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5,5 gallon moss tank

ok, so i bought a 5,5 gal tank a few days ago, then i got the most super incredible idea lol.
I´m gonna do mosswalls on three sides and a "mossfloor"

Tank: 5.5g

Lighting: Random desk lamp with aquatic nature evolux light

Photoperiod: 12 hours

Filtration: aqua el internal filter

Heater: none

Substrate: none

Mosses: x-mas,spiky,stringy,java,peacock,weeping,flame,taiwa n,monsolenium tenerum and maybe some riccia

Fauna: Crystal red shrimps, crystal black shrimps, white pearls shrimps
suggestions on wich fish i should have...

Fertilizers: easy carbo

CO2:none

Sorry for the bad english, i´m swedish lol
Real bad pics couse my camera is broken... gonna fix it soon.

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how its gonna look...

from above:


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Ooo...a little cove of moss, that will be awesome

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One question though (noob question), if you put red crystals and black crystals won't they eventually breed into all black since that colour is the dominant wild type? I'm actually very curious about the answer if anyone has it.

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One question though (noob question), if you put red crystals and black crystals won't they eventually breed into all black since that colour is the dominant wild type? I'm actually very curious about the answer if anyone has it.
yes they will, but the crystal blacks are so much more active than the crs. mine crs just hiding in my other tank, but mine cbs are swimming around eating alot

one of my crystal reds:
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Very pretty, it seems a shame to breed them into blacks. Why not keep your lines seperate? Not that there is anything wrong with the original colour, it just seems like a waste of genetics to interbreed the mutation back into the wild type. Perhaps I'm being silly?

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Oh as for fish, Micro Rasbora. For the simple fact that I want some myself, but have no where to put them. Giggle.

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Sounds like a good plan. You could do a moss ladder too.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...pe-ladder.html
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Very pretty, it seems a shame to breed them into blacks. Why not keep your lines seperate? Not that there is anything wrong with the original colour, it just seems like a waste of genetics to interbreed the mutation back into the wild type. Perhaps I'm being silly?
no your´re not silly i´m just to lazy to order more crystal reds....
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Oh as for fish, Micro Rasbora. For the simple fact that I want some myself, but have no where to put them. Giggle.
i´ve got some boraras maculatus in my other nano but they are pretty boring....
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Sounds like a good plan. You could do a moss ladder too.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...pe-ladder.html
Thats awesome! ofcourse i´m gonna try it!
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you should make a moss tree next to your moss rock like this
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you should make a moss tree next to your moss rock like this
That one was freakin´ awsome!
but which moss do you recomend?
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That one was freakin´ awsome!
but which moss do you recomend?
well flame moss is on the "tree"
weeping moss is in the backround (i believe it could be christmas moss)
and dwarf hair grass is the foregound plant

good luck with this tank, make sure you keep it updated
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well flame moss is on the "tree"
weeping moss is in the backround (i believe it could be christmas moss)
and dwarf hair grass is the foregound plant

good luck with this tank, make sure you keep it updated
yes ofc
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A nice classic moss tank is always nice. I wouldn't bother with fish.

Yet the description on that photo aren't correct.

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well flame moss is on the "tree"
weeping moss is in the backround (i believe it could be christmas moss)
and dwarf hair grass is the foregound plant
That is not 'flame moss' on the bush it is erect moss. Erect moss is next to impossible to get ahold of these days because a few years ago pretty much all the moss kept died off in everyone's tanks. Most of the moss kept was in Singapore and thats where it all died.


In the background is actually probably Christmas moss since that is his favourite moss for moss walls.

Besides that have fun!

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