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Old 12-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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This is my ten gallon and there is java moss on the driftwood. I don't know what to add next. And should I add more gravel? (T8 flourescent 19w)

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This is my 5 gallon and I was wondering how long my christmas moss will take to grow over the whole tank with 10w fluorescent light.

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Old 12-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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Your tanks are both low light. It's a good way to go, especially when just starting out with planted tanks, but plants do grow much more slowly.

Why don't you check out some of the tanks in the Nano and the Low Tech forums to get some ideas of where you want to go from here?
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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There's not much sense in adding more gravel, since most of the easy plants that grow best in low-light can be anchored onto driftwood and rocks (anubias, moss, java ferns, etc).

Like Laura said, I'd go hunting through this forum and other forums and see what's attractive for you. Even if you find a high-light setup that you can, you can probably adjust it to low-light by doing some plant switches. In your case, Id start with a solid hardscape--rocks and driftwood--and work from there.

Regarding your xmas moss... couldnt say for certain, but mosses usually take a while to acclimate in my tanks, but once they start growing, they dont stop. I believe Xmas moss take on its best form (with evergreen-like fronds) when it's anchored to something. I'd try tying some of yours to your rocks, to see if you like its anchored-growth better than the loose free-floating growth.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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a 10G is too small for an angel. Rehome the guy and you can add a few more tetras.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:22 PM   #5
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a 10G is too small for an angel. Rehome the guy and you can add a few more tetras.
yea I know its small I was thinking about getting a 50gal in the future
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:38 PM   #6
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I want my java moss to be fluffy like this pic

http://www.fishumentary.com/wp-conte...2/dsc01974.jpg

from fishumentary.com
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Give it time, tie it to something and then leave it alone, and it will.
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