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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2005, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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My 10g redone


Hairgrass background
taiwan moss and riccia midground
hc foreground

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Looks okay, just got to see what it looks like after it fills before I can make any judgements. But from what I have seen at your past tank, i'm sure its going to look good. Are you dosing diy CO2? what kind of filtration?
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nice layout so far! The rock on the right front. Maybe if you angle it the same way ther other 2 large rocks are pointing to the left.


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Nice work! I can't wait to see what it looks like filled in. BTW, where did you get those rocks and what kind are they? I noticed them in your 1 gallon nano, they have a great texture and color for planted aquariums.
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Ok, messed with it a little.
Took out the Riccia because I thought it would contrast too much with the dark moss green. And it was growing too fast, I will try again when the moss grows a bit thicker, which is already what it has done it just a month with out co2 and ferts, amazing. Hairgrass also has many runners now, a lot of the hc as been pulled out by shrimps, so I decided it to grow it out in a tank and then put in bigger clumps of it. So this is it of now.
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Looks like a nice growth within the 10 days, the moss seems to be growing really well. Placing a black backdrop will really make the tank stand out.
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I dig it and like it without a black background.

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For co2, it's only excel whenever I feel like it. Flitration is a zoo med 501. The rocks I got from my lfs for 1$ a pound.
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Here it is after so many months. The hairgrass has been taken out, the gravel was too big for it. The whole tank is now taiwan moss only. 2wpg excel once a week after a 20% water change. I now use seachem prime, I think the shrimps like it more than stress coat.
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Looks great Turtlehead. I like how the moss is growing on the rocks as well.

Do you mind sharing your technique please? Especially what you used to set up the moss in the beginning, ie those square things? I'd like to try a Moss groundcover like that myself! Also, why did you choose to use Taiwan Moss instead of Willow/Java Moss? Was it just what was available at the time, or because they grow differently?
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The squares is plastic mesh from walmarts craft section for 79 cents, I then used lead weights and tied the mesh to that. I chosw Taiwan moss because it grows flat instead of the messy java moss and the williow moss that droops down. Plus I had so much taiwan moss. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Turtlehead! I'll have to check then if Taiwan Moss is actually available here before I start thinking about doing anything like. I've only ever seen Willow Moss sold here.
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I really like how you used the moss as your carpet plant. How often do you trim it to keep it short?
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I have not trimmed it yet, only stray moss pieces to make it look flat.
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I like it, it really looks natural like a hill you would see.


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