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Old 01-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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5.5 gallon Fissiden Tree


I won a RAOK not too long ago and had plans for it but due to the holidays i never got to do what i wanted. Since then i had a few ideas, this was what i thought would be best. I had a spare 5.5 gallon tank laying around collecting dust and a really cool piece of driftwood that just didnt look right in my other larger tanks..... the 2 together are perfect !
I like the look of simple tanks so i decided im not going to overcrowd this tank, a simple "tree" like focal point will be the only thing in this tank.
I started by mixing the Fissiden with some tank water and placed them together in a food blender, mixed it for a few mins and then literally placed it on the driftwood and pressed down. I then sprayed , again with tank water and covered with saran wrap. I did have a little leftover so i decided to put the rest on a rock and then move the rock at a later date to another tank. The light im using is a 48" T8 fixture which is kept under my 125 gallon, growing HC & Glosso so the light is long enough to cover both tanks. I will keep this journal updated on a weekly basis to cover the growth progress.

5.5 gallon all glass aquarium
pool filter sand
driftwood
fissiden fontanus
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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I like the idea. Any thoughts on livestock?
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i hope your fissidens anchor on to the wood properly. ive read the blender trick working on terrestial moss but never on fissidens in an aquatic setting.
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I don't have any plans for livestock at the moment , it's more an experiment and keeping the fissiden alive right now. It will probably turn out to be a endlers fry grow up tank or cherry shrimp tank.
I've heard mixed reviews about it anchoring to porous stone and some wood. I figured I would try it and see . I only used half the portion I recieved so no biggie if it doesn't work. I thought by starting a journal it would show others it either can or cannot be done .
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The moss should anchor if kept wet enough. Fissidens grabs onto wood really well. The stone might take longer though, depending on how rough the surface is.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:22 AM   #6
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Well the fissiden has anchored ! At 1st everytime i sprayed, little bits would come off but after only a few days it stopped . The picture doesnt do it justice but up close you can see tiny new fresh green growth. I didnt expect it to start so quickly, maybe in 2 months i will have a tree !

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it works wonders fissiden blended..tried and tested in lot of my scapes till date all it needs is 2-3 weeks of DSM
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Update (4 weeks)

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Update - 5 weeks

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nice job.

fun with fiss!
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Yes, i think Fiss is my favourite now !
I wish i had your touch on this plant though.... that Tree would be exploding with growth ;-)
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It's amazing how good that new growth looks.
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I love that trick. Glad more people are using it!
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