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Old 06-24-2012, 02:19 AM   #31
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Very cool startup. I'm interested to see your DSM and how the moss takes, as I'm considering the same.

Beautiful scape, subscribed and looking forward to developments!
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #32
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Very cool startup. I'm interested to see your DSM and how the moss takes, as I'm considering the same.

Beautiful scape, subscribed and looking forward to developments!
Thanks! I can't wait to see how everything progresses too. Really tests my patience.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:54 AM   #33
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*IMPATIENT*

RELEASE THE RIVER
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #34
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wow looking great, i cant wait to see all that moss attach and look so natural, nice hardscaping too
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:39 AM   #35
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Thanks! I can't wait to see how everything progresses too. Really tests my patience.
Haha. I hear that. Immediategratificationdemandedrighthissecond!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #36
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Subscribing I love these tanks. Looking forward to seeing it's progression.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:40 AM   #37
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Day 20 of dry start.

Most of the moss is starting to perk up. Lots of small, but healthy bright green new growth.



The mini christmas moss I have laid out in the back doesn't seem to be doing too well, however. There is a bit of browing, and that stringy mold may be taking over the moss, making some patches look cloudy. I poked a bit of the mini christmas moss and found that it had not at all attached to the substrate beneath it, so there has been little to no growth, possibly due to the mold. I misted with a diluted Excel solution, and while I know moss is sensitive to Excel, I'm hoping the solution is potent enough to battle the mold yet weak enough spare the moss.



My other tanks:

This is my Finnex 4G tank that I'm using to store extra plants that I have as well as the orange neos that are waiting for the 12G long.



Here is a Mr. Aqua 11.4G that I've recently rescaped. 15 white cloud minnows and a red spotted nerite.



And my first aquarium, a standard 20G, that I first began in 2008. It was completely redone at the start of this year to be a low tech, low maintenance tank. No water changes, only top-offs with tap (well, I do that with all my tanks, actually). Several dozen red platys, 1 SAE, 2 red spotted nerites, and cherry shrimp.



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Lulu wants potsticker.

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:45 AM   #38
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Quick tank update: Even after only two days of misting the mini christmas moss with diluted Excel, the stringy white moss appears to be receding. I do worry though that the moss will not attach to the substrate. I have read claims that some mosses do not attach but I've also seen others dispute that theory. Does anyone really know?

Quick life update (if anyone cares): So summer's been going well. No summer school for me this time, so I'm working a bit more. I've been working at the Medical Examiner's Office for over a year now, and though I love it there, things can get a little crazy, even overwhelming at times.

I went a little nuts yesterday and watched five movies: The Piano Teacher (2001), Stir Crazy (1980), Monsieur Hire (1989), Love and Death (1975) and Make Way for Tomorrow (1937).

Also, 21st birthday coming up!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:18 AM   #39
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since i'm kind of just jumping in on this journal, i just want to say, sweet startup and neat ideas here. your other tanks look pretty awesome as well, and sound even better when i hear that you only have to do topoffs to keep them looking that good. your patience with the moss is commendable. I can't believe your getting it to grow on rocks so well. Mine burned to a crisp when i tried that...


Your dog has amazingly luscious fur and I, too, want a potsticker!
happy almost 21st birthday, anyway.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:30 AM   #40
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i LOVE this tank! it's an amazing scape, looks much larger than a 12L.

your mr. aqua 11.4 is also gorgeous, the driftwood reminds me of shed antlers and i love it ;u;

also happy early birthday!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:56 AM   #41
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nice nice nice. hopefully it wont be pain in the butt when the moss grown out lol.
gotta keep it low light

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #42
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So the mini christmas moss is not attaching to the substrate. It's browning and, overall, doesn't look so great. I may have to remove it and either replace it with a new batch of mini christmas moss or more mini pellia. Or maybe some other rare moss like fissidens geppi or queen moss if I can get my hands on them. People, hit me up if you've got some interesting moss I can use to replace the mini christmas moss.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:58 AM   #43
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Got a sampler of fissidens geppi from jimko with my order of his amazing fire reds. Took out a small rock from the tank, scrubbed it clean, chopped up my new moss, and spread it on the surface. Hope it grows out all right emergent.

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:58 AM   #44
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The rock looks dry... Might want to mist the rock area more often. My rocks soaked up a lot of water on my DSM.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:03 AM   #45
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I like your hardscape with this tank. Also them are some beautiful tanks you have and of course can't forget the best pic you have which is of Lulu.
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