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post #46 of 97 (permalink) Old 06-25-2014, 11:08 PM
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Yeah, I need some xmas moss lol. Thats what i plan on putting in my cube. Anyway, back from the fish store with Stargrass, a crypt wendtii, and some DW!
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Yeah, I need some xmas moss lol. Thats what i plan on putting in my cube. Anyway, back from the fish store with Stargrass, a crypt wendtii, and some DW!
Star grass? What's that?

Sounds like a nice LFS. You have a journal?

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Yeah, I'm typing it up as we speak
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I'll get a pic of the stargrass when the tank clears up. Its probably my favorite plant in the history of history.
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I'll get a pic of the stargrass when the tank clears up. Its probably my favorite plant in the history of history.
Mine is all moss :p. But yeah snap a picture of it!

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Moss is a close 3rd behind Hygrophilia polysperma. You should check out the thread I made
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BOOM. FINALLY FINISHED.

Yeah it looks like crap now, but in two to three weeks the moss will start filling in I'm so excited.

So we've got mini Xmas in the tree, and Xmas on the floor.

I did one final labor intensive rescape, and I think I got it looking really nice.

Full tank shot.



Great Xmas 2x2s (some cut down to .5x2s)


Fantastic Anubias micro.


More micro and the new slope.


This is my new SunSun 602B filter. Was super cheap and it is REALLY NICE.


Well what do you all think?!

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Awesome! Let me know when you get some moss trimmings worth shipping out; I'd be interested (I know it'll be a while lol). That filter looks pretty impressive. Quite tempting
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$28 with free shipping. Better than a zoomed. I know I'll be picking up many more lol.

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did i miss something? Your tank just got awesome overnight!
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Looks great man!

How's that filter I almost got one a while back!
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looks great man. I've been so tempted to buy one of those bonsais and doing something similar.

Beautiful and can't wait to watch this fill out!!!


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did i miss something? Your tank just got awesome overnight!
Thank you!! Yeah I put a bunch of time into it on Saturday. Now I've got to write a bunch of reviews lol. Only thing you missed was that Han's order came in and the plants were fantastic :P. I am too excited for it to cycle.

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Looks great man!

How's that filter I almost got one a while back!
Dude it is fantastic. Strong flow, great GPH rating, quiet and it looks nice too lol. Appreciate the compliment. Now to figure out how to use my mini fiss and weeping moss!

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looks great man. I've been so tempted to buy one of those bonsais and doing something similar.

Beautiful and can't wait to watch this fill out!
Thank you! The first time I ever saw one I pounced on it. I knew I had to have it. Not a bad $60 spent at all!

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Did all my testing. I don't test frequently, but I do test thoroughly to start a tank off.

So.. Here are my stats, and here's the advice I need!

TDS-250
GH-8 or 9 (I never know if it's turning or not and when to count, before or after, so Idk)
KH-1 or 2 (Same deal as above)
Ammonia - .25 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Nitrate - 5.0 ppm

So, I'm guessing that means tetra safe start works... Because I only squeezed a little filter media from my other filter into the new one, and I'm pretty sure those numbers couldn't just come from that.

The question I then have for anybody who is good at cycling (I admit, I am not) is what do I do now?

I obviously have to keep a source of ammonia in the tank to keep the cycle good, and it obviously isn't finished, but at that stage in the game, wouldn't you say it's close?

Last question, should I add some snails to the tank? That's usually how I cycle, they usually can handle the ammonia, and they usually finish the cycle out. What do you think?

Thanks for your help!

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Definitely looking for that advice on the cycle ongoing, but I updated the name, as it isn't moss mayhem if there's no moss wall!

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