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Old 08-19-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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5.5 gallon room tank


Well I had some substrate left over from my fluval spec v so I went and got a 5.5 gallon for my room . Going to dsm this tank not sure what to carpet with , this tank will have driftwwod insted of rocks . I know I want to put some christmas moss on the driftwood , any other ideas welcome for other plants . Might cap with black sand

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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Have you picked out your driftwood yet?
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Something like lilaeopsis or dhg belem? Maybe some valisneria Americana in back after the dry start?
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Have you picked out your driftwood yet?
I have a piece I am soaking so it will sink but not sure if I want to use it would like a bigger piece

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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As a carpet I love to use UG, real easy to plant unlike HC because it doesnt float and I personally think it looks much better
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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very cool. are you going to put fauna in it? i feel like a betta would fit perfectly in that theme!
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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Ya I was thinking a crown tail betta
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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Since I am going to do the dsm what should I spray the plants with while they are growing
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:46 PM   #9
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Love the buddha idea. I had a similar abandoned temple idea for my 7 gallon

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Old 08-21-2013, 03:43 AM   #10
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Since I am going to do the dsm what should I spray the plants with while they are growing
De-chlorinated water. Put seran wrap over the top to keep the humidity in. Easy peasy.

Diggin that Buddah. It will look great under water. Maybe you will get a bit of green algae on it to make it look aged.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:38 AM   #11
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U can't see it in the pic but it has green on so it looks aged already
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U can't see it in the pic but it has green on so it looks aged already
Nice. And the placement is perfect.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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I got my ug planted and moss on the driftwood and started day on of my dsm .
Should I use my beamswork led for now or just let the sun light from the window come in ? And how often should I mist the plants ? Is it ok if in between misting if it looks alittle dry?


Well here is day 1

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #14
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might as well use the beamworks...i think its alright to throw a good amount of light on a dry start and still be okay
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:14 AM   #15
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My experience with carpet plants above the water level is that you can blast them with light and they will be ok. I also misted enough to keep humidity up to about 80%. As long as the plant does not look too dry, you should be ok.
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