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The Workings of a Nano Project! Full on ADA setup inside!

Well This is the start. I just finished detrimming an AGA 5.5g tank. I plan on building an Oak ADA style stand, does anyoen have pictures of theirs inside and out?

Need to figure out the lighting. Any suggestions for a 16x8x10 tank? Anyone using the Archea from AFA and what are its dimensions?

I will be order some Aquasoil soon, thinking of the Amazonia II and the AII powder. Can't decide on ferts yet any suggestions? Thinking either the PFerts liquids and tabs or the ADA, probably not going to do powder on such a small tank.

CO2 will be via a 2.5lb CO2 tank probably and either a Rex or GLA with the Ideal needle valve. Glass is going to be Cal Aqua as it is cheaper than the ADA stuff. I will be using the Cal Aqua inline CO2 diffuser.

Filtration is yet to be decided a canister that is going to be easy and has 13mm 1/2" connections for my pipes.

Thats all for now.

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Well This is the start. I just finished detrimming an AGA 5.5g tank. I plan on building an Oak ADA style stand, does anyoen have pictures of theirs inside and out?

Need to figure out the lighting. Any suggestions for a 16x8x10 tank? Anyone using the Archea from AFA and what are its dimensions?

I will be order some Aquasoil soon, thinking of the Amazonia II and the AII powder. Can't decide on ferts yet any suggestions? Thinking either the PFerts liquids and tabs or the ADA, probably not going to do powder on such a small tank.

CO2 will be via a 2.5lb CO2 tank probably and either a Rex or GLA with the Ideal needle valve. Glass is going to be Cal Aqua as it is cheaper than the ADA stuff. I will be using the Cal Aqua inline CO2 diffuser.

Filtration is yet to be decided a canister that is going to be easy and has 13mm 1/2" connections for my pipes.

Thats all for now.

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sounds like a good list of stuff.

you will love the inline diffuser. Im running one on my ADA mini L and now on my 75G Tall as well and they are great. They seem to stay cleaner for much longer apposed to a traditional in the tank style diffuser. I still haven't needed to clean mine yet.
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what are you using for a filter?

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Go w/ an Eheim 2213.
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what are you using for a filter?

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fluval105 on the ADA mini l
and a 404 on my 75G
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Picked up some lights tonite. Got 2 of the 13 watt OTT Lights for $52.99 with tax. Local fabric store has them marked down from $49.99 ea to 50% off till Saturday. Debating on wether to grab 2 more to ahve around.

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Well just an update. I've figured out some more of my equipment.

Filtration- eheim 2213, hydor inline heater, Cal Aqua Labs Inline Diffuser, Cal Aqua Labs Glass Nano kit.

CO2- GreenLeaf Aquatics has a new Paintball Regulator wih Fabco Valve, custom built.

Fertilizers- Pfertz High Tech + Root Tabs

Substrate- ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia + Amazonia Powder and a couple substrate addatives

Lighting- 2 OTT Lights 13w ea 26w total Lights; should I get a 3rd one for 39 watts total?

Tank AGA 5.5 detrimmed

I hope to place some orders later this week for equipment and such..

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i think a 3rd light would push you a little bit over high light. i'd use it for a 3-4 hour noon burst. speaking from experience, 26W of 6700K was good enough to grow pink rotala rotun, downoi, and limno aromatica in my 5.5.
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Will have to get some pics going. went and got my rack system for this tank. still debating on the ADA Mini M tank as I'm having a hard time getting all the silicone off and the top 4 corners don't look very nice.

Will be placing my order for the ferts and aqua soil this week and hopefully the rest of the goods aswell.

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that inline diffuser will cost you more than a mini M. IMHO I would get a nano glass diffuser instead and get the ADA Mini M Or better yet get both.

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that inline diffuser will cost you more than a mini M. IMHO I would get a nano glass diffuser instead and get the ADA Mini M Or better yet get both.
Actually still contemplating the Mini M and the ADA Advance CO2 system...
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Thanks for the advice from everyone I just got my equipment ordered along with my AS and such so I will post picks as stuff arrives hopefully by the end of the week. Still need to get a few more rocks and some wood for the tank then pick out plants before I add any water. Here are a few pics, I still need to do a little work on the tank and cut a board for under the tank so t isn't sitting on wire rack then get a mat of some kind under it between the glass and wood..





Here is what I picked out:

Tank: Detrimmed AGA 5.5
Lighting: 2 Ott Light 13w ea
Stand: Brushed Nickel Rack Unit from lowes with some grass mats ziptied to the bottom to keep the equipment hidden and lined the shelves with bamboo mats for my tools to sit on.
Substrate: Amazonia Aqua Soil and Amazonia Powder
Filter: Eheim 2213 with Cal Aqua Labs Nano Glass
Heater: Hydor 200w Inline Heater
Thermometer: 5mm Glass piece from ADA
CO2: Orlandos GLA Paintball Unit with Cal Aqua Glass pieces, Inline Diffuser
Ferts: PFertz Hightech set + Root Tabs

Sure there is some other stuff also but I will list it as I remeber.

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Woo hoo the wife got ordered me a mini m for christmas will be here next wednesday.

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I just thought of something! Would there be a way o disassemble those Ott lights, separate the ballasts and hang the lights like pendants? Would be a cool DIY project. If I find any locally for cheap ill try it.

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Well the Toys have started to arrive! My tank will be here next Wednesday along with a couple of other things until then though enjoy:

Orlandos GLA Custom Paintball Regulator:


Cal Aqua Labs In-line Diffuser:


Cal Aqua Labs Oracle drop checker:


Cal Aqua Labs Bubble Counter:


Cal Aqua Labs Nano Glass:


Eheim 2213:


Hydor Inline 200 watt heater:


Everything:


More goodies will arrive tomorrow!

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