MARS01 ADA 60F

jm - 06/23/2018 01:31:09 AM - 775 / 04 / 10 / 25

Description

ADA CUBE GARDEN 60-F | Amazonia Regular & Powder | ADA Power Sand | ONF Flat One 2' Pendant Version | ADA C02 Advanced System - Forest | ADA Super Jet 300 | Hydor inline heater

Lights

  • On: 11:00 AM
  • Off: 5:00 PM

CO2

  • Not used

Aeration

  • None
  • Full time

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  • 1

    White BG?

    Same photo setup test, not clean, didn't remove all the pipes and kit. More to come. Feeling like the black bg is it tho. White? Black? Frosty? Who ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      10/28/2018 03:50:10 PM

      I'm feeling the white background. However, the black background really pops as well. I don't think you can go wrong either way.

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  • 2

    Black BG?

    Did a lil photo setup test, not clean, didn't remove all the pipes and kit. More to come. Feeling like the black bg is it tho. Didn't even press th ......

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  • 8

    plants Added

    • Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides

  • 9

    2 Months

    Approx 2months & 2days in! I love it. Features Removed: - Taxiphyllum Barieri, Java Moss, which was an algae farm. Features Added: - Hydrocotyle Si ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      09/26/2018 05:41:28 PM

      Extremely healthy. Love the addition of the new plants. What’s going on with the tank to the left?!?

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    • Southbayaqua
      09/26/2018 05:41:29 PM

      Extremely healthy. Love the addition of the new plants. What’s going on with the tank to the left?!?

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  • 15

    day 35

    Doing well, quite close to carpeted, started some 1/2 recommended frequency ADA ferts, great runners, 1st trim coming up this weekend. ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      08/21/2018 08:41:11 PM

      It's looking great. I'd imagine it's a full carpet now.

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  • 20

    Afternoon side light

    Finally got that natural side light shot I wanted to emulate from southbayaqua. :) ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/23/2018 11:48:54 AM

      Excellent shot. I've always enjoyed the lights off with a beam of sunlight. It's just so peaceful.

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/31/2018 05:54:34 PM

      How’s the transition from dry start to submerged coming along?

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      • jm
        08/03/2018 02:45:56 PM

        Doing very well! I will take some true overhead pics tonight, but I just threw up a photo from this past weekend. Everything seems great, some mild green algae about 1" below the surface that i can see from the outside of the tank in places, I wonder if thats the ambient sunlight in the rest of the room? Not seeing much about that sort of underground algae around the forums.

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      • Southbayaqua
        08/03/2018 03:41:43 PM

        Let’s hope it’s not cyano bacteria. That stuff is sort of a pain to eradicate. If it’s normal algae it will eventually die off after being smothered by the carpet

    • bataleon
      03/04/2019 07:18:21 PM

      Stunning mate. I'm looking for a light for my 60F and the ONF Flat One is on the top of my list. What brightness setting are you running it at to avoid algae in such a shallow tank?

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      • jm
        03/04/2019 08:34:25 PM

        40-55% at most. Thing to note tho: in a power outage it comes back on at 100% this happened for an entire day once and rllt caused some badness. Other than that, i love it.

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  • 21

    seems alive to me

    Not sure if this is truly pearling, being 2hrs after flooding, but looks alive! ......

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  • 22

    day 25 dsm = Day 1 filled

    Flooded it! Running c02 at about 2bps. Any new tank c02 tips welcome. ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/18/2018 10:50:19 PM

      2 bps sounds about right for a 60f. Already looks carpeted from this view. Are you keeping a consistent water changing regime during the cycle?

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      • jm
        07/18/2018 11:36:20 PM

        My plan was daily for 2 weeks. It only holds 6.5g or so, pretty easy work with ‘primed’ tap water. Any reccos on the c02 timing? 1hr before on and off seem sane? Drop checker is light green already.

