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So i've saved up the money for my first ADA tank... I've been looking at all the sizes and peoples journals and i've decided on a 45-P, which i havent seen one journal of!

I really like the 45-P (18in x 10.5in x 12in) because it it offers room for more fish and plants than the Mini series, and i can keep it under budget with my light and filter.

UPDATE 12/16

Got the tank, ADA goods, and light today!

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ADA 45-P
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Current 20" 1x40W
NA 8000K Lamp

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A Rena XP1 is like ALOT I'd go with the Eheim

Are you sure there's an 18" 6700K T5 HO bulb?

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is it 6500K? idk, i havent found it yet but i know i'll have to replace the actinic. maybe go with another 10000K?

and you can never over filter
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does anyone know how many pounds one liter of AS is? i have about 13 lbs left and im wondering if i can use that.
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and you can never over filter
or you can be me and stick an HOB filter with about 100 gph+ on a 10 gallon and blow the carefully planted emersed hc all over your tank!! Like how you mentioned, I have never seen a 45-P journal and will look forward to seeing the final result.

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lol yeah its funny i was googling ADA 45-P and it came up with my thread, like the 3rd one down i seriously dont know ANYONE with this tank!
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roy deki used to have one, im probably going to get one of these too for my LED experiment!! id like to see what you do with this!!
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do you have a link to his tank? i would love to see it! i know its just a stubbier version of a 10 but its trimless
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it is 10 gallons, i dont think he ever got to setting it up, i saw it for sale at AAPE a long time ago.
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meh. so no inspiration... i'll have to see what i can do

so if 9L is about 20lbs... and 6L is about 13lbs.... do you think i can cover it with 6L? i'll probably end up getting another 3L to be safe...
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hmmm i found a better light

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...0&pcatid=16770

the 18" saltwater version, obviously i'll replace the actinic
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so if 9L is about 20lbs... and 6L is about 13lbs.... do you think i can cover it with 6L? i'll probably end up getting another 3L to be safe...
Well, it depends on the depth of substrate you want. If you wanted an average of 3" of substrate, you'd need 18"X10.5"X3" = 567 cubic inches = 9.3L

With an average of 2", it would take right around 6L

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Here's 2 45-P journals from APC...
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-45cm-ada.html

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-ada-45cm.html

I like the second one -- Good idea on the lighting too. Find a ~36W square pin PC fixture that will take the 8000K ADA bulb, like this one: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...8&pcatid=11418


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thanks for the journals roy! the second one is was great, the last picture he posted is something like i kinda want to do

as for the light, thanks for the idea, im still weighing all my options here.
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Congratulations.
On the amount of substrate. Two 3L would be plenty. But I'd go ahead and get the one 9L bag since it's not that more cost for future scapes.

What kind of hoses and in/out pipes are going to use on your filter?

I'm setting up a mini m right now and will have eheim 2011. Need to get some clear hose and clear pipes and looking right now.

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