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.
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.
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.
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?