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Old 01-06-2013, 12:23 AM   #61
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2 golfballs? looks like a whole lot more...hope that grows out quick for you (so I can buy some).
The seller sent a good amount just slightly more than two golfballs, just enough for this tank it was however infested with some Spirogyra so ill have to pop an Amano or two in here later on when the tanks done cycling if it spreads.
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Lol, nice man. Must have been a PITA to cut that mesh! This tank should look pretty amazing filled in. Good luck!
Not really. A pair of kitchen scissors from kitchen aid did the job easy to eye how much I needed to cut out too. It'll be a good amount of time before everything fills in since there's no ferts or CO2 I'm estimating about 3 months? That's assuming that all goes well.
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nice work! i wouldnt have the patience to tie all that fissidens to the mesh.
when i do it i usually just take a nice clump and tie it down.
I've tied plenty of fissidens so I don't mind. It gets quicker and quicker the more experience you have. A pair of tweezers is all I needed to spread the moss evenly. Plopping down a clump may give you denser growth but it wastes a lot of moss as well IMO and I needed to cover as much surface as I could so I used the least I could without using not enough that it would make holes in the substrate as some of moss will simply die off and not send out new fronds. Only time will tell.
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Very cool! I'm totally inspired to do something similar in my BKK tank.
You won't want to use Seiryu stones through as they raise your GH and pH. This could probably be solved if you had ADA Africana that buffers the pH extremely low along with a few calculations as to how fast the stones raise your GH which would dictate how often you would have to change out water with RO to bring down the hardness of water.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #62
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Lol, nice man. Must have been a PITA to cut that mesh! This tank should look pretty amazing filled in. Good luck!
Got to buy the right mesh
So it easier to cut

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #63
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Very neat! I'll be watching to see if it grows in!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:26 AM   #64
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Got to buy the right mesh
So it easier to cut

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I wonder where I got the mesh from...

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Very neat! I'll be watching to see if it grows in!!
I'll be watching it daily.. gonna be a killer for sure.

Although I'm already seeing tiny fronds pop up here and there.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #65
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Hahaha

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getting any growth?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:04 AM   #67
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getting any growth?
Does algae growth count?

Actually though there is a good amount do growth considering there isn't any fertilizer or CO2. I did have a short algae breakout which I solved with 3 amanos and it's slowly under control now.

Some patches have suffered a bit with algae and died off a bit but generally most spots are A-Okay with growth. Slowly but surely
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it will look good when it grows in, it will get there.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:53 AM   #69
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Theres some minor algae in there right now, spirogyra, BBA and hair algae to be specific but the amanos will take care of that sooner or later. Moss is growing in quite nice, will do an update once the moss is cleaned up and everything is nice and clean.

Now:Does anyone have suggestions for livestock?! I'm thinking pygmy or habrosus cories or some micro fish. Suggestions?
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Theres some minor algae in there right now, spirogyra, BBA and hair algae to be specific but the amanos will take care of that sooner or later. Moss is growing in quite nice, will do an update once the moss is cleaned up and everything is nice and clean.

Now:Does anyone have suggestions for livestock?! I'm thinking pygmy or habrosus cories or some micro fish. Suggestions?
Pygmy cories and rasbora maculatas get along really well, and are playful with good personalities for micro fish.

Cories though can be too active for shrimp, so if you plan on keeping the amanos, you might reconsider the cories.

Also, I don't think Amanos eat that type of algae... at least they don't in my tank.

Look forward to seeing an updated picture!
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Yea I think I might go with Boraras Maculatus with a few pygmies. The Amanos will actually be bigger than the Cories so I don't see them as a threat or a disturbance.

I'm thinking either 15 Boraras Maculatus or 10 Boraras Maculatus with a few pygmies.

Any experiences on the schooling behavior of Boraras Maculatus?

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1. love the tank and fissidens idea! hope it carpets well for you.
2. i like the choice of fish but...isn't 10-15 a little high for a mini S?
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1. love the tank and fissidens idea! hope it carpets well for you.
2. i like the choice of fish but...isn't 10-15 a little high for a mini S?
1. The carpet is getting there, slowly but surely. I wanna try and find a way to get them to grow thicker, maybe just a short period use of CO2

2. I always thought I could go on the higher side with a 2211 since the filter itself also increases the total water volume.
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Nice Amano army you got there Jeff
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #75
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Nice Amano army you got there Jeff
Thanks Kiran!

There are currently 9 in there working hard on whatever algae is left. The oto is slacking on those diatoms on the glass, might need to give him a hand
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