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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 01:36 PM
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Gorgeous! It's just about perfect.
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 10:37 PM
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I am happy if you are one of the judger. Everyone have their own view and comments. Perhaps this low maintenance tank is not appreciate by the judgers. Due to they might thought I didn't put much effort if compare to those tank with stem plants. But this tank took at least 8-9 months to mature. The trimming part is much more difficult than trimming the stem plants.

anyway, just my personal opinions only.
Please let me repeat a few earlier posters.

That tank is awesome!

If you don't mind, do you have any tips for growing and trimming moss? Thanks.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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The only condition to grow the moss is low temperature. But not as long as 0-20C. Too cold will stunt the grow. 22-26C is the best temperature to grow them. Max 6 hours of photoperiod. Liquid fertilizer is a must. You can make it as daily or weekly. Iron/fe is important for the mosses.

I had tried all kind of liquid fertilizer. The best still the ADA Brighty K + Step 2 or Brighty Shade.

Trimming part just like you trimming other aquatic plants. But for the mosses, you can trim it as whatever shape you like to have.

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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 06:30 PM
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do you find yourself with a lot of renegade floating moss or does it stick pretty well?
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 10:20 PM
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That tank is spectacular! You should have place a lot higher than you did, very inspiring that it's low teck too!
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Most of them growing on the wood or rock and stick very well. Unless I use my finger to pull it out manually and it will floating by following the water flow. The best is to use the scissor to trim.

Linda, I am glad to get in that place. Instead of the last one. Will try again next year.

Just up a 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 footer tank with wild collected moss, liverwort, java fern, cryptocoryne affinis and minima keeping with wild caught puntius and betta ocellata by using sunlight (indirect sunlight). Will post the picture later.

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 07:56 AM
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is it just by placing a small piece of moss tied onto the wood and it will slowly cover the entire piece ?

what about your filter ? did you use any ?
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 09:05 AM
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Wow, everytime I look at this tank it really inspires me. Such a low-tech tank and only moss yet so beautiful looking. Shrimp would love it in there.. would be like heaven. I must say this tank is 1 of my top fav moss tanks ive seen and i hope to eventually with time create my 30 x 12 x 18 tank to a moss tank like this. Im just wondering what type of filtering are you using for this tank?

Another tank that i would have to say would be in my top 3 fav along with your tank is this one;
http://www.plantacquari.it/acquari/moss_tank.asp

Great tank keep up the good work!
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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I am using Eheim HOB filter. The mosses was tied to wood and lot of small rocks. Then arrange the rocks with mosses carefully. Slowly they will grow and turn into like this.

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