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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Willzy's Mr Aqua 12G

Hi All,

I purchased a Mr Aqua 12g awhile ago from Exotic Aquatics after being inspired by Aww's iwagumi http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-(Mr-Aqua-12G) tank

Initially, I wanted a simple layout consisting of stones and HC much like Aww's above. Then off I went to Exotic Aquatics and bought all the HC he had and attempted a dry start since it's been all the rave lately. After a few weeks with limited growth I decided to flood the tank as my hands got itchy.. The HC began to propagate pretty quickly after that. With the HC spreading in the tank, I became bored and felt that with the cash I've spent on CO2 gear I wanted to play with a few more plants. For the last few weekends I've been heading to Subscape and Exotic Aquatics to stock up on a variety of plants and I am pretty happy with the current results although I think it'll be a b***h to maintain those stems.

Setup information
- Tank: Mr Aqua 12g long
- Substrate: ADA Amazonia New 9L - Still have 1/4 of bag left. ADA Power Sand Special S
- Filter: Aquanic 1000 Canister
- CO2: CO2Pro Compact Kit, Sera Flore 500 Reactor - 2 BPS
- Lighting: 2x20W Cree Led Floodlights with Aussie Plugs
- Heating: HYdor 200W Inline Heater
- Ohko Stones

Flora
- HC (Hemianthus Callitrichoides "Cuba")
- Hydrocotyle tripartita
- HM (Hemianthus Micranthemoides)
- Eleocharis parvulus "Hair Grass"
- Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
- Tonina Fluvalis
- Syngonanthus Belem
- Few others that I don't know the name of

Fauna
- RCS
- CRS
- Otto x2

Ferts
- ADA Brighty K (Daily)
- ADA Green Brighty Step 2 (Every 3 days)
- ADA Green Brighty Special Lights (Every 3 days)

Here are some photos taken tonight:













Cheers,

Will

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 07:19 AM
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Thanks for letting me know. Does it work now?
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pics work now, crazy sweet setup
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Beautiful scape! Can't wait to flood my 12L.

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Thanks for letting me know. Does it work now?
Yes. Omg it's so beautiful! What's dat plant next to the s Belem.. Looks like a tall s repen or something..:


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Thanks for the great comments

Charrr89, the plant next to the s Belem is HM (Hemianthus Micranthemoides) or Tonina fluviatilis. Not really sure which one you're referring to but it's one of those.
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Willzy's Mr Aqua 12G

Very nice! Looks great, and it's refreshing to see a more plant heavy layout in a 12L! Is this setup behind a couch or something?
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wow thats a gorgeous looking tank!
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Very nice! Looks great, and it's refreshing to see a more plant heavy layout in a 12L! Is this setup behind a couch or something?
Yes, It is setup behind my couch on top of one of those Ikea bookcases.
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Yes, It is setup behind my couch on top of one of those Ikea bookcases.
That's awesome. I'd love to do something like that with mine, but I think my kid would probably stand on the couch and have his grubby little hands all over/in the tank all the time... Haha
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Looking great Will!

Someday I'm gonna get one of these loooong tanks. They are perfect for a planted tank.
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is that HC growing on the rock? that looks sweet whatever it is
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is that HC growing on the rock? that looks sweet whatever it is
You're right, I have put all excess HC into the rocks.

Cheers!
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BEAUTIFUL! I was always fond of these tanks. You did a superb job keep the pictures coming.
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