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Old 01-13-2014, 02:27 AM   #16
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Okay, I just ordered 2 pots of dwarf baby tears to plant, dsm, on the sanded area, I think...any suggestions where to plant them and what other plant/s may bring the mountain out? Or should I plant the DBT in the holes of the mountain? help me
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:14 AM   #17
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I think the mountain would look great with DBT or some sort of moss planted in it, as you have figured.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:26 AM   #18
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I think the mountain would look great with DBT or some sort of moss planted in it, as you have figured.
Okay, so you do think planting the HC into the mountain would look better than planting into the sand area?

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:58 PM   #19
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Well, I think I have found a "piece" of a tree that I can start my wanna be bonsai tree...lol...
I want to know what y'll think about the smooth rocks at the bottom of the "tree" & should I plant dwarf baby tears on the sand OR in the mountain crevices?
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #20
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Well guys I had ordered 2 pots of HC about 8 weeks ago, it never arrived. Yes, I got refunded. Now, I decided I want Glosso, still seem to not find it. So my question is what should I put on the rocky mountain/sand/bonsai tree? I am at a lost and really want to make this a nice RCS home....but seems like I can't get anywhere, I am just at a stand still....
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #21
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imo, the smooth rocks and the lava rocks don't go well together..
if it were me, i would take some of your top layer rocks and tie them with moss and let it grow out.
as for glosso/h.c. unless you're going to dose ferts, co2, or at least root tabs.. it'll be tough to grow them.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:01 PM   #22
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imo, the smooth rocks and the lava rocks don't go well together..
if it were me, i would take some of your top layer rocks and tie them with moss and let it grow out.
as for glosso/h.c. unless you're going to dose ferts, co2, or at least root tabs.. it'll be tough to grow them.
Those smooth rocks been out...I figured that it didn't look right while I been in the "waiting mode" for what to plant...lol...thanks for telling me to, that's confirmation....I did replace with the lava rocks....also, my rcs are already use to 2ml of glut (been dosing the 5g for months now with no ill effects) and I do have osmocote root tabs in the sand.....I just want to plant something nice....
I do have moss to "glue" on the mountain. The moss choice I have at hand, now, are taiwan/mini christmas/java/flame/peacock/and the terribly slow grower fissiden fontanus....which would others chose and where would you guys put it? Also, what would others plant in te rest of the tank?
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I love this idea! I can't wait to see it filled in with plants!
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:44 AM   #24
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I had this random thought.

If you put little manzi twigs and intertwined them in the rocks like roots, than a thick stump out of the top like a tree rooted into the mound it would help tie the the hard rock on the left with the soft wood on the right and look really cool!

I've never seen it, it was just this thought I had looking at the mountian - ive never seen that either, it looks really cool.

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I had this random thought.

If you put little manzi twigs and intertwined them in the rocks like roots, than a thick stump out of the top like a tree rooted into the mound it would help tie the the hard rock on the left with the soft wood on the right and look really cool!

I've never seen it, it was just this thought I had looking at the mountian - ive never seen that either, it looks really cool.

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Thank you for the encouragement! Well, before I just read your suggestion, I decided to glue peacock moss on the mountain, plant s. repens by the tree, and I decided to use the slowest moss, fissiden fontanus, to grow my "bonsai" tree. I also decided to dose pure ACE ammo to start my little cycle (i am seeding from my 55g with fluval biomax in filter)...

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Old 02-11-2014, 06:39 AM   #26
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Will corydora's eat shrimpletts?
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:20 PM   #27
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Yes they will. Oto cats are the only safe fish with shrimp.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:37 PM   #28
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Yes they will. Oto cats are the only safe fish with shrimp.
Awgh, okay, thank you for answering my question.....so 3 otos, 1 nerite, and RCS...is that good?
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #29
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Yes, should be ok.
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Looks awesome. I love the lava rock mountain. Reminds me of the Crag from the TV show GUTS on Nickelodeon.
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