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03-13-2012 05:54 AM
Gookis I work near a great LFS, located in Milpitas Ca, called Neptune Aquatics.

I loved GBR's but the Apistos seemed much heartier. I'll get some pics soon.

Matt
03-13-2012 02:38 AM
sundragon
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I'd let it acclimate. Let it green and once it looks healthy, trim and glue trimmings where you want or...package it up, ship it this way and I'll cross-ship you some fissid
ens.
Deal! I'll wait till it starts to get green and send you a golfball sized patch

This hobby does teach patience.

Where did you get your rams and Apistos?
03-13-2012 02:31 AM
Gookis I'd let it acclimate. Let it green and once it looks healthy, trim and glue trimmings where you want or...package it up, ship it this way and I'll cross-ship you some fissid
ens.
03-12-2012 06:23 PM
sundragon
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That'll happen. My simple-wisdom is...it's almost impossible to ruin moss, and just when you think it's dead...IT GROWS BACK!!

I tore most of my Fissidens out of my 57gal tank and threw it away because it had so much algae in it. Apparently there were little bits of it that had taken to the wood in the tank and is now growing back in a cool "carpet" affect on the manzanita.

Matt
Cool, do you think I should cut it back and let it grow out?
03-12-2012 05:58 PM
Gookis That'll happen. My simple-wisdom is...it's almost impossible to ruin moss, and just when you think it's dead...IT GROWS BACK!!

I tore most of my Fissidens out of my 57gal tank and threw it away because it had so much algae in it. Apparently there were little bits of it that had taken to the wood in the tank and is now growing back in a cool "carpet" affect on the manzanita.

Matt
03-12-2012 05:17 PM
sundragon
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SunDragon-

Sorry, I missed your post when I first looked. It's Fissidens Fontanus. I had trouble finding it originally but now it's growing great in both tanks (especially the 6g Eclipse).

Matt
Thanks! I'm having a bit of trouble with my Christmas Moss. It started out a beautiful green when I got it and now has brown spots.

I contacted the guy I got them from and he said it needs a few weeks to adjust.

If not, I'll rip it out and try some Fissidens Fontanus. Yours looks amazing!
03-12-2012 05:10 PM
Gookis SunDragon-

Sorry, I missed your post when I first looked. It's Fissidens Fontanus. I had trouble finding it originally but now it's growing great in both tanks (especially the 6g Eclipse).

Matt
03-12-2012 05:10 PM
sundragon
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Thanks for the nice words!

This thread is due for an update! I got back-door'd by some nasty algae (floating brown hair on the surface), family emergency, laziness...blah,blah.

I've worked my buns off to clean it up, get my act together with a fertilizer schedule, and get some happy plants. All of my small swords melted away and the sand is thoroughly mixed in but the plants that are in there now are happy and I'm happy with it's appearance and activity.

I'll update soon.

Matt
Sorry to hear that, bud Good luck and let us know how it's progressing with the new plants.
03-12-2012 05:00 PM
Gookis Thanks for the nice words!

This thread is due for an update! I got back-door'd by some nasty algae (floating brown hair on the surface), family emergency, laziness...blah,blah.

I've worked my buns off to clean it up, get my act together with a fertilizer schedule, and get some happy plants. All of my small swords melted away and the sand is thoroughly mixed in but the plants that are in there now are happy and I'm happy with it's appearance and activity.

I'll update soon.

Matt
03-12-2012 03:11 PM
LetThereBeFish Just found this amazing thread! At first I was like "AmerAfricAsian??.....What??" but than I realized that you were being clever. Always wished to have a pair of cockatoo cichlids. And your dumb lily pipes. Oh you make me jealous!
03-12-2012 02:56 PM
sundragon Sweet tank! What kind of moss do you have attached to your driftood in the picture above?
03-15-2011 12:05 AM
Gookis Well thanks Kratos! It wasn't easy sticking to the strict parameters of such a specific...corner of the...galaxy...

Matt
03-14-2011 08:43 PM
Kratos I absolutely love it! I can honestly say this is by far my favorite South AmerAfricAsian Biotope!
03-14-2011 08:25 PM
Gookis Thinking of adding some Utricularia graminifolia to the front left. Struggling to find it.

Matt
03-12-2011 04:49 PM
Gookis Wow, thanks! Real nice words!

No issues with super glue (Cyanoacrylate) or gorilla glue. Gorilla glue (polyurethane) is a favorite to glue things together like wood to a rock base or to glue drift wood together. You only use tiny amounts of super glue and you can put it back in the tank before completely curing (it'll prolly already be cured!). If you use Gorilla glue, make sure it's cured completely before placing back into tank or it will expand as it dries into a foamy mass. I used it to mend a broken piece of manzanita and once dried I shaved off excess with a pocket knife.

I fell asleep last night so no pic yet but I'll get some more up! Thanks!

Matt
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