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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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First planted tank - 12g long!

After researching for awhile and planning everything I finally got all the equipment I needed to start this awesome tank. Here are the specs so far:

Tank: Mr Aqua 12 Gallon Long
Filter: Eheim 2213
Lighting: Current USA LED+
Substrate: Amazonia Aqua soil
Hardscape: Seiryu Stone
CO2: Aquatek Mini/20oz Paintball
Stand: Ikea Besta Shelf Unit

Flora:
Hemianthus Callitrichoides
Hemianthus Micranthemoides
Staurogyne Repens
Pogostemon Helferi
Hydrocotyle Japan
Rotala Rotundifola
Rotala Mexicana
Rotala Vietnam
Hygrophila Sunset
Ludwigia Red
Jungle Vallisneria
Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
Pogostemon Erectus

Planned Fauna:
Ember Tetras
Crystal Red Shrimp (?) (Need to research more about shrimps)

Hopefully everything goes as planned!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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All my plants came in this week and I just finished planting. I got a lot more HC than I expected plus an extra pot added by due to some shipping errors. I wanted to separate them more but there was too much which resulted in large clumps. Downoi (2 packages) and S. Repens (1 package) were bought at a local Petsmart. Couple strands of UG was gifted when I went to get the Seiryu rocks from a CL ad and the Hydrocotyle Japan was bought from a member on TPT. Photo period is going to be 12 hours a day. Any tips or recommended changes in the layout or planting would be greatly appreciated!
Here are some pictures:





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Update! I was only planning on dry starting with some foreground plants but I ended up hoarding a bunch of plants from fellow members on here and TPT. HC has been spreading well and I kind of rescaped a bit on the left side a couple days after started the DSM. I have so many plants that I want to flood as soon as all my glassware comes in hopefully next week! Here are some pictures:





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