Three weekends in a row

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Posted on 13th June 2010 by King7 in Purchase

For the third weekend in a row, I found myself at AFA again.  I think by now, everyone at the store probably knows me.  I’m sure they are thinking $$ every time they see me walk through the door 🙂

This is what I walked out with:  (I decided to go ADA all the way)

Power Sand Special:

ADA Lily Pipe Inlet V3:

ADA Lily Pipe Outlet P2:

ADA Pollen Glass III: (I decided to return the Do!Aqua one and get the ADA one)

ADA Spring Washer: (I probably could of skip this one, but at this point…. what the heck)

Tourmaline BC:

ADA Bee Shrimp food:


I have spent well over $1k so far and there isn’t even water in the tank yet :)  I think I have gone a bit over board with all the ADA stuff, but at the same time I didn’t want to get the knock off brand.  I can get some off brand lily pipes on ebay for $50 vs. $175, but at the end of the day I know I won’t be happy with that.

I can’t wait to get this tank started.  I filter will be here on Wednesday, so that will the earliest I can start.  Still boiling the driftwood for a couple hours a day and I think I’m still a week off from the wood not coloring the water.  Currently I’m still debating if I want to try this method call “Dry Start”.  It is where you plant the plants in the dry soil and water the soil like you normally would with house plants.  This method supposedly help with the initial plant growth and removes any algae explosion during the initial cycle.   However, some said that it is not good for tanks that have slopes in the aquascaping (which I will have).  Anyways, it is still something that I’m debating.

I will end with a picture of the tank with all the ADA goodies inside:

  1. fred says:

    Dry Start works with slopes if you use a automatic humidifier

    13th June 2010 at 3:08 pm

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