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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-06-2013, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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12 Gallon Long Mr. Aqua

My attempt at a planted aquarium.
Updates with first few weeks in pictures will be up soon!

Bought the tank off marine depot for about $55 during a sale and the light for $110 shipped from amazon.

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-06-2013, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wow! Good start!!


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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-06-2013, 06:44 PM
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Where's this tank at? Can't wait to see more
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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Ok Time to Play Catch Up

My light arriving from amazon.
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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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The Basic Setup

Got the tank and Flow Max Gravel. Looks Amazing! The Led Plus was made for this tank.
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My attempt at starting emersed

I heard the roots will grow better into the gravel without water, so I gave it a try. Also I got a 10x10 matt of Dwarf Baby Tears from aquariumplants.com. I was able to pick them up locally. The quality was top notch, though I did get a few snails.
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Pics

IF only the baby tears stayed just like this haha!
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Emarsed not doing so well

The Baby tears started rotting and I panicked.
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Flood

So I flooded it and removed the rot. Then I found a few snails. The flood stopped the rot and the tears started growing faster and low making me think the light is powerful enough for the plant.
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The Sunsun filter and a few pics with the light

Water needs to be toped off lowered it to propagate the S. Repens
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 02:49 AM
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How's the Sunsun 603B filter working out for you? Happy with the flow it provides? I'm thinking about buying the same for my 12 long.


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I like your light setup!

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What lights are those exactly
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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Sunsun filter so far is working well, and for the money ($35 shipped ebay) I have to give it a 4 out of 5. Only because it can be a little hard to prime. I took a gamble on It because there really is no information/ reviews online. Maybe if there is interest I will make a youtube video review tomorrow if I find the time. It is able to pump water up about 3.5feet with still a fairly nice flow. It is also silent.

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