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Low tech mini moss tree scape

Glued together a moss tree; growing it slowly in a dirted nano tank;





The gluing process:
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Really nice. Then again all your tanks are. Just posted a question in substrate forum and would appreciate your input on using dirt in a nano tank with high light. It's a finnex 12 inch cube with a finnex planted plus light. No CO2. Planning to use a combo of laterite, Mr aqua soil and eco complete with a small layer of dirt at bottom. Am I asking for algae with the high light? I tend to move stuff around so I don't want to go all dirt
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really nice. Then again all your tanks are.
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Really nice. Then again all your tanks are. Just posted a question in substrate forum and would appreciate your input on using dirt in a nano tank with high light. It's a finnex 12 inch cube with a finnex planted plus light. No CO2. Planning to use a combo of laterite, Mr aqua soil and eco complete with a small layer of dirt at bottom. Am I asking for algae with the high light? I tend to move stuff around so I don't want to go all dirt
Thanks guys!

Make sure the light is adjustable; if you uproot now and then, use a dirt that is less clay heavy. Also test to see how much ammonia spikes when you submerge the soil; if its too high, algae issues might be difficult to resolve. You can run the filter and substrate for a couple of weeks first (without light) to stabilize the tank if you have the time. Other than that, plant heavily at the start and good luck~

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Any particular brand of soil you recommend. I might have to purchase it online as the only thing I could find in store right now is miracle gro
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Thanks for the video I've wanted to try gluing but was worried cause i haven't seen it done. How long does it take to dry usually and how soon can you put it in a tank with fish and inverts?
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Just watched the video. Great idea to use the sponges. Might just try it myself
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Thanks for the video I've wanted to try gluing but was worried cause i haven't seen it done. How long does it take to dry usually and how soon can you put it in a tank with fish and inverts?
Usually within a couple of hours; I put a damp cloth over the tree like when baking bread to prevent it from drying out

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I'm not in the US, so our products will be entirely different Hmm I see good results with the miracle grow stuff in other people's tanks though

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MGOPS (miracle gro organic potting soil) is one of the most popular choices for soil-based tanks, here.

OP, I love your mini tank. That's a great video of the moss tree process, too! I wish bonsai trees were more widely available (and affordable!) here.


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Thanks, when I have time next week I'm gonna try it with a rock
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Thanks for posting the video. I have a small branch that I've been trying to get shape into a tree without success. Now I know how!

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