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Mini M

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by JEK, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. JEK

    JEK New Member

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    Hi
    Started my Mini M aquarium today.
    Its my second planted tank and first time I use pressurised CO2.

    Specifications:
    Tank: 36x22x26 cm. Not ADA, but only difference is that there is no ADA logo.
    Lightning: ADA Solar Mini M
    Substrate: ADA AS Amazonia - 3 l.
    Filter: Eheim 2211 with glass lily pipes (New Mini Outflow 9mm [NMO] - £21.99 : Aqua Essentials)
    Hardscape: Two pieces of Red Moor wood and Mini Landscape rocks (I think you call it seiryu seki in the US) and ADA moss balls.
    Fertilizers: Tropica plant nutrition+, presurissed CO2 system.
    Plants: Weeping moss, fontinalis dalecarlica, staurogyne sp., downoi, Rotala sp. "green". R. sp. "nanjenshan", glosso or HC, R. wallichii and maybe Microsorum sp. "narrow" will be added soon.



    I have no pics when its waterfilled because its a bit cloudy know...
    Please tell me what you think!



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  2. dirrtybirdy

    dirrtybirdy New Member

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    looks good! cant wait to see it when it grows in
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    hmm without water?

    is there any bolbitis on the driftwood or some fern? they would look great there

    looks good ;)
     
  4. Roy Deki

    Roy Deki New Member

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    Looks like you are off to a great start!! I just love these little tanks and the light fixture that are made for them. I really like the looks of that wood you have, is that one piece?
     
  5. kakkoii

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    Looks awesome! I cant wait for an update
     
  6. John N.

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    This is going to look really good. I really like the wood arrangement.

    -John N.
     
  7. JEK

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    Thanks for all your kind comments!
    Jur4ik: No, its a bit cloudy and messy right now so I´ll wait with the pics until it has cleared up and grown in a bit. I will maybe add a narrow leaf fern later.
    Roy Deki: Its actually two peices, Richard from Aqua Essentials picked some nice ones for me.
     
  8. Guillermo

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    Nice 'scape ! I like the look of the red moor wood a lot.
     
  9. JEK

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    It has cleared up a bit now:
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    I have the light turned on for 8 hours, add half dose of TPN+, 30 ppm CO2 and change 50% water every day (because of the ammonia leaching from the AS). I hope this is correct and I don´t get algea.:D

    More plants will soon be added.

    Ricca sp. "dwarf" in the right side (probably moves the downoi to the left), blyxa in front of R. sp. "green", R. wallichii behind the driftwood, glosso as groundcover and Rotala sp. nanjenshan at the right of r. sp. "green".
     
  10. Jurijs mit JS

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    looks good, cant wait to see it grown in
     
  11. iam_koi

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    great arrangement! =) looking forward for this tank a month from now..
     
  12. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    That looks like a nice arrangement. Sounds like your doing all the right things. If you keep up with the water changes you should be alright. For extra caution and some wiggle room with algae you could use purigen or some other organic removal media in the filter as well as possibly reduce lighting to 6 to 7 and then build back up once the tank matures.
     
  13. JEK

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    I have reduced the lightning to 7 hours now. I have some EhfiAktiv (carbon), but no Purigen. Maybe EfhiAktiv will remove to much trace elements?
     
  14. dirrtybirdy

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    i like it. looks very nice
     
  15. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    dont think so - you fert daily with tpn+ there are anough elements ;)

    i wouldnt change anything - till you see some algae coming - keep watching every day ;)
     
  16. rit

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    great layout n waiting for next update
     
  17. revernance

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    Where did you buy your tank? :)
     
  18. JEK

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  19. Jurijs mit JS

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    yeah, they have very good prices for shrimps,
    i will order my ADA AS from there and some white pearl dwarf shrimps
    seems to be the official distributor for ADA stuff in Germany
     
  20. JEK

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    The tank was also cheap, only 35 euro i think... Unfortunately they don´t ship shrimps to Sweden.
     

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