Mr Aqua 12 Gallon Long Tank – Great Dimensions For A Planted Tank
I purchased my Mr Aqua 12 gallon long tank locally here in Oahu, Hawaii. Luckily for me, there are a few stores that cater to the planted tank hobbyist and carry top of the line items and ADA equipment as well.
To date, I have not seen it available on Amazon.com but they do carry other Mr Aqua aquariums.
Over the past few months, this has been my major planted tank project that has made me learn a lot about creating and maintaining a planted tank.
I also learned about the art of Aquascaping, and continue to learn as I reposition plants on rocks, driftwood, rocks, plants, etc.
It definitely takes practice envisioning your aquarium design from a planted tank point of view.
Trying to aquascape based on the expected growth of plants and your desired look or outcome, has been a very difficult task but fun at the same time.
From beginning to end, fertilization and maintenance, it has been a great journey that I have enjoyed. I continue to learn and enjoy my planted aquarium.
Listed below are the all-important specifications data that show the evolution of my tank which I started at the beginning of this year. While making this list, I never really realized just how much money you can easily spend on a hobby you love. No regrets!
Mr Aqua 12 Gallon Long Tank Specifications
Tank/Volume: Mr Aqua 12 gallon long tank
Filter: I subscribe to using a sump. I prefer it over any other filter due to it’s ability to keep the main tank’s water level at a constant height.
Seachem The Bag Filter Media Bag filled with Seachem Purigen 500ml
Hydor Koralia Nano 240 Aquarium Circulation Pump 240 GPH circulates water in my sump around and through the Purigen.
CO2: UltimateCO2 Regulator (Triple), with 2 Atomic+ CO2 Diffuser – with Check Valve – 55mm and 1 Atomic CO2 Diffuser – Inline – 12/16mm from greenleafaquariums.com. Running 2-3 bubbles per second (bps).
Lighting: Finnex Ray2 Aquarium LED Daylight, 36-Inch 8 hour photoperiod
Fertilizer(s): Dry fertilizers – Estimative Index E.I. Fertilizer Package.
Flora: Are they called freshwater aquatic plants, aquatic freshwater plants, or aquatic plants? Either way, I love my planted tanks.
Foreground: Eleocharis belem (dwarf hairgrass), Hemianthus callitrichoide (HC).
Mid-ground: Eriocaulon kimberly, Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘brown,’ Anubias nana petite, Bucephalandra Species: sp. “Kayu lapis,” sp. “Cath Purple Melawi,” and “Melawi” but not 100% sure on the identification of these plants. They are however, gorgeous but very slow growing.
Background: Rotala indica, Staurogyne repens, Cryptocoryne nurii, Mosses everywhere: Mini Pellia (Riccardia chamedryfolia), Taiwan Moss on ADA Branchwood, mini Fissidens fontanus.
Fauna: 5 Otocinclus algae eater, 25 Ember tetras, 3 Black Phantom tetras, 1 Siamese Algae eater (SAE), 1 Betta, and 1 Berman Blue Ram (GBR).
Hardscape: ADA Branchwood and river rock pebbles.
Substrate: Aqua Soil- NEW Amazonia (9 liters)-Normal Type.
Water Parameters: ph: 6.2/ kh: 0 / gh: 4-5
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