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post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-26-2006, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for your kind comments! Ted, I'm the same way... could stare at it for hours! Ask my wife Oookay, gotta go.
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post #17 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 01:07 PM
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Gorgeous, WP...I love the lush green. It is quite captivating. I am just over the cycle stage, into the grow like a jungle stage, right beofre the aquascape stage.


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very very nice=) it is really amazing to see how a tank transforms over time
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post #19 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-11-2006, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Ladies and Gents for the kind comments!

It sure is interesting to follow an aquascape over the years. I need to dig out some of the photos from the tanks I had as a kid, some 25 years ago. That would be a blast.

Lynn, it is always good if you can skip the "algae stage". The "jungle stage" stabilizes a tank, then you can start pulling out plants and replace fast with slower growers without bad surprices.
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Thank you Ladies and Gents for the kind comments!

It sure is interesting to follow an aquascape over the years. I need to dig out some of the photos from the tanks I had as a kid, some 25 years ago. That would be a blast.

Lynn, it is always good if you can skip the "algae stage". The "jungle stage" stabilizes a tank, then you can start pulling out plants and replace fast with slower growers without bad surprices.
Well I can thank the likes of you for passing that stage. I did have Dust and GW but within 3 days my UV got rid of it. I use it only on occasion. After all of my research and reading, I learned to just grow and cycle with fish and grow more before thinking about the aquascape, so that is the ugly stage I am in. My link to pictures is in the general forum, so you can take a look and see how icky it is lol
Anyway, nice job WP. That is a nice look, and I love the moss, and so will my shrimpys.


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great looking tank!

I LOVE MOSS!!!

lol my 10g is very similer to yours... all moss pretty much, just not scaped the same, and diffrent mosses... one of my most "rare" is strimgy moss... i don't know many people who have it. i also have this un IDed moss i collected in main. really cool HUGE leaflets...! and its just really starting to take off... wierd moss =-\

tank looks great! nice to see another person who likes their mosses!

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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 09:27 PM
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Thanks Fish, we should do a moss-swap.
we should! sooner or later. im growing out some stringy moss.... its "almost" to the top of my tank. once that happens i have a feeling it will mostly be for sale or trade. i need to get some room back in my 10g.. then i have this HugE piece of driftwood in the tank that i got from Florida... i think its a palmtree piece lol its really cool... covered that with moss and thats growing out now too... i think since im getting out of school wensday ill be going thru some local streams and stuff looking for new plants. so ill have to make some room soon!

good luck!

(i have to say i dont have any of the more normal mosses... i think my really wierd moss could be a form of willow but if it is it is NOTHING like it.)
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Not to dig up a very old post, but...what rocks/stones did you use for that mountain scape? Looks great.

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Rocks from mountains closeby
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sweet tank mate
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i sent you a pm
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post #26 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 03:55 AM
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this is ridiculously good. honestly, my mind was just blown. ive got a long way to go with my 10g! lol

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post #27 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 01:37 PM
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1) that looks more like 20-30 gallon rather than a ten
2) eventhough though all the plants are green, the different textures and shapes of the various plants gives a great visual diversity
3) Last but not least, THATS ONE AWESOME TANK!
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post #28 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your kind comments. I can't believe it has been 2.5 years since I last updated this thread. Time flies...

Here is a more recent (a year old) shot of the tank:



I changed the lighting a bit, less light, less heat, even less growth, but it all balanced out after a while.

Its days are counted though... I am working on a large double tank project for my garage, and once that is completed, I am planning to take down this tank to reduce maintenance time and size of my desk.
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Nice tank! I can't believe that it is only a 10 gallon tank. 'Bout time for an update

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post #30 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-14-2008, 11:22 PM
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If I might ask how did you go about constructing the christmas tree moss in the shape of a tree? THX
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