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06-29-2013 05:08 PM
l8nite So after a few months, most of the mosses haven't faired too well. I think mostly due to neglect on my part, rather than anything to do with the lighting. I transferred what was salvageable out into my 10G tank (along with the Betta). I'm probably going to put this tank up for sale.
05-01-2013 02:21 AM
hobo717
HANdS: MRU (Moss Recovery Unit)

Seems to be recovering. What beamswork light are you using? What your take on the lighting?
05-01-2013 02:17 AM
Paragon
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Originally Posted by l8nite View Post
Good to know, thanks! I think eventually I'll want to use rocks/driftwood instead of the stainless steel mesh.
My moss <3 its driftwood. The only issue I ran into is die-off in the underneath part.
04-29-2013 07:54 AM
l8nite Good to know, thanks! I think eventually I'll want to use rocks/driftwood instead of the stainless steel mesh.
04-29-2013 07:50 AM
Paragon Fishing line solved my thread-dissolving problem. When I had moss (RIP), I'd wrap the fishing line around the driftwood 2-3 times and knot it up. The moss stayed put and grew over the line without problems.
04-29-2013 07:41 AM
l8nite Better late than never on the pictures -- tank is a little messy and has some algae growth I need to get under control.

I think all the thread I used to tie mosses down has started dissolving, because lately nothing will stay put!

04-09-2013 07:54 AM
l8nite
HANdS: MRU (Moss Recovery Unit)

I added a Marimo ball and a beautiful red Betta to this tank. Ill try to post updated pictures soon.
03-16-2013 10:28 AM
l8nite Not much to report here. I have some hair algae that cropped up recently on the peacock moss - thinking about buying some amano shrimp to help with that. Might need to lower the photo period too.

I also somehow ended up with snails in there, but whatever.
02-25-2013 02:30 PM
acitydweller Looking good. i find having some current in the water helps the moss grow quicker.
02-25-2013 09:45 AM
l8nite There's also some subwassertang in the back corner that I found hiding under my driftwood in the large tank...
02-25-2013 09:40 AM
l8nite This tank had a few upgrades in the past two weeks - added a small 7.5w heater to take the chill off the water, installed a Beamswork 18" LED fixture (~30 PAR at the surface).

Here is the tank (top one) - the bottom two tanks are some experimental emersed stuff:


The fissidens is still barely recovered, but I have a nice healthy 2x2 bunch from nyxkitten thanks to his recent RAOK:


Some other mosses (java, peacock, and ?)


Top shot showing the new light fixture:
02-15-2013 01:47 AM
l8nite

You can see the wanton destruction of bleach on moss:
02-14-2013 05:25 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice dedicated moss tank.
02-14-2013 11:08 AM
l8nite Mini update:

The peacock moss, java moss, and willow moss are all doing fine. The mini-fissidens took a HUGE hit from the bleach dip and is like 95% brown. I see some new green growth though, so I think it will bounce back.

I need to find a properly-sized light for this tank. The 10" fugeray I have on it right now isn't cutting it.
02-09-2013 05:15 AM
l8nite
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Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
Add a few drops of fert macros to the tank. Mosses respond very well to this.

I've managed to get some really dark green growth out of browned moss this way.
Thanks, I did this. I also transferred a bunch of java moss out of another tank, so now there are 4 mossy divided sections. I need to get them attached to some SS mesh or something, so that I can remove the glass dividers and allow some flow in there.
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