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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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2 footer moss tank.



Tank size is 2x1x1feet. 20W ADA lamp. Power Sand + River sand. No fertilizer. Photoperiod around 2-5 hours. Depends on what time i reach home after knocked off from work. No CO2. No water change. Just top up water. 2 AC fans running 24 hours. Temperature is 26-27C.
Sent for ADA 2006. First time enter and just for fun.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 08:58 AM
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Wow, this is very nice. Excellent! I am think work same. No water change? How this do?
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Low tech tank should be less hassle. So, just top up the water will do.

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 12:57 PM
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I like it! I always like moss tanks. What plants and fish do you have in there? And, how many gallons is it?

Nice work. Its inspiring to see tanks that are that low matinence and still look good.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 01:48 PM
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Nice tank! What kinds of fish do you have in there? How big is it?
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 09:45 PM
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That looks great dom. 2x1x1 would be about 15 gallons.

I would also like to know what fish you have, looks like little rasboras.
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Amazing tank. How long did it take the moss to grow in?
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The photo is extremely slow in loading.
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The photo is extremely slow in loading.
Shouldn't be unless dial-up is in use 133K picture.


Nice looking tank by the way. I just can't believe how bright and lush looking the Moss is.

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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-06-2006, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the late reply.

The picture will take a bit longer to load due to it is the link to one of the Taiwan aquascaping forum.

The rasbora was mistaken as Rasbora/Boraras brigittae. But it was just verified as Rasbora/Boraras Urophthalma by my friend recently. Size is not more than 2cm. Kind of tinny and fragile. But very nice schooling fish.

There are various kind of mosses. All mosses was given by friends. Took around 8 months to grow like that.

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Sent for ADA 2006. First time enter and just for fun.
I really dig this tank great work.

Did you place in the top 500?
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 06:16 AM
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awesome tank
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Nope. Placed 799. Perhaps I used the wrong Golden Section to design the layout. (Bonsai Golden Section) And can't really see the depth of the layout. They might prefer the other way like in Aqua Journal-Rules of Third.

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I like it a lot better than a bunch of other tanks that placed very highly. I would have put it in the top 25. This is one of my favorite tanks.

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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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I like it a lot better than a bunch of other tanks that placed very highly. I would have put it in the top 25. This is one of my favorite tanks.
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.

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