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I lurk here from time to time, so I thought I'd share my tanks.

20L has been set up for ~3 1/2 months.
ADA ASII + Power Sand Special S, Tourmaline BC, XP1, Hydor 200w inline, JBJ reg, Flo Lily out, "Powermen" intake, 2-2x18w Coralife T5 w/ 3 6700k & 1 colormax. The tank gets dosed with the pFertz lineup with ADA's ECA, Green Gain, Green Bacter and Phyton Git.

Plants include: Eleocharis Acicularis, Lilaeopsis Brasilensis, Flame moss, Hemianthus Micranthemoides, Crypt Wenditii 'Green', Ludwigia arcuata, Limnophila aromatica, Lysimachia nummularia, Anubias 'petite' & 'nana'.

Fauna include Threadfin Rainbows, Amano shrimp, Cherry shrimp, Olive Nerites, and a few Otos.







The 60-P has only been set up for about a month.
Original ADA Aquasoil + Power Sand Special S, ADA Nile Sand, Bacter 100, Tourmaline BC, Eheim 2215, JBJ reg, ADA Lily Pipes P2 & V3, Drop Checker, Pollen Glass diffuser & Bubble counter, 200w Hydor inline, Aqua Medic 70w HQI metal halide with stock 12k bulb. Dosing is done with Green Brighty step 1, Brighty K, Green Brighty Special Shade plus ECA, Green Gain, Green Bacter and Phyton Git.

Plants include: Peacock moss, Willow moss, Echinodorus tenellus 'narrow', Cyperus helferi, Bolbitis heudelotti, Needle leaf Java fern, Crypts 'petchii', 'tropica', 'lucens', 'wenditii' green & red, Limnophila aromatica, Rotala indica, Myriophyllum mattogrossense.

Fauna include Neon, Rummynose, and Green Fire tetras with Amano shrimp, cherry shrimp, Olive Nerites, and a few Otos.







Thanks for looking!

Cheers!
 

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Roybot73:

Very nice tanks! I like them both at lot:clap2:

In my previous setup, I found that a dense planting led to a lot of dead space when water does not circulate well (yet I have a Ehiem 2234 for 60P) no matter how I positioned the lily pipes. This led to a bout of green water which resolved after daily water changes.

Do you have a straight frontal shot of the 60P?
 

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Thanks for the comments!

Roybot73:

Very nice tanks! I like them both at lot:clap2:

In my previous setup, I found that a dense planting led to a lot of dead space when water does not circulate well (yet I have a Ehiem 2234 for 60P) no matter how I positioned the lily pipes. This led to a bout of green water which resolved after daily water changes.

Do you have a straight frontal shot of the 60P?
Here's your straight frontal shot, even though it's very similar to the one that's already posted...
Circulation seems to be very good in both tanks.

 

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Very nice:cool:!

You got some very nice branchy wood. Is it ADA old black?

The only thing I would say is that the focal point is in your the ADA tank is not clear unlike your first tank. Otherwise plants look lovely. I like to moss border up front
 

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Back to the 8K bulb...
-Pulled the Myriophyllum. It just wasn't quite what I had in mind, and was growing leggy for some reason.
-Added more Rotala.

pics.


Sorry about the glare, but the fish are lined up nice;)

 

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60-P is very nice piece of artwork :)
But looking at the sand at the last image I can see you have started to have problem w/ algae. How high is your HQI lamp over the tank?
 

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60-P is very nice piece of artwork :)
But looking at the sand at the last image I can see you have started to have problem w/ algae. How high is your HQI lamp over the tank?
Thank you for the compliment!

The HQI lamp is on for 6 hours a day, and is approxomately 12" from the tank rim. It may appear as though there is algae on the sand, but I can assure you there is not! I think what you are seeing is shadows and some of the moss (which could use a trim;)) The 8000k bulb I'm using has a very green cast to it as well. If you notice in the earlier pics (10000K bulb in use), the sand does not appear to be quite so green.

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Nice one, do you see increased growth when using HQI?
Thanks!
I would say yes. The tank is really still settling in, and some of the lower, slower plants (Crypts, Ferns) are just starting to grow in. The stems love it!

This tank doesn't pearl quite like the 20L does, but again, I attribute that to the young age of the tank.
 

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The HQI lamp is on for 6 hours a day, and is approxomately 12" from the tank rim.
Thanks for the answer! It's good to hear you have not problem with any algae :) In near future I will run similar tank so it's nice to know about your HQI setup.

Cheers and good luck!
 
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