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Yesterday 06:58 PM
Kayen I posted a pretty ugly tank a page back. I redid it, and here's how it currently looks:

02-26-2015 07:48 PM
thump421 Yep water about 1/2 way up the substrate and misted once a day ish. I was surprised how fast it filled in as well. Not bad for my 1st dry start. So far hc is doing great under water. Pearls like crazy seems to be filling in the few gaps I had and surprisingly no die off yet (been blasting with co2 all week). It's only been a week though so it could still come. Now a battle with diatoms and some cynobacteria that must have been growing with the dry start(?) has begun.
02-26-2015 06:37 PM
MsNemoShrimp Your dry start filled up very nicely in only 2 months time. You had it mostly dry right?
02-23-2015 06:09 PM
thump421 Yep after months of planning and dry starting I can finally join the club!!

Mr aqua 12 gal long
Eheim 2213 w custom spray bar/ intake (not in pic, thanks tap plastics!)
Gla atomic co2 regulator/bubble counter/diffuser
Current satellite +

S repens
Bylaxa japonica
AR mini (as soon as I can find some close by)

Fauna (post cycle)
10-15 rummy nose
3-4 otto
lots of some kind if shrimp

Here's the start

Here's 2 months worth of a dry start

Here she is an hour after flooding. (Ignore the drop checkers as its way in the yellow currently)

Some diatomes to deal with but enough pearling that I think I'm doing something right!
02-23-2015 06:03 PM
MsNemoShrimp Low iron on this is definitely the way to go

Anyone got new thanks they wanna share?
02-09-2015 08:34 AM
Originally Posted by Al the scrapper View Post
Cool looking tanks, I got to get me one

"low iron version" ??
Low Iron glass is clearer. Some people prefer it over traditional aquarium glass and is a little more expensive.
02-08-2015 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Al the scrapper View Post
Cool looking tanks, I got to get me one

"low iron version" ??
Low iron is the best!
02-04-2015 02:02 AM
Al the scrapper Cool looking tanks, I got to get me one

"low iron version" ??
02-03-2015 10:27 PM
Garnkrevor Garnkrevor I sure hope so, the low iron one is a bit out of my price range at the moment.
02-03-2015 10:11 PM
swoof They might have run out of the regular and only have the LI in stock.
02-03-2015 06:21 PM
Garnkrevor Garnkrevor Am I going blind or did Marinedepot stop selling the 12G regular and only sell the Low Iron version?
01-27-2015 01:06 AM
MsNemoShrimp Thanks for the link Zodd
01-23-2015 07:40 PM
Originally Posted by Fabulous Phil View Post
Thanks for your reply on the lily pipes. My hose is 5/8" with a 16mm inner diameter which is why I'm having a hard time finding the right pipes. The Viv are too small from what I saw so far.
The Do!Aqua pipes are 10 or 13mm.
Also I don't want the intake pipe to be more than around 7" on the inside of the tank.
Check out the Cascade Glass Nano Inlet Pipe 17mm from

That's where I got mine.

01-21-2015 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by Fabulous Phil View Post
Can anybody suggest which lily pipes would work on a 12 gallon long? Especially interested in the intake pipe not being more then around 7" as there's a couple inches of substrate in the tank. Been searching on Amazon, eBay, AliExpress, Marine Depot, etc. I'm using a Sunsun 402B filter, so looking for 16mm diameter pipes.
get a matching set of "cal aqua lily pipes" from "green leaf" i'm using their nano pipes with my eheim 2213 and they work perfect. im almost gonna have to say these pipes were MADE for this tank. perfect length and dimensions.
01-17-2015 07:26 PM
Kayen Just started about 10 days ago.
Just came out from a 3 day blackout after a dance with BGA.

Light: Hagen GLO 39Wx1 T5HO @ 8 hours /day
Substrate: Stratum/Flourite Black Mix
Heater: Compact 50W heater - don't know the brand.
Filter: Filstar XP1 filter - will be replacing in a few days - this guy is too loud to be a bed room tank. Will be an API Nexx Filter with custom media setup and Cobalt EXT-inline pump soon.
CO2: 5lb pressured w/ Single-stage CO2art Regulator. Haven't hooked it up yet - will have it into filter intake when I have the pump in. Planning to have an atomizer located below the filter intake in the future. I have an inline atomizer, but I don't want to mess around with it.

Plants: Glosso, HC, water lettuce. Floaters will be removed after the carpet establishes itself, only there to outcompete the algae. Toying with the idea of replacing it all with Monte Carlo in summer.
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