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Yesterday 01:56 AM
AquaAurora I never got around to posting photos of my husband's 12g long.. its been through a few deaths and a complete italian val melt.. here's how it looks now (pardon the distortion of the first photos, panoramic shots).
Husband's desk view:

My desk view:



Some of the residents, including: otos, cherry/rilli mix shrimp colony (which started as 5 that were suppose to be food)





And the dwarf puffer who was too dumb to figure out that shrimp=food... they swim right by his face all the time.. and he is terrified of the camera so no in focus shots =.=


[edit] adding current stats:
36" SAT freshwater + LED
Eheim 2211 canister
black diamond substrate
2 rose quartz rocks
DIY Lexan lid
Plants include: hydro so Japan, penny sort, pygmy chain sword, creeping Jenny, riccia and some pesky duckweed.
12-02-2014 12:11 AM
MsNemoShrimp
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Originally Posted by dirtydonato View Post
Thank you MsNemoShrimp! This is the first time that I'm aquascaping with just baby tears and so far it's growing in so thick and lush! The plants are super healthy!

Yes I cover it fully with plastic wrap...take it off for like 45 min to allow gas exchange... But for 2 weeks I didn't use the plastic wrap ... And they grow decently... But it appears as you said my plants have hit a huge growth spurt! It's amazing to see how fast the runners are traveling.

IMO I think this tank is awesome!!!
Love the 12 gallon long!!
Wow, love to see how healthy your HC is doing. Are you using ADA powder type? Perfect for this sized tank

They don't go dry on your without the wrap? I think once it hits a certain level it's fine but perhaps you don't have moss to worry about. If you dry start with moss, wrapping it is pretty much essential.
11-26-2014 05:49 AM
dirtydonato Here is a progress picture. First one was taken the night I planted which was on Octobed 28th. In 27 days the growth is incredible.

This is my very first DSM and so far it's very straight forward! I have a marineland 36" LED full spectrum 5600k and two 18" = 36" finnex Ray2's directly on the glass right now. No algea problems or mold. Temperature is steady in the high 70's
11-26-2014 05:36 AM
dirtydonato
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My 12gallon long

Took these pics today. I'm about 5 weeks into the dry start. It's looking fantastic! I'm very please and excited for the baby tears to carpet the entire bottom. Let me know what y'all think
That's growing out VERY nice. You don't add anything to trap in the moisture for the DSM? Looks ready in about another 5 weeks. Mostly likely will get a 95% cover. It takes awhile to initiate but once it grabs hold, it'll grow like it hit a growth spurt. Lol
Thank you MsNemoShrimp! This is the first time that I'm aquascaping with just baby tears and so far it's growing in so thick and lush! The plants are super healthy!

Yes I cover it fully with plastic wrap...take it off for like 45 min to allow gas exchange... But for 2 weeks I didn't use the plastic wrap ... And they grow decently... But it appears as you said my plants have hit a huge growth spurt! It's amazing to see how fast the runners are traveling.

IMO I think this tank is awesome!!!
Love the 12 gallon long!!
11-25-2014 11:49 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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My 12gallon long

Took these pics today. I'm about 5 weeks into the dry start. It's looking fantastic! I'm very please and excited for the baby tears to carpet the entire bottom. Let me know what y'all think
That's growing out VERY nice. You don't add anything to trap in the moisture for the DSM? Looks ready in about another 5 weeks. Mostly likely will get a 95% cover. It takes awhile to initiate but once it grabs hold, it'll grow like it hit a growth spurt. Lol
11-24-2014 09:54 AM
dirtydonato My 12gallon long

Took these pics today. I'm about 5 weeks into the dry start. It's looking fantastic! I'm very please and excited for the baby tears to carpet the entire bottom. Let me know what y'all think
11-24-2014 02:43 AM
shift Innovative marine
Tank log > http://fishtankprojects.com/aquascap...rimp-city.html
11-24-2014 12:28 AM
bigd603
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It's 36x12x13. Essentially a big brother of the 12g long. I got it at a local pet store. Was there display one (last one!). A little over priced but I jain loved the look of the tank with bent corners
That sounds great. What brand?
11-23-2014 11:48 PM
shift It's 36x12x13. Essentially a big brother of the 12g long. I got it at a local pet store. Was there display one (last one!). A little over priced but I jain loved the look of the tank with bent corners
11-23-2014 07:43 PM
bigd603 I agree, beautiful tank! How tall is it? My biggest trouble with the 12 long is finding short enough plants. Where did you get it?
11-23-2014 06:24 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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It seems this thread is dead and that's a shame because I just got my 12gallon long and I wish we could all discuss them more. It seems the posts are few and far between now
It's not dead. People either moved on with other tanks or what they have are just stabilizing right now w/o any updates needed. Feel free to post pictures or questions related, I see that they are often responded to

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I have my 24g long. Haha almost like double 12g .. Does that count?!
Beautiful tank! What is the footprint on that?
11-22-2014 03:34 AM
shift I have my 24g long. Haha almost like double 12g .. Does that count?!
11-22-2014 02:05 AM
dirtydonato It seems this thread is dead and that's a shame because I just got my 12gallon long and I wish we could all discuss them more. It seems the posts are few and far between now
11-18-2014 04:52 AM
Sin8
New to Planted tanks, New to 12G long

I recently saw a planted tank at an acquaintance's place and was hooked before i could say plants! I have background in reef tanks as well as Hydroponics (yaay for growing veggies in the backyard!) I guess it was just a matter of time...

So i have been reading up as much as i can and i have come up with the following list.

*Tank - Mr. Aqua 12G long low iron - ordered

*filter - Eheim 2215 - have not ordered it yet but seems like this would be enough.

*lights - I have a 36" Sunblaster T5ho with a reflector (6400K)(39w) lying around and would like to use that at the start. Might do a custom LED setup at a later point. This is a high PAR light will need to adjust the height from the substrate.

*Substrate - ADA power sand and ADA Aquasoil amazonia - will pick up locally

*CO2 setup - GLA GRO regulator, atomic inline diffuser, check valve, Cal Aqua clip drop checker and 5lb tank - ordered

*flow - i have looked at the ADA and Do!Aqua flow pipes. most probably i will go with the do!Aqua, at least to start with and will replace if it doesnt work. Would appreciate comments if anyone has used either on this tank

*Hardscape - some variation if iwagumi. havent decided the kind of rock yet.
*Plants - dawrf baby tears or the dwarf grass "belem" havent thought about anything else yet
*fish - not sure, if i can get away with not having any fish, i would like that but not sure if thats possible?
*Ferts - EI system, though i would like to modify it such that i dont have to dose everyday, i am out of town a lot. any suggestions?


it has been a pleasure checking out all the tanks in this thread and i am looking forward to contributing all comments and guidance are welcome.
11-17-2014 08:24 AM
Kai808
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I am finally joining the 12g club after months of lurking on this thread.
This is my 5 week progress pic. It is filling in quite nicely since it has started. I can't wait until the Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini" fills in the right side so I can take out the Blyxa Japonica that is temporarily filling the spot.

Sorry, it needs a trimming.

Looks Great! This tank looks more like 5 months than 5 weeks. Great job planting heavy from the start.

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Here are 4 more pics of the tank as of right now. I just took these.... I had a little die off of the baby tears...can I leave the top just open like this during the dsm? Or should I cover it with plastic wrap all the time? I use it one day then I take it off... I dunno.,
I hope this isn't too late but most people have some kind of cover (usually plastic wrap) for a dry start to keep the moisture in/Humidity up. You can also uncover the tank everyday for 20 mins for some air exchange. Good luck!
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