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oldpunk78 02-08-2009 03:38 AM

what if i tried to recreate this?
 
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...100_0187-1.jpg

opinions?

smoq 02-08-2009 03:48 AM

You'll need a lot of hardscape:)

oldpunk78 02-08-2009 03:50 AM

yup! and a lot of moss...

here, i should have cropped the original to what i thought it might look like in a tank.

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...4/100_0187.jpg

medicineman 02-08-2009 03:59 AM

You may want to try fissidens on rocks.
Moss just somewhat hard to get the look as they tend to get long and end up covering the rocks.

I've seen it done somewhere....

Martin Schellinck 02-08-2009 04:00 AM

It's possible...take a look at this scape http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ing-field.html
Another option besides those fissidens sp's could be weeping moss depending on the tank size

oldpunk78 02-08-2009 04:01 AM

someone also suggested mini pellia(sp?).

jinx© 02-08-2009 04:54 AM

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I forget where I ran across this one, but it's pretty cool.

Found a link... http://www.aquascapingworld.com/foru...-post9833.html

PinoyBoy 02-08-2009 07:23 AM

maybe cladophora? or whatever mossballs are made out of.

bgzbgz 02-08-2009 11:05 AM

I say moss balls would look almost exactly like the moss in the picture but they grow super slow.

Jag1980 02-08-2009 01:47 PM

Isn't there a nice green type of algae that will cover rocks like the look of those pictures? I'm sure that would be very hard to do though..

jjp2 02-08-2009 03:12 PM

you may need a fairly wide tank to get the illusion of the height and lenght. Start low in a front corner and work to high in the back opposite, gradulually slopping it front to back and side to side.

Crystalview 02-08-2009 06:14 PM

I like the moss look here is a tank that is trimmed nice with moss

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...m-journal.html

BradH 02-08-2009 09:31 PM

I say go for it oldpunk. I think it will be cool. Not sure what to suggest as far as moss or algae goes though. If you could find an algae it would be different and something not done alot.

mistergreen 02-09-2009 05:09 AM

put the rocks in a tub of aquarium water. add a little ammonia & micros. Put it in the sun and bingo, GSA & GDA on the rocks. It's an old trick for hillstream loaches.


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