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Old 05-05-2010, 03:11 AM   #16
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I like the 2nd driftwood picture although I'm wondering if you can also trim the driftwood in the first picture and get both in there.

BTW, how are you mounting the fixture on the tank? It sits really low, which looks cool. I really like this tank...
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:21 AM   #17
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are you going to get another tank because of the chip?
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:26 AM   #18
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Yep, the new tank has already been shipped
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:32 AM   #19
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I love the dimensions of your tank. Makes me want to go rimless...wait that sounded a little risqué...er you know what I mean.

I think it would look cool to use some of the thin and thicker driftwood layered on top of each other with the thicker branches stretching along the back and the thinner in the front. Regardless of positioning this is going to be a neat tank
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:45 AM   #20
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I like your driftwood so far. Cant wait to see what you do with this.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:04 AM   #21
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1st and last wood pics look really cool
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:11 AM   #22
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Might the 42 watt light be too strong in a tank this small/shallow? I just ordered the same tank myself, and I've been trying to figure out what kind of light I can use.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #23
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Might the 42 watt light be too strong in a tank this small/shallow? I just ordered the same tank myself, and I've been trying to figure out what kind of light I can use.
I have this tank and ordered the same light as this for myself. I think a hagen glo single lamp 36" would be better but i couldnt find one for the right price. Its so shallow that i think you could prob get by with 21 watts and still get some decent growth.

The light issues for this tank are probably the only draw back to getting it.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #24
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Cool, seems like a few of us are starting this tank at the same time. Looking forward to seeing the progress on these.
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:10 AM   #25
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I'm also worried about the light being too much, but I'm definitely going to have DIY CO2 on this. If I can find a way to get tubing all the way to this tank, I'll maybe eventually have pressurized. First I want to see if DIY does the trick. Can't wait to get the replacement tank!!

It's pretty cool that we're all working on this tank It's has such interesting dimensions. Once we all have our tanks running, maybe we should start a "Mr. Aqua 12 gallon long" thread.
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:20 AM   #26
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I really like the first piece of wood. Can't wait to see how it progresses.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:08 AM   #27
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The replacement tank arrived today!! It's in perfect condition. I've filled it up halfway. I want to check for leaks in the bottom half before I fill it up all the way. The sand is washed and ready to go in. I'm still not sure which piece of wood I'll use, but I bought some trident fern to use in here. The trident fern looked great when it arrived, but i left it in the bag for an extra 24 hours (I didn't have a tank to put it in!!). Now it's all brown I hope that the rhizomes make it though. Stupid me.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:51 AM   #28
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I like the first one also. Looking forward to all of these 12's come together!
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:41 PM   #29
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I filled the tank and hooked up the new filter and....WHOA that's a lot of flow. i don't know if my apistos will like this It's like a whirlpool in there! I'm not sure what to do about this...

On another note, I've been thinking a lot about the 'scape. I don't think I will be able to creatively incorporate any of the manzanita. I don't know what it is about manzanita, but I can't use it right! I have a nice piece of driftwood that I'll be attaching trident fern to, and that will go on one far side of the tank. I'll have something in front of the driftwood--some sort of low midground plant or high foreground plant. Maybe if I create a slope, I can put Staurogyne 'porto velho' or 049 there. I don't know where to go from there. I'm stuck!
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #30
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Ok, I've planned a 'scape and ordered almost everything I need for it. To let your imaginations work, here are the plants I've planned for it:

Trident fern
windelov fern
Staurogyne 049 and/or 'porto velho'
weeping moss
Rotala mexicana 'goias'
Rotala rotundifolia
UG
HC

There's a great possibility that I will tweak this, since I know the 'scape isn't gonna look anything like what I imagine. I'm also looking to get a package of seiryu stone.

The tank, will, after all, have pressurized CO2. I'll be running about 30 feet of CO2 tubing along the top corner of the room to get the CO2 from the other side of the room (where my 50 gallon is).

Comments are always welcomed and appreciated This is the first time I've really planned a 'scape in advance, so I'm not sure if this will be a good thing or bad thing!
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