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Old 03-31-2013, 01:56 AM   #16
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^I thought you wanted a moss that pointed up for a carpet...

Any ways I'd suggest Fissidens Fontanus or flame moss. The flame will need regular trimming but it looks good when cut even. You know, you could always just go mini Xmas.
Yeah I do believe I'll try mini X-Mas first. It is a good moss. I keep it in all my tanks it seems lol.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:09 AM   #17
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I want pics!
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:31 AM   #18
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I want pics!
Um it's still in the planning stage. As far as I know MABJ has not purchased anything yet. Well like a tank and such.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:37 AM   #19
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Oh :'(
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:04 AM   #20
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He purchased the light.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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It's true I have the light being shipped

It should be great.

But the rest of the tank is just a thought at the moment!
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Flourite and nearly any inert substrate would be my choice. They don't alter the chemistry of the water and do fine in all my tanks. With Tigers and such as your livestock I'd simply use distilled/RO water and add a mineral supplement to achieve the result. Work out exactly what you want your parameters at and follow the same dosage amount every water change and you'll be golden. Get a timer for your light and feed them every other day and it will grow and take care of itself. I imagine a monthly water change/pruning might be your only real maintanance to speak of. If the light is a bit high you can adjust your schedule or use some floaters to diffuse it a bit.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:44 PM   #23
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Hey MABJ, where in NY are you? I'm in NYC, and I have two Mini-S setups I just tore down, and they need to find a new home. I have the Solars that go with them. They've been used three years, but still look good. Ping me if interested. Going to post these in the FS section soon.
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Flourite and nearly any inert substrate would be my choice. They don't alter the chemistry of the water and do fine in all my tanks. With Tigers and such as your livestock I'd simply use distilled/RO water and add a mineral supplement to achieve the result. Work out exactly what you want your parameters at and follow the same dosage amount every water change and you'll be golden. Get a timer for your light and feed them every other day and it will grow and take care of itself. I imagine a monthly water change/pruning might be your only real maintanance to speak of. If the light is a bit high you can adjust your schedule or use some floaters to diffuse it a bit.
You took the thoughts right out of my head. I think I will try the fluorite.

I'm no stranger to the floaters I'll be debating using them, though.

The only thought is PH swings, since I don't get any KH in my remineralizer
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Hey MABJ, where in NY are you? I'm in NYC, and I have two Mini-S setups I just tore down, and they need to find a new home. I have the Solars that go with them. They've been used three years, but still look good. Ping me if interested. Going to post these in the FS section soon.
Very, very interested. Pmed.

Thanks for all the comments, all!

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Happy Easter bro!

Maybe when the condensation goes away I'll how you my new 60P for inspiration!
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Happy Easter bro!

Maybe when the condensation goes away I'll how you my new 60P for inspiration!
Hop to it!
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This was last week, before the glosso in front exploded. I'll get a picture sometime next week when I get more plants and a journal started.

It was my first scape, so it was hard to decide how to fit everything in. I decided not to go for a lone hill + tree look, as I've seen so many minimal-scapes lately I'm starting to not enjoy them as much.

Full on jungle for me, I prefer all the detail in that kind of scape. Every inch from top to bottom is going to be covered by a plant stem eventually.

With my shietty cameraphone (GS3) I cannot do the scape justice. You need to be eye level (sitting on my bed) to really see the depth. The back is 4"+ and the front is barely 1" to give you an idea.
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That's a great scape. I have one suggestion. Possibly some white/red sand inbetween the paths of stone.

I love it, though. Very original.
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The only thought is PH swings, since I don't get any KH in my remineralizer
SaltyShrimp makes a KH only remineralizer. You might be able to use that to buffer your water so you don't have to depend on a substrate. I'm thinking about that myself so I can use inert but still maintain an RO/tap mix.
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