Silmarwen, thank you for the kind compliment. Please post a tank journal if you decide to try one. I like the 12 gal long tanks, too. After the water flow issue is out of the way, those make very nice compact tanks that look much, much larger than they are in reality. I wish you the best with your tank.
You're very welcome, and I most certainly will post a journal if I get to do one. I looked a bit at the 12 gal longs and perhaps, if I can get a hold of one, that might be the tank for me. Thanks again!