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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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Originally Posted by Dus View Post
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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Originally Posted by dirtydonato View Post
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!
11-13-2014 04:57 PM
dirtydonato Two 18" Finnex Ray 2's attached together and 1 36" fluval 5200k full spectrum dry starting my baby tears.
11-13-2014 04:29 PM
dirtydonato Should I be running my 36" finnex aswell as the new fluval LEDs? Is there too much par I can give to dwarf baby tears? Thanks guys!!! I'm so happy to be a part of this awesome club
11-13-2014 04:27 PM
dirtydonato 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.,
11-13-2014 04:16 PM
dirtydonato Hello everyone, I have also recently joined the 12 gallon club.

I'm rocking a Mr.Aqua 12gallon ultra serene Low Iron tank.
Iwagumi AQUASCAPE
Dwarf baby tears is the only plant which I am currently doing a DS to root the plant properly.

I have 2 18" finnex ray 2's ... The new LEDS
And I also just bought a 36" full spectrum 5200k fluval led. Give some nice color to the tank... And hopefully it grows some of the baby tears... Any input on this light for this tank?
11-12-2014 09:55 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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Originally Posted by Dus View Post
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.

Beautiful!
11-10-2014 06:12 AM
Dus 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.

11-06-2014 01:17 AM
DGarone
Satellite Freshwater Plus

Those of you using the Current USA Satellite Freshwater Plus, what setting are you using it on? And how powerful?

I have mine maxed out on full spectrum and I'm dealing with a lot of algae. I think that could possibly be the cause. Plants are growing well though.

Also, which setting really makes the tank colors pop? I have greens and reds and I don't want them washed out. They can be somewhat washed out on full spectrum.

Any thoughts? I'm certainly willing to sacrifice some par to reduce algae and make the colors pop, as long as my plants including a hairgrass carpet keep growing.
11-04-2014 07:47 PM
beedee Finally "hung" my light above my 12g long. For the longest time I just used the legs that came with it.

11-04-2014 07:42 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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Originally Posted by Dany08fa View Post
i have co2. inline atomic diffuser. but yea, zero algae so far! plants>fish for me i crank the co2 into the lime green and use hardy fish. i have a few low tech moss tanks for shrimp.
Thanks for sharing!
10-30-2014 08:27 AM
Dany08fa
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Originally Posted by MsNemoShrimp View Post
And no CO2, no algae? That's great!
i have co2. inline atomic diffuser. but yea, zero algae so far! plants>fish for me i crank the co2 into the lime green and use hardy fish. i have a few low tech moss tanks for shrimp.
10-29-2014 07:27 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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Originally Posted by Dany08fa View Post
5.5" off the rim of the tank. 13" from substrate.
And no CO2, no algae? That's great!
10-29-2014 05:44 PM
Dany08fa 5.5" off the rim of the tank. 13" from substrate.
10-27-2014 07:38 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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Originally Posted by Dany08fa View Post
been inactive on the forum for quite some time! but i'm back! recently did a reshape on my 12L. Heres a current pic, its almost done cycling. Tank is Mr. Aqua, lighting- marine land, filter- 2213, inline co2 and amazonia substrate. Flora- s. repens and HC
How far off the light is from the tank. Looks about 7"?
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