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Mr. Aqua 12 Bookshelf Frameless Aquarium Journal

Just bought my Mr. Aqua 12 long at GLA for $45, $64 with shipping and tax. Great sale going on so if you have been waiting, now might be the time to buy.
Looking for advice on what to buy next (low budget) so best bang for the buck please. When the tank gets here I have to give it up to be wrapped for Christmas, so I have a lot of time to think on it. Thanks for any help!

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Mr. Aqua 12 gallon long
Eheim 2213
Current USA Freshwater Satellite LED+ 36"-48"

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It came

It came so I checked it out and put it back in the box and now it's waiting to be wrapped for Christmas.
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Filter is here

Got from Big Al's for $75
Lights next!
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Nice Xmas present! I think the Current-USA Satellite LED+ would be the perfect light for this tank!
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What type of lights (cfl/led/t5/t8) are you thinking of using? Cfl with home made reflectors would be the cheapest route unless you buy used from a person here.. or Craigslist... or maybe ebay, and got a real good deal.
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Nice Xmas present! I think the Current-USA Satellite LED+ would be the perfect light for this tank!
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What type of lights (cfl/led/t5/t8) are you thinking of using? Cfl with home made reflectors would be the cheapest route unless you buy used from a person here.. or Craigslist... or maybe ebay, and got a real good deal.
36"-48" Satellite LED+ on back order should ship by the 20th

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36"-48" Satellite LED+ on back order should ship by the 20th
It's worth it... "It's a match made in heaven," as a nice build thread here on TPT is so titled.

A Match Made in Heaven: 12g Long & Current LED+ (OEBT feeding video page 9)
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-06-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Dragon Stone

Hope to get Dragon Stone next. Still trying to figure out substrate maybe Fluval plant and Fluval shrimp to top it or Eco Complete topped with Black Moon sand.
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Lights

They're here
Ran out of money, hopefully after Christmas I can get some stones.
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Cabinet done

Finally got my cabinet done and my tank in close to ready just have to figure out where to place my rocks and then plants.
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one side

maybe keep stones on one side?
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I like the look of the stones spread out a bit more than the stones on one side, I'll be watching this thread.
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Maybe this

Waiting on some plants
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What plants are you getting?
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Plants

So far DHG, HC, Cyperus Helferi, Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho' and Alternanthera Reineckii. The Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho' and Alternanthera Reineckii will be coming out of my 10 gallon tank here

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