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post #16 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 02:47 PM
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Good to hear, I love moss tanks.



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I'd like to see either as a carpet
The pellia isn't thriving I think not enough light.

Will be buying a new lamp once my RAOK from hydrophyte arrives.

The fissidens looks great, the lamp on the Spec 2 is doing well for it.
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This is lookin GREAT! I cant wait to see what it looks like in a month@!
No bueno, no bueno at all. I am plague with brown algae and my xmas moss still has hair algae. I miss using my tap water. I've gotten my tds down to 70, which should be a good range for taiwan bees I've read. I want my blue bolt male to turn back to blue. I'm going to increase my water changes more frequently to try and rid of algae (from just top offs) and keep my tds in the 70-80 range as well or at least try. I just did a 50% water change yesterday and hair algae/utricularia turned more clear. I expected my peacock moss to be much thicker, so it could be taiwan. I might add an airstone for more oxygen as my filters are inconsistent because of the nylon on the intake. They clog up very fast and I constently have to rub them down so it won't drip rather than flow.

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weeping moss on the brink(still going to keep it in here)








hair algae


brown algae

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The pellia isn't thriving I think not enough light.

Will be buying a new lamp once my RAOK from hydrophyte arrives.

The fissidens looks great, the lamp on the Spec 2 is doing well for it.
You got co2 for the pellia? Its a slow enough grower without it.

Most of us are just blasting light anyways, so we'll never get it right ;/ :/ >l/


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I managed to grow mini pelia in a shrimp only 5 gallon tank. It took forever but when it did bloom, it filled out nicely. That was years ago and I have since sold or traded the plant.

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Just wanted to show you guys what oxygen injection can do, although its not getting rid of the diatoms and hair algae, it is stimulating moss growth. I did not change anything except added two airstones. I held off on water changes to prove this point. Why wasn't it working with two filters surface agitation? Iono, but the filters were inconsistent and kept clogging up. I took out my smaller aquaclear so now its just one filter, uv sterilizer and two airstones powered by fusion 500. Tips of moss are bright green again, meaning new growth. Its been three days in pictures since I added the airstones, but the first day after I noticed new growth outta my weeping moss right away. Now if only the brown algae would go away like it is said to suppose to in algae post.
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bummer theres other moss mixed in with my xmas

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whole tank

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This mesh goes out to you, I would've gave you all of the meshes but my cousin took all but one today. I'll try to throw in some extras if I can. In a week or two k? Better watch out for customs.


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hi guys, miss me? haha ya right. Not too long ago my male blue bolt died on me and I converted this tank to pure tap. I still have my blue bolt female which is kicking it strong but never berried. With minimal, I mean minimal water changes, mosses are doing very well. They look rather patchy, as well I've got a lot of blue velvet/blue rili babies despite having the adults dissappearing on me and seeing only one death outta 20 or so adults. Here are pictures:

whole tank as you can see algae on glass I need to scrape


mini xmas


weeping


queen moss


true xmas moss


taiwan or peacock?


willow with mix


shrimp pics









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That's some beautiful moss.

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+1 that moss is awesome.

40 Breeder in progress...
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I think your right about the peacock.taiwan moss. The moss does not look like my peacock moss like you were saying how you thought it would be thickier.

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Really nice success with that moss

is t just me though, or is weeping moss really annoying to get growing? I had some tied to wood in my tanks and it slowly started browning, although it seems to be fine just attached to nothing and being ignored in a 10 gallon (shrugs)

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Very nice tank! I LOVE mosses like some people love crypts lol. So I'm impressed with the size and the number here.

Also-- that has to be Taiwan moss. I flipped thu pics without looking at captions and I was confused as to why you included taiwan lol. Looking back, you thought it was peacock.


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Really nice success with that moss

is t just me though, or is weeping moss really annoying to get growing? I had some tied to wood in my tanks and it slowly started browning, although it seems to be fine just attached to nothing and being ignored in a 10 gallon (shrugs)
I think its just as easy to grow as any other moss, but getting it to weep is more difficult. I don't know why it didn't start off well like my other mosses in ro before all the algae came.

+1 on peacock being taiwan and thx all

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small update.....

weeping

queen

mini christmas

christmas with taiwan mixed in

rearranged tank debris all over place

taiwan

willow

berried

berried

Most of us are just blasting light anyways, so we'll never get it right ;/ :/ >l/


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I like this, nice work!
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