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Old 09-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #121
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Or you could make a killer Opae ula display! Some pool filter sand, black lava rock...

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8"W x 6"L x 4"H. I think I might use it to grow moss on small pieces of rock/wood in an emersed setup. Maybe.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #122
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Or you could make a killer Opae ula display! Some pool filter sand, black lava rock...
Hmmm, that would be cool. Do those little guys need filtration and heating? My house gets pretty cold at night, down to ~50F.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #123
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Honestly, you have one of my favorite scapes on the site. I'm in love with it. Keep coming back to creep on this thread every couple days.
Can't wait for updates- water clearing, moss and plants filling in and all that! Gorgeous job.

And a little photoshopping for you:

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Old 09-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #124
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Honestly, you have one of my favorite scapes on the site. I'm in love with it. Keep coming back to creep on this thread every couple days.
Can't wait for updates- water clearing, moss and plants filling in and all that! Gorgeous job.

And a little photoshopping for you:

Thanks! I can give you water clearing, but the filling in of plants will take forever, considering I'm not using CO2. Cool photoshopping, by the way.













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Old 09-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #125
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Tank looks great! I really like the way the hardscape complements one another. Happy birthday
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:59 AM   #126
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Tank looks great! I really like the way the hardscape complements one another. Happy birthday
Thank you!

So it's been a week since I've flooded the tank and there has been no sign of algae *knock on wood*. I raised the light, so now it's a foot above the top of the tank, placed parchment paper on the acrylic screen, and shortened the photoperiod from ten hours to seven. Hopefully this is considered low light, so with no ferts and CO2, there will be no algae problems.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #127
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Thank you!

So it's been a week since I've flooded the tank and there has been no sign of algae *knock on wood*. I raised the light, so now it's a foot above the top of the tank, placed parchment paper on the acrylic screen, and shortened the photoperiod from ten hours to seven. Hopefully this is considered low light, so with no ferts and CO2, there will be no algae problems.
Wow I totally missed the updated pictures after the flood, looking really nice! Did you get any melt after flooding, I really like how all the hardscape is growing in so natural looking. I am just waiting for my regulator to flood, everything else is set. I may add a second layer of parchment after I flood, and Ill probably running 7 hours of light + co2.

I think an army of some kind of shrimp will keep you algae free! I have a lot of light over one of my moss tanks and a lot of CRS in there, and I have yet to see algae. Either way, very nice!
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #128
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Wow I totally missed the updated pictures after the flood, looking really nice! Did you get any melt after flooding, I really like how all the hardscape is growing in so natural looking. I am just waiting for my regulator to flood, everything else is set. I may add a second layer of parchment after I flood, and Ill probably running 7 hours of light + co2.

I think an army of some kind of shrimp will keep you algae free! I have a lot of light over one of my moss tanks and a lot of CRS in there, and I have yet to see algae. Either way, very nice!
I don't think I've seen any signs of melting yet, but it's only been a week. I'm pretty paranoid about algae, so I will probably do more to decrease lighting. I was also thinking of getting some amanos to deal with any possible algae issues, but have heard some instances of them consuming moss, so I don't know. As for the main shrimp population, I'm thinking of tiger shrimp. I want to keep the scape looking as natural as possible, so I've decided against super colorful varieties like orange neos. I think tigers have a nice wild look to them and some good variety in coloration. Plus, they're relatively hardy.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #129
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A snail crawled into the spraybar, grew a bit, and is now stuck in one of the holes. Stupid snail.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #130
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A snail crawled into the spraybar, grew a bit, and is now stuck in one of the holes. Stupid snail.
Lol, pics! My spraybar is always filthy...
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Lol, pics! My spraybar is always filthy...
Yeah, the spraybar is already getting a little dirty. I don't think it's algae, just debris for now.

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Yeah, the spraybar is already getting a little dirty. I don't think it's algae, just debris for now.

haha, I really have to do this!
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haha, I really have to do this!
Do what? Jam a few snails into your spraybar, so they can clog up all the holes? Lol.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #134
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Could you possibly elaborate a bit more on the Fis. attachment to Rocks.. After grinding up,
did you actually just place them on the Rocks or did you "Smear" or grind them into the Rocks? Is it the "Spores" that actually get into the Rocks themselves or ?? I've heard about just taking them and Rubbing them all over the Rock surface areas ..
Would appreciate your take on this ! Very inspirational overall !!
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Could you possibly elaborate a bit more on the Fis. attachment to Rocks.. After grinding up,
did you actually just place them on the Rocks or did you "Smear" or grind them into the Rocks? Is it the "Spores" that actually get into the Rocks themselves or ?? I've heard about just taking them and Rubbing them all over the Rock surface areas ..
Would appreciate your take on this ! Very inspirational overall !!
After chopping it up, I used my fingers to smear it onto the wood/rocks. What I assume happens is that the areas of the moss that touch a surface will eventually attach, after the allotted period of transition from a submerged to emersed state and after a bit of healthy growth. So it's crucial to get as much of the moss to touch the surface as possible if you want the best attachment. Each little chopped up piece will be a growing point, and once it starts growing after transition, it'll begin to attach to a surface if it can. This process has nothing to do with spores as far as I know. I hope this helps.
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