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Old 07-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #61
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I added some more high resolution photos on fizzout.imgur.com.

Here are some low res photos.

Christmas moss growing emersed (is this mini Christmas moss?)
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Peacock moss growing emersed
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Fissidens fontanus growing emersed
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Fissidens grandifrons super glued to a rock.
If anyone has recommendations on how to grow this, I would appreciate the information.
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Mini Pellia growing on rocks
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:15 AM   #62
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Here is a wide shot of the tank. I didn't bother wiping down the condensation, but I sort of like the misty look. In case anyone asks, the red oxalis is on a table next to the tank. It's been doing well receiving mostly the spilled light from the LEDs. I guess I can move around some of the house plants to frame the tank. I still haven't received the new power supply, so the first LED string is not working properly.

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #63
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Very nice!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #64
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Wow, i'm really suprised you haven't flooded this tank yet but it's looking good.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:03 PM   #65
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Very nice!
Thanks. So far, I am satisfied with the progress except for the thought of what has to happen eventually ...

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Wow, i'm really suprised you haven't flooded this tank yet but it's looking good.
I know. I'm a bit afraid to flood it. I still have to finish my work on the overflow plumbing, sump, CO2 reactor, and dozens of other smaller tasks. As long as I can postpone the flood, I have more time to accomplish some of these tasks. But I feel the pressure.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:40 AM   #67
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Yikes ...
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #68
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Haha, I want to see this lovely tank flooded. You are aware that the moss will look very different submerged, right? And it grows faster too. Just sayin', in case you didn't already know.

It's a nice setup. I'm digging the LED fixture. It's industrial looking, but clean too.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:46 AM   #69
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Haha, I want to see this lovely tank flooded. You are aware that the moss will look very different submerged, right? And it grows faster too. Just sayin', in case you didn't already know.

It's a nice setup. I'm digging the LED fixture. It's industrial looking, but clean too.
Thanks for the kind words. Actually, I'm anxious to flood it too so that I can see how the plants and mosses grow in water. It will be a whole new challenge.

I've been researching how to build a filter/sump. I have a CPR overflow box ready to go, but I still need to get hose attachments for it. Once I have these done, I think I can flood. In the mean time, that should allow the rose moss to take hold, which I just put in this past weekend. tick tick tick
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Sometime when you have all the parts piled up it seems like a huge task but after you dive in and start to get it done it's not that bad. It is good to wait and think, you would not believe how many time I go over problems in my sleep and wake up with the answer, by the time I actually start it goes super smooth.
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wow, what a tank! i want to subscribe to this if you don't mind.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:19 AM   #72
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wow, what a tank! i want to subscribe to this if you don't mind.
Thanks for your complement. This certainly is a long running project. And thanks for subscribing to this thread. I too enjoy following a lot of the fantastic tank journals.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #73
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Sometime when you have all the parts piled up it seems like a huge task but after you dive in and start to get it done it's not that bad. It is good to wait and think, you would not believe how many time I go over problems in my sleep and wake up with the answer, by the time I actually start it goes super smooth.
I know what you mean. In the last day, I remembered that I have an extra canister filter I can use until the overflow box and the sump are worked out. And making the sump probably won't be so hard as it seems in my mind. ... but still ...
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:28 AM   #74
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I just received two new Fissidens, Fissidens nobilis and Fissidens geppi. I am pretty excited about these liverworts, but I'm not too sure where in the tank I am going to put them. This may postpone my flooding the tank some more, unless I figure out another way to incorporate these into the tank. Here is a photo of the two Fissidens.

If anyone has tips on how to grow these, I would really appreciate the information. I wasn't too sure if I would like F. nobilis, but it looks pretty cool. It looks a little like Fontinalis. I really like the geppi. It is really beautiful.

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Fissidens nobilis on the left and Fissidens geppi on the right.
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Nice thread fizzout. Any updates on your progress? I have the same dimension tank and have been struggling with lighting it properly. I'm seriously considering doing the same LED build as yours. Would you say you have enough lights to grow your current plant selection (crpts, mosses, ferns, anubias)? Any changes you would consider for your lights (different colors, royal blues, reds, more or less leds)?
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