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I'm just getting this started. So far I've got the light, tank and power head. I'm waiting for some dolomite to come in the mail before I drop in the substrate. The plan is to do an NPT, unfiltered and stock with Rams or Apistos.

Substrate:
  • Dolomite sprinkle
  • Red clay
  • 1" of MGOPS
  • 1" Black Tahitian Moon sand

Hardware:
  • 12 gallon long Mr. Aqua
  • Hydor Koralia Nano Powerhead
  • Current Satellite 36" freshwater LED+
  • TBD heater

Flora:
  • TBD Dutch

Fauna:
  • TBD



 

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Man, this makes me wish my fireplace weren't in the bedroom. I'd totally put my 12L there. It looks beautiful.

Can't wait to see how yours pans out!
 

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That's a great place for a tank. Not that I have a fireplace but so many of my friends just end up with some cheesy stuff there.

That light fixture looks really slick as well. How do you like it in terms of quality so far?
Quality wise it's really nice. its so slim you can barely see it on top of the tank. It has a remote with a ton of different options, it does a really neat lightning and cloud simulation. Hopefully the plants like it.
 

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Very Interesting...Just waiting for mine to arrive from PetStore.com...I am having hard time deciding on the light for this tank, so it is great to hear about yours, I am also looking at that light, plus Finnex Fugeray, but I am worried about the light being too strong for such a shallow tank?

Mine will be Walstad tank like yours so please just keep posting...I am using mine to light up a kitchen counter...

Looks awesome on the fireplace mantel...
 

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Very Interesting...Just waiting for mine to arrive from PetStore.com...I am having hard time deciding on the light for this tank, so it is great to hear about yours, I am also looking at that light, plus Finnex Fugeray, but I am worried about the light being too strong for such a shallow tank?

Mine will be Walstad tank like yours so please just keep posting...I am using mine to light up a kitchen counter...

Looks awesome on the fireplace mantel...
I have the 36" Finnex Fugeray on my 12g long. The light definitely *needs* to be raised, unless, of course, you like algae. :tongue:
 

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Thanks Bercey...I have ordered the Finnex FugeRay and I hope to have some space left to raise it...will post some pictures once my fight with this set up is over...everything has to fit under the upper kitchen cabinet...stand that hides the power bar and cords, tank, and the light...I love the challenge...
 

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Very Interesting...Just waiting for mine to arrive from PetStore.com...I am having hard time deciding on the light for this tank, so it is great to hear about yours, I am also looking at that light, plus Finnex Fugeray, but I am worried about the light being too strong for such a shallow tank?

Mine will be Walstad tank like yours so please just keep posting...I am using mine to light up a kitchen counter...

Looks awesome on the fireplace mantel...
The current led plus hood is dimmable so no need to hang, just lower the output.
 
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