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034l - ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel (EN)



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So I started with a nano tank and sold it pretty quick to go "bigger". I was thinking about a second high tech setup and wanted to buy an ada 60p. But I decided to go smaller and go for the ada 45p as I already have an eheim 2211 with 2 sets of lily pipes which I can use for this setup. It will cost less plants, soil etc. but IMO it's harder to scape a nano tank. Tried my best to create some depth in this 45x27x30 cm tank.

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Specs planted tank aquarium
Tank ADA 45P
45x27x30 cm
34 litre

Lighting
Daytime eco 40

Hardscape
Lava rock
Spiderwood

Substrate
ADA Aqua Soil

Shrimp
35 Neocaridina heteropoda var. Yellow

Fish
Rasbora brigittae

Snails
3 Clithon sp.

Plants:
Fissidens fontanus
Fissidens fox
Flame moss
Weeping moss
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Usuki moss
Crepidomanes malabaricum

Co2
Pressurized CO2 with a diffusor
Co2 checker edge (30 ppm)

Heater
Hydor eth 200 temperature 23 celcius

Filter
Eheim classic 150

Hardscape
Ostatnio edytowano 14 gru 2017, 13:43 przez Nigel, łącznie edytowano 3 razy



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Not bad, after the plants will grow up - they will do the work.


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There will be a nice forest. What else to add?
Having a lot of substrate might enable you to get some radical angles with sloping front to back left to right etc. You could then insert the slate vertically to act as retaining walls and have some terrace effects maybe.
With different vertical terraces you could have some cool downhill "stream", or uphill "climb" effects depending on the plants you choose.

Are you from The Netherlands? :)
I think for too long we've been copying what Amano did rather than learning from the nature that surrounds PL, a japanese forest is hugely different from a dutch forest, which is in turn different to a croat or swedish forest... How many people here actually go out and look at nature and take it back to their tanks...?

Good luck with the project! :-)


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Piotr Baszucki napisał(a):Not bad, after the plants will grow up - they will do the work.


Thank you Piotr


Godween napisał(a):There will be a nice forest. What else to add?
Having a lot of substrate might enable you to get some radical angles with sloping front to back left to right etc. You could then insert the slate vertically to act as retaining walls and have some terrace effects maybe.
With different vertical terraces you could have some cool downhill "stream", or uphill "climb" effects depending on the plants you choose.

Are you from The Netherlands? :)
I think for too long we've been copying what Amano did rather than learning from the nature that surrounds PL, a japanese forest is hugely different from a dutch forest, which is in turn different to a croat or swedish forest... How many people here actually go out and look at nature and take it back to their tanks...?

Good luck with the project! :-)


Thank you very much.

That sounds not bad at all I will consider it!

So far I am going to use the following plants on lava rocks:
Fissidens fontanus
Fissidens fox
Flame moss
Weeping moss
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Crepidomanes malabaricum

The flame and fissidens fontanus will be used in the back to create height in the scape.

I am from The Netherlands :)

Amano was a great man and he did very nice things for the hobby. After seeing some inspiration I like the forest scape styles more than the "amano styles". But everyone has his own opinion thats so beautiful about this hobby, we see much different styles. I walk daily here in the forest and it is beautiful for inspiration.



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New stuff came in :)

Hopefully the hydor eth 200 will last a "long" time on my ada 45p. After reading it doesn't seem the best choice for a nano tank. But I don't really wanna build one my self or have a heater in the tank. So fingers crossed!

The eheim skim 350 is great but when I have to clean it, I have to remove it completely from the tank and always several shrimps are in there. So I decided to try the ocean free surfclear. The sponge can be removed when the skimmer is in tank and it has a safe guard for shrimps and fish. It's a little less strong than the eheim skim 350 but no problem because it is only an ada 45p.

I needed a thermometer and decided to buy one from ADA.

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Unfortunately my weeping moss is turning yellow/brown on the branches. It receives a lot of light. I spray two times a day and leave 2 openings open to reduce the chance of mold. Although there is already some mold growing. Hard to find the "perfect" balance to keep moss moisture enough and avoid mold. Also hard to remove the mold because I made some roots on the trees and it isn't very firmly attached with fishing line.



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Received some bucephalandra moss from someone. Very happy with it. It grows low, compact and is not demanding.

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Is good. Difficulties will be at trimming.


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day 25
Cycle is going fast with the eheim classic 150 that already has bacteria in it and the soil that has been in DSM for 3 weeks. Think I am going to add the Neocaridina heteropoda var. Yellow and clithon sp. after 3 weeks from now. Hopefully there will be enough biofilm by that time.
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Day 42
Roots and Neocaridina cf. davidi yellow shrimp added to the scape. Moss growing slowly. Keeping the light intensity still low to avoid algae.



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Day 56
Added a small beach
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Hello, the added beach came out plus the tank took another perspective, i like it, i'm up to five
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New buce clump 'mini coin'. Got it very cheap only € 27 for 27 rhizomes (some very small). So only 1 euro per rhizome! If I buy it from stores here it is like 5 euro per rhizome. This was from a guy who imports straight from Indonesia. To reduce shipping costs he asks a lot of people and does 1 big order at a time. Had to wait a long time for it but all worth it. Hopefully they won't melt. Placed them in this tank and the 128l aswell.

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na1910 napisał(a):Hello, the added beach came out plus the tank took another perspective, i like it, i'm up to five


Thank you :)



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I did import some bucephalandra from Indonesia in the past and what I found that clumps are more prone to melting than a single rhizomes. I think it would be a good idea to split that clump to 2-3 smaller ones



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minimalteq napisał(a):I did import some bucephalandra from Indonesia in the past and what I found that clumps are more prone to melting than a single rhizomes. I think it would be a good idea to split that clump to 2-3 smaller ones


Thanks for advice. I splitted them all individual. 27 rhizomes total.



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Quick scape today, ADA 45P dimensions - Hardscape Forest

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It looks great. You should sell "finished" composition/sets ;)

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pitero21 napisał(a):It looks great. You should sell "finished" composition/sets ;)


Hard to snipe the right pieces of the wood to sell multiple sets. But would be cool for sure :D



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My scapes
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Hi Nigel, what you using to photograph and record your tank? Thanks for answer.


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KRZYSZTOF RADZISZEWSKI napisał(a):Hi Nigel, what you using to photograph and record your tank? Thanks for answer.


Hello a DSLR camera canon 700d. I use 2 lenses.
For close ups: EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
For full tank shots: EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM

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Very nice tank I have to admit mainetenend to the perfection. From my point of view something is missing in the right front corner. I would add some branch to fill up that bit. But it is just my impression. All the best for Christmas and your tank. Take care.


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KRZYSZTOF RADZISZEWSKI napisał(a):Very nice tank I have to admit mainetenend to the perfection. From my point of view something is missing in the right front corner. I would add some branch to fill up that bit. But it is just my impression. All the best for Christmas and your tank. Take care.


Thanks for your feedback!

You are right I have learned from this scape. If I could do it over I would do some things different.



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