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justin85

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WELCOME​

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Tank: ADA Cube Garden 60-P: 60 x 30 x 36cm
Cabinet: Custom made ADA Style cabinet (white)
Lighting: Custom made LEDs 30w, Custom made reflector, Customised light stand + suspension kit
Filteration: Eheim Professional 2 2026 external filter
• Filtration Media: ceramic rings, Coarse/medium/fine sponge, filter floss, Seachem Matrix, Seachem Purigen
• Filtration Pipes: gUSHLily Pipe Inflow/Outlet 16mm
• Filtration Accessories: Clear tubes
Heater: Hydor inline Heater 200W (16mm)
Substrate: ADA Power Sand Special, ADA Amazonia and ADA powder + ADA La Plata Sand
• Substrate additives: ADA Penac W, ADA Penac P, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Tourmaline BC, ADA Clear Super
CO2: Pressurized Co2 at 1 bps
• TMC V2 Pressure Regulator Pro with Solenoid
• Inline up atomizer diffuser
• gUSH Jet Co2 Checker
Ferts:
ADA Ferts
• ADA Brighty K 500ml
• ADA Green Brighty Step 1 250ml
• ADA Green Brighty Step 2 250ml
• ADA Green Brighty Step 3 250ml
Ei Dry Chemicals
• 2 x 500ml Dosing Bottles
• 1 x 500g Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)
• 1 x 250g Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4)
• 1 x 500g Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4)
• 1 x 250g Chelated Trace Elements
Background: TGM Light Diffusing Aquarium Backing
HardScape: Redmoor Root Wood + ADA Yamaya Stone
Plants:
• Eleocharis sp. 'mini'
• glosso glossostigma
• Hydrocotyle tripartita
• Staurogyne repens
• Rotala sp green
• Limnophila hippuridoides
• Cyperus helferi
• Narrow Leaf Java Fern
• Anubias Nana
• Fissiden
Inhabitants:
• 8x Boraras Brigattae
• 2x Cotydoras Julii
• 2x Otocinclus
• 4x Amano Shrimp
• 2x Assassin Snail
 

justin85

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This will be a long journey from the start of my latest planted tank project, I have been busy planning this one for a while now and I have everything I need to get it going ;D It is going to be a high tech setup with demanding plants, I still don't know exactly what plants yet or have I decided on the hard scape material but this will come to me once I get to that stage.

So far I have: My tank (which is the best quality tank I have ever owned!) cabinet (which I will be customizing to fit the light stand and have the filter hoses coming through the top) Custom build LED light unit (build by Ps3Steveo) Light stand suspension kit(which I will need to customize and fit to the cabinet) Filter (eheim 2217) Substrate (the highest quality ADA substrate) Heater (Hydor ETH External Heater 200W) Full Co2 system (will be using a in-line diffuser)

There will be a fair bit of DIY with this project, but I think it makes it more fun ;D

So here's some photos of where I am up to, Feedback is welcome!

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The DIY Begins ;D

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pompeyfan

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Nice start, looks quality, no pressure with the scape then:rolleyes:
What are the specs of each LED unit please? Cree, Osram K rating etc?
 

Deano3

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Love the 60p wish I got that instead of the 60f but both are great size tanks I think will be good to watch this is I am still in process as waiting for my reg to flood tank, anyway looks great mate keep us posted

Dean
 

justin85

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Nice start, looks quality, no pressure with the scape then:rolleyes:
What are the specs of each LED unit please? Cree, Osram K rating etc?

The LEDS are 3W each and there's 10 of them so total of 30W, There not Cree LEDS but they give the same output as cree's, lumens and wattage. There 6,500K.

Love the 60p wish I got that instead of the 60f but both are great size tanks I think will be good to watch this is I am still in process as waiting for my reg to flood tank, anyway looks great mate keep us posted

Dean

I cant wait to start on the scaping but still need to make my mind up what I am going to be using.
 

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Update: Some more DIY

So today I took down the light stand so I could spray paint it chrome and I needed to add better mounts. I also drilled holes for the pipe work to come through the cabinet. Been looking at some rocks and redmoor root wood but still cant make my mind up on the hardscape.

Here's the glass intake and outlet.

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Deano3

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looking good justin, i have enheim filter and need some clear tubing like yours, also i cannot go through the stant so thinking about maybe a elbow to make piping look neater anyone tryed this ? looking forward to you scaping your tank keep the pics coming

Dean
 

justin85

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looking good justin, i have enheim filter and need some clear tubing like yours, also i cannot go through the stant so thinking about maybe a elbow to make piping look neater anyone tryed this ? looking forward to you scaping your tank keep the pics coming

Dean


Thanks Dean, I cant wait to start scpaing this tank also. Have you thought about bringing the pipes through the side of your cabinet ? it's easy to do, just a few drill holes.
 

justin85

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there is my cabinet in my jurnal ADA 60F iwagumi First aquarium PICS | UK Aquatic Plant Society you would still be able to see but could cover some how i soppose, once i know were best position for lilly pipes is i may do that, is it best to be at same end or opposite ends you think ?

Thanks Dean

Ahhh I was actually reading through your post yesterday, lovely looking tank and scape. Depends where your planning on keeping your filter, but it looks like you could still drill through the stand if you wanted. I like to put both my intake and outlet on the same side but I guess its just personal preference.
 

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Thanks justin, hopefully my reg arrives soon can can set up were lilly pipes etc all going, well hope to see updates soon mate

Dean
 

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Update: Some more DIY and Ferts

I ordered some ferts from aquariumplantfood they have a great deal on so thought I should get some for back up, I will be using ADA ferts but its good to have these others too.

Here's what I got:
Ei Starter Kit - Dry Chemicals - Fertilisers
2 x 500ml Dosing Bottles
1 x 500g Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)
1 x 250g Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4)
1 x 500g Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4)
1 x 250g Chelated Trace Elements

ADA Ferts
ADA Brighty K 250ml
ADA Green Brighty Step 1 250ml
ADA Green Brighty Step 2 250ml
ADA Green Brighty Step 3 250ml

I didn't like how the LED light unit looked visually so I decided to try and make it look like the ADA light units, so I purchased a sheet of polished Aluminium to the size I need and got to work. I have not got a roller so curving the sheet was going to take some doing, took a good hour to do because I had to get it right first time and doing it by hand it not the easiest thing to do.
I am happy with the result, its not ADA to say the least ! but its not ADA prices too and it looks nice enough.

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Great build and journal so far, please keep it up:pompus:

Its making me consider an oversized cabinet for my next project, so that i can run the pipes straight down like that.
 

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Thanks Andy, The cabinet was a last minute decision as I was planning on building a ADA style cabinet.

I have see a few ADA cabinets, set up in this way. I think it works. For me everything looks self contained, rather than pipes, wires running on the outside/side of the cabinets.:thumbup:
 
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