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So I just got back in to the hobby after a two year hiatus and decided I would start my mini-m back up. Tank has been set up for 5 days.
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Light- 13w cfl
Substrate- Fluval stratum
Co2-Pressurized
Filter-HOB aquaclear
Plants- Willow Moss, Dwarf hairgrass, java fern, soon to have Blyxa japonica and riccia
The willow moss was bought from a tank that had low light so I am wating on it to brighten up.
Fauna- 1 Mystery snail soon to have RCS.
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Quick update. The tank has been setup for about a week and a half and seems to be doing fine. The hairgrass is starting to root too. I have added Rotala indica as well as riccia. The Blyxa japonica never came in the mail so i put in the Rotala. The willow moss is doing okay but I think my water may be a little warm for it.
 

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The setup is really nice. I think it will look even better when the plants fill in. You shouldn't have any troubles with the willow moss. I got it yellow and it actually surprissed me when it almost took over part of the tank two months in.

Keep us updated.

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Mike
 

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A quick updated picture. I removed the willow moss from the wood. It never grew in the tank and started turning brown. I have added som java moss to in the back corner. I was having trouble with fish and shrimp dying but they all seem to be doing fine now.
 

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If you aren't familiar with riccia, just be ready with the scissors, it grows fast and will break loose and float up if you let it get too long-bottom dies from lack of light and green parts pops off and floats to the surface. Cut with the intent of a water change immediately after, riccia is messy with its little floaty bits swirling around the surface.
 

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I haven't updated this tank in a while. The java fern was getting eaten up by pond snails and just not looking to well so I removed it and wrapped the wood in some java moss as well as some other type of moss that was already attached to it but I can't remember the name of it.
 

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yea man that's looking really nice grown in. the color of the plants are telling me they are doing g to the double o d good. What kind of fertz are you giving them to give them that color? nice carpet too.
 

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yea man that's looking really nice grown in. the color of the plants are telling me they are doing g to the double o d good. What kind of fertz are you giving them to give them that color? nice carpet too.
I use the Flourish line. The Macros: NPK and Micros: Flourish and Iron.
 

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I got a hold of some Blyxa Japonica which is what I originally wanted in this tank instead of the rotala. I took out all the rotala and added in the blyxa in its place. I hate that heater in the back but I have to keep everyone happy.

 
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