Hello! This is the start of my new setup for an ADA mini m tank, these little tanks are about 5.5 gallons. Being a design junkie, I've always appreciated the clean aesthetic of ADA equipment. Dreaming of a tank like a 60h or 90p, when I ran across a deal on used ADA mini light and ADA Co2 items, I couldn't pass it up and went the economy route with the Mini. Luckily, ADG shop is here in Houston and I picked up the mini tank and a few other things to forgo the shipping to make this setup very economical.
The title theme. After I picked out one of the big rocks as the anchor point in the tank, it reminded me of the beautiful natural jungle beach in Costa Rica on the southern tip of the nicoya peninsula called Mal Pais where I've vacationed quite a few times. I'm hoping to loosely recreate the rocky feeling of this beach in a minimalist iwagami style. This will be big challenge for me. But please don't be disappointed when the thing never gets off the ground and falls apart
The Hardware is:
Mini: Ada mini M
Light: ADA Solar Mini
Filter: Eheim 2011 with lily pipes: ada v-1 and p-1
Substrate: Aqua Soil Malaya normal
Co2: ADA 74-YA/ver.2 and Pollen CO2 Diffuser 1000 from Green Leaf
Stand: Vintage square metal laboratory table.
Ferts: I have a few bags of left over greg watson ferts, not sure on the schedule and dosing for the little tank now. May break down and by the brighty stuff.
Starting new tank and hardscape:
Adding Plants and moving things around:
Canary in the Mist:
This is all I have now. Will keep you posted on updates. I'm plan on planting some HC tomorrow. Thanks for looking at my journal.