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Completely New ADA 60p

Hi All,
I am starting my second scape and first journal (I am shy) after a disastrous end to my Fluvial Edge 6 gallon with augmented light. I got the tank and most of the rest of my equipment/supplies in today so I decided to start my journal today. It will be iwagumi style as that just fits my aesthetic.

Equipment:
Tank - ADA 60p
Filter - Fluval G3 (I know it is a bit much, I just couldn't resist)
CO2 - Milwaukee MA957 with Max Mix inline reactor
Lighting - Kassil A160we Tuna Sun with spectral controller, gooseneck and 90 degree adapter
Heater - Hydor 200 watt inline (overkill again but I really wanted inline)

Substrate:
ADA PowerSand Special Small
ADA AquaSoil Amazonia
ADA full range of Substrate Additives (I know snake oil and all that, but I did grow a full carpet of HC in a Fluvial Edge using it)

Fertilizer regimine - GLA EI method (recommendations on best results welcome)

Flora:
Unsure but probably HC and DHG

Fauna:
Some type of tetra

Stone:
Haven't found it yet

Photo of Equipment below (cell phone photo)

Thanks,
Robert
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 08:17 PM
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Everybody here has the same interest as you do.
Don't be afraid to share, somebody will listen, and make
comments, before you know it there is a conversation.
Unpack the bags and boxes, fill the water up and plant,
then take some photos, so we can see what you have
in store. Guli Guli
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Looks good. Make sure you post plenty of pics on that G3. Can't wait o see it n action
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I did my leak test on Friday and no leaks. The G3 flow is as expected, very high for this tank. Glass pipe is on its way (I cheaped out on it). I went to Tahoe this weekend and found some awesome rocks, granodiorite, (really cheaped out on rocks) which are disinfecting now. Will post picks later this week.


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Just a fauna recommendation, you said some type of tetra. I recommend a school of neons, like 10-15 of them, you have small plants, so use small fish to keep the tank in proportion. Just a suggestion. You could use a small piece of driftwood to enhance the scale of the tank. Use alot of small plants/fish/stone/wood to make the tank look bigger than it is.
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Oooh, the G3...very nice. I've been tempted myself, but for now I'm just going to live vicariously through your tank journal


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Current tanks: 36g bow (glass suddenly cracked, calamity ensued), 65g (Brand new! Would enjoy, welcome, and appreciate any and all info you could think of sharing with someone who's very new to this, but very excited to learn.
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Start scaping that thing...
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Use alot of small plants/fish/stone/wood to make the tank look bigger than it is.

I like the idea of using a bunch of small fish to emphasize scale, I just have this really big rock that I want to "feature." I am very open to plant suggestions.

I have to finish my electrical cord management today/tomorrow then I can start playing with the layout more earnestly.


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So I this is what I came up with. It has more of an upslope than I anticipated. It's a cell phone picture so you can't see how much the stones sparkle. Let me know what you guys think.


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So I this is what I came up with. It has more of an upslope than I anticipated. It's a cell phone picture so you can't see how much the stones sparkle. Let me know what you guys think.


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Looking good! My only thought is that the divide in substrate seems to be too regular/even. What if the sandy section on the left wrapped around the front a bit more, instead of being so cleanly split from front to back? Whichever way you go you're off to a great start. I like the rocks you're using.
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So I took out the sand since I could not get it to work out the way I wanted it.
And I took some the rocks out to make it more simple.
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I prefer the last aquascape.
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G3... Man I would murder for that G3. I forsee an amazing scape. Keep them pics coming and good luck.
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Finally got plants in, I have been distracted by other projects. I ended up with HC for carpet with DHG "patches" and a "grove" of Rotala Bonsai. I also made little Christmas moss pine trees.

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