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New 13gal ADA style setup

This is my first time using ADA stuff for setup, hope it will turn out ADA style too.



Tank size 18 x 13 x 13 inches
Lighting : Osram daylight 70w metal halide
Co2: 2bps (co2 cylinder with solenoid)
temp: 24degrees ( arctica mini chiller )
filter: Ehiem 2224
ADA's substrate & liquid fertilizer
aquasoil amazonia II
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tourmaline BC
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Wow!! I am so jealous about your ADA equipments!!!!!!

Can't wait until you set it up!
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This is my setup.

Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
Utricularia graminifolia
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas'
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala rotundifolia Green
Didiplis diandra
Ludwigia arcuata
Potamogeton gayi

hope can get some advise.
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Great start, can wait to see how this one turns out especially with:

"Lighting : Osram daylight 70w metal halide"

Thats about 5-6 watts per gallon! Keep us updated.

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Great start, can wait to see how this one turns out especially with:

"Lighting : Osram daylight 70w metal halide"

Thats about 5-6 watts per gallon! Keep us updated.
yup, its kind of overkill. Need to increase Co2 and liquid fertilizer.
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Good start. Be careful with the h. zosterifolia and p. gayi. Those plants will take over once they're happy.
Keep us posted. Looking nice so far!

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Good start. Be careful with the h. zosterifolia and p. gayi. Those plants will take over once they're happy.
Keep us posted. Looking nice so far!
thanks.
by the way, how do i trim p.gayi ? trim it to half or trim off the side shoots ?
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"Let there be light"

Can't wait to see this one in action.


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That's an awesome dimension to work with... 18x13x13"

Great stuff!

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That's an awesome dimension to work with... 18x13x13"

Great stuff!
actually the glass is 8mm thick. so the interior of the tank is smaller than
18x13x13". I also forgot about the clamp of the light, as i should be doing a higher tank to avoid the clamp being seen.
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I also forgot about the clamp of the light, as i should be doing a higher tank to avoid the clamp being seen.
There's a DIY thread either here, or at aquaticplantcentral, or at nanoreef.com that shows how to retrofit a grounds light/spot light housing from home depot into an MH fixture. You could probably swap your light's guts into that and make a pendant. I think the thread was called something like "DIY pendant". I'll see if I can find out exactly where it is.


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There's a DIY thread either here, or at aquaticplantcentral, or at nanoreef.com that shows how to retrofit a grounds light/spot light housing from home depot into an MH fixture. You could probably swap your light's guts into that and make a pendant. I think the thread was called something like "DIY pendant". I'll see if I can find out exactly where it is.
actually i didnt one a pendant type, as i dont want to start drilling holes or get a stand for it.
But just didnt come into my mind that the clamp will be so big.
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That doesn't seem like too much light at all. Seems like a good high amount to me. It is a small tank, forget about WPG rule.

If I may offer advice, it seems to me like this tank's aquascape is built on the scale of a larger tank. Everything will quickly outgrow your original design.

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That doesn't seem like too much light at all. Seems like a good high amount to me. It is a small tank, forget about WPG rule.

If I may offer advice, it seems to me like this tank's aquascape is built on the scale of a larger tank. Everything will quickly outgrow your original design.
yes. i agree that my tankscape is built on the idea of using a small tank to built a larger tank's scaping.
I hope constant trimming will help me to get the desire results.
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thanks.
by the way, how do i trim p.gayi ? trim it to half or trim off the side shoots ?
When I kept this weed, I ran into that problem too. I just ended up grabbing a stem and pulling and taking several plants with it. Difficult plant to manipulate in my experience. then eventually it melted, maybe a bottoming out of nitrogen occurred.

Good looking tank so far.
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