I love the dimensions of your tank. Makes me want to go rimless...wait that sounded a little risqué...er you know what I mean.
I think it would look cool to use some of the thin and thicker driftwood layered on top of each other with the thicker branches stretching along the back and the thinner in the front. Regardless of positioning this is going to be a neat tank
Might the 42 watt light be too strong in a tank this small/shallow? I just ordered the same tank myself, and I've been trying to figure out what kind of light I can use.
I have this tank and ordered the same light as this for myself. I think a hagen glo single lamp 36" would be better but i couldnt find one for the right price. Its so shallow that i think you could prob get by with 21 watts and still get some decent growth.
The light issues for this tank are probably the only draw back to getting it.
I'm also worried about the light being too much, but I'm definitely going to have DIY CO2 on this. If I can find a way to get tubing all the way to this tank, I'll maybe eventually have pressurized. First I want to see if DIY does the trick. Can't wait to get the replacement tank!!
It's pretty cool that we're all working on this tank It's has such interesting dimensions. Once we all have our tanks running, maybe we should start a "Mr. Aqua 12 gallon long" thread.
The replacement tank arrived today!! It's in perfect condition. I've filled it up halfway. I want to check for leaks in the bottom half before I fill it up all the way. The sand is washed and ready to go in. I'm still not sure which piece of wood I'll use, but I bought some trident fern to use in here. The trident fern looked great when it arrived, but i left it in the bag for an extra 24 hours (I didn't have a tank to put it in!!). Now it's all brown I hope that the rhizomes make it though. Stupid me.
I filled the tank and hooked up the new filter and....WHOA that's a lot of flow. i don't know if my apistos will like this It's like a whirlpool in there! I'm not sure what to do about this...
On another note, I've been thinking a lot about the 'scape. I don't think I will be able to creatively incorporate any of the manzanita. I don't know what it is about manzanita, but I can't use it right! I have a nice piece of driftwood that I'll be attaching trident fern to, and that will go on one far side of the tank. I'll have something in front of the driftwood--some sort of low midground plant or high foreground plant. Maybe if I create a slope, I can put Staurogyne 'porto velho' or 049 there. I don't know where to go from there. I'm stuck!