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CmLaracy's 75P ADA II

Here we go, official round two!

Planted this yesterday, hope you like! Just a note, I'll be filling in the back with a wall of Eleocharis vivipara on friday. For those who don't know, it's a very delicate looking grass plant that can grow essentially as long as you let it. I'll be letting it drape over the top to give the anubias some shade.

Running a mere 3 hour photoperiod to start. Trying out Green Bacter and Bacter 100 to help the cycle, lets see if it works. The filter is essentially cycled already, as it came from a fully cycled tank. I'm hoping the cycle won't last longer than a week or so, but you can never say for sure with ADA AS.

I just want to give a HUGE thanks to Glenn McCreedy, he's a mod here by the name of Gmccreedy. He provided me with nearly all the plants necessary to plant this tank and I really think he deserves some credit Thanks Glenn

On to the photos, there's lots, with more to come on friday (setup shots were taken with my phone, final shots were taken with my camera)


Here's a lil ADA swagger, nothin much




Laying down the Powersand Special S (2 liters)




Putting down the Bacter 100




ADA AS, 18L




Some Yamaya Stones




The first bit of planting, also with the wood




From the top




Adding some Anubias (thanks Glenn!)




Detailed shot (didn't think my phone could take a shot of this quality)




From the front again




Anubias from the side




Up top, from the side




With water now!




FTS




Anubias action




From up top




From the side




And waaaayyy back for the finale




Hope you enjoyed! Will be updating on friday with the background actually filled in. I hate posting this with an empty background, but I couldn't help myself

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Nice, very professional looking. can't wait for the vivpara to be planted and the plants to fill in =D

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Very nice setup. Did you intentionally want to plant the foreground so thick? Hope it turns out the way you like it.
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looks great chris!

you really spammed the pics. WOW! i had to refresh to get them all. first time my comp just gave up halfway through and cut the connection.
uploading all those mustve been annoying.

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i like all the pics it looks great! and talk about an instant carpet
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very nice!!! you gonan add something to the back? a tall big narrow/needle leaf java fern?
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Nice, very professional looking. can't wait for the vivpara to be planted and the plants to fill in =D
Me too, I love the plant

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Very nice setup. Did you intentionally want to plant the foreground so thick? Hope it turns out the way you like it.
Yeah, I wanted to start thick cause it's a slow grower

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looks great chris!

you really spammed the pics. WOW! i had to refresh to get them all. first time my comp just gave up halfway through and cut the connection.
uploading all those mustve been annoying.
LOL, I took pics along the way, and posted the ones I thought were worthy of posting hehe.

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i like all the pics it looks great! and talk about an instant carpet
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very nice!!! you gonan add something to the back? a tall big narrow/needle leaf java fern?
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Looks great Chris. Hope it works out for you this time.


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Wow that looks great.

So you planted everything without water first? Do you spray the plants to keep them wet?

Would you do the same when planting tall stems?
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lovin the Anubias. That diffuser is slick! Is it all glass to the back where it meets the tubing?
Good luck with this one.


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Looks great Chris. Hope it works out for you this time.
Thanks Glenn

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Wow that looks great.

So you planted everything without water first? Do you spray the plants to keep them wet?

Would you do the same when planting tall stems?
Everything without water. I sprayed them when they started to look a little dry. I also use the same method with stems

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lovin the Anubias. That diffuser is slick! Is it all glass to the back where it meets the tubing?
Good luck with this one.
Thanks, they're basically all Glenn's!

It is. I have a lot of these 24" glass tubes that are the same thickness as the diffuser stem. I bend them over the stove. I have this one going up from the diffuser, hooking up and over the side of the tank, then turning and running towards the back where it meets the tubing

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you must have spent a load on all that ADA glassware.
it looks amazing, but how often do you have to clean it?
thats what i love about eheims green stuff, algae arent visible. id think algae would love to grow on the glass.

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you must have spent a load on all that ADA glassware.
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thats what i love about eheims green stuff, algae arent visible. id think algae would love to grow on the glass.
The only glass ADA piece in there is the diffuser. The glass pipes I bought for $7 a lbs (over 40 rods), and the lily pipes are CalAqua Labs, great pipes. The drop checker is also CalAqua

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Beautiful start and good luck on round two.

Nice clean look on those bent glass rods as well. How hard is that to do? (I may be stealing that trick myself...lol)


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