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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Time for another update.

Moss is growing extremely well. Blyxa not so much. It has pretty much stalled and isn't growing any at all. Trying to decide what to replace it with and haven't come up with anything. Might just go with a ton of moss on mesh. Added another stump piece of driftwood covered in Singapore moss.

Up to about 3-4 dozen baby RCS, and at least two more females are berried

Added 12 CRS last week



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post #32 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 02:50 AM
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looking nice. any close ups of the moss?
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Flame moss

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Taiwan moss (at least pretty sure)

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post #34 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 11:09 PM
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tank looks good! sounds like the shrimp enjoy it, too

i appreciate the moss photos, since i'm still learning the different species/growth patterns.
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Awesome setup.. Thinking of doing something similar. Do you have a small heater in there?
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Awesome setup.. Thinking of doing something similar. Do you have a small heater in there?
No heater. With the summer in Texas, I am lucky if its below 77-78. I have a small 50 watt heater I will have to add come winter though.
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Oh cool.. Yeah i figured as much. I'm in AZ so i wouldn't need a heater till winter too. But I'm creating a shopping list so i know what heater is best (and cheap) to work well and not be hard to conceal in a 4g. Btw, what seller on Ebay did you get your setup from? I'm really considering this. But I'm only a bit apprehensive because I've only known of ADA, Do!Aqua, GLA, and Mr. Aqua when it came to these style if tanks. However, this Schuber Wright seems like a better deal when you factor in the Fugeray light fixture.

Btw, do you have your tank backwards to hide the bevel side? Its kinda hard to make out in the pics. I think i would do the same as I'm not to crazy about the bevel. Can you post more pics showing how the fixture looks on top if the tank? Oh and where did you get all those mosses? Every LFS in AZ only carry boring java moss. I'm assuming its been too hot to get shipments of flora so if i don't find any soon (especially flame moss), i may have to order on Ebay as well. Thanks!
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Ebay seller is mooshu422.

I do not have the tank backwards. I actually really like the way the bevel looks. Once full with water, it is not as pronounced as it is in pictures of the tank empty.

I can take some pictures of the light and how it mounts later and post them here.

My mosses were either purchased from local individuals or on here from other members. I would suggest not using Ebay for live plants/moss. Most ships from overseas, which is illegal, and also results in poor quality due to long travel times.
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Thanks for the recommendations on the moss.. I'll keep an eye out and comb through the buy/sell section.

I look forward to the pics
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Pictures of the light as promised.

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Oh that looks great.. Thanks.. Think I'll be placing an order soon. BTW, are you using RO/DI water for the RCS? I just use treated tap for my others tanks, just wondering about the up keep if i make mine a shrimp tank as well.
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I use bottled spring water. Just buy a gallon jug at the grocery store and it lasts me a week or two.

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Any updates? I'm diggin' your layout.
How's the LED lighting working on this layout? Is it too much, too little?
It's a sharp looking tank and I've been eyeing one for a bit now. Give us pics!


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very nice. makes me want to check out the 9g
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post #45 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Will update soon. I have been super busy with work lately and haven't had time to log on here. Everything is growing fantastic, minus the blyxa which has been almost entirely removed.
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