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So I started with a nano tank and sold it pretty quick to go "bigger". I was thinking about a second high tech setup and wanted to buy an ada 60p. But I decided to go smaller and go for the ada 45p as I already have an eheim 2211 with 2 sets of lily pipes which I can use for this setup. It will cost less plants, soil etc. but IMO it's harder to scape a nano tank. Tried my best to create some depth in this 45x27x30 cm tank.

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Final shot. Rank 30 CIPS 2018 Nano category.
Nigel Hoevenaar Blackwood final shot 1 AGA by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr

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Specs planted tank aquarium
Tank ADA 45P
45x27x30 cm
34 litre

Lighting
Daytime eco 40

Hardscape
Lava rock
Spiderwood

Substrate
ADA Aqua Soil

Shrimp
35 Neocaridina heteropoda var. Yellow

Fish
Rasbora brigittae

Snails
3 Clithon sp.

Plants
fissidens fontanus
fissidens fox
flame moss
weeping moss
riccardia chamedryfolia
crepidomanes malabaricum
usuki moss
riccardia sp. graeffei
buce moss

Co2
Pressurized CO2 with a diffusor
Co2 checker edge (30 ppm)

Heater
Hydor eth 200 temperature 23 celcius

Filter
Eheim classic 150

Hardscape
hardscape planted day 1 by Nigel H, on Flickr


Yoghurt method moss dsm

Day 25
ada 45p forest scape nigel day 25 by Nigel H, on Flickr

Day 42

Day 56
ada 45p forest day 56 by nigel aquascaping by Nigel H, on Flickr

Day 86

Light unit daytime eco 40.
7000k
CRI 90
1320 lumens

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Hello !
Beautiful forest scrape !!!

If you wanna use the Yoghurt method, you will need to fully cycle the tank first.
after all the wood mold gone.
Drain the whole think then start painting your youghut method.
make sure keep it moist but not dripping wet.
You will have some funky smell coming out but will gone in time.
Good luck.
and keep us post. :)
 

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Hello !
Beautiful forest scrape !!!

If you wanna use the Yoghurt method, you will need to fully cycle the tank first.
after all the wood mold gone.
Drain the whole think then start painting your youghut method.
make sure keep it moist but not dripping wet.
You will have some funky smell coming out but will gone in time.
Good luck.
and keep us post. :)
Thanks!

Is it also possible to put the spiderwood pieces in a tub and let them waterlog for weeks? Will this also remove all the mold in wood? I didn't let the tank cycle with wood on my 34 gal before putting moss on it.
 

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Another cabinet didn't really like the other one. Only €5 and painted it with some old black paint that we have at home. Front will be hidden with a piece of fabric.





Pieces are waterlogging to remove slimy coat.
 

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Love this look, can't wait to see it in the tank and progress
 
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Made a good deal on a dennerle co2 system. Equipment is coming slowly together...




Not sure what I will do in this tank: diffuser or inline atomizer..
 

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Tank arrived :)

ADA is expensive but the tank looks beautiful!! Really happy with it.


Plan is to use the following plants:
fissidens fontanus
fissidens fox
flame moss
weeping moss
riccardia chamedryfolia
usuki moss
crepidomanes malabaricum
 

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New stuff came in :)

Hopefully the hydor eth 200 will last a "long" time on my ada 45p. After reading it doesn't seem the best choice for a nano tank. But I don't really wanna build one my self or have a heater in the tank. So fingers crossed!

The eheim skim 350 is great but when I have to clean it, I have to remove it completely from the tank and always several shrimps are in there. So I decided to try the ocean free surfclear. The sponge can be removed when the skimmer is in tank and it has a safe guard for shrimps and fish. It's a little less strong than the eheim skim 350 but no problem because it is only an ada 45p.

I needed a thermometer and decided to buy one from ADA.

Bestand 30-09-17 16 42 16 by Nigel H, on Flickr

Unfortunately my weeping moss is turning yellow/brown on the branches. It receives a lot of light. I spray two times a day and leave 2 openings open to reduce the chance of mold. Although there is already some mold growing. Hard to find the "perfect" balance to keep moss moisture enough and avoid mold. Also hard to remove the mold because I made some roots on the trees and it isn't very firmly attached with fishing line.
 
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Day 25
Cycle is going fast with the eheim classic 150 that already has bacteria in it and the soil that has been in DSM for 3 weeks. Think I am going to add the Neocaridina heteropoda var. Yellow and clithon sp. after 3 weeks from now. Hopefully there will be enough biofilm by that time.

ada 45p forest scape nigel day 25 by Nigel H, on Flickr
 

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Roots and Neocaridina cf. davidi yellow shrimp added to the scape. Moss growing slowly. Keeping the light intensity still low to avoid algae.
 

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Great tank!!!!! any updates? Pics?
Thank you

Soon I have changed the scape a little bit with a beach of la plata in the front. More depth but it was hard to make the changes in a running tank. Will try to shoot a picture tomorrow ;)

I added 10 rasbora brigittae and 7 died :(, 70% loss!! I drip acclimated them for 4 hours and the tds of tank matched with the container. My GH is really low in the tank and in the store the GH is very high. Maybe the big difference killed them.

Beside that my eheim 2211 second hand died after maintenance on a sunday. Lot's of stores closed had to drive 120km total for the last one in a store lol... Little bit of panic...
 
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