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    ADA 45P - My newest masterpiece

    So after spending quite a good amount of time watching aquascape videos on youtube, I finally pulled the trigger on the ADA 45P. I started off first 2 weeks with DSM, but then needed to add water for some blue dream shrimps. Here are some specs as well as plant selection for this tank. I am still waiting for glass lily pipes that I just ordered to hook it to eheim 2211.

    Setup:
    ADA 45P
    Aquatek CO2 setup with 5lb tank (1-2 bubble per sec)
    Eheim 2211
    Finnex Ray2
    Cheap Wing light (it is okay for growing plants)
    Amazonia substrate powder
    White pool filter sand
    Seiryu stones

    Plants:
    Buce brownie sugar
    Buce brownie red
    Buce mini red
    Buce centipede
    Monte carlo
    HC cuba
    Glossostigma
    Hydrocotype tripartita "Japan"
    Staurogyne repens
    Downoi
    AR mini
    Dwarf hairgrass
    Rotala mexicana goias
    Mini xmas moss
    Mini fissiden
    Mini pellia

    Livestocks:
    Chilli rasboras
    Blue dream shrimps
    Nerite snails

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    Looks nice.. the small rock make the landscape looks more natural(scaling). did you break the stone into small pieces?

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    That's quite an impressive slope. The only thing I don't like is the mismatched rocks in the bottom right. Everything else is stellar! good work man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealend View Post
    Looks nice.. the small rock make the landscape looks more natural(scaling). did you break the stone into small pieces?

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    Yup I did lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    That's quite an impressive slope. The only thing I don't like is the mismatched rocks in the bottom right. Everything else is stellar! good work man.
    Oh you are talking about the one with moss attached to it? Yes it is not supposed to be there, i just put that there to compare the growth of this moss under high light and CO2 vs super low light in my other tank. It turned out that algae like to grow on moss under high light and CO2 condition. I ran into a little green hair algae problem as well

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    Just an update after 4 weeks. Got a little green hair algae problem, but so far everything is running smoothly. Excel and flourish are being dosed every other day with co2 running at 2bps. I am still waiting to get the lily pipe to plug in my eheim classic 250. I added 14 exclamation point rasboras instead of chili rasboras. And 2 of my blue shrimps are berried
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    Nice! I love the vision you have for this tank ! Every time I try this look, it just ends up looking like an avalanche instead! Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vudavid1991 View Post
    Nice! I love the vision you have for this tank ! Every time I try this look, it just ends up looking like an avalanche instead! Lol


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    I am still trying to organize the plants, cuz some of them send runners to everywhere and it looks like a mess some how lol. Hopefully, once it all fully grown it will look better

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    As far as I know, tigers die at 78 and are best kept at 70-72. But I'm no specialist.

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    Just some quick update on my 45P . So happy to see berried shrimps. Shrimps keep messing up the substrate no matter how hard I tried to clean up the front. About to add some El tigre endlers in a week or so

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    I finally got my hands on the El Tigre endlers . My tank is now well covered with plants. Lots of blue shrimp babies hidding in the HC. I really like how the whole tank turned out. I am thinking about replacing my AR mini with Hygrophila Araguaia. Let me know what you guys think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanthuyet1990 View Post
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    Just some quick update on my 45P . So happy to see berried shrimps. Shrimps keep messing up the substrate no matter how hard I tried to clean up the front. About to add some El tigre endlers in a week or so
    Just a word of caution, watch those assassin snails closely. People have mentioned about how they can get shrimplets and eat them, but I have personally seen an assassin snail grab onto full grown shrimp and try to eat them. Happened 2 days in a row while feeding my bloody mary shrimp. I watched an assassin snail crawl right up as the shrimp were eating and wrap himself around an adult shrimp. The first time I thought it was just one of those random things that "might" happen from time to time, but the very next day the same thing happened when feeding the shrimp. Both times I was able to free the shrimp before any damage was done and the 2 assassin snails quickly became lunch for Brutis the Puffer. From now on I will just deal with the pest snails in my shrimp tanks lol.
    Just some food for thought from one shrimper to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kole85 View Post
    Just a word of caution, watch those assassin snails closely. People have mentioned about how they can get shrimplets and eat them, but I have personally seen an assassin snail grab onto full grown shrimp and try to eat them. Happened 2 days in a row while feeding my bloody mary shrimp. I watched an assassin snail crawl right up as the shrimp were eating and wrap himself around an adult shrimp. The first time I thought it was just one of those random things that "might" happen from time to time, but the very next day the same thing happened when feeding the shrimp. Both times I was able to free the shrimp before any damage was done and the 2 assassin snails quickly became lunch for Brutis the Puffer. From now on I will just deal with the pest snails in my shrimp tanks lol.
    Just some food for thought from one shrimper to another.

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    I've never had that problem, but I will keep my eyes on those snails. I added assassin snails to the tank to kill other snails, but somehow, pest snails cant be killed. These pest snails came from some plants I bought from Han Aquatic not long ago.

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    I have what I assume are a cloud of gold mystery snails - not quite sure as I keep them under control but I had adults and these guys have the 'albino' skin color. In any case bunches of them congregate on the aquarium glass every so often and I use a plastic putty knife to squish them when they do. The fish and shrimp love the snack and the population never gets too crazy.

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    I'm really loving your tank. Gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormvisions View Post
    I have what I assume are a cloud of gold mystery snails - not quite sure as I keep them under control but I had adults and these guys have the 'albino' skin color. In any case bunches of them congregate on the aquarium glass every so often and I use a plastic putty knife to squish them when they do. The fish and shrimp love the snack and the population never gets too crazy.
    Pest snails in my tank are the tiny flat and have a look of ramshorn snail.

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