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kcirtap's ADA Mini-L

Hello everyone! I just started to get into this hobby about a month or two ago and i decided to start doing planted setups. Well here are some specs on my first real planted tank.

ADA Mini L
Archea CFL 36W on about 6 hours/day
ADA Power Sand (Layer 1)
ADA Amazonia Soil (Layer 2)
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ADA Co2 Advanced System

Plants so far:
Rotala Green
Another stem plant i forgot the name of...

I plan to get some blyxa. Maybe some moss for a foreground. Not too sure what i'll do though.

Also, I've looking at some glassware and probably going to get some Do!Aqua lillypipes next week. We'll see how that goes.

Here are some pictures.

All my goodies

1 day after setup

5 days after setup


Well there it is. I welcome and appreciate any feedback or comments you may have.

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post #2 of 106 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 12:17 PM
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It's a lovely tank and i love it. Your setup is great, your rock is cool but it may be a little bit big for the tank, that's just me anyway. Sure it's gonna be awesome with some foreground plants, asssuming you are going "dutch".
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Nice setup. To me that rock look too big, especially for the "ada" look. You might want to get something smaller and add some pieces of driftwood, but great start! Check out the lilly pipes that Orlando sells from Green Leaves Aquarium. Very nice and pretty decently priced for the setup you will need.

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Thanks for all your feedback. Yeah, the rock is a tad big for a mini-L but when i saw it in the store i just had to buy it . i'm hoping when i get more plants in there it'll look a little more full and the rock wont seem too huge. We'll see how it goes in a few weeks.
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Wow that rock is huge lol. It reminds me of a face.

Maybe take a hammer and chisel to it and break it up into smaller pieces

But other than that the plant selection is nice!

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That rock is a winner! It is very versatile I think. If the fore & mid-ground plants you select grow a few inches around the stone, it'll look very natural.
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I like the rock itself, but not how it is set-up. Maybe you could smask/drop it couple of times to get smaller pieces that will fit you layout. Just my opinion. Good luck
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Maybe take a hammer and chisel to it and break it up into smaller pieces
x2...You might be amazed by what you end up with. Cool start though.


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Another thing you could do with the rock is to bury it in the substrate at the base. Subtracting a couple of inches might make it have a better scale look to the setup. In any case, it is a good looking rock.

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....SUNKEN RELIC..... I was staring at my tanks and thinking about this rock that's been getting so much attention. It reminded me of those giant head stones found on Easter Island. Then 'sunken relic' popped into my head. Maybe you could lean it down at an angle (space permitting) and work with it that way. So many options!
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Thank you everyone for all the feedback! Maybe i'll attempt to bury the rock in the substrate like BiscuitSlayer was saying or maybe I'll place the rock on it's side like Cintamas said. So many options. I'll be buying some plants sometime this week and try moving the rock around. I'll post some pictures later on.
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Just remember.....there is no wrong. There's only a subjective opinion. Use your imagination and it'll all work out. Someone wise once shared that with me.....
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Nice rock! Will you be putting any plants in the tank?

Seriously, though, it's an awesome piece but no plant stands a chance against it as-is. I like the burying or angled suggestions, or both. Maybe across a back corner?
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I agree, that's a beatuful rock. I would hate to see it chisled apart. Perhaps if you placed it at a slight angle towards one side and pushed into the substrate a bit...it wouldnt look so overwhelming.
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I would leave the rock. I think its perfect maybe you could find some smaller pieces where you got that one and make a mountain range.
Great looking rock!!!!
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