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THE Mr. Aqua 12G Long Iwagumi (UPDATE: BACK ON TRACK)

Hey guys,
Heres the start of my 12 gallon mr. aqua!
Please give me any ideas, comments or suggestions!

Tank: Mr. Aqua 12G Long
Filter: Zoomed 501
Light: Coralife 36'' T5NO Double
Substrate: Seachem Flourite Black
Flora: HC probably..
Fauna: Undecided






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nice hardscape.
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Subscribed, I can't wait to see how this turns out. Very nice hardscape.
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Is that on a glass desk? Maybe its fine but it would make me nervous. Ya gotta figure its roughly 100lbs filled.

Great start though!

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OoOo Love the look of the Mr. Aqua 12 gallon 36" long rimless!
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100lbs on such a long surface area should be okay. I'm not an expert so correct me on this.

12G Longs have fun dimensions.
I love your hardscape
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Thanks for the replies!
Yeah I was a bit worried about it being on my glass desk!
I made a custom ADA style garden mat out of a yoga mat to
help with evenly distributing the pressure! Also its on the glass
sections that has a structural support bar underneath so i hope
all goes well!

Quick question, Dry start the HC: Y/N?

Thanks!
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Very nice start! Definitely dry start with HC.


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Looking good! I say go with the DSM.


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Looks great. I really want to get my hands on one of these low tanks.

Just curious, what do you plan on doing for the filter inlet and outlet? It seems like something specialis needed for a tank that has so little height.
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Looks very good and I really like the dimensions on this tank. If I could add some CC I would make a little more of a mound in the pile of rocks and possibly even raise the substrate towards the back of the tank.


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Looks great. I really want to get my hands on one of these low tanks.

Just curious, what do you plan on doing for the filter inlet and outlet? It seems like something specialis needed for a tank that has so little height.
For the filter intake/outlet,
I so far plan on just cutting down my zoomed ones untill i can get my hand on a GLA glass intake/outlet! (hopefully they make one short enough!
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ooks great. I really want to get my hands on one of these low tanks.

Just curious, what do you plan on doing for the filter inlet and outlet? It seems like something specialis needed for a tank that has so little height.
I plan on just cutting down the stock zoomed intake and outlet.
Here are some updated photos with the new light. I ended up
with the dual T5NO version as the single tube one was discontinued.
I hope its not too much light! I will be running pressurized co2 when
I flood so I hope this wont turn into an algae breeding pond.



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Love the way it looks so far!
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That is such a sweet sized tank. I may have to get one!


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