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post #76 of 95 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 08:59 AM
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Hey Jake,

How did you place the moss on the lava rock in the beginning?
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Sakuras and Samsonitus: If both of you take a look at the journal (post 53), you'll see:

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Unfortunately, some Stringy/Java moss found its way into the Fissidens as I was gluing. Now I'll be spending the next year yanking it out as I see it.
Moss was accidentally mixed in with Fissidens.

Superglue Gel was used.
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It's been a hot minute since I've updated this journal but goodness, I love this tank. Maybe the easiest one I've got going!

Will try to take some updated shots this weekend, as the Fissidens has really grown in thick.
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Time for a Fissidens trim, I believe:





Currently dripping in some PRLs from my 12gal. Here's hoping they adjust to the new parameters well.
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Have so far added 15 PFR/PFR culls to the tank to improve genetics:




They seem to be doing quite well.

Will be giving away a bunch of the regular Cherries to a local forum member in a couple weeks to welcome her to the shrimp world.
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Should have done this in the beginning but I didn't want to stain the rocks in any way.

Now I think I'm going to use some reef epoxy putty to adhere this mound together so the tank may be moved around without too much worry. Plan to do it this week. Here's hoping everything will go back together nicely.
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Really love this tank, i've read the whole thread about 3 times, since my DBP 5.5 is coming this week thinking ether PFRs or red rili shrimp

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Thanks! The tank couldn't be more simple. Some sand (would look better with Black Diamond blasting grit), lava rock, fissidens and water.

It's always the simple ones that end up looking the best when it comes to shrimp, I think.
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How do you glue more moss when u trim it and the rock is submerged? Drain water, glue let dry and refill?
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Super glue cures under water.

Just dab it on, press the Fissidens or moss down and you're done.
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Thanks! The tank couldn't be more simple. Some sand (would look better with Black Diamond blasting grit), lava rock, fissidens and water.

It's always the simple ones that end up looking the best when it comes to shrimp, I think.
Less is more when it comes to shrimp im not a huge fan of shrimp tanks with 20 different plants i think it takes away from the shrimp,

im only going to use S.repens , anubias petite and of course some kind of moss

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Super glue cures under water.

Just dab it on, press the Fissidens or moss down and you're done.
Simple enough. U did not know that. Thanks man
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Super glue cures under water.

Just dab it on, press the Fissidens or moss down and you're done.
i've always wondered how people did this when filled, very helpful

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Well, that was tons of fun.

Just performed filter maintenance after not doing so for a few months and discovered a colony of Tiger Shrimp living in the bottom of the AC30!

Was a nice surprise because I thought I'd lost more of them than I actually had.
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Well, that was tons of fun.

Just performed filter maintenance after not doing so for a few months and discovered a colony of Tiger Shrimp living in the bottom of the AC30!

Was a nice surprise because I thought I'd lost more of them than I actually had.
how did the shrimp make it into the filter? don't you have a prefilter?

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