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Just finished setting up my ADA 60h at my new apartment. This tank was formerly my reef tank but I got tired of reefing and not having a car anymore makes buying salt water really annoying, hard to carry 5 gallon jugs on the bus full of salt water. I decided to go back to planted tanks.

Since the tank was drilled for a sump, I went with a wet dry filter, and sealed up the wet dry chamber with duct tape to make it into a co2 reactor of sorts.

The inspiration for the scape came from The Green Machine in UK's scape - "Nature's Chaos"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZDexLMZFrU&list=UU_r2NYCo35CKai3ZMfXyASw&index=4&feature=plpp_video
The volcano idea was so awesome, and so different I had to try it out.

Lighting is my custom LED light using the maker's LED kit from LEDgroupbuy.com

Plant list:
dwarf hairgrass belem
HC
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Starougyne Sp. 49
Downoi
Limnophilia sp. vietnam
Hygrophilia sp. red
Rotala magenta
Ludwigia Inclinata sp. Tornado
mini pelia
fissidens fontanus

Anyways, onto pictures.

Bacter 100 laid down. Yes, that is an mp10 on a 20 gallon planted tank. Overkill? Nah.


1.5 9 liter bags of ADA amazonia new type


Hardscape.


Anubias nana petite and mini pelia added to the crevices in the rock


HC stuffed into the cracks. I left the HC on the rock wool and stuffed it in, got this idea from the green machine too


planted


Rotala magenta sticking out from the "mouth" of the volcano, my plan is to have all red plants here, and it'll look like an erupting volcano


filling


Purigen reactor using a 2 little fishies phosban150 reactor


CO2 injected into the wet dry chamber


A little cloudy but a few water changes will take care of this


I still need to add some more stems but other than that, I'm very happy with this scape, can't wait to see how it pans out.

I still need to set up the background, and the auto top off and auto dosers but I'm too tired tonight.

Thanks for looking!!
 

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Looks awesome, lookin forward to seein how it fills in. Looks like ohko stone yeah? Love how warm they look with the contrast of the greens and dark substrate.

What fauna ya thinkin?
 

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Very nice hardscape. You have created some nice depth with the way the rocks are positioned. Nice plant choices also.
 

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Really cool I'm wondering if that mp10 will kick up all your plants but I guess you can turn it down right? I had a mp20 and it was adj but not sure on the mp10
 

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Some updates. I've been doing daily waterchanges to get the ammonia down. I don't have a test kit, but i'm in no rush to get fish in there. I want to let it go for about 3 weeks to let the plants really get a hold and then I'll add shrimp and otos. Still not sure on the main fish yet though.

I moved the limnophilia sp. vietnam to the back corner, moved the hygro closer to the volcano mouth and moved most of the HC to left side to make space for some elatine hydropiper.


detail of the HC, it's actually doing really well on the rock wool.


Thanks for looking!
 
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