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Today 03:42 AM
Musubi Okay, I'm about 3 weeks in on my 12 gal saga. I added my White Clouds sooner than planned because our evening temps had dropped below 50.

Any how, the mound failure wrecked havoc on my layout, but I'll leave it for now. I trimmed the plants today, as seen in the most recent photo. The hair grass is filling in nicely. I'm training the hydrocotyle to grow low and thick. The pearl weed may be removed, I'm not sure I like it.

The hot-mess of smaller rocks will mended later. I'll wait to see how the plants do.
09-22-2015 04:17 PM
doylecolmdoyle Hello all! I am new to fishtanks and stumbled across this forum and thread! Looks like a great source of information, I have what I think is a 12g tank.. being in Australia we use litres... the tank is 900mm x 220mm x 250mm I was chasing a Mr Aqua 12g but not easy to find where I live. Anyways the tank is perfect for the space I am using it in, right next to my couch in a small apartment. So far I have put down some soil and positioned some drift wood and rocks purchased from a store in Perth. Here is the set up at the moment... need to go out and buy some plants this weekend, going to keep the planting minimal and easy to maintain without Co2

I have a question is it ok to position the filter outlet as shown in the photos below the water level? The instructions show the outlet streaming into the water but it is rather noisy in my small living room, I will deal with the noise if it is recommended that I have the filter outlet streaming into the tank... any advice would be great.

09-11-2015 06:29 PM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
Which dwarf hair grass are you planning on using?
I have some eleocharis sp. mini. Just a fistful for interest. I'm replacing the monte carol with hydrocotyle tripartita-Japan.
09-11-2015 12:35 PM
BruceF Which dwarf hair grass are you planning on using?
09-11-2015 04:56 AM
Musubi Update on my 12g setup. Slow progress. I got as far as staging the rocks and after looking at the pic, it needs adjustments. Plus I realized I need infrastructure for the big mound. Making those tonight.

I'm switching to a smaller rock on the far left. The rocks on the right are not really touching, it's a bad camera angle. And a couple of these will be partially buried.

Concurrently, I've harvested and prepped the plants for placements once I settle on the 7 rock formation.

More later...
09-08-2015 10:43 AM
BruceF I thought I had dimmed the light and was only running it for about 6 hours. Guess I was mistaken. Anyway I removed the anubias and put it in another tank to recover. Trying out some other plants now. Once I figure out what works I'll post another picture in a few weeks. Trying some elocharis, rotala and alternathera at the moment.
09-08-2015 08:18 AM
Musubi Hi, I am setting up a Mr Aqua 12g long this week. I bought it a couple months ago and did not have time to collect all the support systems...including a stand. Found a stylish industrial-look table on Craigslist yesterday, so now I can get this party started.

I wish I had found this thread sooner as I had posted a filter question in the Equipment forum. I've narrowed down my filter options and will hit up the LFS tomorrow.

Anyhow, I'm happy to find like-minded folks and I'll share photos as i progress.

So far I have the tank plus:
A stand (table)
Foam pad to cushion between the tank and table
Earthquake straps attached to wall
Rocks for hardscape (thinking Iwaguni-style)
Plants-dwarf hair grass and Monte Carlo (I already had them in my plant-nursery container)
New set of scape-tools
ADA Colorado Sand
Black Tahitian sand
White Clouds (outside in the pond for the summer)

I'm super excited to complete this set-up. The wait has been an exercise in patience.
08-31-2015 09:32 PM
DGarone Why don't you just dim the light?
08-31-2015 08:40 PM
webskipper Same problem here, too bright.

Dimmer from CurrentUSA should fit inline. Then use a Hoppy PAR meter to adjust the light intensity.
08-31-2015 08:30 PM
BruceF Well so far this is a total disaster. The light is just too strong for the anubias to adjust to I think. All the leaves started to melt. I'm going to have to re think this. feh!
08-23-2015 10:51 PM
Adelz Hey, I just started the process of setting up my first tank, a 12 gallon long. I was wondering if I could get some advice on my equipment list:

Tank: Mr Aqua 12 Gallon Long (obviously)
Light: Current Satellite LED Plus 36"
Filter: SunSun HW-302 (265 GPH) or HW-603B (105 GPH); which filter is the better fit? I'd like something cheaper than what Eheim or Fluval have to offer but I'm not sure which of these two models is better suited for a 12 gallon long.
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia (Normal grain, maybe some powder as a top layer); how much should I get? I was thinking 12 liters.
Heater: No heater (at least at the start)
CO2: Paintball Co2 Injection DIY, similar to the setup in JaggedFury's thread. I'm still not sure if I'm going use this method or buy something else, but I don't want to spend an outrageous amount.
Hardscape: Most likely Seiryu or similar stone, maybe driftwood if I manage to find a piece I like.
Lily Pipes: Will most likely get a CalAqua X1 and F2 after everything is set up

Fauna (quantity is a rough estimate):
12 Celestial Pearl Danios
3 Bamboo Shrimp
10-15 Dwarf Shrimp (undecided on the type)
5 Tiger Nerites
3 Asian Stone Catfish

Currently unsure on the plants, it won't be anything out of the ordinary though, and I'd like it to be pretty heavily planted. My decision will partially depend on the hardscape materials that I end up using. I'd like the tank to be fairly heavily planted and will probably have a carpeting plant like HC, Monte Carlo, or Marsilea minuta (most likely will use the dry start method).

Any advice, criticism, or recommendations are greatly appreciated! I'm new to planted tanks and want to make sure to do things right the first time around.
08-19-2015 08:33 PM
BruceF Thanks.

I put a bunch of glosso in there because I had it. Now I am trying to figure out how to manage the light. I am using a satellite plus. I am thinking maybe I should just do a midday burst, like three hour or something, and then turn it off. I am niot sure what might work in this case.
08-19-2015 07:46 PM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
Day one. Hope I posted this correctly!
Envious. Maybe finish the carpet.

It would be cool to have a multi-year calendar with members 12G's. Not a contest just eye candy.
08-18-2015 08:39 PM
BruceF I grew it all along the way. A couple of years ago it split itself into pieces. I sold some off. Now I have 5 sections. I used four pieces in that tank and left out the largest

Bump: Thanks strangewaters!
08-18-2015 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
Day one.

Hope I posted this correctly!
Nice anubias coffeefoila! How many rhizomes (separate anubias) do you have in there?
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