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Ray's journey to zen
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Hi everyone, to introduce myself, my name is Ray and I'm into shrimping and planted aquariums. I've kept planted aquariums for over 20+ years. I'm decent with planted aquariums but not the best at aquascapes. I've had a few people (Jap and Dou) assist me previously with a few scapes for advice on improving them. Lots of photos of my shrimps and plants on Instagram @rwaquariumpages if you're interested.
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Hopefully this thread will document my journey of scaping this ADA 90P aquarium and cabinet from Pat at Canadian Aquatics. (ill be bugging you for 2 more 90p and 120p soon)
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My long term goal is to house 3x 90p and a 120p scaped with a sofa in the middle as a destress room. But let me start with one ada90p and let's see if this is a disaster.
I've had the aquarium for a month or so and finally got some 16 manazita branches from Tim's Shrimpery and Aquatics.
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My son was super excited and it was like lego, he helped me design this practice hardscape with the wood. He was very excited playing with the pieces of wood.

I can't scape it yet as the aquarium isn't in it's final location at my place and also I need to paint the cabinet to gunmetal grey to match my other ada like cabinets. Fortunately I connected with my cabinet buddy and he mentioned to paint when it's warmer above 12C, so a few more months till I paint the cabinet.
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It'll be a slow project, and I've made sketches of how I'd like to scape this tank. It'll be a triangular layout from left to right (my other 90p's will be centre and right to left, to complete the room)
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Here's a few photos of the progress and I'll post photos throughout my journey.
Have a great day!
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Hello Ray.

And I thought you were getting out of the hobby....... WTH?!?!

It will be a pleasure to watch this develop.

Best regards,

Stuart


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This looks like it's going to be a beautiful setup.

Cute little guy, too! :bigsmile:
 
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And by the way please let me know if you think you have too many manzanita branches. They look great.
 
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Hello Ray.

And I thought you were getting out of the hobby....... WTH?!?!

It will be a pleasure to watch this develop.

Best regards,

Stuart

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oh never! been keeping planted aquariums since 1995 :)

just spoke to my wife tonight, 2 more ada 90p's and a 120p is a go :)
 

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Looks like it will be a great tank! Just saw you post this over on plantedtank forum too, glad to see more Canadian content, especially BC, on there. :)
 

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Where is the wood from ?
 
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Looks like it will be a great tank! Just saw you post this over on plantedtank forum too, glad to see more Canadian content, especially BC, on there. :)
thx man, it's been a while since i've been on that forum,

used to view it daily
 

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Looking like a great start Ray. Can't wait to see the finished product(s).

Congrats on getting the wifey's "go" for MTS.

Anthony
thanks Anthony

it's going to be a slow build.
saving up and collecting each item one by one

next thing is another box of rocks
then lights
then filter
then ss pipes
and going to try a twinstar thingy (for oxygen not for algae issues)

then a big plant order

oh and gotta paint the darn cabinet and move it over to my fish room
 

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Photo of one of my current fish rooms. slowly converting it to a gallery format with 3x90p and a 120p.

itll be a slow project but enjoying every step of the way



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Minor update.

Just applied frosted film for the background. there are a number of reasons to use this but for me its for the optical illusion of a fuzzy background so the tank and scape appears bigger.

watched 10 youtube videos on this and recorded my attempt

also just back from Pats with some goodies



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spent sat evening when my sons were asleep to move my aquariums with the help my cousin.

heres two photos with and without lights

phase one
90p 60p 30c 30v 60c
next step is removing the 60p and 30c and putting 2 more 90p

oh i also live in the boonies vs vancouver so its cheaper here but my place is still tiny :)


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