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my 4.6 gal update

Just wanted to update this tank,added a few things and started dosing excell and flourish.A few CRS,a zebra oto,a rasbora maculata (saved from work) and some horned,and zebra snails round out the fauna.
The mosswall never really took off,i may redo it or remove it not sure yet.



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Your Zebra oto is cool.

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what are your tank specs? it may just be the pictures, but it looks quite dim in the tank. that might be the problem with you moss wall...just a thought.

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Thanks brion,i always thought otos were lame untill i got this guy from a wild peruvian shipment....He's def. the star of this tank lol.

Cam...The tank isnt really bright but i think it is the pics,its got the coralife 2x9watt 6700k's but its only penetrating 10 inches down.I set it up as a low tech tank but that got boring.Next week im upping the light to a 27 watter,adding c02 (maybe an injection setup).The filter has purigen in "the bag" , a sponge,and an almond leaf.

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I went ahead and planted some forground plants today,it looks way better i think.Its micro sword and a few sprigs of glosso mixed in.
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What did you use for the moss wall? im interested in doing one just not sure what to use to mount the moss on


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What did you use for the moss wall? im interested in doing one just not sure what to use to mount the moss on
Looks like plastic canvas to me. Find it in the crafts section of your favorite mega-mart.
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Yes sorry for the late reply....i got it at micheals (a craft store) most any craft type stores should have it....I dont know why,maybe not enough lighting but my wall is super slow to grow through.I would recommend if you make one of these to pull strands through the front wall to start the process.I dont know if its just my tank but Xmas moss isnt the best choice for these. I was thinking of restarting the walls with fissidens.
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Just wanted to update this tank....decent growth all around.I went with a green orange theme haha.The mosswalls are coming down really soon too.




New orange dwarf cray
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awesome tank and cray!!


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Thanks dude...I added 5 really small clown killies today,awesome fish.
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Nice tank..btw, what kinda substrate is that?


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Its florabase,Ive felt like transfering this into an ada cube and restart it with AS.
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Glosso growth at 23 days i think im heading in the right direction.Sorry im a noob and its exciting to see good growth haha.Started from 3 tiny pieces.
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