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auski 08-31-2010 05:42 AM

Alan's Mr Aqua 12 gallon long
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I just started my mr aqua 12 gallon long. I am trying the dry start method for the first time. I need some input on my hardscape, let me know what you guys think.

-Mr aqua 12 gallon long
-coralife t5ho 2x21w
-eheim ecco 2236 w/ aqmagic lily pipes
-20oz paintball co2
-azoo substrate

thatgmc 08-31-2010 11:24 AM

Good stuff. Are those seiryu? Good choice on the DSM too. I did the same and had great results. Is that HC i see?

NickS 08-31-2010 12:14 PM

I like the layout!

Is your tank hanging over the edges of the stand there? Maybe it won't be a problem for a 12 GL, but from what I've read, rimless tanks need to be fully supported on the bottom.

I plan on getting one of these in the future. I love the panorama it creates.

auski 08-31-2010 04:08 PM

"Good stuff. Are those seiryu? Good choice on the DSM too. I did the same and had great results. Is that HC i see?"

Yeah its seiryu stones i got from boink, and a little bit of HC i had. How long did it take to get your HC carpet going using the DSM?

thatgmc 09-02-2010 02:37 AM

It took me about 7-8 weeks i would say. Definitely worth the wait. Wish i chose a different substrate though

auski 09-21-2010 12:36 AM

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crimsonbull57 12-16-2010 03:39 AM

Looking good! are we going to get an update?

Aquamom 12-16-2010 03:59 AM

The layout of your rocks is quite formal. You have nearly the same number on both the left and right sides of the tank, and they are laid out pretty much the same way. This is fine, if you like that. I'm just thinking it might be a little more interesting if you could scatter some of those rocks more randomly, and have some in the middle, maybe toward the back, or add some driftwood. Rocks of different colors, textures and shapes would also add interest. Some could be smooth and rounded like river rocks, others more jagged or ragged. Some rocks could have patterns in them like streaking or striping or mottling, while others can be solid colored. I just think more visual variety would add interest to the overall view, but that's entirely up to you.

-- Aquamom

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Bserve 07-16-2013 06:20 AM

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