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my clean moss tank

Lets see how this goes, set up 8/22/12, roughly 2 weeks into it and moss has already started to grow as well as brown out

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30 gallon clear life acrylic tank
odyssea 24" 2xt5 6500k bulbs
AC? & AC? filters
UV sterilizer intank filter
Pure RO water(seachem equilibrium to remineralize)
Mr Aquasoil/fluval stratum substrate

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1 Blue Bolt Shrimp

flora (left to right)
mini xmas
weeping
xmas
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 05:36 AM
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Looking good, cant wait to see growth!

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Can't wait either, its taking too long, new growth looks nice on certain mosses

Nothing to see yet, same day(8/22) photos

weeping

mini xmas


xmas

peacock can't get a good photo of because of the angle, I have moved the wood since slightly but still can't get focus from my camera


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8/24
What a dissappointment weeping moss already starts browning

xmas moss and peacock moss start to grow 8/26



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8/29 initial few days photoperiod was only 4 hours a day at night, now I'm gradually increasing it, there was two days straight I left the light on overnight and forgot to turn them off.
willow moss added(I lucked out and got this with some shrimps I got)




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8/31
peacock is fastest grower


stainless steel mesh I stripped mini xmas and weeping off of for the wood(could care less about the mesh pieces in the tank)



mini xmas starting to grow




xmas(too bad I bought it with hair algae, but this is a hard moss to find the true stuff, I'm being positive that it'll outgrow it)


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Fast forward and now we're up to date 9/5

Still hope for weeping moss




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mini xmas



peaCoCk





That is all, I will try and update this weekly to see how it goes


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Nice progress. i'm looking forward to putting together a moss only tank as well!

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Awesome! I think my next shrimp tank might be moss only...
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Inspiring!

I just got mini pellia and fissidens Fontana on steel mesh.

Am wondering which one to use as carpet in my shrimp tank. Someone told me Amanos eat fissidens.
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Inspiring!

I just got mini pellia and fissidens Fontana on steel mesh.

Am wondering which one to use as carpet in my shrimp tank. Someone told me Amanos eat fissidens.
I don't know if that's true or not, but I've got 2 amanos in my 5g and they haven't eaten any of my fissidens. If anything, they keep it clean and growing healthy. But that might also be because they're spoiled rotten.
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Nice progress. i'm looking forward to putting together a moss only tank as well!
Good to hear, I love moss tanks.

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Awesome! I think my next shrimp tank might be moss only...
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Inspiring!

I just got mini pellia and fissidens Fontana on steel mesh.

Am wondering which one to use as carpet in my shrimp tank. Someone told me Amanos eat fissidens.
I'd like to see either as a carpet


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Not much as happen since last week. Just a little growth, I

Mini xmas starting to take off a little


And still got this brown crud on part of my xmas moss, I siphoned most of it and it just came back



We'll see if I get more growth next week, all I do is top off the water with pure RO, no remineralizer to lower tds for my blue bolts. Last I checked tds was 120


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This is lookin GREAT! I cant wait to see what it looks like in a month@!
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