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StrungOut 09-06-2012 04:22 AM

my clean moss tank
 
Lets see how this goes, set up 8/22/12, roughly 2 weeks into it and moss has already started to grow as well as brown out

Specs
30 gallon clear life acrylic tank
odyssea 24" 2xt5 6500k bulbs
AC? & AC? filters
UV sterilizer intank filter
Pure RO water(seachem equilibrium to remineralize)
Mr Aquasoil/fluval stratum substrate

fauna
1 Blue Bolt Shrimp

flora (left to right)
mini xmas
weeping
xmas
peacock

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6786.jpg

moosenart 09-06-2012 04:36 AM

Looking good, cant wait to see growth!

StrungOut 09-06-2012 05:28 AM

Can't wait either, its taking too long, new growth looks nice on certain mosses

Nothing to see yet, same day(8/22) photos

weeping
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6791.jpg
mini xmas
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6792.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6794.jpg
xmas
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6804.jpg
peacock can't get a good photo of because of the angle, I have moved the wood since slightly but still can't get focus from my camera

StrungOut 09-06-2012 05:35 AM

8/24
What a dissappointment weeping moss already starts browning
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6885.jpg
xmas moss and peacock moss start to grow 8/26
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6911.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_6912.jpg

StrungOut 09-06-2012 05:59 AM

8/29 initial few days photoperiod was only 4 hours a day at night, now I'm gradually increasing it, there was two days straight I left the light on overnight and forgot to turn them off.
willow moss added(I lucked out and got this with some shrimps I got)
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7052.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7055.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7056.jpg

StrungOut 09-06-2012 06:25 AM

8/31
peacock is fastest grower
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7192.jpg

stainless steel mesh I stripped mini xmas and weeping off of for the wood(could care less about the mesh pieces in the tank)
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7196.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7197.jpg

mini xmas starting to grow
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7202.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7195.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7194.jpg

xmas(too bad I bought it with hair algae, but this is a hard moss to find the true stuff, I'm being positive that it'll outgrow it)
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7218.jpg

StrungOut 09-06-2012 06:44 AM

Fast forward and now we're up to date 9/5

Still hope for weeping moss
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7295.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7297.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7298.jpg

Ack whats that on my xmas moss
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7260.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7266.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7275.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7300.jpg

StrungOut 09-06-2012 06:47 AM

mini xmas
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7272.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7270.jpg

peaCoCk
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7265.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7281.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7303.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7313.jpg

That is all, I will try and update this weekly to see how it goes

acitydweller 09-06-2012 12:43 PM

Nice progress. i'm looking forward to putting together a moss only tank as well!

Drift Monkey 09-06-2012 12:48 PM

Awesome! I think my next shrimp tank might be moss only...

SpecGrrl 09-06-2012 03:13 PM

Inspiring!

I just got mini pellia and fissidens Fontana on steel mesh.

Am wondering which one to use as carpet in my shrimp tank. Someone told me Amanos eat fissidens.

SomeCanuck 09-06-2012 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpecGrrl (Post 2002595)
Inspiring!

I just got mini pellia and fissidens Fontana on steel mesh.

Am wondering which one to use as carpet in my shrimp tank. Someone told me Amanos eat fissidens.

I don't know if that's true or not, but I've got 2 amanos in my 5g and they haven't eaten any of my fissidens. If anything, they keep it clean and growing healthy. But that might also be because they're spoiled rotten.

StrungOut 09-13-2012 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acitydweller (Post 2002513)
Nice progress. i'm looking forward to putting together a moss only tank as well!

Good to hear, I love moss tanks.

Quote:

Awesome! I think my next shrimp tank might be moss only...
Way to go

Quote:

Inspiring!

I just got mini pellia and fissidens Fontana on steel mesh.

Am wondering which one to use as carpet in my shrimp tank. Someone told me Amanos eat fissidens.
I'd like to see either as a carpet

StrungOut 09-13-2012 03:04 AM

Not much as happen since last week. Just a little growth, I http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7498.jpg

Mini xmas starting to take off a little
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7501.jpg

And still got this brown crud on part of my xmas moss, I siphoned most of it and it just came back

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_7504.jpg

We'll see if I get more growth next week, all I do is top off the water with pure RO, no remineralizer to lower tds for my blue bolts. Last I checked tds was 120

BaltimoreH20 09-16-2012 08:51 AM

This is lookin GREAT! I cant wait to see what it looks like in a month@!


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