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      • Southbayaqua
        07/19/2018 09:36:56 AM

        Push it to 3-4 weeks if you can, or at least through the potential diatom and ammonia cycle. Mine turn on no more than 30 min prior to the lighting and usually off when the lights turn off. 1 hour works, but I suppose it depends more on the co2 tank.

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    day 24

    Day 24, see other photo for detail ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/17/2018 08:32:31 PM

      It’s really starting to fill in. Looking great

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    Day 24 - overhead

    Seeing a bit of algae in some edges of the tank, considering a flood tomorrow, I see rooting down 3" or so and would like to optimize the adjustment t ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/17/2018 08:34:40 PM

      I’d flood it. Looks extremely healthy and rooted. Sometimes with a dry start you may catch some mold which is extremely difficult to eradicate. If you don’t have it and it’s this healthy...flood it!

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/17/2018 08:38:11 PM

      The consultant is a potential feature for people to consult aquariums from the internet, or showcase an aquarium that you built for someone else. I’m not sure if it’s a needed feature at this point.

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    • jm
      07/18/2018 12:03:06 AM

      Wow thanks! FWIW I sort of thought the feature might be for that purpose, I would absolutely pay some credits or dollars for consultation. I think its a great feature idea that seems inevitable, pro help on forums and the like are worth time money. I will add the sand and flood it tomorrow! Thanks.

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    day 12

    Seeing some dying off, tho the ones up high are actually branching out horizontally a bit, those came from a better tub of culture though, whereas the ......

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  • 26

    day 12 - overhead

    I can see a bit more growth from this angle, the section not visible to the right side is spreading out for sure. Its all quite modest growth but I s ......

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  • 27

    additives Added

    • Aqua Design Amano - Substrate
    • Aqua Soil-Amazonia

  • 28

    plants Added

    • Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’

  • 29

    GLosso Factory W

    Spraying with Glosso Factory Dry Start / Wabi Kusa Spray every other day. ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      07/03/2018 10:38:24 PM

      Interesting. Never realized there was a dry start spray. Have you used it before?

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      • jm
        07/17/2018 05:53:50 PM

        I have not used it, and I did every other day for the first 2 weeks and got alot of plant burn, so i stopped using it entirely. I know in my terrestrial plant world that liquid foliar sprays are dangerous during the daylight hours, so i figured perhaps my high light environment was causing evaporation and thus over concentration of its elements.

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      • Southbayaqua
        07/17/2018 08:39:19 PM

        Gotcha. Interesting experiment nonetheless

    • jm
      07/18/2018 12:23:44 AM

      I am going to use it on some plants around the house, I am sure I can find a use for it somehow. Maybe on some terrestrial mosses or wabi kusa.

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  • 30

    Day 01

    Covered in plastic wrap, I think I need a better lid solution for a 4-6 week process. Added a nano beta heater to a cube vase of water and a thermome ......

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  • 31

    day 01 - overhead

    Dry start method has begun. ......

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  • 32

    hardscape FINAL layout - 3/4 amazonia added

    Chose it, filled it, laid out stones, added some 'custom designed' substrate supports made of white corrugated storage box. Hoped that highly oxidize ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      06/25/2018 06:33:09 PM

      Nice ohko layout. I don’t think you’ll have an issue with the Ohko adversely affecting your water parameters.

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  • 33

    Test layout 03

    Dragonstone, red pieces test layout #3, basic structure chosen ......

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  • 34

    Test layout 02

    Dragonstone, red pieces test layout #2 ......

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  • 35

    Test layout 01

    Dragonstone, yellower pieces test layout #1 ......

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  • 36

    Day 0 - Tank and Light Setup

    Had to offset the whole rig due to the placement needs on a roll-front cabinet. ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      06/25/2018 06:34:10 PM

      Fully loaded! Can’t wait to see it filled and thriving.

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  • 37

    additives Added

    • Aqua Design Amano - Sand
    • Power Sand Special

  • 38

    light Added

    • ONF - Flat One 2 Pendant Style

  • 39

    tank Added

    • Aqua Design Amano - 60f