Ada 60F -go with the flow- nature aquarium

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  1. CooKieS

    CooKieS Member

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    Hi there,

    New tank, new journal!

    Specs:

    ada 60f
    Eheim ecco pro 130
    Jbl u500 + do aqua music glass
    Chihiros aquasky

    Hardscape:

    Spider wood
    Black scale stone
    Ada Gravel + la plata sand
    Tropica soil+pouzzo

    Plant list (soon): any suggestions welcome!

    Eleocharis sp mini
    Staurogyne Repense
    Elatine Hydropiper
    Fissidens fox
    Riccardia
    Microsorum sp trident
    Anubia petite

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    Tank in situation:

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    Hardscape 13.09.2016 :

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    Cheers!
    Thierry
     

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  2. gareth777

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    cant wait to see this one develop :) hardscape looks interesting for this height aquarium
     
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  3. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Love these tanks...shallow with a capital "S". And liking the hardscape and the plant list;)
     
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  4. CooKieS

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    Thanks guys!

    Scape in progress, still a lot of details to add but you get the idea ;)
     

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  5. Alexander Belchenko

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    Will you add emersed plants?
     
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  6. alto

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    Fabulous photo!
    looks like mist rising :D
     
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  7. Manisha

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    Really nice dimensions and hardscape :)
     
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  8. Tom

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    As already said, hardscape looks awesome for a low tank like this :) good stuff!
     
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  9. CooKieS

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    Thanks! :)

    No emersed plants Alexander for this scape...maybe I will try this in the future, always loved the wabi kusa tank style.:cool:

    The 'mist´ is just some filtration stuff to help standing rocks and sand to come. :D
     
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  10. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Scape looks great in situ


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  11. Bolota

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    Could ypu be more specific about this filtration stuff?
     
  12. Bolota

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    I think these shallow tanks are stuning. Dont know why people use them less than the others... thinking of it most of the time we look to the tanks from above. Are there any cons i m not aware of?
     
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  13. Tim Harrison

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    Not IMO...It often helps to maintain a sense of scale by using appropriately sized hardscape and small fine leaved plants, and small fish like microrasbora.
    Although, these ADA tanks are very shallow, only 18cm in height, so it may cost a few quid if you have to buy glassware etc to fit.
     
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  14. CooKieS

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    Sorry for my english, I'm french...

    Filtration stuff=filter wadding.;)

    When I started aquascaping 2 years ago, I always wanted 2 types of tank: iwagumi and a shallow Ada tank.

    Iwagumi is done, let's go for the 60F!

    Shallow tank means, as Tim said, small hardscape , plants and fishes. Less light. Less water but still with 60cm tank. much fun to come! :thumbup:

    As for the glassware, I have 2 Viv mini pipe, but I'll stay with eheim for the start for easier maintenance.

    Still trying to DIY a led stand for my 45 cm chihiros
     
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  15. CooKieS

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    Hi,

    Added ADA La plata sand and ADA aqua gravel S today...I need to work on the details now. ;)

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  16. CooKieS

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    DIY led stand 50% done, next 50% is matte white painting. :cool:

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  17. AndreiD

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    Looks nice , but i think you will have flow problems in this setup , tank is small and too crowded , might help adding a skimmer/small pump on the opposite side of the intake /outtake, but that will not look good in the hardscape
     
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  18. CooKieS

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    Thanks, I was thinking of adding an eheim compact 300 in the back left of the tank, should be hidden by the hardscape. ;)

    Got an eheim skim 350 but too big for this tank.. Haha :nailbiting:
     
  19. AndreiD

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    good choice , using the same in 60 cm tank
     
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  20. Tim Harrison

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    Keeps getting better;)
     
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