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Well I just spent the last 2 hours giving the moss a haircut. I let the tank go for a week without fertilizing and I have algae growing in the moss again. I need to get an Aquarium computer to remind me when I need to dose.

I dunno.. I think the moss looks pretty funky... I still need to do something with the moss on the far left.. but the middle turned out pretty well.


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I let the tank go for a week without fertilizing and I have algae growing in the moss again. I need to get an Aquarium computer to remind me when I need to dose.
You could always set up a Wasserpest style auto doser with a $16 Aquarium Systems 606 pump, $10 digital timer, dosing syringe and airline. I also put on a little flow control I got from US Plastics for $8 plus shipping. I have two tanks dosed this way and each container lasts a bit over 3 weeks. The only thing I dose manually is PO4 3x a week with a Ecco little "dash" spoon. Saves a lot of time.

The moss trim is pretty funny. Looks like an English garden now. LOL
 

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Thats glosso gone wild! The video is not as exciting as the others. Tank looks good, the moss "trees" add a very bonsai look to it. It looks clean and the slate looks good as well. Call me crazy, but i like it alot.
 

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Well I just spent the last 2 hours giving the moss a haircut. I let the tank go for a week without fertilizing and I have algae growing in the moss again. I need to get an Aquarium computer to remind me when I need to dose.

I dunno.. I think the moss looks pretty funky... I still need to do something with the moss on the far left.. but the middle turned out pretty well.


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The slate and mosss background looks stunning, great work on the little moss hedges - they provide a nice contrast to the dark slate background. Really nice!
 

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Actually, i liked the moss more wild looking, i'm sure it looks different in person, but on the pic, it looks very unatural.
 

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The platties will breed pretty much continuously in the 45... I wouldnt recomend breeding large numbers of them in a 10 gallon though... My 10 Gallon here serves as a very temporary home for smaller fry. I sell them unce they reach young adult, almost breedable size.
 

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You mean you can SELL those? lol
My lfs would give me platy fry if i asked!
they're pretty much the rabbits of the fish world i geuss.
 

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Ever find an id for that segmented grass of yours?

I have a guess - Lilaeopsis macloviana

The guys from Tropica conjured up some of this new hobby species for us at the AGA Convention this year. It is a lot like the shorter Lilaeopsis species, but this one gets really tall and has those segmented leaves. I have some if you'd like clippings to compare. Most of mine is growing emersed.
 

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So I decided to start putting together some moonlights for my tank. I started with 3 LED's but its not nearly enough. I"m going to need at least 12 or more to do what I want. I plan on using a series of LED's to highlight the slate and shine behind the plants to try and backlight them. The foreground will recieve many highlights as well.

 
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