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Schreiba's ADA 60-F

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Background

So after having this for about a year now I'm starting to get tired of the height of the tank and how difficult it is to clean. After seeing some members ADA 60-F tanks, I decided I'd want to do that same route. Since I already have two PAR38 bulbs I figured I would use those for lighting but I would have to do a DIY fixture. I'd also use the equipment I have in my current tank for the time being until I can save up for some better equipment to get that clean look. Here's some SketchUp drawings of what I have in mind for the light fixture and tank:

 

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*Note: No longer using this stand...

 

Equipment

  • MP10ES
  • Eheim Ecco Pro 2232 with floss, purigen, chemipure elite Custom sump by Advanced Acrylics
  • Giesemann Infiniti 24" 150W MH (radium 20k) + 4 T5 (4 ATI Blue Plus)
  • Hydor ETH 200
  • Lily pipes MAME Nano Overflow
  • Reef Octopus NWB-110
  • Eheim 1048 return pump
  • Tunze ATO
  • Two Little Fishies Reactor running carbon

Livestock

  • 1x Ocellaris Clownfish
  • 1x Cleaner Shrimp
  • 1x Maxi Mini
  • 1x Emerald Crab
  • Other Clean-up Crew

Corals

  • SPS

    Green Birdsnest

    Orange Monti

    Green/Brown Valida

    Green Psammacora

    Pink Stylo

    Purple Rim Monti

    Light Blue Acro

    Ponape Birdsnest

    Dark Blue Acro

    Light Yellow Acro

    Green Spongodes

    Orange Digi Monti

    Vivid Tri Color Acro

    Pink Lemonade Acro

    ORA Red Planet

    Unknown Acro

    LE Mint Chip Montipora

    Green Slimer

    Red/Purple Millepora


  • LPS

    Green Hammer

    Candy Cane colony

    Red & Green Blasto

    Dragon's Breath Favia

    11x Acan frags


  • Softies

    GSP

    Miami Hurricane Zoas

    Radiactive dragoneyes

    Purple zoas

    Xenia

    Florida Ricordea

    Green/Purple Yuma Ricordea

    Unknown palyzoa

    Yellow polyps


I'd like to get away from a lot of these softies and move more toward an SPS dominated tank. However the xenia will have to stay since my clownfish is hosting it currently :P

 

FTS Archive

FTS: 9/16/12

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FTS: 5/14/12

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FTS: 4/13/12

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FTS:3/17/12

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FTS:01/15/12

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FTS:12/8/11

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FTS:11/7/11

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FTS:10/6/11

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FTS: 9/7/11

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FTS: 7/15/11

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FTS: 6/12/11

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FTS: 5/22/11

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FTS: 4/25/11

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FTS: 3/19/11

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FTS: 2/2/11

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FTS: 1/13/11

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where you getting the 60f from?

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where you getting the 60f from?

 

I found it online here. The only other place I could find it online it was sold out so.

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Thanks guys!!!

 

And the fts is coming I'm still messing around with the scape some so...

 

The live rock from my old tank looks kind of big in this one so it's a little challenging getting the look I was originally going for but I'll try and get something up soon :D

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I am thinking about starting the exact same tank and also have 2 par 38 sitting around. What color/optics did you go with and how are they working? Thanks

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And thanks Falcon!! It's actually my MkV that I got this summer and I love it so far its a blast to drive

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I am thinking about starting the exact same tank and also have 2 par 38 sitting around. What color/optics did you go with and how are they working? Thanks

 

 

Both of my PAR38's are 60 degree optics but one is the 12k and one is 20k. It kind of creates a cool effect with one half of the tank being more blue than the other. I've had the 12k bulb for awhile now and its provided awesome growth with all my corals but I just setup the 20k one this week so I can't really comment on that one yet. With the dual setup there's great coverage since the light overlaps in the middle of the tank though.

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Both of my PAR38's are 60 degree optics but one is the 12k and one is 20k. It kind of creates a cool effect with one half of the tank being more blue than the other. I've had the 12k bulb for awhile now and its provided awesome growth with all my corals but I just setup the 20k one this week so I can't really comment on that one yet. With the dual setup there's great coverage since the light overlaps in the middle of the tank though.

 

Sounds awesome I actually have a 12k and 20k which is pretty funny. I am pretty sure I want to set up the tank with the rocks hanging out of the water and do mostly inverts

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And thanks Falcon!! It's actually my MkV that I got this summer and I love it so far its a blast to drive

 

auto... :rolleyes:

 

jk, great shots! We need a FTS, and I'll have to add you to the ADA list.

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Sounds awesome I actually have a 12k and 20k which is pretty funny. I am pretty sure I want to set up the tank with the rocks hanging out of the water and do mostly inverts

 

Yeah I'm digging the look of it right now so hopefully you'll feel the same way. But that sounds like a great setup, I'm trying to focus on sps now even though I have a lot of other types of coral from the previous tank.

 

auto... :rolleyes:

 

jk, great shots! We need a FTS, and I'll have to add you to the ADA list.

 

Haha yeayeaaaa I've learned to like the dsg though.

 

But thanks!!! I'm working on that FTS hopefully I'll have it up soon :D

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looks great cant wait to see some more pics.

 

btw my brother drives a mkv r and I have a '08 gli. Both flashed/dumped the whole works. I gotta admit the dsg is not as fun as my manual...but launch control is fun :D

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FTS?

 

 

here it is...

 

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I have two heaters in there right now because the heater from my old tank wasn't keeping the temps high enough so I'm keeping both in there until I can get an inline heater. Also waiting on the lily pipes so I have to put up with the green eheim ones for now <_<

 

I'm also considering getting rid of one of the pieces of live rock because I feel like its just too much. Feel free to let me know what you guys think

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looks great cant wait to see some more pics.

 

btw my brother drives a mkv r and I have a '08 gli. Both flashed/dumped the whole works. I gotta admit the dsg is not as fun as my manual...but launch control is fun :D

 

Thanks!! Nice to know there's other nano-reefers out there that are into vw's. I used to have a jetta with the euro tails, blacked-out grill, etc. and always wanted a gli but I went straight for the .:R. And yeah launch control is a blast but I have a hard time using it at home here in Northern Virginia. Down at college in Blacksburg is another story though :lol:

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12k is on the right am i correct?

 

Yeah it's on the right. It's slightly more noticeable in person but not too much. The 12k just looks more natural imo.

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Yeah fts looks great. Would love to see a shot from further back showing the lighting/stand. ADA tanks are sweet I wish I still had my little 30cm cube still running but college got in the way :P

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How is the canister filter working?

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Yeah fts looks great. Would love to see a shot from further back showing the lighting/stand. ADA tanks are sweet I wish I still had my little 30cm cube still running but college got in the way :P

 

Thanks!! After seeing all the great ADA tanks on this site I decided I wanted one myself :D

 

But that's funny because I'm actually headed back to college this Saturday. My stand right now is kind of a mess but I bought a new one today and I'll set it up when I get back to school. Then maybe I'll take some shots of the whole setup haha

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