Mosses idea?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2013, 01:38 AM   #1
Jeffkol
Planted Member
 
Jeffkol's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 155
Default

Mosses idea?


Hello everyone! I was thinking of doing my 5g hex into an all moss tank. I was thinking of doing flame moss carpet and then doing a Christmas moss background on 2-3 panels of the hex. And then I would house RCS. I have a 15w fluorescent light on tank now. The tank is a marinland hex 5g and I want to keep the original top. So is this a good idea?
Jeffkol is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-02-2013, 02:17 AM   #2
aluka
Wannabe Guru
 
aluka's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,439
Default

haha, I am planning something similar! =D I'm using willow moss for the wall tho!

I'm going to divide the 5 gallon and make the divider, and the side panels into moss walls as well =) cherries on one side, painted fire reds on the other.

Its going to be a moss heaven!
aluka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
Jeffkol
Planted Member
 
Jeffkol's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 155
Default Mosses idea?

That sounds really interesting! Do you have a hex as well? I'm guessing not. And if you don't or do wont you need filtration on both sides otherwise one will get water taken out and the other will have water put in?
Jeffkol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 02:27 AM   #4
aluka
Wannabe Guru
 
aluka's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,439
Default

well the divider is going to be mesh so water can travel between the two. I haven't gotten the tank yet, but most likely not going to be a hex.
aluka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:10 AM   #5
Jeffkol
Planted Member
 
Jeffkol's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 155
Default Mosses idea?

Ohh and then the moss can grow on both sides of the mesh and grow through it! That's an awesome idea! But I don't know if that will work for the baby shrimp to come? They are pretty small!
Jeffkol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:14 AM   #6
aluka
Wannabe Guru
 
aluka's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,439
Default

well i was hopping that the moss would be thick enough that the babies can't swim thru lol =D
aluka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #7
Jeffkol
Planted Member
 
Jeffkol's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 155
Default Mosses idea?

Ohh then that might work. But I would let the moss grow out for awhile then add shrimp.
Jeffkol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 04:05 AM   #8
aluka
Wannabe Guru
 
aluka's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/96%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,439
Default

well the tank needs to cycle for a while before the shrimps can go in anyways =)
aluka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 04:33 AM   #9
Jeffkol
Planted Member
 
Jeffkol's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 155
Default Mosses idea?

True! It seems like you have this all planned out!
Jeffkol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012