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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:

Equipment:
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

Flora:
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
webskipper
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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
AquaAurora
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Day one.


Hope I posted this correctly!
Nice anubias coffeefoila! How many rhizomes (separate anubias) do you have in there?
08-18-2015 08:26 PM
strangewaters
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Day one.


Hope I posted this correctly!
Oooooooo i like this look.

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08-18-2015 08:23 PM
BruceF Day one.


Hope I posted this correctly!
07-24-2015 03:33 AM
hellofishies
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So look for mr.lotus?
And does he ship?
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haha, Yeah, Lotus, the shop.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/lotus-aquarium-lawndale

It's a small place, but he has a lot of nano fish/shrimp, well priced. good deal on the anubias
07-24-2015 03:18 AM
swoof Lotus Aquarium in Lawndale. . There are a lot of shops in Southern California that carry Mr. Aqua tanks. CK Fish in West Covina usually has the 12L in stock. You could always check with MarineDepot.com if you want it shipped (they can also do will call pickup if you call them)
07-24-2015 03:10 AM
talontsiawd If you are in the CA Bay Area, just listed this because I no longer have the room for it:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...09#post8120609
07-24-2015 03:09 AM
strangewaters
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Lotus stocks multiple sizes of the Mr Aqua tanks, and he's into the nanos himself. Last time, he said he had one in stock even when I didn't see it on display. I'm sure he will help you get one if he doesn't though
So look for mr.lotus?
And does he ship?
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07-24-2015 03:04 AM
hellofishies
want one?

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do i just say hey i would be interested in a 12g or??? because i really want one i have a 55g planted seut up right now but i love how these smaller tanks look.
Lotus stocks multiple sizes of the Mr Aqua tanks, and he's into the nanos himself. Last time, he said he had one in stock even when I didn't see it on display. I'm sure he will help you get one if he doesn't though
07-24-2015 01:29 AM
strangewaters
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[sorry slight tangent here, will get back on mr.aqua track after this!]
you should see how it took over my 2-3g bubble bowl! few months old photo
Wow. Ok back on track lol. So anyone selling a 12g?

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07-24-2015 01:19 AM
AquaAurora
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They look so huge.

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[sorry slight tangent here, will get back on mr.aqua track after this!]
you should see how it took over my 2-3g bubble bowl! few months old photo
07-24-2015 01:14 AM
strangewaters
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If you don't want that bettas fins to become completely shredded remove the lava rock NOW! Betta fins are credulously delicate and easy to rip.
Also white clouds need COLD WATER 53-71f, bettas 78-82f they are NOT compatible. Keeping white clouds in warmer waters reduces their lifespans.


They were sold as narrow leaf pygmy chain swords.. but then the idot seller who I bought them from also sold E. grisebachii (gets to 24") as Echinodorus Parviflorus 'tropica' (stays 2-6").. so who knows what they really are....They can get to 6" i think, tank is 8" tall with 2" substrate they they could be the right plant?
They look so huge.

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