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ADA Mini S 3g rimless

Its been up for about 2 months now. Excuse the bad pictures using a point and shoot camera. The LED lights in the back bottom outside of tank creates an amazing sparkling ripple glow on the agitated surface. The HC doesn't seem like its taking very well is their any other foreground plants that I can use in this setup? any recommendations on aquascaping and plant choice is appreciated. Thanks



Tank :ADA Mini S less than 3 gallons
Light: Satellite 12 inch 18 watt fixture: 12 inch 12 led light from ebay in the back bottom of tank
Co2: diy 32once gaterade bottle
Ferts: Greg Watson's ferts dosing per "nano dosing 101" thread-every 4 days
Substrate: black stuff is ecocomplete, white sand is reef flourite sand
Maintenance: weekly 1g water change
Filter: Aquaclear 20 HOB with co2 going into intake
Plants: java moss wrapped with cotton to drift wood, HC foreground, dwarf hairgrass, the others I am not sure what they are called.
Inverts: 4 ghost shrimp, 3 CRS, 1 hitchhiker snail
Fish: 5 Florida neons.
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Looks great. I'd try some more background plants on the right-rear side of the driftwood. I think the plant all the way to the left is cambomba(sp?). If I'm right, that stuff grows fast. For a foreground you could try mariselia quadrifolia, glosso, lilaeopsis brasiliensis or for a simpler, less maintenance type you could just tie some java moss on some lava rocks (or other flat round stones) and lay them across the front. It will grow in and be a hedgerow of moss. Its very undemanding. Good luck!


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Looks great! Thanks for sharing!!!
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looks good.

you could keep HCs cousin HM (pearl weed). it just needs CO2 or excel dosing. you could also keep riccia if you have CO2.

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I removed the original driftwood and got something smaller. Also added more background plants. Let me know what you think. I was thinking about removing the plant on the left it seems like it doesn't belong there for some reason. Any suggestions what I should use to fill in the left background?Thanks for looking.


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Your Peacock moss looks great!

Nice tank, I love my Mini-M!


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it looks nicer now. i like it.

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congrats great tank
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Oooo nice tank! I would suggest moving the wood a bit off center more. Golden rule yay!
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lookin' good you're doing what I should have done
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Thanks for the kind comments from everyone!

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Oooo nice tank! I would suggest moving the wood a bit off center more. Golden rule yay!
If I move the wood to the right should I add some small rocks in the center or what should I put in its place? I'm aiming for a nature jungle scape type look. Eventually I want the background to be filled with plants. Thanks
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Maybe move the wood to the right 2~3cm, and let the hairgrass fill in the center? Are you planning to have moss/anubias on the driftwood? Play around with it
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nice nano!

where in VA are you located? NoVA area?

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nice nano!

where in VA are you located? NoVA area?
Im actually in Virginia Beach.

Cool micro i just took. Thanks for looking.
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