|08-31-2015 09:32 PM|
|DGarone||Why don't you just dim the light?|
|08-31-2015 08:40 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|08-18-2015 08:26 PM|
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|08-18-2015 08:23 PM|
Hope I posted this correctly!
|07-24-2015 03:33 AM|
haha, Yeah, Lotus, the shop.
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|
If you are in the CA Bay Area, just listed this because I no longer have the room for it:
|07-24-2015 03:09 AM|
And does he ship?
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|07-24-2015 03:04 AM|
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