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Yeah, that is baby dwarf tears (HC looking) which isn't aquatic, I tried. If it was I could have a farm which is growing under the deck. Also do you have a heater, because when I tried local plants they died unless kept in cold water.
I don't have a heater on my tank so it stays room temp, around 60-70.


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You have very nice mosses. Loved seeing your tank


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Here's some macro shots:







I've got Nematodes! Saw this little guy swimming by and managed to get a decent shot. Guessing they will die off soon since I'm not feeding anything in the tank.


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Looks like HC to me. I have HC growing in my front yard and it grows best during cooler winter/spring months and dies off during summer/fall. Dont know why oregon wouldn't have it...im sure they sell it at yard and garden stores. And it can be grown submerged but it needs relatively high light and CO2 or it croaks. And that "star moss" is interesting. If it grows submerged let me know beacuse Ill buy IT ALLLLLLL!!!! We have "star moss' here in Cali that grows in damp areas and on trees, near water......but not in water....it melts and craps up an aquarium in a hurry.
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Here's a closeup shot of the "star moss" that has made the transition from emerged to submerged nicely. This is the clump in the first photo a month ago. You can also see the little plant that sprung up from it a couple weeks in. Can anyone ID it? Really small and delicate...


This is some moss I pulled from my backyard today. Kinda looks like the above moss but I have a feeling it's not... Kinda looks like the stuff they sell on ebay as star moss.


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Dude that moss is epic.....if it keeps growing seriously.....i will buy some!!!! Im sure others will follow hot on it too
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You have very nice mosses. Loved seeing your tank
Thanks! I enjoy finding local mosses/weeds that I can grow in my tank.
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Looks like HC to me. I have HC growing in my front yard and it grows best during cooler winter/spring months and dies off during summer/fall. Dont know why oregon wouldn't have it...im sure they sell it at yard and garden stores. And it can be grown submerged but it needs relatively high light and CO2 or it croaks. And that "star moss" is interesting. If it grows submerged let me know beacuse Ill buy IT ALLLLLLL!!!! We have "star moss' here in Cali that grows in damp areas and on trees, near water......but not in water....it melts and craps up an aquarium in a hurry.
I'm not sure, I've only worked with submerged HC growth in the past... We'll see soon enough. The "star moss" is doing great so far, take a look at the pics I just posted. I live in the banana belt of the Oregon coast, doesn't get too cold here.


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Dude that moss is epic.....if it keeps growing seriously.....i will buy some!!!! Im sure others will follow hot on it too
Yeah, I really like it too. Only downside is I've only seen it growing in one location so far and there wasn't much of it. Hooking up CO2 soon... Check back in a month or so to see if it's exploded with new growth!


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yeah i saw the pics.....whats ur pay pal and send me some!!!
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Here's my plan for the CO2 setup. I've ordered most of the parts, now I just have to wait.



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how much is that swagelok needle valve? looks cool!
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how much is that swagelok needle valve? looks cool!
The metering valve retails for $250 but I picked up a brand new one from e-bay for $60

I have everything I need for my CO2 system except for the plumbing to put everything together, lol. That should get here Monday...


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The HC looking plant seems to be growing well; Wonder if it's really HC??

In other news... I got my fittings early!

Here she is all setup, just waiting for the thread sealant to dry before turning it on.



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That one nice set up, how much did all those parts cost you? Can you hook it up to any diffuser , like ADA clear one? Think the Edge has enough room?

Oh and what camera are you using for the marco shots?, it's very clear.
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That one nice set up, how much did all those parts cost you? Can you hook it up to any diffuser , like ADA clear one? Think the Edge has enough room?

Oh and what camera are you using for the marco shots?, it's very clear.
Everything including shipping $104 (CO2 tank, ASA valve, metering valve, stainless fittings, check valve, tubing). Yeah, it can hook up to any diffuser. I'm thinking about feeding it into the filter intake and letting the pump diffuse the CO2.

I used a Nikon D40x and Sigma 150mm macro lens.

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