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This is a discussion on ADA 60P & 5G Do!Aqua Mini-M (Dou) within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Hi everyone, So I started with one tank last fall and during Christmas I really wanted another. I also had ...

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    Hi everyone,

    So I started with one tank last fall and during Christmas I really wanted another. I also had plants in a bowl and didn't like that anymore... so I ended up going to the store and getting a 5G Do!Aqua tank. This one is my favourite so.. I'm gonna keep a forum journal on it haha. Here are my main learning points so far (spare you the detailed details):
    - Pygmy cories don't move much especially in small tanks (even if there's a lot of them - 13?). They were (and are still) always also hiding behind my big rock... so if you want to see your fish and shrimp, don't put a big rock right smack in the middle and give them space to go behind it lol.
    - Otocats and Pygmy cories will ruin your carpeting... mine freaked out whenever they saw me and kicked up the aquasoil. I had enough of this and eventually fished about 9 pygmy cories out of there. They are hard to catch in a small tank. Basically I find kicked up HC every day after work and replant them.
    - What goes in... is really hard to get back out... I moved things/knocked things over quite a bit.
    - Full dosage of what's recommended on fertilizers give me serious algae issues. Began dosing half of what's suggested and things are much better under control.
    - My crystal red shrimp (CRS) at first didn't go for algae. After I added some red rili shrimp - they kinda showed them how to be a shrimp.
    - HC did not melt, but does not grow very fast either. I ended up adding more easy to grow plants from my other tanks as I did not like how empty it began to look.
    - Creating mounds will not work unless you have substrate supports (you can see in my photos). It really leveled out after 4 months.
    - Anubias Nana Petite (not sure if this is the right name for it) does not like to be directly under light. I removed a section of it as it was growing a lot of algae on top.

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    Date: 20151225


    Date: 20160309


    Equipment:
    - Hydor 50W Heater
    - Aquaclear 20 w/ BioMax, Scouring Pads
    - Do!Aqua Mini-M (5G)
    - ADA Solar Mini-M Light & Fixture (27W) // Glorified Desk Lamp x)

    Plants:
    - Java Fern
    - HC Cuba
    - Anubias Nana Petites
    - Echinodorus
    - Hygrophila (2 Types.. Can't remember name exactly. One is pink if there's CO2 and the other is Siamenses (sp?))
    - Anubias
    - Fissidens Moss
    - Misc. plants from other tanks that I don't want to throw away (S. Repens, Ludwigia Brevips, Rotala Rotundifolia, Duckweed, Floating Something...)

    Inhabitants:
    - 4x Pygmy Cory
    - 10+ CRS & 4+ Babies
    - 6 Red Rili Shrimp
    - 1x Otocat
    - Ramshorn Snails

    Other:
    - Expensive Rock
    - Tropica Aquarium Soil Substrate
    - Tropica Premium Fertilizer
    - Aquavitro P Fertilizer
    - Excel (0.5 mL/day)
    - Indian Almond Leaves

    Parameters:
    - 7.2-7.4 pH
    - 9-10 gH
    - 2-3 kH

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    Last edited by Dou; 06-15-2016 at 10:03 AM.

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    looking good sir!


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    Sweet nano tank!
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    Added photos of my other 2 tanks... I'm addicted what can I say x). All the green and nature in these tanks really make our little condo feel homey and peaceful.

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    Nice tanks Dou!! What kind of sand is that in your 60P?
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    Quote Originally Posted by battmanh View Post
    Nice tanks Dou!! What kind of sand is that in your 60P?
    ADA Colorado - if you don't need a lot I can give you what I have left over for free =).
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    looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dou View Post
    ADA Colorado - if you don't need a lot I can give you what I have left over for free =).
    Thanks for always being so generous I actually have a bag of the same sand but I haven't used it in a tank yet. I thought I didn't like it but now that I look at it in your tank I might actually use it for my next tank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by battmanh View Post
    Thanks for always being so generous I actually have a bag of the same sand but I haven't used it in a tank yet. I thought I didn't like it but now that I look at it in your tank I might actually use it for my next tank!
    Haha my habrosus cories are chilling on it all the time. One of the reasons why I went with this sand is because it looks a bit more natural - which is what I wanted for the tank in general (hence my search for wild-type cherry shrimp... no luck so far, not until Pat gets back at least). Glad it was of some help!

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    I wanted to give this journal a little update - but my 5G is not looking so hot right now haha. There are some things I want to do before I take an updated picture... so in its place I have an updated photo of my 60P x). Still trying to solve some algae issues - increased flow, keeping CO2 constant now and hoping for the best.

    Edit// Special thanks to Ray (rwong2k10) for all the help/tips!

    Last edited by Dou; 04-20-2016 at 10:51 AM.
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