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Old 02-20-2011, 05:43 AM   #1
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Mini Pellia - care and scaping ideas


Hello everyone!

I was wondering if I could please get some thoughts/suggestions on the best way to use mini pellia. I recently came upon generous sized very healthy portion of it, and it is one of my favorite plants when it grows nicely. I have a few pieces that I stuck onto round stones with hairnet a while ago, and they look great!

So, if anyone could post links or pics to your favorite pellia scape (or part of a scape) I'd be grateful!

Secondly, can anyone give me advice on what the best way to keep this healthy is? I have done some googling etc, but I really didn't find any clear info. I have a 3 gallon tank with 27 watt archaea light, pressurized Co2 and I dose twice a week with Yamato Green-N.

I also have a 2 gallon tank with a 12 watt Coralife Mini T5 light and no Co2. Both tanks have ZooMed 501 canister filters.

Thanks very much!
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ump-scape.html
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ountain-5.html

Those two I like. There was this other nano tank it was called like "dragon's cave" or something like that, it used mp that looked very nice on it. Forgot who's it was.
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I killed my Mini Pellia... put it in a hot tank. Would like to try it agisan, but seriously need a job first, oh hhh
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Thanks for the links.. those are very nice! I'm really liking the driftwood/pellia combo.

Looked for the dragon cave one, didn't find. I was also thinking about trying to make a "tree" using the pellia for leaves..
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I killed my Mini Pellia... put it in a hot tank. Would like to try it agisan, but seriously need a job first, oh hhh
How hot were your tanks? I think mine are around 76 - 77

Do they like colder water? What about lighting? I know that most of my mosses like the shadier areas of my tank. It seems that strong light is not good for moss like willow moss etc. Is Mini Pellia the same? Does it prefer higher light or lower..

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I stuck it in my 5.5g "sulawesi" tank... it is a minimum of 82*F. Not sure if it was the heat that killed it, maybe it was the light. I was trying to grow some algae, so I had 27w of light over it.
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A couple more:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...looded-31.html
http://www.my-mac.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6570





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Once it settles it grows like a weed. I would avoid extremes, and it should grow excellent!

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My tank temp is in the low 20s and it's under high light. It likes a good current and try to avid amano shrimp. They started eating it the day after I introduced them! Try not to squirt excel and hydrogen peroxide on it because it seems to be especially sensitive to those.
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I stuck it in my 5.5g "sulawesi" tank... it is a minimum of 82*F. Not sure if it was the heat that killed it, maybe it was the light. I was trying to grow some algae, so I had 27w of light over it.
ohhh.. gosh. I have 27W over my 3 gallon! almost 10 wpg.
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My tank temp is in the low 20s and it's under high light. It likes a good current and try to avid amano shrimp. They started eating it the day after I introduced them! Try not to squirt excel and hydrogen peroxide on it because it seems to be especially sensitive to those.
Celcius???
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Ooops Haha yeah I was thinking in the celsius scale My tank isn't a block of ice :P
Low to mid 70s in the fahrenheit scale.
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Amazing! Looking at these makes me want to try a Pellia/Hardscape-only tank..
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Once it settles it grows like a weed. I would avoid extremes, and it should grow excellent!

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Thanks Andrew. I'm really hoping it does take off. If it grows like crazy, is there anything special I need to do for trimming, or do I just cut it back as desired?
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My tank temp is in the low 20s and it's under high light. It likes a good current and try to avid amano shrimp. They started eating it the day after I introduced them! Try not to squirt excel and hydrogen peroxide on it because it seems to be especially sensitive to those.
Ohh.. gosh. What about other types of shrimp? I have some very nice RCS and high grade CRS and CBS..
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