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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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My mini long tank.

Ok here it goes.

Tank: 60"x8"x12" ~24 gallons.
Substrate: Amazonia 1 coarse and powder w/ gravel bed.
Lighting: 2x48" T5.
Heater: Tetra 100w heater.
Filtration: 3xTom's Mini Canisters.
Co2: 10lb tank with regulator etc.

Today I washed out my tank and did a leak test. I filled it with a mix of Amazonia 1 coarse and powder. Put some Nutrafin Aqua+ to neutralize the chlorine and chloramines. Threw in my Fluval 4+ from my other tank in to get some of the bigger particles out.

Tuesday my mini canister filters and Co2 regulator come so I will set them up. I have old filter floss from my other tank to put in them so I can jump start the cycle.

I'm not sure what plants to use yet. But I do know that I want to breed CPD and RCS. I bought some Dwarf Baby tears today at AFA because they looked cool and healthy.

I have 12 CPDs, 20 RCSs, 12 Neons, 8 Pygmy Corys and 12 Micro Rasboras.

Comments, ideas?

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Empty tank.


Amazonia 1, coarsed and powder. Gravel bed.


River rocks and water.
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Neat tank, where did you get it?
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Had it custom made by TAP plastics.

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Neat tank, where did you get it?
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Man, if you got one of those to be 12" wide, that would be a sick shelldweller tank to have sitting on your desk.

Also, I think if you had that filled in with a mad carpet of something like Hemianthus Calictrichoides with a tonne of shrimp crawling around, that would look awesome.


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Man, if you got one of those to be 12" wide, that would be a sick shelldweller tank to have sitting on your desk.

Also, I think if you had that filled in with a mad carpet of something like Hemianthus Calictrichoides with a tonne of shrimp crawling around, that would look awesome.


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interesting!
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Very cool tank! It looks like a great shelf tank. It'll be really interesting how it turns out!

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cool tank! Ive got a 30 long (12x12x48) great light penetration and plenty of room to scape. look forward to seeing it progress.
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Neat tank. I like the dimensions of my 20 long (12x12x30), so your "24 long" and the 30 long sound even better. I wonder how far this has been taken - like a 12x12x96 or something, with canister intake and exhaust at opposite ends for a mini river.

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You asked how far someone had taken this:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1517131
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Nice, although that is a might long thread! I found some photos of the super mini long reef on page 24. Now where's an example of a super mini long planted tank? Just kidding - I'll wait for frigginchi's mini long to get done!

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You asked how far someone had taken this:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1517131
Holy CRAP that's a long tank!!!! What is that, like 16 feet long? (That thread is way too long to start reading right now).
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It's 12 feet. The funny thing about it is that when he first started building it I wasn't into planted tanks and I thought, man, that would make a really cool iwagumi tank.

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I hope more people are getting into long tanks
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I've always liked the long look, too. I just don't normally have the space for them. That's why the 20-long will always have a place in my heart, and I'm also going to setup one of those 6.6g bookshelf tanks in the near future, as well.
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