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Old 03-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Mr. Aqua 11.4 - New House, New Tank


I've never bothered to keep a journal of any of my aquariums. After some deliberation I figured it would be fun to be able to track to progress as well as share it with others. First off I'll quickly list the specs of the aquarium and go from there.

Tank: Mr. Aqua 11.4 gallon rimless aquarium
Lighting: 2x Finnex 20" Planted+ w/ 4" leg raisers
Filtration: Eheim 2213 w/ Lily pipes
Heater: Hydor 200w inline
Co2: 20oz Paintball tank w/ GLA "The Best Paintball Regulator" diffused with GLA inline diffuser
Substrate: ADA Amazonia Aquasoil and pool filter sand

Currently I have the hardscape of the tank (mostly) in place. It consists of all seiryu stones. I will continue tweaking some of the smaller stones over the next few days before planting. As for plants I will be using HC, mini fissidens, mini pellia, UG, and rotala colorata in the back right corner. I only have one picture of the tank at the moment and it was taken with my cell phone. Pictures from now on will be taken with my DSLR.




More pictures will be taken in the coming days.


I also have another standard 10gallon currently setup. I just recently got done rescaping it.





Any advice or comments on either tank is much appreciated. From here on out I will only be focusing on the 11.4 in this thread.

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Old 03-27-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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I like the Mr. Aqua 11g so far: tank/equip. + scape + plant list. Sounds like it's going to look really nice once it's planted and filled in. Did you make those leg raisers for the planted+ or did you buy them like that?

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Oh and nice picture with the fish all in the corner of that 10g. The scape looks very natural. When the blyxa in the back right grows large, it will set this scape off as well.

Good job overall! Following
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Nice to see someone else have a Mr. Aqua 11.4g tank. The hardscape is awesome. Great selection of stones. How did you get the right most stone to lean to the left like that or does it naturally sit steady in that position?
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #4
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I like the layout of your scape in both aquariums
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:33 AM   #5
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First off thanks everyone for the kind words. I really appreciate it and again any constructive criticism is welcomed.

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Nice to see someone else have a Mr. Aqua 11.4g tank. The hardscape is awesome. Great selection of stones. How did you get the right most stone to lean to the left like that or does it naturally sit steady in that position?
It is sort of a balancing act. There is a smaller stone that butts up against the biggest stone on the left that acts as a brace for the right stone.


I also played around with the scape just a bit. The main two changes are that I leaned the right stone a little more, and narrowed the sand path and brought it all the way across the front of the tank. I also tweaked some of the smaller stones. Please let me know what you guys think!



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Old 04-05-2014, 02:52 AM   #6
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Alright, very busy week here.

Good new though...the tank has been initially planted and filled. No leaks, no major issues at all...awesome. Next week I will work on cleaning up the sand path and placement of the smaller rocks in and around the path. The lighting from the two Finnex Planted+ is great at seems like it will be right at the amount of light I was looking for with the raisers. I also really need to clean up inside the cabinet. Again, it will have to wait until next week. Overall I'm happy with the state of this tank at the moment.

Well, Here is a quick picture of the tank how it sits. Again, taken with my cell phone. I keep forgetting to bring my DSLR. (sorry )

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Old 04-05-2014, 02:57 AM   #7
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I really like the rock layout.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:12 AM   #8
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Nice layout!

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Old 04-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #9
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Although the tank has just been filled, I'm already starting to plan what fish I would eventually like to add. Besides a few Ottos and Amanos, I have been debating between two other fish. Those two fish are:

Microdevario kubotai - Green Rasbora



or

Sundadanio axelrodi - Neon Blue Rasbora




Please give me your opinion. I originally was set on the Green Rasbora but after much thought have started to believe that the Neon Blue Rasbora will stand on more prominently in the tank considering its current colors (moss, riccia, HC...and especially when everything grows in).

Thanks in advance for your opinions,
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