Issues with people breaking the 'bend' type and especially the ceramic discs detaching. This was allegedly straight from the manufacturer in...
Heard some rumors, that the new flat "special" design have had a lot of issues. So much that the manufacturer have stopped the supply for now....
Well done! :)
It's on there. However there's still a frosted film on, which is making the colored film less visible - so I'll be removing the frosted film in...
Personally I really like the green one for now - for some reason it doesn't really show well in this picture but here's another...
3 shades of ADA Light Screen. Which do you prefer?
Always happy to help and inspire :D
Thanks mate - nice to have you back here as well
So the tank has how been submitted to EAPLC 2020, went with the title "Low Roar" which hopefully will make some sense when I can share the final...
Nice one, looking forward to see what you do with it.
I'm personally waiting for the IV to come out (hopefully here in February).
Looks super healthy and well maintained :)
Nannostomus Beckfordi - lovely fish, school behavior and beautiful colors
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Planning on submitting this scape to EAPLC?
Japanese pricing is nothing to go by unfortunately. Some products get 2x when shipped overseas
2500lumens should be plenty for a 60cm, I believe...
Average maintenance is around two hours, give or take. Including monthly trimming and cleaning of glassware
Thanks a lot!
Haven't done final shot yet, I've like the stems to close in a bit more for better visibility when shotting the tank straight on....
Have to agree on the framing not being the most elegant of designs. Should've sticked with their acrylic stands perhaps. The color rendition looks...
It's not as much they hide, as they blend very much in with the green. I actually acquired some nannostomus beckfordi just today to accommodate...
Coated w special material....pretty certain that’s a fancy way to say cement
Er normalt ret skeptisk over for plastik og kunstige ting i akvariet, men må indrømme du er sluppet ret godt afsted med det her
ADA sælger et...
Pricing is speculation from my side.
It will definitely be more expensive than the current G series 60cm, which starts at 299€ at the same time I...
Haven't heard anything yet - but don't be surprised at 399-499€
Hehe, go for the Solar RGB, then you're good for everything 60-90cm ;)
The new Vivid from Chihiros might scratch that itch as well :cool:
Hold on to your money, Aquasky RGB is just around the corner ;)
Long term investment ;)
I checked those tanks with my face pushed against the glass and annoyingly not the slightest bit of algae or unhealthy plants were to be found....
The info was not from the store or salespersons, but the actual maintenance staff at the ADA gallery in Japan - and they know a thing or...
Will be out in Japan in December:D
And ADA says "SOON!"
Don't expect it to arrive in Europe until early next year
Yeah, think most manufacturers rate their flows way above double the actual performance. Those numbers are usually only viable when the filter is...
Thing is - this is actual performance fully loaded with media. For example I use a a JBL901 lightly loaded with media, this is "on paper" 900L/H...
That's some pretty dope tap, where do you live?
To further enhance your reds in rotalas, you could also try replanting the cuttings to further...
None - V2 is only for the smaller 150-300 series, which doesn't use IWAKI pumps.
Mine is a 600 series.
Love mine to bits
Certainly a bit louder than other plastic filters out there, but this thing pushes water through solid rock and in a cabinet...
High light, low no3 makes all the difference. This is TC plants coloring up after two weeks, in the mentioned conditions
Not much information is available yet, just thought it might be an interesting option for 60cm tanks that wants that 'famous' Solar RGB...
Thank you very much, glad you like it, yours looks very promising too...I'll have to upgrade to an 90cm tank one day too!:rolleyes:
Really strong layout!
Love it :)
Yes the lamp is one of those pieces I wouldn't swap for any other product, it's that good!
Some updates on the Tropica Limited editions:
cuphea anagalloidea; beautiful orange to reddish tones, similar growth pattern as rotala bonsai...
The outflows are on opposite ends. This way I can have a more gentle flow and still effective circulation, plus I'll have better filtration with...
