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@marko@ 08-14-2012 04:41 PM

Marko's Betta Sorority Riparium -- Updated 8/19/13
 
now that i have a growing spawn of black orchid CTs being jarred and sold off, i decided it would be a good idea to make a sorority tank to house 8 or 9 nice looking females that i want to keep for myself. its going to be a mid-tech tank, and im doing a dry start. after 1 month in dry start, here is how it looks:
fts
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/8-10-121.jpg

h. 'tiger'
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/8-10-122.jpg

f. 'mini'
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/8-10-123.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/8-10-124.jpg

m. pteporus 'threadleaf' (this is not needleleaf, the leaves of threadleaf are even thinner)
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/8-10-125.jpg

h. glomeratus
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/IMG_4579.jpg

r. 'green'
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/IMG_4580.jpg

FriendsNotFood 08-14-2012 06:06 PM

Gorgeous. Where did you get those lovely reddish rocks and what kind are they?

SpecGrrl 08-14-2012 07:22 PM

*jelly*

SpecGrrl 08-14-2012 07:23 PM

Your hard scape is super!

CryptKeeper54 08-14-2012 07:37 PM

Cool scape. DSM seems the way to go when attatching mosses. Can you do that with all mosses? just lay them on an object and let them attatch while emersed? Generally, how long does it take?

@marko@ 08-14-2012 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by FriendsNotFood (Post 1978448)
Gorgeous. Where did you get those lovely reddish rocks and what kind are they?

petrified wood. from my LFS.
but all petrified wood ive seen is more or less the same. i love the way it looks in a scape.

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Originally Posted by SpecGrrl (Post 1978559)
*jelly*

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Originally Posted by SpecGrrl (Post 1978560)
Your hard scape is super!

thank you.
IMO, everybody should spend as much time as needed to get their hardscape as good as possible, since that is the backbone of your tank. without a solid hardscape its hard to orient yourself in the tank.

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Originally Posted by CryptKeeper54 (Post 1978572)
Cool scape. DSM seems the way to go when attatching mosses. Can you do that with all mosses? just lay them on an object and let them attatch while emersed? Generally, how long does it take?

thanks.
i agree.
so far i havent heard of a moss that wont grow emersed, so they should all attach.
you can just lay them down, but i minced them. some people even put them in a blender (google "moss graffiti"). when you have more disconnected segments, you have more growth points, and that is where the moss will be attaching.
since attaching was the goal here, i minced pretty finely (most sections of rhizome were 1/8" or so long). but when planting emersed and just looking for growth, ill just lay the fronds down onto the substrate. thats what i did with my terrarium (here is a link if youd like: http://plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=73569 page 8 has a pic of the moss at its best)
the time it takes depends on the moss. i dont think it should take any longer than 3 weeks. once you see significant emersed growth, its safe to assume its attached.

CryptKeeper54 08-15-2012 05:46 PM

Awesome. Thanks for the info. Good stuff. I wanted to try it with mini pellia on driftwood and rocks. And maybe other moss and go for the amano scape look.

Nice terrarium. I wanted to make one for a Jackson chameleon (popular here in Hawaii) but my warden (wife) said no:(

Complexity 08-15-2012 06:09 PM

Simply beautiful! I love the rock work. When I first saw it, the large rock on the right reminded me of a magical castle. I'm looking forward to watching the plants grow out.

starrlamia 08-15-2012 06:30 PM

Awesome! I love sororities, wish I wasn't in Canada so I could get some girls from you.

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Jegli09 08-15-2012 06:40 PM

Great looking tank so far!

@marko@ 08-15-2012 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by CryptKeeper54 (Post 1979658)
Awesome. Thanks for the info. Good stuff. I wanted to try it with mini pellia on driftwood and rocks. And maybe other moss and go for the amano scape look.

Nice terrarium. I wanted to make one for a Jackson chameleon (popular here in Hawaii) but my warden (wife) said no:(

no problem
thats life. :icon_roll

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Originally Posted by Complexity (Post 1979681)
Simply beautiful! I love the rock work. When I first saw it, the large rock on the right reminded me of a magical castle. I'm looking forward to watching the plants grow out.

thank you.
the large "rock" on the right is actually manzi. also from my lfs. its got SO much texture, i fell in love with it. ill post a macro shot later today and show you guys.

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Originally Posted by starrlamia (Post 1979714)
Awesome! I love sororities, wish I wasn't in Canada so I could get some girls from you.

Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk 2

thanks.
yeah i dont know anything about trans shipping, sorry. :)

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Originally Posted by Jegli09 (Post 1979734)
Great looking tank so far!

thank you.

starrlamia 08-15-2012 08:12 PM

all i know is it is way too pricey!

HybridHerp 08-15-2012 10:06 PM

Nice, I'm keeping my eye on this tank for sure.

vannyvanny 08-15-2012 10:56 PM

Can't wait to see the finished product. ^.^

@marko@ 08-28-2012 03:20 AM

flooded. will post pics tomorrow.


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