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post #31 of 71 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 06:53 PM
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Yes, it's a marimo moss ball that I ripped apart.
I assume it's glued to the rock? I'm curious to see how that works out
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I assume it's glued to the rock? I'm curious to see how that works out
Yes, I saw some Youtube videos of people doing it and decided to give it a try.

Bump: New jungle pico tank (UNS 20C) that just cycled. My Koi HMPK is settling in now. There's still a decent amount of yellow tint from the wood and adler cones, the mosses need to grow in, and I need to clean up the fallen moss on the bottom. This tank is next to my other pico (posted earlier) in the same bookshelf shelf, so I'll post pics of the setup once the wires are cleaned up.


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Hi All,

I have been reading through this forum for a little over a month now and decided to join! I have a planted fluval spec 5 gallon that houses a Betta (Guiness), 3 ember tetras, and an Amano shrimp. It's been running for 8 weeks and constantly adding plants. I look forward to seeing other users nano tanks! LA
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Hi All,

I have been reading through this forum for a little over a month now and decided to join! I have a planted fluval spec 5 gallon that houses a Betta (Guiness), 3 ember tetras, and an Amano shrimp. It's been running for 8 weeks and constantly adding plants. I look forward to seeing other users nano tanks! LA
Welcome. I like the layout, and the mix of plants. That’s a lot of different species stuffed neatly in a 5g. Plenty of room for more plants, though all those stems will be trim-and-plant quickly.


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Hi All,

I have been reading through this forum for a little over a month now and decided to join! I have a planted fluval spec 5 gallon that houses a Betta (Guiness), 3 ember tetras, and an Amano shrimp. It's been running for 8 weeks and constantly adding plants. I look forward to seeing other users nano tanks! LA
Welcome. I like the layout, and the mix of plants. That’s a lot of different species stuffed neatly in a 5g. Plenty of room for more plants, though all those stems will be trim-and-plant quickly.
Thanks for the warm welcome. I am using this tank as a learning tank before I go bigger. This hobby is definitely an addicting one 🤣. I will plant some more stems in the back and see how it turns out.
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Here is my final bookshelf setup, with both pico tanks.



The box in the middle is a wire-management box I purchased on Amazon. I attached some old wallpaper to it to spice it up a bit.

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Thank you! Yes, I used marimo moss balls. The middle of the balls are essentially hollow, with a flat surface opposite the "hairy" part. Many of the pieces on the left rock are jammed into crevices in the rock with a touch of super glue. The moss on the top of the right rock is super glued to the flat surface on top of the rock.
This is an amazing idea and I plan to steal it immediately! (well, in the next few weeks, as I set up my new 5 gallon shrimp/snail tank) Your tank is gorgeous, by the way!
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Your setup looks awesome. Great idea for the wire management.
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Here's a couple pics of a vase I had on my desk on the first day of this year. It was upgraded to a 1 gallon tank during the summer but that has now been replaced with a 2.5 gallon.




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Here's a .75 gallon filtered anubias tank. It's got snails and a tiny crayfish and a whole boatload of little anubias.
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Very neat idea! Love the look.
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Here's a couple pics of a vase I had on my desk on the first day of this year. It was upgraded to a 1 gallon tank during the summer but that has now been replaced with a 2.5 gallon.



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Well that pretty much qualifies all my current tanks, although I am working on a 60P. I always like my Money Tree 0.9G Pico. You've probably seen it before. It probably only held like 0.1G in actual water, but it was sorta - Houseplant meets Planted Aquarium. Had this setup for around 2 years.





Peacock Moss grow well above the water line

that is amazing!
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Ahh, appreciate the inspiration! Came across a few little tanks so I'm going to start up a 2.5g walstad, then follow it up with a [maybe a few] 5g!

@AcidGambit: Amazing setup! And glad to see you're a lover of classic books as well.
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Ahh, appreciate the inspiration! Came across a few little tanks so I'm going to start up a 2.5g walstad, then follow it up with a [maybe a few] 5g!

@AcidGambit: Amazing setup! And glad to see you're a lover of classic books as well.

I agree @AcidGambit: The set-up is excellent -- I have to say though, I am itching to switch out your books -- maybe with 1,000 Leagues Under The Sea, The Little Mermaid, and maybe Moby Dick? lol Hey, how is the moss ball glued to the rock doing? I didn't end up trying as I ran out of space in my tank, but it's still on my list for the next one!
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I agree @AcidGambit: The set-up is excellent -- I have to say though, I am itching to switch out your books -- maybe with 1,000 Leagues Under The Sea, The Little Mermaid, and maybe Moby Dick? lol Hey, how is the moss ball glued to the rock doing? I didn't end up trying as I ran out of space in my tank, but it's still on my list for the next one!
You guys are too much. Those two tanks are in one of ten shelves in the built-in bookshelf in my office. I guarantee that there are lots of other classic books in the other shelves.

The moss is going pretty well. That tank has required no maintenance to date and still looks good. Unfortunately, as I've chronicled in my tank journal, my main "display tank" in the office has been the exact opposite!
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