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How would you carpet this tank?



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Not sure about carpeting.

But, I like the look of this tank already.

Are you going to do a journal of this one? I would be interested in following it.


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Are you going to hang those "branches" with moss?

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I think that moss idea on some on the left would be cool, maybe a smaller crypt or like micro sword narrow leaf? that has worked for me (the micro sword) in my low light, but it is a strong light plant *shrugs* I dunno, with no co2 and low light you might be limited


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Marsilea would creep around and where it is dimmer would send up taller fronds, that would look great. You could plant areas of Marsilea and micro sword and let them mingle too.


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I say leaf litter and moss.
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keep'm coming folks

re: moss trees. I thought about it...even started a thread on the matter, but right now i'm leaning towards not making them trees.


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you can make more of a drapery with it, that might be pretty macdaddy awesomeness if you could work that out, maybe on a few tops, lay a medium size piece of thin mat of some kind of moss over the top and let it kind of float , You might be able to make it work but, yes, some work


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re: moss trees. I thought about it...even started a thread on the matter, but right now i'm leaning towards not making them trees.
What will go on them then? Or are they going to just be there? I'm not sure I like them bare (not my tank though =P). Anyways, I'm asking because I'm trying to sort of envision what it will look like so I can think about what looks good. One idea is to fill in everything else first and then worry about the carpet last.

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I'm sorry but to answer the carpeting question... I'd drain the water down to the substrate and cover it with dwarf sag, that is my carpet of choice because of the broad leaves BUT that bright green color may not go with the rest of your scheme/scape. I did update my journal today with pictures per your request so you can go take a look for yourself if you'd like.


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Flame moss. It's slow growing but looks like grass. I have some on a rock it's a very cool moss. Not at all picky. If you can find it Fissidens. I bought some from Asia. It was all brown from the long trip to the USA. It never recovered I gave up.

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I'm sorry but to answer the carpeting question... I'd drain the water down to the substrate and cover it with dwarf sag, that is my carpet of choice because of the broad leaves BUT that bright green color may not go with the rest of your scheme/scape. I did update my journal today with pictures per your request so you can go take a look for yourself if you'd like.
wont i need CO2 for dwarf sag?


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Flame moss. It's slow growing but looks like grass. I have some on a rock it's a very cool moss. Not at all picky. If you can find it Fissidens. I bought some from Asia. It was all brown from the long trip to the USA. It never recovered I gave up.
u mean for carpet or canopy? when I was thinking about trees, i was thinking maybe fissidens.


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I don't think grass like plants are going to work as well as round leaf type plants like HC.

The long thin leaves won't be a contrast to the "trees". Maybe the more simple the better it will look.
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