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Hi All - just joined and wanted to share my aquascape. I'm new to the hobby and wanted to get some feedback on my new setup. Started this tank about a week ago and the plants seem to be growing well, but the rotalas in the back are a bit pale (but growing strong) - any idea on what might causing this? Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2017, 10:11 AM
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Hi im new to the hobby too

Idk anything about the paleness but your tanks looking GREAT! ?
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Nice

Put that thermometer in a corner looks way better. And I think de diffuser should be at around half height of the aquarium (or lower).

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Thanks for the feedback, guys - I moved the thermometer and it looks way nicer now. I had the same thought on the co2 diffuser, i thought it should be much lower but this is the one ADA specifically sells for the Mini M tank so I thought it would be fine. But the more I look at it, it bothers me that its so high and a lot of the co2 bubbles go straight to the surface - anyone else have thoughts on this? What co2 diffuser would you recommend for a nano tank like this? thanks!
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Put that thermometer in a corner looks way better. And I think de diffuser should be at around half height of the aquarium (or lower).
Thanks for the suggestion Nigel - just ordered the DoAqua Music Glass 10D. Think it should work well.

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Beautiful tank. Can you provide more specs?

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Beautiful tank. Can you provide more specs?
Thanks, Brian. Happy to provide some more specs - let me know what you think!

Tank: ADA Mini M
Filter: SuperJet ES-150
CO2: ADA Advanced CO2 system - 6 hours / day
Lighting: Aquasky LED - 6 hours / day
Plants: Monte Carlo in the foreground
Rotala rotundifolia, rotala sunrise, and Alteranthera Reineckii "Mini" in the background
Christmas moss on the driftwood
Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Green" and Cryptocoryne Nevillii near the driftwood
Driftwood: Horn Wood
Substrate: Amazonia powder, and ADA power sand under that
Ferts: Green Brighty Mineral, green brighty step 1, and green brighty neutral k
Stone: Koke stone
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Wow, your tank is beautiful! I agree with @Nigel95 about the iron - maybe the Green Brighty isn't heavy enough on iron?
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Wow, your tank is beautiful! I agree with @Nigel95 about the iron - maybe the Green Brighty isn't heavy enough on iron?
Thanks, @rasaccount ! I just ordered some ADA ECA additive - hopefully that will help with the color loss.
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I also noticed that the rotalas in the back left are growing sideways - anyone know what might be causing this?
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