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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 05:41 AM
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Ah okay. Thanks.

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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Quick update with picture



Shrimp are breeding like crazy, I think I have well over 100 now!! Carpet is almost filled out too. I am really happy with how this tank has come together and I have little to no maintenance.

Comments and critiques are appreciated :3.
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Took some nice pictures today!







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She's a beaut!
I appreciate the kind words! I miss watching the development of your 12 long, its a shame you had to break it down... It was pretty unique.
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I appreciate the kind words! I miss watching the development of your 12 long, its a shame you had to break it down... It was pretty unique.
Your makes we want to do a re-try. But its long gone sold. For now, I'll enjoy yours without the hassle. 😄

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Update time!!






I've added a lot more stem plants! I will be trimming sometime soon once the slow growing plants grow out a bit more to round things off and make everything look smoother. My carpet is finally filled and I am super happy with the outcome .

EI dosing was started about two months ago to improve growth and help with algae.

New plants:
Rotala magenta
Rotala mini 'butterfly'
Rotala sp. 'butterfly'
Rotala sp. 'green'
Ludwigia senegalensis
Tonina 'Lotus blossom'
Tonina fluviatilis
Hydrocotyle japan

I've noticed I don't have an optimal amount of flow, I have tried adding a Hydor Korlia Nano 240(smallest size they have) and it was way too much flow. Any suggestions to add some flow that's not too obnoxious?

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Hagen mini elite might work

Don't let the size fool you it can move some water
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Looks great.
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looks good! Have you ever thought about, on a re-scape, putting some banking in the substrate? I recently set one of these up as well, it's a nice tank.
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I've picked up an eheim mini surface skimmer for my 12 long and it does a nice job plus the added skimming feature. It's not exactly subtle though...in my case it nearly touches the substrate on the bottom and goes up to the top, but it is small in general. And now that I'm used to it I barely notice it in the back corner.

I also tried the hydor pico evo-mag but I was worried my shrimplets would get sucked into the intake cause there's no good way to close it off...

And to comment on the tank: looks great! Loving the DHG carpet!

Corner tank - 12 gallon long - Wabi Kusa Attempts - Mini M - 25L Fluval Chi
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Hagen mini elite might work

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Thanks for the suggestion! I am looking for something a little less 'bulky' looking though, but I'll keep it in mind .

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Looks great.
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looks good! Have you ever thought about, on a re-scape, putting some banking in the substrate? I recently set one of these up as well, it's a nice tank.
Thank you!!
When I initially set up the tank, I had some smoother sloping going up to the largest stone, but I guess it got lost once the grass grew out. I might do a rescape sometime in the future, making it more prominent, but replanting the DHG is the stuff nightmares are made of... .

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I've picked up an eheim mini surface skimmer for my 12 long and it does a nice job plus the added skimming feature. It's not exactly subtle though...in my case it nearly touches the substrate on the bottom and goes up to the top, but it is small in general. And now that I'm used to it I barely notice it in the back corner.

I also tried the hydor pico evo-mag but I was worried my shrimplets would get sucked into the intake cause there's no good way to close it off...

And to comment on the tank: looks great! Loving the DHG carpet!
Thanks for the suggestion! I think the surface skimmer is just what I am looking for... I've wanted one for this tank for a while. Is it pretty quiet? This tank is right next to my bed.

Also, thank you for the kind words .
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Thanks for the suggestion! I think the surface skimmer is just what I am looking for... I've wanted one for this tank for a while. Is it pretty quiet? This tank is right next to my bed.

Also, thank you for the kind words .
Yeah, it's very quiet. Mine is also next to my bed. If the water level gets too low, it will start to suck air in and then it makes noise, so it's a good reminder to top the tank off, haha. Other than that, it runs completely silent. I also cut a little "plus" sign out of some stainless steel wire mesh to cover the top so nothing (in particular the shrimps) get sucked in there. It also has a small piece of filter floss beneath the water intake to keep things from clogging the pump, but I wanted to stop debris prior to getting pulled into the skimmer. It also has a little flow controller on there as well if it's too high.

I'm quite pleased with the little thing though.

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Wow that 12g long looks way larger than 12 gallons! And I absolutely love your Hairgrass lawn. It's fantastic! Maybe I'll do a co2 tank someday! Until then I'll live vicariously thru the internet. Ain't a lush green tank great in the middle of a long cold winter?
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Wow that 12g long looks way larger than 12 gallons! And I absolutely love your Hairgrass lawn. It's fantastic! Maybe I'll do a co2 tank someday! Until then I'll live vicariously thru the internet. Ain't a lush green tank great in the middle of a long cold winter?
I really appreciate the kind words!! It's hard to make the investment for a co2 tank, but its well worth it. Make the dive . I know what you mean, I love looking at everyone's beautiful tanks online. Also, what long cold winter.. I don't get that in Florida.
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