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Moss forest

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Dennis Singh, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Dennis Singh

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    always gotta share, brag, etc......


    Here is my latest hardscape on the 60 gallon standard


    rock will be removed


    pure manzanita, i don't like using rocks, stones, petrified wood


    don't like the look of malaysian pieces or african root really, manzy is so versatile


    i might do co2 when i get back from vacation, but for now, no co2


    just mosses, crypts, erio vietnam, marsilea, buces and possibly staurogyne


    very easy growing stuff


    wet/dry (gots to go wet/dry) just an awesome filter, love it


    t5 lighting


    h2o tap


    africana sub (aged)


    manzy


    super glue


    cotton thread


    fishing line


    don't know why i keep posting or sharing....
     
  2. LRJ

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    What sort of crypts are you going to have? I could see going with some big crypts in the background behind the wood, maybe a red wendtii off-center to the right, balansae in a corner. Erio vietnam around the bases of the woods, stauro carpet in the foreground with a patch of marsilea to accent. Mosses and buces on the wood. Looking forward to seeing it develop. Hope you decide to use CO2 and let this one reach maturity before tearing down.
     
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    thank you for your advices. I'm doing purely cryptocoryne flamingo. some plants are already in place. I would like to add a list of rare crypts, just don't have the funds to do so.


    I get a hook up package from dave lee(foster) tomorrow, involves bali moss and khao sok moss maybe some staurgoynes, we'll see, he always hooks it up pretty darn "phat"


    a set up like this is very easy to do and maintain, it all depends on your hardscaping materials, combining different woods together, there are very many pieces which i've collected over time in the system.


    Erio vietnam is in the back left corner, staurogyne if i get it will go in the right corner


    marsilea hirsuta as the foreground


    crypt flamingo's down the center


    buce and mosses did go on the driftwoods but i did run out of buces and mosses so some driftwoods are bare as of now, the more plants i can pack into this 60, the nicer it'll look. The wood pieces in place are easily removable and can super glue more on.


    What age is maturity for a tank? A year?


    haha i always seem to do that, tear down and rescape too early.
     
  4. LRJ

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    I'm not exactly sure what maturity is for a tank. Maybe once the plants have had a chance to fill in, and you get to see how close the scape has come to what you had in your mind's eye? As opposed to getting impatient and re-scaping before the idea has had a chance to fully play out (which is a temptation for many of us).


    Nice choice with the flamingo. Will be following along.
     
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    Ty and ty, flamingo was the only crypt i have, or have in abundance so...


    I also got tiny bits of crypt retrospiralis i put in the back, a crypt florida i forgot where i put it and thats all with the cryptos. Its very tempting yes, especially when you get tired of looking at the same old. Patience is very key to this hobby. People are always changing their aquariums instead of letting them sink into the zone, by adding chems or boosters or just plain messing with water chemistry, (this does not pertain to water changes) that when helped it still won't help cause of the constant change and plant adjustments i believe, not particularly aimed at you, I'm just saying in general, i'm seeing it a lot now..
     
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    before, so you can kind've see how its coming together, i didn't photo step by step so


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    Mosses will take time to adjust and grow, sure they're in the same conditions but now they're super glued so it'll delay the growth a little over if i were to tie them which i would see growth (bright light green tips) within a day or so.


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    I'm disappointed in how this scape turned out, I did not get all the spaces filled with the plants I had, too much gap space


    so embarrassing, so here black and white:


    I have switched out my wet/dry with another HOB for vacation, this way the sump doesn't have to be filled as much compared to top offs


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    Got 26 sick blue dreams in my tank now


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    awwww, adorable little corydoras (agazzi i believe)

     
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    Last update for now
     
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    You can see the gaps, i can't wait for the mosses to grow, but they're at standstill right now cause of the glue. Downoi, crypts, staurogyne, or best (buces) seem to be good choices to fill in the gaps


    [video=youtube_share;fkA4dqOS8aM]

     
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    Full clip:


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    Yeah, I think I would go crypts or buces (or anubias but not on your list). I like the wood on the left a lot but not sure on the right until it fills in more.
     
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    I would love to go with a bunch of anubias problem is i like the white variants too much of the them and those are way too expensive to get a lot of. The right side is too cluttered with woods and not enough plants, i might remove some when i get back, iono. Thank u very much for your input.
     
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    I apologize, tank went to shit when i was away on vacation, and decided to tear it down. A new one with co2 is coming, haven't decided on filter as my wet dry cpr overflow is leaking


    or its the tank, i hope not the tank, i've had it for a decade or so, but i know for sure the overflow was leaking.


    Its a junk tank for now, but things to come, please bear with me, i'm getting new nice pieces of wood in. I'll make a new thread, yet again...


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    Looking back at pictures, i realized how crappy this aquascape was, sorry i will try to do better. Got wood in, getting buces in, trying to pick up more moss, ecetera


    yes i think i can do a lot lot better but we'll see....


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