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Old 10-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #31
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Love the name - James May fan?

Typically, driftwood fungus/mold runs its course over a couple of weeks. Once you flood the tank, it'll probably disappear within a week. Unless it somehow grows out of control, I wouldn't worry too much about it, although you could always use an old toothbrush to remove it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #32
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Love the name - James May fan?

Typically, driftwood fungus/mold runs its course over a couple of weeks. Once you flood the tank, it'll probably disappear within a week. Unless it somehow grows out of control, I wouldn't worry too much about it, although you could always use an old toothbrush to remove it.
toothbrush ! thats ideal tool Thanks Virto.
Ineed to remember to use my wifes one, not mine

James May you say - yes I stole his nickname

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Old 10-24-2013, 02:12 AM   #33
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I am dieing to see this thing full of CPDs! I'm hoping to get a mere 10 next week.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #34
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Nice - it is 9th day of my dsm and so far all is great
Hemanthius's roots are in the soil, all gaps slowly dissapear, Glosso is flying, it grew 2 - 3 inches

btw - should I cut it during dsm ?


looks like moisture and water level is good enough for my plants.

I use t5 tubes 320W for 3h in the morning, then HQI - 450W - 4h , and again T5 for another 4 hours in the afternoon/evening.

so photoperiod is 11h.

Yesterday I rceived some plants

flame moss
Phoenix moss
Christmass moss
Weeping moss
Stringy moss
Willow moss
Taiwan moss


some I blended with youghurt and put on the wood, some i put on the stones.
I'm worried about blended part of moss - it is getting dry quickly - I spray it with water every 4h , but I feel it is not enough - Is somebody here reading this who started dsm with mosses?
Need your advice and experience shared please..

Pictures to follow later.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #35
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day 1

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #36
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Dat driftwood. Looks great, looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #37
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3 weeks of dsm tomorrow
Here is the update:



As you can see there are new lilly pipes outflows. I had to cut them in the middle of U as I don't have enough room on tank sides. It took me some time as these pipes are very fragile...

Can't wait to fill the tank. Maybe in next ten days?. Hc and glosso already have roots in substrate, moss is also holding wood and rocks.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #38
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Update after another week
All mosses are doing great. Most were blended with youghurt and i cans see great growth . All are holding to the wood and rocks. Glosso is awesome, looks really nice. I'm having small problems with hc. In some places it starts to change colour to yellow, and I decided this was the last week of dsm.



I started filling water , moved most plants from old tank and this is how it looks now.


Any suggestions guys? Do u like it, or do u have mixed feelings? Even if u think that i wasted that space - write

Very soon I will present flooded tank pictures. Maybe tomorrow or Friday.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:47 PM   #39
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Bro this looks awesome! CPD's are my favorite fish and I used to breed them a few years ago. Wish I still had some. How many do you have to go in this beast? Its gonna take a lot of them to fill this sucker up. Try not to make it too lush then you will never see them haha.
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Dude.. I love CPD's so I can't wait to see a tank full of them. I'm probably more excited than you are!

I think it's awesome that you breed them. I wish I was somehow able to do the same. I've had the same school of 10 for two years now and they will always remain my favorite fish.

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #41
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Some say large tank = large fish...
Well it's not my story. After I visited aquarium in my home town in Poland, where one exhibition is few k gallon paludarium with harlequin rasboras and few other small species I wanted to have largest tank that will fit into my house and accomodate there large school of small fish.

My plan is to move fish from old tank to the new home around Christmas (vouchers to aquaristic store are going to be my favourite christmas gift) and shortly after I'll try to create my army of CPD's.

It looks like I'll have
5 ottocincus
20 pigmey corry
5 panda corry
Army of RC's
Army of CPD's
15 tetra rummy nose
3platys ( from old tank)

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Spot on perfect !
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Dude.. I love CPD's so I can't wait to see a tank full of them. I'm probably more excited than you are!

I think it's awesome that you breed them. I wish I was somehow able to do the same. I've had the same school of 10 for two years now and they will always remain my favorite fish.

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What's stopping you from breeding them? They really arent that difficult, i accomplished success on my first try. You can PM me if you would like some tips and tricks. I'm sure captain would help out too if you asked him nicely.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:27 AM   #44
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I started with 12 CPDs ans now have at least 70 and that's after selling some. They are not to hard to breed. I too have an army going in my 84g . I'm a big fan of large tanks with army's of little guys.
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This is almost final product of my work. I'm missing few plants in the right corner that will arrive next week.






* ignore those stones on driftwoods - u know what they are for
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