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New ADA 60P Build - Back in the hobby after 6 years

Hello fellow AquaScapers. I have taken a long break from this hobby to concentrate on other things but now I decided to restart my old ADA 60p with a new scape using Seiryu Stones, the same DIY stand I constructed in 2011 (link here), Oase BioMaster Thermo 250 Canister Filter, Twinstar LED Light II 600S, ADA Lily Pipes, etc... I will try to keep is some what simple by using Micro Sword carpet plant as a foreground and Reinrickii Mini as a midground plant both of Tissue Culture from Glass Aqua. Let's see where this new build takes me. If you have any suggested on anything I should do please feel free to let me know in the comments. I look forward to hearing from all of you who stop by to look. I will keep the thread updates as much as possible. I am excited to see where this goes. This hobby is always full of surprises.

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This past Saturday 1/19/20 was week 2 and I received my Micro Sword and Reinekii Mini from Glass Aqua as well as the Twinstar LED 600S. I did not realized that the 600S was not adjustable so I was lucky it was a perfect fit for my ADA 60P. If anyone has any advice as to how I should plant and grow the Micro Sword, please feel free to comment below.

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I mixed micro sword with dwarf hair grass and I'm happy I did. The micro sword doesn't really grow "thickly" like the hair grass tends to do. I started using the dry start method for 3 or 4 weeks. That worked quite well for me in my Walstad bowl.


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I mixed micro sword with dwarf hair grass and I'm happy I did. The micro sword doesn't really grow "thickly" like the hair grass tends to do. I started using the dry start method for 3 or 4 weeks. That worked quite well for me in my Walstad bowl.
Good to know that it doesn't grow in dense. I may have to add more tonight from the left overs That I didn't plant over this past weekend since it does not grow in densely. I was hoping for a full carpet over the next couple of months. Thanks for advice.

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So I bought a new CO2 Bubble Counter from Amazon for $14.64 (Photo 1)

Because of this (Photo 2)

But then this happened when I was trying to take the top off which was the only part I was going to use since the bottom part was not the same which I did not realize until I received the item. (Photo 2)

Oh well. I guess this is my welcome back to the world of Aquascaping and fish tanking.
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Just received my inexpensive FZ Aqua CO2 Regulator with Bubble Counter that has an integrated check valve. Paid $55 on Amazon. Here are some photos of it. Let me know if you have heard any good or bad things about it. So far I read mostly good things. I guess I will find out for myself over the next few weeks.
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Must say the hardscape you put together looks stunning. The photos after, when you started planting, looks somewhat hallucinated, maybe a result of glares? Perhaps something to keep in mind for future updates which I look forward too!
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Must say the hardscape you put together looks stunning. The photos after, when you started planting, looks somewhat hallucinated, maybe a result of glares? Perhaps something to keep in mind for future updates which I look forward too!
Hi. Thank you for the compliment. Well you know how aquascaping goes, sometimes you aim for a certain look and something else come from it. Yea it does look hallucinated. I need to bring down the brightness on my camera or light. I have the Twinstar 600S and I did not have the dimmer at the time but now I do so I will be able to control the brightness in future pics. I have restarted a new thread for this build in Tank Journals Section since this section is for DIY only. I did not know. Please continue to follow this thread there. I will not be posting here anymore about this build. Thanks again. See you there.

Bump: Hello Everyone,

If you are interested in following this build, please go to the Tank Journals section. I did not realize this section is or DIY only. Here is the link: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/1303293-new-ada-60p-build-back-hobby-after-6-years.html

Admins: Please close this tread. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

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