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Old 01-19-2013, 03:20 AM   #916
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Thanks for the reply.
Here is a pic from my low tech 40 gal breeder
Aqua soil and a single tube t5HO custom from Catalina 65 k.. This tank has an Eheim 2217 with an ebo jäger heater. Inhabitants bloom mollies and some long fined stripped cories

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Aqua soil, hob filter, no heater, Finnex fuge led, endless, platters and mollies

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:59 AM   #917
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Hey guys,

Just started my own low tech tank. I've got a Fluval Edge 12G and I love it.

The tank seems to be doing well.

It's still a work in progress as I'm still yet to lay down plenty more moss on the front in order to create a carpet.

Any suggestions would be more than welcome!

Ps, You can check out my journal for this tank. It's called 'My Rainforest Creek - Fluval 12g'. I've seen a few of you put a link in your signature. If someone could tell me how I can do that it'd be great!

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #918
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Sweet looking tank. I sent you a guidance PM
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:25 PM   #919
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Hey guys, just thought I'd add another photo from the front to give you guys a better idea of the tank.

I'm going to get rid of the hairgrass at the front as it hasn't done anything at all, other than sit there and look like a really bad haircut. I'm probably going to just throw lots of moss down at the bottom and recreate a carpet, maybe Christmas moss. I have a patch of it currently on the left hand side. I am a little hesitant about doing that to be honest because I think the christmas looks so pretty that if I have loads of it, it'll take away from the beauty and you'll appreciate it less. I'd love to have HC, but that'll happen in my dreams!

Let me know what you think.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #920
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Empty space is a great thing. You could put some on both sides in an uneven fashion, but don't make a carpet. I wouldn't at least.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:02 PM   #921
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I love empty space It saddens me when I see people who think they can't have a pretty tank without a full carpet. Show off that substrate, baby, ooh-la-la.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:51 PM   #922
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Hahahaha! Very true. Now a moss wall ;D that's really nice.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #923
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This is my second low-tech tank, an ADA Mini-M (5.5g) in progress. Just planted today and dry starting HC and glosso. I started a journal for it too.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #924
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Looks good, Peter. I've always been too impatient to attest a dry start.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:27 PM   #925
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Empty space is a great thing. You could put some on both sides in an uneven fashion, but don't make a carpet. I wouldn't at least.
I totally agree... As I said I do think too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. So my guy feeling was to use the moss sparingly and have a few open spaces and not covering the entire substrate.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #926
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I love empty space It saddens me when I see people who think they can't have a pretty tank without a full carpet. Show off that substrate, baby, ooh-la-la.
Appreciate your thoughts. I did think that too. I think some patchy growth here and there might look nice as opposed to a full carpet.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #927
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Hahahaha! Very true. Now a moss wall ;D that's really nice.
Haha. A moss wall sounds like such a daunting prospect. Keeping up with these plants seems like hard work already, with all the melting, browning, and holes!

I sometimes wonder how everyone else's tanks look so pristine! Every bit of leaf looks so green and healthy.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:36 AM   #928
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I use mostly mosses in my 18". You can check it out. They grow well. They'd look good in a wall, but idk if I can do it. It might be something to pursue for my tank actually!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #929
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I think your moss looks awesome. I want mine to be just like that. How do you get it to be so bushy? What do you feed your plants? I didn't see any co2.
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Can't wait to see how it comes along Peter...

Also, just a quick question. I've seen quite a few ADA tanks around. Is there anything in particular that is good about them as opposed to a regular tank?
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