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Moody636 12-06-2010 12:58 AM

Moody's 25 Gallon *56K*
 
I guess it's time to start up a journal for my 25 gallon. Everything has kind of been in a holding pattern for a while now, but I'm getting less busy and I'll probably be adding more plants soon.

Specs:

25 gallon Aqueon
Dual Coralife T5NO
SunSun 302
100w submersible heater
Gravel Substrate
Locally collected DW
Paintball co2 diffused through powerhead

Fauna:

13x Neon Tetras
4x Corys
9587925 RCS
Some snails

Flora:

2x Baby Java Ferns
Moss Wall
Random hitchhiker stem plant
Some Pelia
Lilaeopsis chinensis

Pics to follow....

Moody636 12-06-2010 01:02 AM

http://tapa.tk/mu/41bf35b2-3592-3118.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/41bf35b2-35b9-73af.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/41bf35b2-35f4-dd57.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/41bf35b2-3622-8e5c.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/41bf35b2-3ac0-390d.jpg

The water isn't really cloudy - it's just my crappy iphone camera. I'll probably update with my real camera at some point.

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Betta Maniac 12-06-2010 02:39 AM

Love the moss wall!

I so wish I'd done a journal for my tanks (ok, I always wish this about every project, but clearly I never learn).

Moody636 12-06-2010 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Betta Maniac (Post 1220950)
Love the moss wall!

I so wish I'd done a journal for my tanks (ok, I always wish this about every project, but clearly I never learn).

Thanks! Now I just have to wait forever for it to grow out.

It's never too late to start a journal. ;)


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Hilde 12-09-2010 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moody636 (Post 1220800)

How did you get the moss to stay on the background?

reynolds_brad 12-09-2010 07:25 PM

The moss walls a great idea for a low tech. Interested to see what it looks like several months from now.

Moody636 12-10-2010 04:22 AM

I sewed it onto the mesh background with fishing line. It took forever but I didn't want to sandwich it between two pieces because I figured it'd take even longer to grow out. As it fills in some more I plan on trimming it back down and covering the edges up completely.

I'll definitely keep taking pics so you all can see it fill in.




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Moody636 12-11-2010 02:23 AM

I got hooked up at Petsmart with these stems for 5 bucks. I couldn't pass it up...

http://i55.tinypic.com/11uyyr5.jpg

I think it's Ludwigia repens, but correct me if I'm wrong. I've heard it doesn't like low light but I guess we'll see.

Hilde 12-11-2010 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moody636 (Post 1225034)
I got hooked up at Petsmart with these stems for 5 bucks.
I think it's Ludwigia repens, but correct me if I'm wrong. I've heard it doesn't like low light but I guess we'll see.

Yeh that is Ludwigia repens. You can get them to adjust by dosing Potassium sulfate. Brightwell best I feel and shipment $0 to $3 from LNT.

Moody636 12-11-2010 05:19 AM

Thanks!

Is K2O metabolized differently from K2SO4? I only ask because I'm already dosing K2O and would like to avoid complicating things at all if possible.

I should have paid more attention in chemistry/biology. ;)

Edit: I did a little bit of research and now feel more dumb. I think I'll go ahead and order the potassium sulfate from that link and call it a day. Thanks again.
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Hilde 12-11-2010 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moody636 (Post 1225173)
Is K2O metabolized differently from K2SO4?

Seems from here not much potassium in it.

Moody636 12-11-2010 09:04 PM

Yeah, that's what I gathered. I ordered it today and also found a present fom my girlfriend on the same site with 25% off and free shipping. Sweet!

Moody636 12-19-2010 04:31 AM

A little over a week has gone by and the ludwigia seems to be hanging in there. I also moved them around a bit.

http://184.72.239.143/mu/41bf35b2-8aa9-1ffe.jpg


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!shadow! 12-19-2010 08:49 AM

looks good, but l am curious as to why you didn't cut the mesh as long as the width of the glass? moss doesn't really like to stick to glass :)

Moody636 12-19-2010 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by !shadow! (Post 1232143)
looks good, but l am curious as to why you didn't cut the mesh as long as the width of the glass? moss doesn't really like to stick to glass :)

When I made it I was using 2 hob filters and the intakes were on both sides. I'm planning on fixing it as soon as it grows out.


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