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jms' ADA 45p

Well, I finally got my tank planted after about a month with only a couple stems and a few shrimp in it. This is just something I threw together, and we'll see how it goes over the next couple of months.

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Tank: ADA 45P
Filter: Eheim 2213
Lighting: Catalina 20" with a 36w 7500k bulb (10 hour photo period)
Co2: 5lb. tank
Ferts: pfertz [n] [m] [p] [k]
Flora: Giant Hairgrass, Rotala.
Fauna: Glo lite tetras, and a few low grade CRS, and one hitch hiker amano

I need some flame moss for that wood (PM me if you have some cheap for sale)

pics: (sorry about the crappy cell phone quality, no batteries for the digital)




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Nice, like that driftwood, there's probably some flame moss on sale in SnS right now.


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I'll be keeping an eye out for some. I really like that wood too, lots of texture.
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Spitfire696 is selling some, I told him to PM you


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Spitfire696 is selling some, I told him to PM you
awesome, thanks a lot.
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Won't the bark rot off of the DW or have you used this piece before in success?


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Won't the bark rot off of the DW or have you used this piece before in success?
I actually was wondering the same thing. At my LFS they have a whole bin of this DW. It's a piece of ADA wood so I would assume it's aquarium ready. But I guess we'll see.
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I actually was wondering the same thing. At my LFS they have a whole bin of this DW. It's a piece of ADA wood so I would assume it's aquarium ready. But I guess we'll see.
I think UG uses a piece with some bark still on it and, from his pictures, all looked fine.


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small update. Got a whole bunch of rotala green, planted, then hacked down in an attempt to grow it in nice and thick, and full. we'll see how that goes. pics (just so I can gauge growth.)



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is your drop checker dark green in color? with your high lighting, you could raise the CO2 to bring the drop checker color to yellow green.

i just read your post that you needed flame moss - i could have given you some with the rotala. is that rotala singapore/h'ra in the left side of the aquarium? it's a nice contrast to the green plants and transitional color for the driftwood.


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Does that 2211 provide good flow in the tank? I'm using one on my Mini-M and I feel like anything bigger it would be severely underpowered. But, I may just be greedy. Big fan of the scape you got going there though.


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is your drop checker dark green in color? with your high lighting, you could raise the CO2 to bring the drop checker color to yellow green.

i just read your post that you needed flame moss - i could have given you some with the rotala. is that rotala singapore/h'ra in the left side of the aquarium? it's a nice contrast to the green plants and transitional color for the driftwood.
yes, it's more of a darker green. I'm still messing with the Co2 to get it dialed in. I actually turned it down because it would eventually turn to a yellow over the course of a couple days and never go back to a darker green/blue.(Co2 runs 10 hrs a day with the lights) I think this may change now that there's a lot more plants. And yes that's the Singapore on the left with some red rotala mixed in as well.

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Does that 2211 provide good flow in the tank? I'm using one on my Mini-M and I feel like anything bigger it would be severely underpowered. But, I may just be greedy. Big fan of the scape you got going there though.
I think it's a good powered filter, though, I wouldn't run anything smaller on this size tank. I'm worried when I put lily pipes on it (this next weekend) it going to be a little bit less flow. That's going to be due to the 9mm outflow, going up to a 13mm outflow.
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Anyone recommend a lily pipe size for this tank. Eiher 13mm or 9mm tube size. Any input would be helpfull.
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