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Marimo's ADA Mini S (LED)

First thanks to John Ciotti for this unique set up.
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ADA Mini S
ADA Mini S solar light upgraded with 8k LEDS
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia Type I regular and fine
ADA tourmaline BC
ADA Bacter
ADA power sand
Pressurized Paintball CO2
Filter to be determined. I have HOB, zoomed 501, or eheim 2213 in stock
Scape will be Iwagumi using seriyu stone
Flora Japanese hairgrass
Fauna to be determned
thats all for now
Oh this is what it looked like at the pet expo.

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Is that all Japanese Hairgrass?

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are the 8K LEDs high power and used to supplement the original bulb? or are they the sole light source for the tank?
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zoo there was UG in the tank no J. hairgrass.There is some rare J. mini rotala and rare moss from Japan. I have a pinch in another tank. I beleive the LED's are 3 stunner LED strips from Ecoxotic. The light is at least 2x brighter than the original

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That looks really good, I like the contrast of red against the green, do you think we could get some close up pictures?
Also, what do you mean at the pet expo? You showed it at one?


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are the 8K LEDs high power and used to supplement the original bulb? or are they the sole light source for the tank?
I'm sure that they are cree LEDs.

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That looks really good, I like the contrast of red against the green, do you think we could get some close up pictures?
Also, what do you mean at the pet expo? You showed it at one?
The tank is empty now I took out the Sakura shrimp, green kubotai microrasbaras, rotala mini Japan and the J. moss. I may have some close ups. SCAPE was at the Orange County Pet EXPO spreading the word about planted tanks. We had 11 planted tanks on display. Including 4 ADA tanks. We had a big turnout and will be at more expo/conventions.

Fishman/CL the lighting is completely LED. 3 strips 6 watts each for a total of !8 Watts of LED lighting. There are about 4 blue actinic LED's to enhance the color of the fauna. Creates really nice shimmer, super cool temperature, and are supposed to last 10 to 15 years. The LED's are actually under powered on purpose for reliability and long life they are actually higher wattage. No moon lights but im gonna add some later.

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Here is a view of the LED'S

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I realized my Do!aqua Mini M fits really good on the Mini s light so its tempting and might use that tank istead. But that would mean I have no room for a HOB filter and would have to use a canister Im trying to keep things simple hear.

I have alot of stone about 100l lbs so i have plenty to play with
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Slope is 1/2 inch in the front and about 5 twards the back

Final Scape will get a topping of powder aquasoil

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Looking good so far
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Thanks dream. I really am having fun with this scape just one tiny twist of the stones and it improves the look or ruins it. Im using the rule of thirds as my guide. I got so focused on the placement that as I began to pour the powder aquasoil I forgot to add the powersand, tourmaline and bacter . Ahh! I have bacter balls and Pfertz root tabs so ill add that instead of ruining my scape and mixing the powder aquasoil

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i might be really dumb here guys but how do you use a paint ball canister for co2, is it the same as the canisters you buy in the lfs?

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question. Are the root tabs necessary when planting with ada aquasoil? Or are you just fortifying the soil? Im still "green" when it comes to those things. I assumed that fertilization would supplement anything in the tank unless you were going to go with plants that are root demanding.
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i might be really dumb here guys but how do you use a paint ball canister for co2, is it the same as the canisters you buy in the lfs?
Not a dumb question at all. Its pressurized CO2. I believe the bottle is 20 oz. It has a small regulator you can get online plus I installed a better needle valve. Ill post some picks.
Aquasoil should be enough. The purpose of the power sand is to allow oxygenation o occur throught the substrate also for better water flow through it preventing it from becoming anerobic. Bacter dissloves and releases nitrifiying bacteria throught. Tourmaline I cant remember may be iron. I had it so why not use it. Finally root tabs are used for replenishing old substrates or growing nutrient root demading plants like crypts and erio. Once again I had it so why not use it.

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Ah ok. Wouldnt hurt to use it right? hah. Good start to everything.
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