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Marko's Betta Sorority Riparium -- Updated 8/19/13

now that i have a growing spawn of black orchid CTs being jarred and sold off, i decided it would be a good idea to make a sorority tank to house 8 or 9 nice looking females that i want to keep for myself. its going to be a mid-tech tank, and im doing a dry start. after 1 month in dry start, here is how it looks:
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h. 'tiger'


f. 'mini'



m. pteporus 'threadleaf' (this is not needleleaf, the leaves of threadleaf are even thinner)


h. glomeratus


r. 'green'

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Gorgeous. Where did you get those lovely reddish rocks and what kind are they?
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Your hard scape is super!
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Cool scape. DSM seems the way to go when attatching mosses. Can you do that with all mosses? just lay them on an object and let them attatch while emersed? Generally, how long does it take?

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Gorgeous. Where did you get those lovely reddish rocks and what kind are they?
petrified wood. from my LFS.
but all petrified wood ive seen is more or less the same. i love the way it looks in a scape.

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Your hard scape is super!
thank you.
IMO, everybody should spend as much time as needed to get their hardscape as good as possible, since that is the backbone of your tank. without a solid hardscape its hard to orient yourself in the tank.

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Cool scape. DSM seems the way to go when attatching mosses. Can you do that with all mosses? just lay them on an object and let them attatch while emersed? Generally, how long does it take?
thanks.
i agree.
so far i havent heard of a moss that wont grow emersed, so they should all attach.
you can just lay them down, but i minced them. some people even put them in a blender (google "moss graffiti"). when you have more disconnected segments, you have more growth points, and that is where the moss will be attaching.
since attaching was the goal here, i minced pretty finely (most sections of rhizome were 1/8" or so long). but when planting emersed and just looking for growth, ill just lay the fronds down onto the substrate. thats what i did with my terrarium (here is a link if youd like: http://plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=73569 page 8 has a pic of the moss at its best)
the time it takes depends on the moss. i dont think it should take any longer than 3 weeks. once you see significant emersed growth, its safe to assume its attached.
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Awesome. Thanks for the info. Good stuff. I wanted to try it with mini pellia on driftwood and rocks. And maybe other moss and go for the amano scape look.

Nice terrarium. I wanted to make one for a Jackson chameleon (popular here in Hawaii) but my warden (wife) said no

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Simply beautiful! I love the rock work. When I first saw it, the large rock on the right reminded me of a magical castle. I'm looking forward to watching the plants grow out.

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Awesome! I love sororities, wish I wasn't in Canada so I could get some girls from you.

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Great looking tank so far!
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Awesome. Thanks for the info. Good stuff. I wanted to try it with mini pellia on driftwood and rocks. And maybe other moss and go for the amano scape look.

Nice terrarium. I wanted to make one for a Jackson chameleon (popular here in Hawaii) but my warden (wife) said no
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Simply beautiful! I love the rock work. When I first saw it, the large rock on the right reminded me of a magical castle. I'm looking forward to watching the plants grow out.
thank you.
the large "rock" on the right is actually manzi. also from my lfs. its got SO much texture, i fell in love with it. ill post a macro shot later today and show you guys.

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yeah i dont know anything about trans shipping, sorry.

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all i know is it is way too pricey!
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Nice, I'm keeping my eye on this tank for sure.

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Can't wait to see the finished product. ^.^

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flooded. will post pics tomorrow.
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