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    Cool [Multiple Tank Builds] Hello... It's Been 10+ Years Since My Last Login

    Hey guys, so it's been 10+ years since my last login in..... If I remember correctly, I helped code and design the very very first version of this SCAPE site :O I had to use the Forgot My Password option lol. Long story short, I stopped my planted tank hobby cause I graduated, lived abroad, bought a few cars, got into photography and cars, got a girl friend, and bought a house. In fact, I wasn't planning on even getting back into the hobby even though I had saved everything I didn't sell in storage. However, recently I was left in charge of a Betta fish so that got me itchy, and as a result I went and spend $$$$ on 3 new tanks (48g, 3g, 2g). Now that I have all that out of the way...

    BIG SHOUTOUT TO CK Fish World in West Covina!

    Here's my previous tanks for 10+ years ago in case ya'll were curious...

    40g


    10g




    1g


    Will post my girl and I's new setups soon as I get them set up one by one....

    Beginning of our 90p ~50g tank
    - Mr.Aqua 90p (CK Fish World)
    - ADA style black cabinet (CK Fish World)
    - Twinstar LED (Aqua Forest Aquarium)
    - Hydor 200w
    - ?lb CO2 tank + Azoo regulator (only equipment I had from back in the day)
    - ADA lily pipes
    - ADA CO2 diffuser
    - ADA Bubble Counter
    - 200lbs BLACK MOUNTAIN SEIRYU STONE (CK Fish World)
    - ADA escaping tools (left over from back in the day)

    In the mail:
    - Eheim 2117
    - ADA Clear Hose set (aquatic-garden)
    - ADA Amazonia and Power Sand (aquatic-garden)
    - ADA soil additives
    - ADA fert line up
    - Chihiros Doctor
    - ADA handing thermometer
    - ADA Filter media
    - ELEOCHARIS BELEM

    Plans are 50 tetras, Amano shrimps, Ottos, HC Cuba. Full ADA fert line up regiment.



    Beginning of our 20q ~2g tank
    - 20q Ultim Nature Ultra Clear Tank (BucePlant)
    - Dragon Stone (BucePlant)
    - AquaTop 15w nano heater
    - Azoo Mignon 60 (BucePlant)
    - Up Aqua Pro LED 3C 7" LED (BucePlant)
    - Micranthemum Monte Carlo (CK Fish World)
    - Fissidens Mini
    - HYDROCOTYLE TRIPARTITA (not sure if MINI variant)
    - ELEOCHARIS BELEM
    - Betta fish (CK Fish World)
    - Aquavitro aqua solum (CK Fish World)
    - ADA Gain Green (Aqua Forest Aquarium)

    Planning to add a couple more plants in the future with CO2 and lighting upgrade. Crystal shrimps too.

    Week 1


    Week 2 - Added ELEOCHARIS BELEM, HYDROCOTYLE TRIPARTITA and Fissidens Mini


    Beginning of our 3n ~3g tank
    - 3n Ultim Nature Ultra Clear Tank (CK Fish World)
    - AquaTop 25w nano heater
    - Fissidens Mini
    - Fissidens Fontnus (CK Fish World)
    - Betta fish (CK Fish World)
    - 3 Pygmy Corys (CK Fish World)
    - White sand (CK Fish World)
    - Seiryu Stone (CK Fish World)
    - ADA Gain Green (Aqua Forest Aquarium)
    - Azoo Mignon 150 (CK Fish World)
    - Up Aqua Pro LED 3C 10" LED (CK Fish World)

    Week 1


    Week 2 - Added both mosses. Fissidens Fontnus in the background and Fissidens Mini in the foreground and rock cracks
    Last edited by turtlehead; 07-30-2017 at 01:50 PM.
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    90p ADA
    5n Ultum Nature
    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    Beautiful! Looking forward to your newest creations!

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    Thats so cool! Can't wait to see the new!


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    Welcome back. High fives for 2006.
    Have a happy day!

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    Welcome back. I just returned recently as well

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    Love the 40g

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    Can't wait to see your new set ups!

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    Welcome back to SCAPE!! Love your tanks

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    Mike! I remember you, a familiar "face"
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    My Girl and I's Epic 5 tank build thread

    90p ADA
    5n Ultum Nature
    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    Beginning of our 90p ~50g tank
    - Mr.Aqua 90p (CK Fish World)
    - ADA style black cabinet (CK Fish World)
    - Twinstar LED (Aqua Forest Aquarium)
    - Hydor 200w
    - ?lb CO2 tank + Azoo regulator (only equipment I had from back in the day)
    - ADA lily pipes
    - ADA CO2 diffuser
    - ADA Bubble Counter
    - 200lbs BLACK MOUNTAIN SEIRYU STONE (CK Fish World)
    - ADA escaping tools (left over from back in the day)

    In the mail:
    - Eheim 2117
    - ADA Clear Hose set (aquatic-garden)
    - ADA Amazonia and Power Sand (aquatic-garden)
    - ADA soil additives
    - ADA fert line up
    - Chihiros Doctor
    - ADA handing thermometer
    - ADA Filter media

    Plans are 50 tetras, Amano shrimps, Ottos, HC Cuba. Full ADA fert line up regiment.



