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Hi, this is my new ADA 60P. I call the scape, Purple Monkey Dishwasher

List:
ADA 60P
AquaSoil 9L
Ryuoh Stones

Filter:
Eheim Classic 250

Co2:
Matheson 3122 custom build / 2 outputs

Stand:
Ikea something

I'm pumped, :sleep:


Setup with stand:
You think this can hold up 18 gallons?


Lighting - 10 bucks:
I'll switch them out if they are not enough, 23 watt CFL bulbs.


Looks decent, super cheap too.


My DIY garden mat:
It's a non slip bathroom mat.


Again, do you think this can hold up a ADA 60P, Soil, Rocks?


The stuff inside:


My beloved Matheson 3122, the best conversation starter. Disregard the rubber bands, will come up with something better. A string or some bubble gum maybe.



I did this with Flourite Black and Paintball Co2, hopefully I can do better.


And this




"Journal too long, just show me the pictures"

Here ya go:

Dates according to Imgur's upload time.

1st scape 7months ago

HC Cuba carpet with DHG as back up (I had doubts about HC)




2nd look 5 months ago




3rd look 4 months ago
Bob Ross approves of the tank




4th look 3 months ago



5th look 2 weeks ago
New MicMol leds, I switch to Glosso mid way




Feb 15th
My first gloss trimming, I'm in need of quality scissors.


March 15th
White LED on, Blue/Colour off


March 26th


Miscellaneous garbage.









 

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besta ikea furniture, it can hold the weight just fine. Just be sure to keep water off of it, if left it will start to lift the 'laminate'. Ikea also makes a smaller version of that.. that just so happens to be the exact width of the 60p
 

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^ Is there anyway to prevent that? They sell a glass cover but I don't know, would that be alright?

Has anyone try the Besta desk? It's basically half of what I got. I thought it would be too weak for a 60P. I was thinking the middle support beam would be a better choice.
 

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Looks like your off to a ncie start!
Thats a nice red co2 tank! where did you get that lol?
And $10 for the light fixture thats cheap! Where?
:)
 

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^ Is there anyway to prevent that? They sell a glass cover but I don't know, would that be alright?

Has anyone try the Besta desk? It's basically half of what I got. I thought it would be too weak for a 60P. I was thinking the middle support beam would be a better choice.
It works fine, but you would probably enjoy more cabinet space. The tank should be on a mat so using that glass below it should be fine if you do this.
 

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nice tank!!!!! xbox fan boy, lol jk
 

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It works fine, but you would probably enjoy more cabinet space. The tank should be on a mat so using that glass below it should be fine if you do this.
What table is that? Is that a 60 P as well?

@h4n

That what they sell local here in Toronto, I would prefer an aluminum one rather than the steel. It is really heavy when filled. I rather trade it for a silver colour one.
 

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^ OMG you serious? They told me to get the one with the middle support. Which is basically two of them fused together.

How long has that tank been up? I see you added those legs, was it just for look or does it help?

Speaking of fan boys, I too am one. All of them.
 

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I installed the glossy glass top which were 20 dollars. They came with those sticker glued on both side. It's a very nice system they have, you can use a knife to cut the stickers to remove the top. I really hope this top doesn't crack. The ikea product specialist (uhm ok?) said it was fine. I told him I was using a mat under the tank, he said even better.



Trying out Seachem's new line. I love the bottles! Seachem is going all Apple on us and it's working on me. Hint: You can use reuse the bottles for DIY dry fertilizers. God knows it's looks better than a tub of white powder in them.



First few splashes of water in the tank for funies.



This is what I end up with, I still have about 1 - 2 L of AquaSoil. Not bad compared to other substrates.



Anyone know what this is on the Ruyoh rocks? I know it be used, but what plant is this?



I just don't want some sort of crazy algae. It looks like HC Cuba close up, I can see small leafs, maybe 3 - 4 around a circle.
 

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The holes have been drilled! I also upgraded to a 2215, thinking maybe the flow would be better. Not sure if that was a smart move though, might be a bit too much flow.

Here is what left of the back, a simple drill and a holes bit cut a nice circle.


Need to sand the edges down to make it neat.



A crazy funky four way reflection of the lights.



I'm trying to think of a way to place the Ryuoh stones on a support beam, I don't want them "moving" if I bump into them while trimming. How do people place their stones? Just on the Aquasoil?
 

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Nice tank! I've been wanting a 60p for my next tank and hopefully with my birthday, Father's Day, and my wedding anniversary this year I'll get one. lol

Now for your stone support issues... I think the problem you are running into is having too little substrate to hold up the stones. It looks like you have 1/2 inch in the front and 2 inches in the back. I think you can add some more to support it, maybe end up with 2 inches in front and 4 or 5 inches in the back. After that push the stones into position and add more AS around it for more support. Sometimes when I don't want to waste the AS, I add other stones underneath the AS to boost it up. Other people put bags of inert rock under the substrate to raise the slope. Basically do whatever it takes as long as the final support is hidden and doesn't affect the water parameters.

I hope this helps and Happy Scaping!
 

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Nice tank! I've been wanting a 60p for my next tank and hopefully with my birthday, Father's Day, and my wedding anniversary this year I'll get one. lol
:D Hopefully you do get one, with so many occasions you might end up with 90P instead.

Thanks for the advice, I got another tub full of Aquasoil. The 9L Size was a lot more than I expected for the 60 P.


I have a huge centre rock that I want to lend to one size but I'm scared it will fall over and then BANG..... water everywhere!
 

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Added the rocks minus the HUGE rock that I'm scared will tip over. For instance, once wet, how can Aqua Soil support such a massive Ryuoh rock? I want it on an angle like what Amano does but I'm not sure how? Does he just will it into place with a stern look, follow by the equivalent of "rocks do not move" in japanese?



I'm also a bit worried that the middle rock will contrast once wet, it was a bit dark under the water. I got all the rocks (minus the big one) from the same source.



I also got some clear tubing for the Eheim 2215 but can't bare to use their Out/In pipes. Green must be a mighty popular colour in Germany. Speaking of Germany quality made products, the Eheim are made in China. When did this happen? Regardless of the fact, the filter felt extremely well crafted. Maybe they just sent a bunch of Germans to Chinese factories.

 
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