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So I had gotten a preview of what I'd like to be built and wood sunken enough. Smaller woods and such sink faster, less water to soak up*





Now onto some work
 

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Attaching moss I used the glue method. I rather tie in any situation except for the hard to tie angles and such of certain intricate woods. Attaching moss to the core was a mistake, as it would be covered up later with other woods. Glue also initial moss adjusts slower I've seen.











 

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Planting, i used buces, marsilea hirasuta, erio vietnam, and dwarf hairgrass belem











if you start out dirty, your gonna have more work ahead of you
 

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Now that the contest is over I'll catch up. I entered...thats all i can say. hehe
Current the tank is a moss fragment and shrimp tank, I'll update this until the teardown and shrimp




floating wood, these sink faster than the big pieces


Wait...this doesn't look right?

 

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angle-ing this way gives more rooted look.




This is what pretty much killed it. The emmersed part of the tree needed humidity i could not provide. If the emmersed part couldn't survive a 8hr sleep night and dries out then its a bust. I figure despite the messy startup, if i had the emmersed buces all over, it would be decently worthy of anything. I know now I could've purchased a monsoon or something else.

dried out
 

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skeleton king would've looked nice

i tried glueing sphagnum moss, dried out quick

see the structure change as stuff moves around

 

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Now for shots and glimpses of the tank as it slowly gets torn down.
At this point you can tell the tank is very very dirty. A lot of mulm accumulation.









 
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