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Hello Everyone!

 

Finally getting ready to setup my 12L that I've had on my desk for months now.

 

i'm going exclusively use MK Breed products for this tank, beside some Borneowild Minerock that I plan on using as scaped rocks.

I also have a bonsai driftwood that will be adding with moss on/in it. Not sure the moss I want to use yet.

 

I'll probably add co2 for the 2-3 month while it cycles and let the plants fill in and then slow reduce it.

 

 

Specs:

 

Substrate - Brightwell Rio Cafe-XF Extra Fine Particle Size

 

Filter - Aquatop AT-200 canister

 

Lighting - Mr. Aqua led fixture

 

Plants - Moss, anubias, buces and maybe some rarer ferns

 

​Substrate comes Monday so i'll add picture as this comes together :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Do a tree outa mini weeping moss it wouldbe like a $500 tree lol

 

LOL I wish I had that much to start it.

 

And the shrimps? :)

 

Not sure yet but probably TB tank

 

Where'd ya get the substrate ;)

 

Dr. Foster and Smith,

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15lb bag $36 shipped if you get enough for free shipping.

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So here it is!

I started it first thing last night.

This might be altered a bit not sure yet.

I ended up using 1.5 bags of substrate which are 15lb bags.

This stuff has like zero dust!

And doesn't crush as easy like ADA Amazonia. So far I love this stuff.

It might be a tad lighter then Amazonia but it also got extra fine grain. Which is probably comparable to Amazonia powdered.

The bag they pack it in also has a zip lock bags so you can easily save the extras.

And I like the cafe brown.

Lastly the moss in the bonsai tree is true weeping. Hope it works out good!

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Han,

 

Looks fantastic!! I really like what you've started so far. What MK Breed product did you use on the substrate? Bonsai tree looks really good.

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The silver powder is

Mk Breed Z silver

Thanks guy!

I don't scape many tanks as the farmer side of my always takes over but this one I promised my self not to let it get that far haha.

I've been sitting on this stuff for more this now haha.

Finally up and running!

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Han, is the "extra fine" the same size as amazonia? I've read nothing but good things about this substrate and the outcomes look nice.

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I love that tree...I'd love to be able to get hold of one of those myself, looks amazing! 

 

May I ask, what is the purpose of the very deep substrate? 

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Looks awesome! How are you liking the AquaTop canister filter?

 

Its nice for the price. The flow is fine for this size tank, i wouldn't use it on much bigger.

 

Han, is the "extra fine" the same size as amazonia? I've read nothing but good things about this substrate and the outcomes look nice.

 

Extra fine is probably like between amazonia regular and powder.

It like a tad bigger then powder

 

I love that tree...I'd love to be able to get hold of one of those myself, looks amazing! 

 

May I ask, what is the purpose of the very deep substrate? 

 

thanks!

i dont know i always like a bit ticker substrate.

i'm gong use plants to so maybe that.

longer buffer capacity?

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That looks great Han! I just setup a 12 gallon Mr. Aqua for my TB's. I love the bonsai idea.

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Yes I'll let you guys know about the substrate!

Thanks I love the bonsai hopefully the weeping moss grows out.

I haven't check the pH/GH yet but I will later today.
I quickly check the TDS as I was curious. I filled it all with about RO water and it reads 110 TDS now. I'm assuming that from the MK Z powder and the mineral rocks?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Well it been about 3 weeks now I guess I should post a picture? haha!

 

I started to get algae about after a few days and now it seem to slow down and dying off :)

 

Definitely, We want to see the progress.

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