I think it looks really great
Well.. My plants will turn green if I dont stay on top of my nutrient levels, or if the lights are too old. I like the red plants.. but I think I might remove them as they are too large for the tank. I need to find some small leaf red plants.. but that seems to be challengingWOW...serouisly WOW....how do you keep your red plants sooooo red ? Mine always turns green after a month or so.
Thanks The moss was actually inspired by a friend of mines bonsai collection. We've known each other for a long time and share a mutual interest in plants.. they just sort of branched off. Every once in a while though our plant hobbies collide.. lol.That moss looks absolutely amazing and I like the bonsai look as well; it is different! I also think that you will enjoy the HC if you have enough light and CO2. I know that I ripped my glosso out recently and haven't looked back since. It is an insanely awesome and tiny plant but I've got mine pearling every day now...its worth it for me, what was your "experience" with it?
It'll grow wild again in a day or two.. I just needed to give it some shape first... Every time I prune it like this the moss responds by growing in even thicker
My water is very soft... the tank is filtered with a rena XP3, lit with 2 x 65 watt 6700k Coralife CF bulbs and 2 x 65 watt All Glass 8000k CF bulbs.Well, it sure looks nice. How do you get your moss to grow that well? Mine never grows like that. Is your water hard? Low or high flow filter? dosing? Light intensity and spectrum? Just curious as mine usually collects detritus algae and never looks that green.
I knew it! I have bonsai too and I thought I saw something in your trimming that replicated bonsai style. aha. Yes, initially my experience with HC was less than stellar. But of course being the idiot that I am I tried to introduce it into a brand new tank that hadn't even cycled yet, so it was a bad experience. Today, totally different experience. It's taken off and is quickly turning into a tiny green engine of photosynthesis. I wish I had a really nice camera for some close up pics of mine, it pearls all the time. We both have the same exact lighting btw, so you might get even better results with your soft water (I've got liquid rock to work with). As for the UG, you'll like that too but it does grow rather quickly and can become a problem. FWIW, watch out for it because it has a tendency to choke out every living plant on the block (and you don't want a repeat of the glosso fiasco!)lol.Thanks The moss was actually inspired by a friend of mines bonsai collection. We've known each other for a long time and share a mutual interest in plants.. they just sort of branched off. Every once in a while though our plant hobbies collide.. lol.
When I tried HC earlier it didnt transplant well.. and before it had a chance to recover it had gotten choked out by glossostigma. This time around though things are going very very well. Since I posted the first picture several of the HC "plugs" have grown together and a carpet is already forming.
I added a small amount of Utricularia Graminifolia today too.. so I'm curious to see how it will look.