank ADA 120p Overflow with ADA stand.
-Lighting: TEK 6 bulb with Giesemann bulbs 2 Actinics and 4 Middays
-Filtration: ADA ES 600EX with ADA Lily Pipes and Wet Dry with Eheim 1262 pump. Hydor inline 300w heater connected to the ADA filter and an Eheim secondary Heater in the wet dry.
-Scaping materials= Pool filter sand, manzanita wood, and brown rocks.

Livestock: 12 WC Red Head Tapajos, 20 Lazer Green Cories, Plecos (adonis, gold nugget, snowball, leopard), 30 lemon tetras.





thishig how i feeoijhg right now!












Any advice on the scaping and also I am trying to mess around with the bulb configuration. The reds are coming out just the way I want it on the geos but the rest of the speckles on the body are just not "popping"????
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 03:44 PM
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Looks pretty awesome to me. If only you had two ada solar/grand solar you would have a full ada setup which would be super awesome....

I envy your tank.
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Your tank looks amazing, and I think you have a great setup. When I had my Geos (sp. Bahia Red) I was using a 6500k and 10000k combination and their colors really popped. They were not as red as yours, but the iridescence/pearl look of their fins came out really well with that. Hope that helps.
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Looks Amazing, Maybe take out the rock on the far Left?

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Amazing looking tank! Is this the 120P that comes with a built-in overflow? This is the first time I've seen in it action.

Personally, I'd remove all the rocks. They look out of place. The driftwood gives enough interest on its own.


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I like your setup I'm trying something similar myself. I am trying to do it a little bit planted though. my geos are still small, bout 2 inches, so my hope is that the plants will drop their roots far enough to anchor themselves before the geos are big enough to really toss them up. I love the driftwood and how the lemon tetras seem to hang out in it. Are you planning on trying to add some plants at all?
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I have toyed with doing a similar setup as well, a nicely done hard scape can be really striking as yours is. Great looking fish! I am not very familiar with the biotope exactly but maybe some almond leaves scattered would look nice and add some different texture than the sand?


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I would put the wood on the other side to hide the overflow box more and move all the rocks to the left side with it leaving the right side minimalist

maybe also wrap some moss onto some of the branches of wood, perhaps also tie some more leafy plants towards the base of the wood and on some of the branches this would help hide the overflow box further and build a natural minimal look while not changing your whole focus to plants as they won't be rooted in any substrate just tied on the wood
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Great looking tank! Any pics of the Gold Nugget?
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thats alot of light! any plants going in? and it looks great!
hiding the over flow does seem like a good choice..
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This is a great hardscape. I agree with liam to move the rock on the left. Maybe put it next to the other one on the right.

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