    Beginning of our 20q ~2g tank
    - 20q Ultim Nature Ultra Clear Tank (BucePlant)
    - Dragon Stone (BucePlant)
    - AquaTop 15w nano heater
    - Azoo Mignon 60 (BucePlant)
    - Up Aqua Pro LED 3C 7" LED (BucePlant)
    - Micranthemum Monte Carlo (CK Fish World)
    - Fissidens Mini
    - Betta fish (CK Fish World)
    - Aquavitro aqua solum (CK Fish World)
    - ADA Gain Green (Aqua Forest Aquarium)

    In the mail:
    - Dwarf hair grass 'mini'

    Planning to add a couple more plants in the future with CO2 and lighting upgrade. Crystal shrimps too.


    Beginning of our 3n ~3g tank
    - 3n Ultim Nature Ultra Clear Tank (CK Fish World)
    - AquaTop 25w nano heater
    - Fissidens Mini
    - Fissidens Fontnus (CK Fish World)
    - Betta fish (CK Fish World)
    - 3 Pygmy Corys (CK Fish World)
    - White sand (CK Fish World)
    - Seiryu Stone (CK Fish World)
    - ADA Gain Green (Aqua Forest Aquarium)
    - Azoo Mignon 150 (CK Fish World)
    - Up Aqua Pro LED 3C 10" LED (CK Fish World)

    Photos coming soon
    Last edited by turtlehead; 12-03-2016 at 02:46 PM.
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    5n Ultum Nature
    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    LOL You gave up the hobby then bought not one but THREE tanks...

    You never gave it up... It was just lying dormant! Nice tanks!!!

    You have awakened the beast....

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitepapagold View Post
    LOL You gave up the hobby then bought not one but THREE tanks...

    You never gave it up... It was just lying dormant! Nice tanks!!!

    You have awakened the beast....
    Hahaha my loving GF made me do it! I was purely there for betta fish food for my orphaned betta hahaha
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    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    Your scape's are so incredible. Absolutely beautiful

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    Awesome intro tank and great work on the others as well. Please, please continue to share your tank start up process. Love to see it.
    May the SCAPE be with you.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome back guys, just picked up a few crystal reds to see how they'll do in the 2g...

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    90p ADA
    5n Ultum Nature
    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    Welcome back. Gorgeous tanks.

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    UPDATES:
    - CRS in the 2q tank might be hiding or eaten by Betta which means a new nano tank just for shrimp is looming lol
    - Monte Carlo in the 2q is growing slowly but at least its growing ferts are just ADA Gain Green and ECA for now until the actual ferts get here
    - Planted ELEOCHARIS BELEM in the 3n as a mid ground plant and ordered some Eleocharis acicularis as a background plant and because the 3n is sand only as a 'substrate' I also ordered some ADA Multi Bottom sticks to serve as a in substrate fert.
    - Might switch out the Mr. Aqua 90p we have now for an actual ADA one



    In other news, I ordered:
    - ADA Vuppa-1 as a surface skimmer since the 3n has been building some nasty oil top layer
    - Chihiros Doctor Mini for the 90p (basically the twinstar replica) not sure if it'll even prevent an algae growth, but willing to experiment
    - Decided it was best to do it right and replace my 10 year old Azoo Co2 regulator with an Alan Le custom, can't wait to see and use it
    Last edited by turtlehead; 12-08-2016 at 02:09 PM.
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    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    Def eaten by betta!


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    Betta person who JUST discovered dwarf shrimp (but have time and space for only very very low maintenance stuff these days!)

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    As i kinda expected or hoped not to have happened, the shrimp have be an expensive meal for the 2g tank betta. So to replace them, we got some ember tetras that can actually outrun the betta for the tank. Might just move the betta to another tank alone as it's way too aggressive (more so than the 3n tank betta). Then fill the 2g tank back up with shrimp that won't be food.

    Happy embers (these used to be so rare, now they're only $1.99 and readily available)


    A few strands of hair grass mini planted in the foreground of the 3n. Might do a heavier planting once the background hair grass comes in
    Last edited by turtlehead; 12-08-2016 at 11:31 PM.
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    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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    While waiting for things for the 90p (which we decided to replace with an actual ADA 90p) we decided to take apart the ADA style cabinet and paint match it to our TV stand...




    Here's the TV stand for reference...



    Now have a total of 5 ember tetras and 3 replacement CRS in the 2q and added eleocharis acicularis to the background of the 3n.

    In other news... Got yet another dining table 2q so that the 2q's are right next to each other AND another betta LOL. Photo updates to come soon. Follow @glassaqua on IG for more.
    John

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    90p ADA
    5n Ultum Nature
    3n Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature
    20c Ultum Nature

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