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ADA Mini-S – New Aquascape!

December 12th, 2010

After neglecting all but essential maintenance on my aquariums for some time due to an on-going home-improvement project, I finally aquascaped a new ADA Mini-S aquarium for my office. Below is a picture of the tank after being setup for a few days. This is the first aquascape I’ve ever actually done using a sand foreground and path, as I’ve always favored foreground plants.

ADA Mini-S

The low ground cover is Taiwan Moss tied to lots of small stones. Mini pelia accents lots of the larger rocks, with Blyxa japonica, Staurogyne repens, and Rotala macrandra (some variant) in the background behind the large rock. I think I may need something in the back right, but I’m not sure if that should be a slightly larger rock, or just some hairgrass trimmed at an angle for some height and depth. I’d love to hear everyone’s feedback on the hardscape and aquascape in general, comments/critiques are welcome!

4 Responses to “ADA Mini-S – New Aquascape!”

  1. Phillip Brown Says:

    Looks a good start to me.

  2. Peter Says:

    Excellent! It looks much larger than it is, and really natural too. Do you use CO2 on this aquarium, or is it small enough that it doesn’t need it?

  3. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks guys! Peter, I use CO2 on this tank, diffused with that small glass diffuser in the front left. I’m a big believer that CO2 will benefit any planted tank, no matter the light level or tank size.

  4. Peter Says:

    Oh, yeah, the diffuser, ha ha… should have noticed that. 🙂 I agree with you about the CO2. It makes such a huge difference.

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