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12G Club: Got a 12 GalloN RimlesS or wanna get 1? PoSt/SeE HeRe! RAOK OFFERED!!!

I have a 12 long that I leave over the weekend and it is definitely set up on timers. I have my dosing schedule so that I does on Monday Wednesday and Friday over the weekend seems to be okay. The only thing I need to make sure I do is top off the water on Friday because my office environment so dry that by the time I come in on Monday I need to add a little bit more. There is a good amount of evaporation
 

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12G Club: Got a 12 GalloN RimlesS or wanna get 1? PoSt/SeE HeRe! RAOK OFFERED!!!

No problem. I like the single addition approach but have seen tanks with both wood and stone that look nice. HC is pretty common as well as dwarf hairgrass, but its really up to you and your vision of the look you're going for.

I was trying for glosso and will be swapping that out for staurogyne repens and probably some low growing crypt and I have some Anubias nana petite as well which looks cool
 

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You may want to rethink the filter too. These things are rough to get good circulation in and a more powerful filter or a power head will help
 

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12G Club: Got a 12 GalloN RimlesS or wanna get 1? PoSt/SeE HeRe! RAOK OFFERED!!!

I wanted to do one but its at work so simplicity as the recipe. It'd be awesome to have one of these in a two level rack with a sump/riparium underneath in a 33 long (48x12x12)
 

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how thick is the mr aqua 12 glass? i measured mine and it was about 5mm, but i tried searching on google, but the best info i could find was that mr aqua aquariums glass thickness range anywhere from 5mm-10mm depending on size.

the reason is... im trying to order one of the green leaf aquarium (GLA) "all glass" thermometers, but not sure if i should order the 5mm one or the 8mm one. would the 5mm be a tad to snug? would the 8mm be too loose? this thermometer is sexy btw...

check it out, heres the link:
http://greenleafaquariums.com/elos-test-kits/gla-glass-thermometer-6mm.html
 

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Did some new planting today (staurogyne porto velho and Brazilian micro swords) up the hill and moved my light down a little. Should look good once it fills in
 

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Hi everyone,

First time here at the club. I just recently started setting up my 12g long:red_mouth and am looking for some advice on lighting. I recently purchased a Deep Blue 36" H.E. light with 1 T5 10k Deep Blue Bulb and 1 T5 6500 Aqueon Plant bulb. The height is about 6" above tank. I currently have cO2 running at 2 bubbles per second from 6-10 pm and lights going from 4-10. Will this be adequate to grown Dwarf Baby Tears? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi everyone,

First time here at the club. I just recently started setting up my 12g long:red_mouth and am looking for some advice on lighting. I recently purchased a Deep Blue 36" H.E. light with 1 T5 10k Deep Blue Bulb and 1 T5 6500 Aqueon Plant bulb. The height is about 6" above tank. I currently have cO2 running at 2 bubbles per second from 6-10 pm and lights going from 4-10. Will this be adequate to grown Dwarf Baby Tears? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
Hi there. Welcome!

I think you'll find you have too much light, and may have to raise it.

With that light I'd start at at least 18" - 22" away from the substrate (probably around 10" - 12" from the top of the tank). If there's a lot of ambient light around, you'd want to place it even higher. My advice is to start maybe a bit too high, rather than too low and drop it an inch per week until you find the balance.

Depending on your fauna, you might want a bit more CO2 as well. If you have sensitive shrimp, you'd have to keep the CO2 low, and be careful with it, but imho, 30ppm of CO2 is not enough. (are you using a drop checker?)

You have to consider the photo-period, and position of the tank (is it in a bright room? Don't put it too near a window, and definitely not within reach of direct sunlight)

Good luck!
 

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Hey, good to see you back ADA! I think H.E. equals Normal Output. The package says 21W x 2. That's the same wattage as my 36"coralife t5no. He may have to lower the light for an HC carpet depending on how good the reflectors are.
Heya Kai! Good to be back! I have to post some pictures.

Oh, yikes I had that light confused with another. Sorry, yeah Kai's right.. I reckon it should be okay but don't put it way up high like I said lol!
 

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A dual bulb normal output T5 is still going to be a heck of a lot of light on a shallow tank.

Thankfully it isn't a high quality T5HO fixture or he might start his submersed HC on fire. ;)
 

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Jumping on the bandwagon. Journal to follow shortly but going to attempt a DSM HC carpet. Had the tank wrapped for the past 2 days but have found white spiderweb looking mold starting to develop. So I'm going to keep it uncovered for the meantime and hope it recesses. Its been constantly above 30 degrees celcius here in Melbourne so hopefully there's still enough humidity in there.
 

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Jumping on the bandwagon. Journal to follow shortly but going to attempt a DSM HC carpet. Had the tank wrapped for the past 2 days but have found white spiderweb looking mold starting to develop. So I'm going to keep it uncovered for the meantime and hope it recesses. Its been constantly above 30 degrees celcius here in Melbourne so hopefully there's still enough humidity in there.
Try spot treating the mold with H2O2(3% Hydrogen Peroxide).
 

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My 12 gal long is on its way!!! I was curious what kind of small pressurized CO2 setups you guys and gals were using for these little tanks. I previously had a 260 gallon planted tank but nothing this small ever. I know I would like to have an electronic solenoid (work and college both full time) so I'm not always home to shut off/turn on when needed so lights and CO2 would need to be on timers. I have searched and found a few things. The 24oz paintball tanks have intrigued me with their compact design as I hope to keep this tank on a narrow cabinet that doesn't offer alot of storage.
 
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