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ADA 45P Forest scape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Nigel95, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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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.

    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
    usuki moss
    crepidomanes malabaricum

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

    Heater
    Hydor eth 200 temperature 23 celcius

    Filter
    Eheim classic 150

    Hardscape

    [​IMG]hardscape planted day 1 by Nigel H, on Flickr

    Got the light unit already a daytime eco 40.
    7000k
    CRI 90
    1320 lumens
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nigel

    I have thought about the LH pathway side more I would like you to try something like I have suggested.

    The quicker you start on the tank the better.

    Next is the planting what are your thoughts?

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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    School will start soon and still need to buy the tank, soil, co2 etc. So I don't think the tank will be set up "fast". I was thinking about to waterlog the pieces again in a tub. To get some slimy mold out of it. It could easily ruin the mosses on spiderwood.

    Will be using flame moss in the back. Riccardia chamedryfolia and fissidens fox on rocks and on top of the branches. Some crypt para mini in front of scape but not on path. And a few Bucephalandra Maybe Kedagang mini somewhere in the scape on rocks.

    It's hard to make the path right now. It will be different once mosses grow in.



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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    What is the rush as long as you take plenty of photos do every thing that is necessary including back to School. Will you be able to change the water regularly while soaking all the DW?
    I would also consider painting the cabinet a Matt black finish.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yeah no problem to change water regularly. I could still set up the tank in weekends no problem. The thing is I would also like to learn from my bigger forest scape. I have no idea how the mosses will be with yoghurt method. I would like to apply that learning curve on my ada 45p. It was also an idea to paint the cabinet would be much better. Also more time gives me more opportunities to buy equipment second hand. So yeah I didn't figure out yet when I want to set up the tank. Could buy things now new but still it feels better to wait a bit longer.

    And also thinking about how to keep the spiderwood in place. Do I go the route again with pieces of slate and zip ties or the really safe route with inox wire mesh and inox screws. But this also means it is hard to adjust some trees.
     
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    Now that one is completely up to you, well not actually it is a depends on what is the best for you to do.

    I would be considering roughing up the wood where you are going to grow the moss.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Maybe I should have said what is the best method for you to do for each situation.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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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.

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    Pieces are waterlogging to remove slimy coat.
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    My security blocked your photos. I suggest you use the "Image" system its quick and safe to use.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hmm strange. I added them ;)
     
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    For some reason I can see the 3 Attached files now.

    Its only the that its blocking.

    Looks like you have done a good paint job on that Cabinet.

    Even when you have an Air stone in with the water don't forget to keep changing the water.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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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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    I am sure you will be able to think of something wonderful.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Tank arrived :)

    ADA is expensive but the tank looks beautiful!! Really happy with it.
    [​IMG]

    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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    That should be perfect for your tall Aquascape.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Nothing better than the smell of a fresh opened aqua soil bag :)

    Here is the hardscape of my ada 45p forest. Hope you like it!
     
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    Its very easy to see (what you cannot see) is all the preparation you have done in the last five/six weeks using the Mock Tank. Every thing is placed in its correct position.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I like it very much even before the plants are established.

    Finally its on its way into the next step the DSM

    Keep a close eye on the moss on the higher pieces of DW as they could dry out a lot faster.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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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.

    [​IMG]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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