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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Moody's 25 Gallon *56K*

I guess it's time to start up a journal for my 25 gallon. Everything has kind of been in a holding pattern for a while now, but I'm getting less busy and I'll probably be adding more plants soon.

Specs:

25 gallon Aqueon
Dual Coralife T5NO
SunSun 302
100w submersible heater
Gravel Substrate
Locally collected DW
Paintball co2 diffused through powerhead

Fauna:

13x Neon Tetras
4x Corys
9587925 RCS
Some snails

Flora:

2x Baby Java Ferns
Moss Wall
Random hitchhiker stem plant
Some Pelia
Lilaeopsis chinensis

Pics to follow....

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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The water isn't really cloudy - it's just my crappy iphone camera. I'll probably update with my real camera at some point.

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Love the moss wall!

I so wish I'd done a journal for my tanks (ok, I always wish this about every project, but clearly I never learn).
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Love the moss wall!

I so wish I'd done a journal for my tanks (ok, I always wish this about every project, but clearly I never learn).
Thanks! Now I just have to wait forever for it to grow out.

It's never too late to start a journal.


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How did you get the moss to stay on the background?
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The moss walls a great idea for a low tech. Interested to see what it looks like several months from now.
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I sewed it onto the mesh background with fishing line. It took forever but I didn't want to sandwich it between two pieces because I figured it'd take even longer to grow out. As it fills in some more I plan on trimming it back down and covering the edges up completely.

I'll definitely keep taking pics so you all can see it fill in.




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I got hooked up at Petsmart with these stems for 5 bucks. I couldn't pass it up...



I think it's Ludwigia repens, but correct me if I'm wrong. I've heard it doesn't like low light but I guess we'll see.
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I got hooked up at Petsmart with these stems for 5 bucks.
I think it's Ludwigia repens, but correct me if I'm wrong. I've heard it doesn't like low light but I guess we'll see.
Yeh that is Ludwigia repens. You can get them to adjust by dosing Potassium sulfate. Brightwell best I feel and shipment $0 to $3 from LNT.
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Thanks!

Is K2O metabolized differently from K2SO4? I only ask because I'm already dosing K2O and would like to avoid complicating things at all if possible.

I should have paid more attention in chemistry/biology.

Edit: I did a little bit of research and now feel more dumb. I think I'll go ahead and order the potassium sulfate from that link and call it a day. Thanks again.
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Is K2O metabolized differently from K2SO4?
Seems from here not much potassium in it.
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Yeah, that's what I gathered. I ordered it today and also found a present fom my girlfriend on the same site with 25% off and free shipping. Sweet!
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A little over a week has gone by and the ludwigia seems to be hanging in there. I also moved them around a bit.




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looks good, but l am curious as to why you didn't cut the mesh as long as the width of the glass? moss doesn't really like to stick to glass

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looks good, but l am curious as to why you didn't cut the mesh as long as the width of the glass? moss doesn't really like to stick to glass
When I made it I was using 2 hob filters and the intakes were on both sides. I'm planning on fixing it as soon as it grows out.


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