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mweng0385 09-10-2012 07:02 AM

mweng0385**Mr. Aqua 12 Long**Journal (56K Beware)
New to this forum and fairly new to aqua-scaping. I'm going to use this thread to track the progress of my set-up.

Friend's got me a Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon Long Tank (Yeah, I've got great friends!)

I started to play around with the stones to see what arrangements I like best:
Above - I left one of the larger stones out.
Above - Stones are arranged in the center of the tank
Above - Currently leaving the scape like this...Not sure if I am completely satisfied with this arrangement.

All questions & comments are welcome!

flowerfishs 09-10-2012 07:24 AM

I like the last one.

tropicalmackdaddy 09-10-2012 12:14 PM

Def the first :)

mweng0385 09-10-2012 03:38 PM

After looking at it for a while, I might go with the last photo. It spreads into the right side of the tank, and doesn't have too much of a symmetrical look.

caykuu 09-10-2012 04:51 PM

Like the second one as well!

I just whipped this variation up as another concept you can try out. I drew over your second scape with the shape in mind.

mweng0385 09-10-2012 07:49 PM

Thanks Caykuu, I'll set that up as soon as I get home from work. I was contemplating whether or not to have two areas for the stones, the sketch looks great. We'll see how I execute it lol

sayurasem 09-10-2012 09:33 PM

Woohoo more 12g long!

Kai808 09-10-2012 09:45 PM

Nice stones/scape! It kind of reminds me of a battleship. What you planning to grow in there?

mweng0385 09-11-2012 02:48 AM

My 10 Gallon currently has some of the plants I plan to use:
*Dwarf Hairgrass
*Micro Sword Grass
*Baby Dwarf Tears (Possibly)

I had Riccia, all kinds of moss, and a bunch of beginner plants I got from my LFS. I chose to use only the Hairgrass and Micro Sword Grass because they remained very healthy and spread fairly quickly without CO2.

My good friend actually introduced me to Aquascaping about 4 months ago and I've been pretty consumed with the hobby. I'll post some pics of his before/after photos - they are pretty awesome!

mweng0385 09-11-2012 04:26 AM

Took some ideas from Caykuu, I'm really actually liking it, but knowing me I will end up messing with it if I don't top it off with the Amazonia Powder lol

Andrew H 09-11-2012 04:50 AM


mweng0385 09-11-2012 05:30 AM

Ahhh... I need one more day to decide..ha..I guess the more you move things around the more difficult the decision haha

caykuu 09-11-2012 05:53 AM

From the two-hills concept you posted up there, I love your first try. :D In the second scape, the two stones facing inward seem to happen to be too symmetric.

Gah, jealous of all you peeps with a 12 gallon long and legit scaping stones. :( I don't have anywhere to put another aquarium in the house lolol.

Jonnywhoop 09-11-2012 06:17 AM

how much are these 12G's? what are you guys using for lighting and filtration?

mweng0385 09-12-2012 04:45 AM


Originally Posted by Jonnywhoop (Post 2007259)
how much are these 12G's? what are you guys using for lighting and filtration?

Typically, The tank will cost around $90.00. But a lot of people got it on sale.

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