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post #196 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 12:28 PM
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So... that's... a delivery-room picture of baby mosses.

Eewww

.....Cooooolllll.

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


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Yeah! Haha. It was interesting to learn

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How have I not read this tank journal thread before?

Now I really want one of those tanks... :P Only $25 on amazon too... sheesh.
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How have I not read this tank journal thread before?

Now I really want one of those tanks... :P Only $25 on amazon too... sheesh.
I'm very happy with how the journal and the thread have turned out. There's a post thanking you in here somewhere you helped get me the light!

Thanks for checking in!!!

The tank was a great purchase. I spend so much time watching it. For a college kid, it has been a money pit, but I'd rather spend money on it than booze lol. At $100, this has been a really achievable tank for anybody looking to do something similar.

One thing I learned from it is I CAN'T WAIT to get a 33g long and a 12g long tank!

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I'm very happy with how the journal and the thread have turned out. There's a post thanking you in here somewhere you helped get me the light!
I saw that, thanks!. I'm glad I'm contributing to the awesomeness in that tank :-)
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Nice!! Thanks very much. The roots are hard to maintain. Their needles make a mess, but it is worth it.
I'm also loving the roots.. it gives it such a jungle feel! What kind of a floater is it?

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It is kinda a jungle feel 0.o you're very right. Thanks for bringing that perspective.

It is Dwarf Water Lettuce (Thanks, DogFish) and Salvinia minima (Thanks, bananariot)

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A few pics. I think a moss wall might look nice, but I'm not sure if the tank is too small, nor would I know how to start it.

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This is another baby moss spore! That's two.. And lots of shoots to boot.

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After dreaming about your tank all night long I ordered one today. How am I going to explain this to my wife...

I have a spare Finnex Ray 2 DS 24" light... I was kind of hoping for a 24" long tank to put it on though.

I see that Deep Blue makes a 12x6x6 tank. Maybe I'll put two of them end-to-end and make two different scapes...

Uggggh I don't have time for this!
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I dunno about a moss wall...? You could give it a shot, I guess, but I don't see much of the back of the tank myself, do you? Maybe I'm not paying attention, haha

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


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After dreaming about your tank all night long I ordered one today. How am I going to explain this to my wife...

I have a spare Finnex Ray 2 DS 24" light... I was kind of hoping for a 24" long tank to put it on though.

I see that Deep Blue makes a 12x6x6 tank. Maybe I'll put two of them end-to-end and make two different scapes...

Uggggh I don't have time for this!
LOL welcome to the DBP club. It is vast and glorious :p.

This is 18", so I'm assuming suspended, it'd work over this. Or you could do the 2 next to each other.

I will say since these are so squat, you have to be careful about lighting. It is easy to put too much lighting on the tanks.

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I dunno about a moss wall...? You could give it a shot, I guess, but I don't see much of the back of the tank myself, do you? Maybe I'm not paying attention, haha
True. You don't see much of the back at all. + I need an Indian almond leaf in there. So I'll hold off. A moss wall is in my dreams tho!

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True. You don't see much of the back at all. + I need an Indian almond leaf in there. So I'll hold off. A moss wall is in my dreams tho!
I actually bought some of the plastic canvas that people attach moss walls to; I'm thinking I might pick out the few bits of still-living java moss I have in my tank and various buckets, and stitch them on and throw the whole mess in my 10 gallon, haha... We'll see... I love the look of moss walls, but making sure the whole thing lives is daunting.

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


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It can be.. But the whole thing is worth it.

The cautions I have heard:

-shrimp will get stuck behind it
-you have to be careful what mesh you use, plastic floats and metal can corrode.
-with java you have to trim and prune it.

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Yeah.. I was gonna stitch those long plant weights to the bottom, and I don't actually have shrimp at the moment, so I think I'm okay on that front... And the trimming dosen't bother me, I don't think. *THINK...* haha. Thanks for the tips, though. I'm not jumping into this anytime soon. It involves sorting dead from not-quite-dead mosses, so it's for when I've got the energy haha

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


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