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post #16 of 97 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Very pretty. Yeah I was referencing weeping. But I think I'm going to avoid weeping.

Yeah that's how I'll be starting my moss wall at least for a few days. I am pretty sure that's how Han is doing it as well.

Bart and I have done some deals. Perhaps I'll have to look into willow if I don't like flame.

Fingers crossed that I do though!

I'll keep this very updated with pictures as soon as the tank comes in.

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post #17 of 97 (permalink) Old 06-22-2014, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! This tank has prompted me to actually set up a shrimp rack so I can start producing some mosses and maybe farming some things for personal and small sale use.

I just set it up today. 350lb capacity per shelf.

I have a few questions.

When putting a tank on a wire rack like this (especially a frameless tank) do you put anything other than the foam mat in between metal and glass? If so, what?

Also if I wanted to run some strip lighting on each shelf, what would I do? What are my first steps? Thanks!!


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Tank ships today! And Saturday I won an auction for 20 blue Ramshorns .

Now I can start breeding them and getting them out to our members.

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I need IMMEDIATE advice and acceptance/rejection of this scape!!




It is A LOT of substrate, but it is the only way the tree works with this rock.

So?!?

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that looks perfect for a moss tree, one of the better scapes for a moss tree I've seen!

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that looks perfect for a moss tree, one of the better scapes for a moss tree I've seen!
Thanks!!!! Keeping the same form I'm using different rocks to get the substrate a tad lower. I'll post new pics soon!

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Ok on scape 2 and 3.0.

In aquascaping it was recommended to me to try it on the left side. That's a lot of work so I just reversed the tank in 3.0

2.0


3.0


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I think it looks good... might skip trying to do a moss wall in there with that tree though, I think both together would be too much.

EDIT to add: The moss wall would detract from the tree, which is a really good find and should be featured. Also. I like the rocks in 3.0 better than 2.0 HTH

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Thanks! I think I finalized it in 5.0.





A note (the substrate isn't actually so deep, there's a bunch of rocks under it to make it use less substrate.)

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Looks swank. I like the area where the roots interact with the rocks

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Looks swank. I like the area where the roots interact with the rocks
That was someone's suggestion and it immediately made sense!

That's what I love about this forum. The give and take.

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Okay filled her up with water today. I'll remineralize the water tomorrow. I didn't do it yet as I thought I might have to do a whole water change because of the new substrate. But it is surprisingly clean from my washing it in a pillowcase.

The tree however is a magic tree. So it started floating.

Well we couldn't have that, so I naturally put a rock on top of it until it decides to really put down its roots!


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Nice scape!! I'm glad to see your tanks again, Mark!
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post #30 of 97 (permalink) Old 06-25-2014, 06:35 AM
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I was worried about your pile of substrate, but I saw your note on the rocks. That should help keep the hill in place. Another idea for a good hill or terrace is to stack pieces of eggcrate covered with screen and then just cover the assembly with a layer of substrate.
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