Thanks Matt.Matt Holbrook-Bull said:thats a great article good job.
would you gravel over the aquasoil Ed? I seem to be finding different schools of thought on this.
Clive would say it's a waste of money, but I'm not too sure! I wouldn't worry about it Matt, it's great stuff on it's own. I do tend to not dose my tanks for days (or even weeks!) at a time!Matt Holbrook-Bull said:Ill give it a test. I wasnt planning on putting anything under it though.
ADA stands for Aqua Design Amano, japanese manufacturer of some of the best equipement you can get for your tank, the catalogue is available from Aqua Essentials.alex b said:Could someone please advise what is an ADA catalogue? and where I get one?
and dearest!LondonDragon said:
Maybe that why I haven't got any ADA stuff LOL I do have Aquasoil in my shrimp tank for some reason! not that it needs it LOL and my planted has plain gravel! go figure lolaaronnorth said:and dearest!
Well said 8)aaronnorth said:aquasoil is the only thing i think i would buy as part of the ADA product chain, anything else it would be some cheap (or cheaper brand) for example drop checkers, Â£40 ADA, or Â£4 ebay... hhmmm hard decision
they are so easily broken too :?Ed Seeley said:A lot of the links were to AquaEssentials website, one of our sponsors. They have just updated their website so I imgaine that has ruined lots of the links - I'll try to update them at some point when I have time (don't hold your breath!!!!!). If you go to their site and search for the product it will appear. Aqua Essentials sell the ADA catalogues too.
To be fair the only ADA products I recomended were Aquasoil and Powersand. After setting up a tank without I'd use Powersand again when setting up another tank. I do know some people do swear by the ADA glassware though. Apparently the bubbles are finer. I'm never going to stump up the cash to find out personally though...
No doubt it will be useful to members. I personally do not use this method, but that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate a fine explanation of it. Clear articles like this help me better understand other methods, so I can then have a larger knowledge base to help people with. Not everybody has the same goals within this hobby and people shouldn't limit themselves to the understanding of only one method to keep planted tanks. I wish we had a few more setup tutorials out there. I think it would be helpful.Ed Seeley said:Thank-you very much; I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope it proves useful to people.
Glad it has helped! This is just one way to do it though, but it's worked well for me!samd0912 said:Thank you very much for such an informative write up!
Im just getting together everything I need for my first attempt at a planted aquarium and this has helped me feel more confident about what it is I am doing!!!