Thanks man, appreciate it
Full frontal. Might getting an extra light screen for this one as it does add that extra
Hope you'll create a thread with pictures from your trip :D
I seen more people fail than succeed with EI :) the internet seems to like it though
2ml a day for a high planted high-tech 180L tank, you'll do the math :p
Tropica is the easiest, cheapest and most convenient - all in one, I also find this better for mosses.
ADA is better for individual control and...
While tank is growing in and coloring up I don't see any reason as to why not run light at 100%. Keep a lean dosing, no more than 8 hours of...
Had to read the last sentence a couple of times before I understood :D
The "clay plant gift" is coming along nicely, haven't snapped photos of it...
Great input. I believe Filippe Olivera used those in his last private scape - they looked amazing
Yeah it's getting there :D
I always run a 8 hour photo period
Lean is the way to go; slower growth, better colors and much less maintenance and algae.
This scape is still a month or two away from peak...
Not much to report, pretty smooth sailing. Been running on Tropica Specialized for the last couple of months, 2ml (or one pump with the new pump...
Trying some new editions
Already a favorite; sp. Kedagang from the limited Tropica range :D
I literally packed the ADA filter with 6L of gravel sized media, no room for water to bypass, and it still spits out water way faster than my...
Well, they had the option to sell me on the more expensive option but didn't. I think it's safe too say they (ADA staff) know these filters better...
I've used ADA ferts for years, and while it's true that it's a lot leaner than most methods, the soil need liquid supplementation...
I asked ADA if I should go for a 1200 for my 90p, and they said it was too strong, and they exclusively use this size for 90p at the...
Super sexy, workhorse for sure. Really dig it :D
Yeah, sometimes I get so caught up with maintenance that I forget to just sit and enjoy. Thankfully I enjoy the maintaining and tweaking as well,...
Had to scratch that ADA itch today :D
Buce porn from Tropica:
Also cozy Sunday evenings:
Yes, they are mounted this way so the arm don't obstruct in pictures and front view
Really like the ADA arm, really nice to have the option to turn the arm and light, for better access to the tank. Something I didn't realized...
In my experience I'd rather go for 2x smaller filters with a more gentle flow, rather than a single unit with the 10x turnover rule.
For my 180L...
Like Cookies I've kept it successfully under extreme lean dosing. I use soft water so can't tell if your hard water would be the issue, generally...
I second that, if kept low it'll spread like crazy,
Same plants in both pictures
So I'm in no way the inventor of this trick, but I thought I'll share a pretty easy way to clean up after moss trimmings. I personally prefer to...
Thanks a Lot!
Yeah the small stones are actually a really impactful little detail. It's one of those "learn from nature" tricks when you think of...
They will :)
Your local Tropica dealer should be able to get you some
Really love these!
I'd like to keep some of the wood visible and clear to add contrast. Weeping moss grows like CRAZY!
Added about 50 Kubotai. Lovely fish, I'll post some shots later
My Pembroke Corgi puppy
3 week update:
Stems and moss has been trimmed, still a lot of coloring and shaping to do on that part.
Thinking of adding 50 Kubotai to this...
Coffee, couchview and water change :cool:
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Crazy fast stem growth:eek:
Thank you very much! :D
I'm glad to hear the extra effort put in the hardscape paid off
Took almost 5 hours to prep and plant.
Filling in from last night:
Impressive write up!
Nice of you to take the time :clap:
Plants arrive on Friday, powered by Tropica:
Bucephalandra sp. 'Red' x3
Bucephalandra 'Wavy Green' x3
Totally fair point. I'm trying to do something slightly different with each scape so some will be hit or miss.
It's the OG 90p. I actually think...
Substrate went in today. Time to make a plant list :D
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Great suggestions :D
I will remember those :)
The larger pieces of wood is now glued to the rocks, while still adding some details before the substrate goes in:
"Flow" was the expression I was trying to get through with this layout. A wave was the movement of inspiration for this.
Lately I've been reading...
Moved the layout to the tank. Added some extra detail, still some to go
Thanks, it has a really interesting colour to
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