|12-17-2014 01:56 AM|
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 =.=
 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|
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|
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|
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|
|11-24-2014 09:54 AM|
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|
Tank log > http://fishtankprojects.com/aquascap...rimp-city.html
|11-24-2014 12:28 AM|
|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|
|11-22-2014 03:34 AM|
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|
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|
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