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Old 08-16-2013, 06:45 AM   #16
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I love this bowl, looks good with just the rock and moss really. Simple, elegant and quite striking. I think the cholla wood would look good behind the rock at an angle.

I'm loving cholla wood. I have so far built two cholla wood caves for a 10 gallon and one for a 2 gallon no tech jar. I just cut each piece into 2 and then made a cave out of them. 10 gallon is covered with fissidens and the jar is Taiwan moss. I'm really loving moss and getting the collection going of it slowly but surely. Pics of my caves, first one I used super glue but it didnt hold, the moss is now holding it together but the second one I tied together with fishing line, would have use cotton thread but didn't have a needle to help pull it through the holes.

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Old 08-16-2013, 06:58 AM   #17
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very cool project, like the simplicity.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:34 AM   #18
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Thanks guys.

I just ordered 5 blue velvets for this bowl!


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My P. Helferi have both died in this bowl. No co2 or nutrients, is that what killed them? Theres 13w shining down so i know there was enough light

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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Just playing around with what i have, i removed my first narrow leaf java fern plantlet from its mother, and used a dot of super glue and attached it to the moss rock, i will eventually trim to keep the moss bush shorter then the fern. I also wanted to show the growth of the xmas moss (well i added a bit more but still..) and dont know if it will stay there but tucked a tiny tiny elodea stem in the mix





You can also see i removed most of the floaters, still enough around the edges to reproduce but felt the bottome wasnt getting enough light
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:01 AM   #20
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Nice little bowl. I have something like that sitting around, but not as big. Hmmmmmm.....

Anyway, I am going to second the cry for a crypt. Put one or two in the back, and you are good to go. They will grow low enough, and they love dirt tanks from my experience.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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What kind of crypts are red~ ? I need something to throw off the green
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What kind of crypts are red~ ? I need something to throw off the green
I am pretty sure there are a couple wendtii variations that are red. I will see if I can dig something up for you.

This should give you a decent start.

A good place to start.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #23
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Thanks for the link! Liking the Crypt beckettii
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Thanks for the link! Liking the Crypt beckettii
Crypts are a pretty versatile and all around great plant. I have seen them do well in just about any system. The best ones I have grown have been in dirt with lighting like I just posted in your betta thread.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #25
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I have (6) blue velvets out for delivery today, should be here anytime

Did a final wc before their arrival...

Tds 115
Gh 6 drops
Kh 4 drops

If im right, this is also perfect for oebt (which a local guy will have for sale soon). Hehehe

Id like to get my kh lower but i dont understand "add peat moss". I also have read adding an airstone can lower kh, but how do you put an airstone in sand?! Lol.
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Very nice. How many did you get?
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6, havnt had time to sit, stare, and try to find females
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6, havnt had time to sit, stare, and try to find females
Nice. And you need to get on that sitting part.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #30
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Hmm they all seem to have saddles... Unless im missing something :/
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