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pricewayne

Hi folks!

Finally settled in a bit after my move from LA back to NYC and ready to get some tanks back in my life.  I still have a 50g IM EXT lagoon reef tank in storage, but that'll be a setup later down the road. Decided to start out with a freshwater planted tank.

 

Setup

Display: AquaMaxx 12 gallon long (35.5" x 7.9" x 9.9")

Stand: Have a wood/metal bookshelf that's the perfect size for it -- thinking it will be alright holding the weight

Lighting: Aquatic Life Edge WiFi LED Aquarium Light, 36" Freshwater

Filter: TBD - either AquaClear 20 or Dymax Slim Flo

CO2: TBD - loads of reading to do (tips welcome)

Rock: 26lbs of some sort of seiryu stone, or so I think

Wood: So far I've bought one large piece of driftwood

Substrate: 10L Ultum Nature Controsoil Freshwater - Extra Fine Black

 

Livestock

Fish: TBD - thinking either an axolotl or betta tank. If I go for an axolotl setup, I'll likely wait a while before adding it so I can focus on plants taking root//water chemistry etc.

Plants: Specifics are TBD - definitely hoping to try some carpet moss

 

Tank isn't delivering for another week so still in planning mode for the most part. Hoping to knock out my livestock/plant and hardscape plans by the time it's delivered. Believe if I end up going for axolotl setup, I'll have to consider cold water plants. Need to read up on CO2 equipment//instructions against my desired plant stock, as well - any tips or articles are welcome. Excited to get this started!

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WV Reefer
24 minutes ago, pricewayne said:

Hi folks!

Finally settled in a bit after my move from LA back to NYC and ready to get some tanks back in my life.  I still have a 50g IM EXT lagoon reef tank in storage, but that'll be a setup later down the road. Decided to start out with a freshwater planted tank.

 

Setup

Display: AquaMaxx 12 gallon long (35.5" x 7.9" x 9.9")

Stand: Have a wood/metal bookshelf that's the perfect size for it -- thinking it will be alright holding the weight

Lighting: Aquatic Life Edge WiFi LED Aquarium Light, 36" Freshwater

Filter: TBD - either AquaClear 20 or Dymax Slim Flo

CO2: TBD - loads of reading to do (tips welcome)

Rock: 26lbs of some sort of seiryu stone, or so I think

Wood: So far I've bought one large piece of driftwood

Substrate: 10L Ultum Nature Controsoil Freshwater - Extra Fine Black

 

Livestock

Fish: TBD - thinking either an axolotl or betta tank. If I go for an axolotl setup, I'll likely wait a while before adding it so I can focus on plants taking root//water chemistry etc.

Plants: Specifics are TBD - definitely hoping to try some carpet moss

 

Tank isn't delivering for another week so still in planning mode for the most part. Hoping to knock out my livestock/plant and hardscape plans by the time it's delivered. Believe if I end up going for axolotl setup, I'll have to consider cold water plants. Need to read up on CO2 equipment//instructions against my desired plant stock, as well - any tips or articles are welcome. Excited to get this started!

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Frank-n-Reef

Following, My 12L FW tank needs a gravel change and wondering how that Ultum Nature product works out for you.

 

Tim

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JBM

nice

 

another local. pm me when you set up your 50g, i have a 5g bucket full of very dead dry rock that now has your name on it

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pricewayne
2 minutes ago, JBM said:

nice

 

another local. pm me when you set up your 50g, i have a 5g bucket full of very dead dry rock that now has your name on it

So down to grab that! Going to be a couple months before I’m ready to start on the lagoon though lol. Are you in brooklyn?

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JBM

technically im in nassau county. i work in all 5 boroughs.

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growsomething

Hi there pricewayne, I really like that tank and their 22g.  long and low, and ready for a pond tank landscape.  looking forward to your scape.  

As far as c02 goes, I tried various dyi setups.  they are invariably unstable for me, both the baking soda/citric acid mix, and the cheap regulators that go with them.  the mix can suddenly run dangerously high [for the livestock] then hardly run. This invites algae.  I spent for a decent regulator and 10g tank.  Plug and play and forget about it for 6-10 m0.

You may be able to use the less expensive paintball tanks they sell at Dicks with that tank.  They refill them, too.

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pricewayne

Setup my scape today (tank delivered early) -- few pics:

 

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Waiting on heater/thermometer and an order of plants to deliver - hoping to plant and start cycling by Tuesday.

 

Ordered plants from Buce Plant (listed below) - excited to see how they turn out! I'll likely add more background plants from a LFS after I get these in and can see how it all looks.

Floating

- Salvinia Cucullata (floating)

Foreground
- Staurogyne Repens UNS Tissue Culture
- Utricularia Graminifolia Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture 

Mid-Ground
- Helanthium Bolivianum Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture
- Kedagang Round 
- Fissidens Nobilis on Stainless Steel (moss)
- Brownie Jade
- Red Blade
- Peacock

Background
- Echinodorus Horemanii Red Sword
- Nymphoides Aquatica Banana Plant

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WV Reefer
5 minutes ago, pricewayne said:

Setup my scape today (tank delivered early) -- few pics:

 

12g_1.thumb.JPG.9c177c058e3a6707c982abcf611a4444.JPG

 

12g_4.thumb.JPG.32d41b1fd434056442596f0db0e9f0e3.JPG

 

12g_5.thumb.JPG.a31285ef21e36802a97d004bdbb24d3e.JPG

 

Waiting on heater/thermometer and an order of plants to deliver - hoping to plant and start cycling by Tuesday.

 

Ordered plants from Buce Plant (listed below) - excited to see how they turn out! I'll likely add more background plants from a LFS after I get these in and can see how it all looks.

Floating

- Salvinia Cucullata (floating)

Foreground
- Staurogyne Repens UNS Tissue Culture
- Utricularia Graminifolia Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture 

Mid-Ground
- Helanthium Bolivianum Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture
- Kedagang Round 
- Fissidens Nobilis on Stainless Steel (moss)
- Brownie Jade
- Red Blade
- Peacock

Background
- Echinodorus Horemanii Red Sword
- Nymphoides Aquatica Banana Plant

That looks really nice so far. 

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ef4life

Cool. I have not had freshwater since I was a kid, but some of these modern planted tanks really look amazing and I wouldn’t mind trying one out myself in the future. I’ll be following this for sure.

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