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ADA 60F in the making

I've been saving up for a few months now and decided to start my 60F project sooner rather than later. Here's what I've gotten together so far.

Tank: ADA 60F

Substrate: ADA Powersand S; Amazonia Normal, Powder

Light: Chihiros 36W

Filter: Eheim 2211 Canister Filter

Co2 System: ADA Pressurized Co2

Stone: Seiryu

Plants (so far): Dwarf Baby Tears
Dwarf Sagittaria

Extras: Lily inflow, outflow; glass bubble counter; glass diffuser; etc.

Planned future purchases: Suggested 50W heater; any suggested plants to add height around the stones; etc.

Let me know any suggestions, and I'll keep you guys updated-
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I recommend going with an inline heater since the tank is so small.

The light looks fancy.
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Since I don't really know how to organize the text next to the attached pictures, I'll try to make due.

1) Showing how I stacked the Normal with the powersand

2) Planted

3) Another planted shot

4) Flooded and complete
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Nice! You made it look so easy hah.

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Haha, probably because I only took like 6 or 7 pictures altogether. I'm unfamiliar with the ADA co2 system so I don't really know how long I should expect the tank to last. I'll also have to get a heater soon because you know, Buffalo and all...
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Best part of having a large stone semi-aquatic? Cup of extra HC. Obviously.


(Hand is there to block the light like a boss)
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How big is the ADA CO2 tank? Probably 5lb in which case it's gonna last awhile. Can always have a backup on hand if you're worried about it.

Hope it fills in quickly for you.

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Well coinsidantely I checked the tank and no co2 was coming out. Turns out the tank is completely empty. Must've had a leak or something but now I'm resorting to overpay for some refill tanks and waiting 2 weeks for them to arrive. I just hope the plants make it by then.
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2 weeks is a long time without CO2. You should either set up DIY CO2 or do a dry start.


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I might set up a diy. I have the materials for it because I had one on my last tank. I also have excel so I'll probably dose that for now
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I discover this weird clear stringy-like substance clinging on the my sagittaria. Does anyone know what it is? Algae? The sagittaria I got was practically dead, and melted when I received it. Thanks-
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Nice tank size & layout
I try to found a 60F but it's not available on my country

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I've been saving up for a few months now and decided to start my 60F project sooner rather than later. Here's what I've gotten together so far.

Tank: ADA 60F

Substrate: ADA Powersand S; Amazonia Normal, Powder

Light: Chihiros 36W

Filter: Eheim 2211 Canister Filter

Co2 System: ADA Pressurized Co2

Stone: Seiryu

Plants (so far): Dwarf Baby Tears
Dwarf Sagittaria

Extras: Lily inflow, outflow; glass bubble counter; glass diffuser; etc.

Planned future purchases: Suggested 50W heater; any suggested plants to add height around the stones; etc.

Let me know any suggestions, and I'll keep you guys updated-


Is this the 'Chihiros Aquasky' light? How are you liking it?
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