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Old 09-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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12 inch rimless. What am I getting myself into?


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trouble.

Are you going to keep it in the car?
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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trouble.

Are you going to keep it in the car?
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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For real though.... What should I do?
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Did u tell ur partner u were getting another tank ? Why are u in trouble? Lol
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I want to go with a minimalistic/Japanese style, with glass pipes and diffuser Etc.

I want to keep a moderate budget, but at the same time I have a "do it right the first time" mentality

I would welcome product suggestions in the following categories.

1. Black, white, or no background?

2. Rocks?

3. driftwood?

4. Soil?

5. filter/Lilly pipes?

6. Other glassware
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Did u tell ur partner u were getting another tank ? Why are u in trouble? Lol
No everything is fine. just have to be a little frugal.
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I think these tanks are best with no background and Island Scapes.
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No everything is fine. just have to be a little frugal.
Lol. That's what I said last week when I took a 12 long home..... =D life of a hobbyist right?!
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Throw some dragon stone in there!
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Throw some dragon stone in there!
Where is the best place to get it in the US?
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Where is the best place to get it in the US?
any ada store i believe...?? here in hawaii its easily available... :] through aqua scapes and coral fish. im not sure where ur from tho.
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1. Black background. It'll help the black silicone seams disappear. See any of my DBP tank journals for details about how that looks/helps. Not using a black background on DBP tanks is beyond distracting.

2. Yes, rocks. Especially if you can find large, black lava rock or something similar

3. If you can find the perfect piece(s) that utilizes the height of the tank

4. It's small enough that you can use high-end substrate like Aquasoil with little expense. Could even get a 9 liter bag of Amazonia for $35 shipped right now.

5. If you go canister, consider an Eheim 2213. Gives you a bit of flexibility when it comes to flow. Will be perfect with lily pipes.

6. If you don't go with glass pipes, it should be cheap and easy to create something that looks good. You could even spray paint Eheim pipes black to help them blend in with the tank.

P.S. If you want to keep things extra-simple, you could create a 'carpet' with, say, 20+ pots of Crypt parva. That would allow you to ditch CO2 and go with lower, cheaper lighting.
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1. Black background. It'll help the black silicone seams disappear. See any of my DBP tank journals for details about how that looks/helps. Not using a black background on DBP tanks is beyond distracting.

2. Yes, rocks. Especially if you can find large, black lava rock or something similar

3. If you can find the perfect piece(s) that utilizes the height of the tank

4. It's small enough that you can use high-end substrate like Aquasoil with little expense. Could even get a 9 liter bag of Amazonia for $35 shipped right now.

5. If you go canister, consider an Eheim 2213. Gives you a bit of flexibility when it comes to flow. Will be perfect with lily pipes.

6. If you don't go with glass pipes, it should be cheap and easy to create something that looks good. You could even spray paint Eheim pipes black to help them blend in with the tank.

P.S. If you want to keep things extra-simple, you could create a 'carpet' with, say, 20+ pots of Crypt parva. That would allow you to ditch CO2 and go with lower, cheaper lighting.
Thanks for the input!

Anyone else chiming in?

I saw some stainless steel Lilly pipes I like but they were really expensive. Any alternatives?
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