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Jeffboyarrdee's 45 cm ADA

hey everyone,
this is my 45 cm ADA project that started last Fall and i finally had the time to finish it off today! i had bought wood from home depot and custom made my own stand to fit a 45 cm ADA tank (MINI L). I work at aquaforest so i had gotten alot of eqipment from them. i am testing out their archaea lights with the 36 watt ADA NA power compact, its a nifty fixture with german style reflectors. For the CO2 i had found a used leland tap regulator for beer, and just mimicked the ada advanced CO2 system. i am using a Hydor canister filter, and Hydor inline heater. if you have visited aquaforest, this setup is pretty much the same as their ADA Mini M setup.
For plants, i have HC foreground, rotala green midground (right and left), rotala najenshan background (right and left), and rotala singapore red background (center). This rock is called shoko? i will find out again i forgot.

Soon i will be re-doing my 50 gallon to a crypt tank! maybe in a couple days.

This is the beginning!















here is the planting!












i hope you enjoyed! we'll see how this tank goes...it might grow alot of algae....

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nice! in my opion it is too symetrical though, move the large rock about half its total length to the left, this will really set off the tank
also what is that plant in the background?

you should also get more of a middground, try planting some echinodorus tenellus between the rocks
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Super setup..LOVE it! I also agree with Felix...I would switch the larger rock with the smaller rock setting next to it...on the left. One of the first lessons I had in art class...never center the main object directly in the center..at least have it off center. The large rock is to centered.
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thanks guys, i was thinking of that...i surely will get some more midground plants
ill update with a pic real soon.

actually heres another set of pictures. i had moved the big rock to the left, and added a smaller rock. Tell me what you guys think. I will keep changing it until its decent...and then we'll see how the plants complement it, and ill go from there!





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move hte new smaller rock left a little and the large right rock right a little
the gap between the two clusters will balance the peice!
but nice work!
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GOTCHA! i know exactly what you mean!
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thats 500 euros please for the felixavery consulting service :P
just joking, got any ideas for fish ect?
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well this is mainly gonna be a crystal red tank, that is if i am successful in breeding them. Hopefullly it will go well.
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Watch out for those diatoms!!! LOL. You got a nice setup man... I really like it.
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i have a UV sterilizer...i dont have a diatom filter though.
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whats a diatom filter?
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a diatom filter polishes off your aquarium water, filtering out the smallest debris. but with that kind of filtration, they take alot of maintainance, They can also be used just like how UV sterilizers get rid of green water.
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Well maybe after selling about 300 CRS you will make back the money you spent on all that ADA stuff
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hahhaha i actually got discounted on some of the stuff.

we'll see how the tank goes...i do have some fast growing stem plants though, it should help a little.
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