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Old 12-14-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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Ziggy's ADA 60F Build

Yes you read that right. I have a brand new 60f to build.

I have been holding off starting this thread for some time now not wanting to have two new tank threads going at the same time but I couldn't hold out any longer.

I've been secretly acquiring things for the new tank:

ADA 60-F (24x12x7)
Archaea Ultra-Gro LED(60cm)
55lbs of Seiryu Stone
40lbs of Brightwell Aquatics Florin Volcanit Rio Escruo-XF
ADA Power Sand S (4L)
ADA Substrate additives (PenacP, PenacW, Bacter100, Clear Super)
Do!Aqua Glass inflow and return pipes
Eheim 2211 classic filter
Hydor 200w inline heater
5lb CO2 tank
CO2 regulator
I will build another co2 reactor for this tank.

That is what I have 'paid' for so far. Not all of this has arrived yet.

I am debating on building a stand or buying something that will work. My intention is to start this tank using the DSM (dry start method). I want a lush carpet but haven't decided on what I want.

This tank is going to be in my bedroom. I have space for it and want it to work with my existing furniture which means I will probably have to build the stand myself.

I have not decided on plants as yet but this will be a traditional iwagumi layout. Stone only. I have way more than I will need but that just gives me options.

Obviously there will be a lot of pics and updates coming. I want to document the daily progress during the DSM. See how things go. I do not expect this tank to be started until after the first of the year. This is going to be my winter project.

That's all for now.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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Following and vote for building your own stand.
Would not do a nice display tank any other way myself!
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Following and vote for building your own stand.
Would not do a nice display tank any other way myself!
Thanks! I've never paid for a stand and I've been in this hobby for a good long while.

I build the stand my 40 is on and I will likely build one for this tank as well. I won't be able to get what I want otherwise.
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Just got the 40b dialed in and on to another high tech?! Some people........


Following along! Sounds like this is going to be awesome!
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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Just got the 40b dialed in and on to another high tech?! Some people........


Following along! Sounds like this is going to be awesome!
LOL! If truth be told I was planning this tank before the 40b. I have wanted to do a small ADA tank for a long time. This particular tank give me the option of playing with some emersed growth as well as having a high tech nano. I've already sourced some terrestrial moss for the rock I intend on having above the water line in this tank.

It is going to be a sweet little tank!
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I don't want any of you to get too excited. This is going to be a long and slow process.

Follow along by all means but do not expect to see exciting things really fast. I'm going to do this slowly and methodically. I want this tank to be as near to perfect as possible!

Hold onto your butts...
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Definitely build the stand. You can stain it to match the rest of the furniture in the room and add custom features.
That is a great list of products for this build.


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I vote for spiral trim! It looks lovely~


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