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Old 06-05-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Anubias Paradise (56k)


I setup this 2.5 gallon tank last night, with 5 watts of compact fluorescent, hanged about 30 cm above the water surface. Plants are mostly Anubias nana, and 2 petite.

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anubias nana petite



and this is what i came up last night, another way to anchor Riccia :

all you need is aluminium mesh


cut it like this


bend it to form a box or a triangle, use your imagination




put Riccia in


put it inside the aquarium in a position like this to keep the Riccia inside


push it into substrate


done
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:36 AM   #2
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WOW, great idea! I think I may use that idea when I get enough riccia grown in.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:59 AM   #3
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ive always wanted to do a tank with just anubias
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:10 AM   #4
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Haeun
it's pretty simple isn't it? i'll upload pics when the ricia has grown

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this has been my dream for a long time also, i have fall in love with these plants, but tha plant's cost is limiting me to make a bigger tank
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:26 AM   #5
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i think a piece of wood that went to the surface covered in anubias or even out of the water would look even better
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:35 PM   #6
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it still looks kinda empty isn't it? espescially the upper half of the tank. it's hard to find a good looking wood that fits the tank dimension. i'm gonna look again this week, perhaps adding more anubias too.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:12 PM   #7
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looks cool, but did you put the riccia in the 2.5?
I doubt it will live with 5w of light, think about upgrading, maybe a spiral compact bulb in a desklight?
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yes i put the riccia in to take shots of the anchoring method, i was planning to remove them but suddenly i felt curious about it and left it there to see if it would grow. i can remove it easily though. can the riccia survive if i float it? recommend any other low light plants that come along nicely with this setup?
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:23 PM   #9
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Where did you find the aluminum mesh? And did it hold down the riccia well as it grew?
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:31 PM   #10
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mesh looks like gutter screen?? It will survive if you float it, but what a mess it will make...lol. riccia is a floating plant.
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can the riccia survive if i float it? recommend any other low light plants that come along nicely with this setup?
Yes it can survive, but then further shades the plants below. 5W is really not much light...

You could try mosses and pellia as well.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:50 PM   #12
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I can't grow anythying with 5watts. I had a 7 watt clip light and I could barely grow java moss.

Definitely upgrade to a 2x13 or a 2x9 watt light.
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so where did the aluminum mesh come from? Does it sink?
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ok a quick update, re-position some anubias, added some ferns.


what kind of snail is this?


uncskainch and RachPreach
my girlfriend works in a company that sells this aluminium mesh so i can get free samples easily you'll find it easily in hardware stores. it sinks easily and i bet it can hold a lot of riccia down since it's pretty heavy and putting it inside the substrate will also helps to gain hold.

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removed the riccia inside the mesh at the bottom tried to float it but it quickly mess my tank due to the hang-on-filter current. it took me more than one hour to really clean it out. i made another riccia in mesh and put it in my other tank to see how it goes.

Wasserpest
i know about mosses, but can pelia survive in my tank?

mrbelvedere
after about a week, my anubias seems to love this dim condition.
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[drools]oooooooooo, windelov, zebra nerite snail....[drools]
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