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    ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

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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.


    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


    Lighting
    7000k
    CRI 90
    1320 lumens

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Mosses came in today
    Got some usuki for free but it can only tolerate max 22 celcius. My tank will be 23 so not sure if it will survive.
    Bestand 28-09-17 22 10 29 by Nigel H, on Flickr

    Bestand 28-09-17 22 09 56 by Nigel H, on Flickr

    Bestand 28-09-17 22 10 49 by Nigel H, on Flickr

    Planted 1 month dry start now so the mosses will attach to hardscape.
    hardscape planted day 1 by Nigel H, on Flickr
    SAM_0651 by Nigel H, on Flickr

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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.

    Bestand 30-09-17 16 42 16 by Nigel H, on Flickr

    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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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    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.

    ada 45p forest scape nigel day 25 by Nigel H, on Flickr

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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 bigger wasn't possible. It gives more depth IMO.

    ada 45p forest day 56 by nigel aquascaping by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    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 34 gal aswell.

    buce clump mini coin by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Very nice scape....looks like a real forest......������

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Very nice scape....looks like a real forest......

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Quick scape today, ADA 45P dimensions - Hardscape Forest

    ada 45p hardscape 2.0 by nigel by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Tried another store with more succes. Boraras brigittae are still a live and showing great colors already.
    boraras brigittae by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Day 86

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    Neocaridina davidi var. Yellow
    yellow shrimp by nigel aquascaping by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    New Twinstar 450 e series for the ADA 45p. Lovely colors! Bought this already for the next rescape (brazil style). In that scape I will be using stems with colors so this led comes in handy. I like the design!
    new twinstar e series by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Wah nigel rich ! Looks very nice HAHA

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    First final shot is done. The photo is ok but it can improve a little more. Needs some time till the back fills in more, to have less negative space. But it feels good to have a good picture already in case something happens with the tank. When contests are over I will share the final shot with you guys

    Here you can see my setup how I do final shots. I don't use my twinstar when doing final shot because it will block out light of my external flashes. I use a very small led flood light above the tank so I can still see the position of the fishes. It is a lot easier when you have a hanging kit. It takes a lot of pictures to get that one with the fish in right position. Even after 180 photos I don't have the perfect photo with them all being in a line. The black cardboard is to reduce the amount of light entering in the camera lens.
    final shot ada 45p setup by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel95 View Post
    First final shot is done. The photo is ok but it can improve a little more. Needs some time till the back fills in more, to have less negative space. But it feels good to have a good picture already in case something happens with the tank. When contests are over I will share the final shot with you guys

    Here you can see my setup how I do final shots. I don't use my twinstar when doing final shot because it will block out light of my external flashes. I use a very small led flood light above the tank so I can still see the position of the fishes. It is a lot easier when you have a hanging kit. It takes a lot of pictures to get that one with the fish in right position. Even after 180 photos I don't have the perfect photo with them all being in a line. The black cardboard is to reduce the amount of light entering in the camera lens.
    final shot ada 45p setup by Nigel H, on Flickr
    Thanks for sharing your photo setup, Nigel95. Learning more about aquarium photography.

    Which contests are you submitting the photos to?
    My Current Journals: Nano Dutch Tank | Nano Ryoboku Tank | Nano Iwagumi Tank | Nano Shrimp Tank

    My name is Rezdwan Hamid but you can call me Wan.

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Quote Originally Posted by NanoScaper View Post
    Thanks for sharing your photo setup, Nigel95. Learning more about aquarium photography.

    Which contests are you submitting the photos to?
    Feel free to ask if you have questions. I try to help where I can.

    This scape will enter in IIAC, CIPS, EAPLC and AGA.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel95 View Post
    Feel free to ask if you have questions. I try to help where I can.

    This scape will enter in IIAC, CIPS, EAPLC and AGA.

    Cheers
    I understand it's best to use the lowest ISO possible but I still can't figure out what aperture and shutter speed (in manual mode) to use for a nice full tank shot.
    My Current Journals: Nano Dutch Tank | Nano Ryoboku Tank | Nano Iwagumi Tank | Nano Shrimp Tank

    My name is Rezdwan Hamid but you can call me Wan.

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    Re: ADA 45P Forest scape by Nigel

    Quote Originally Posted by NanoScaper View Post
    I understand it's best to use the lowest ISO possible but I still can't figure out what aperture and shutter speed (in manual mode) to use for a nice full tank shot.
    You can try this to make good final shots it works for me.

    My preferences.
    For DX use 18-20mm. (I don't have a full frame dslr so DX but I use a 24mm canon pancake lens).
    For FX use 28-30mm

    Tanks 1- 2ft- f8-f11
    3ft & above f5.6-8 is enough

    Shutterspeed helps keeping moving fish sharper. At least 1/200.

    To shoot with this settings you need a lot of light like external flashes. The yongnuo 560 III are affordable and do the job.

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