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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-27-2015, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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Indulgence: A 12 Gallon Long

So, despite the fact that I'd managed to whittle my tanks down by 2/3 when we moved a little over 18 months ago, my obsession started again. My sweet, wonderful husband gave me a 12 gallon long Mr. Aqua for the holiday this year! I am still trying to decide what I'm going to do with it, but here are my specs so far:

Mr. Aqua 12 gallon Long

Finnex 24/7 36" (scored on Amazon during their Lightning deals!)

1 bag of Aquavitro Aqua Solum (a thank-you gift from my friend Josh for not killing his tanks while he was out-of-town)

Miscellaneous rocks and petrified wood I've found

1 bag of CaribSea Flourite Black Sand

Miscellaneous driftwood

I know I want to do the DSM with this tank. I want to bank the substrate up toward the back and have a watery area at the front. I will probably not fill the tank completely -- I have some marginal plants I'd like to plant along the back.

I'm waiting on the CaribSea to arrive. I also need to lug my buckets of rocks in from the garage (yes, I made my poor, sweet husband lug four big buckets of rocks with us when we moved).

I think I'll be planting some DHG, some of the beautiful H. "Japan" meoschwitz sent me, and other stuff I pilfer from some of my other tanks. I am not sure I want to run CO2 in this tank, so everything will be fairly low-tech.

I'm so excited to get started! I will take pictures tomorrow when there's better light and I'm not exhausted.
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Can't wait to see what you come up with. The dimensions of the 12 gallon long are amazing and very, very fun to work with. Seriously my favorite tank size ever. Have fun with it!


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-27-2015, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Can't wait to see what you come up with. The dimensions of the 12 gallon long are amazing and very, very fun to work with. Seriously my favorite tank size ever. Have fun with it!
Thank you! Your Bucephalandia was a HUGE inspiration! I am going through all of my petrified wood to see if I have enough to make a "land" area like yours... I'm in love with your tank. ;-) I need to take some pics... I'm so excited!
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