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First attempt at aquascape

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daimen

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This is my first real attempt at aquascape. I'm normally a jungle type of guy. Does anyone know what moss would be good for that branch?

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OzShrimp

mini pelia would like nice i think, what are those rocks you have in there? 

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daimen

It's just sandstone.

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fishmosy

Any of the fissidens might be nice too.

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daimen

Which of the fissedens do not require CO2 injection? I really like the look of them

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OzShrimp

You would be alright with US Fissidens :) 

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Shrimp Aqua

G,day daimen, I grow Mt Glorious Fissidens with no CO2 and low light and always have to trim to keep under control. I agree Mini Pelia would be good also.

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fishmosy

I've grown many types of fissidens without CO2. They are pretty hardy.

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daimen

I really like US fissidens. I might go that way. Do I just tie it to the wood. How fast does it grow

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daimen

What about flame moss? How hard is it to get these mosses anyway

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Squiggle

I'd go Fissidens too(although mini pelia is fantastic as well) post up a want add in the classifieds, I'm sure there's a few people around who have some spare. :thumbsu:

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fishmosy

Fairly easy to get most types of mosses. Post an WTB ad and I'm sure some members will be able to help you out. If you decide to go with mini pellia, give me a yell.

Flame moss could work but I dont think it looks as good on thicker pieces of wood (like yours) compared to thin branches. Its personal preference though.

In terms of attaching it to the wood, I prefer gel superglue. You could also try a dry start method.

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daimen

What's this I read about chopping it up and mixing it with yohgurt then spreading it on the branch

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petfish

you can chop it up very fine, make a paste from it by adding a little water, rub the paste on the branch/stone and keep miost for about 3-4 week's, this only works when doing a DSM

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petfish

i have heard of the yogurt metherd to but have been told it works either way, i just did the paste with water in a tank with willow moss and very happy with the results.

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daimen

Other then that method can I just tie it on or would the best way be the paste?

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Squiggle

Tying works just fine as well if you don't want to mince it up, try using "Bait Mate" from BCF to tie it on, the stuff is fantastic! :thumbsu:

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daimen

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That's where I'm at now. I'm still looking for something to cover that branch.

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slin1977

Looks fantastic planted :-)

Have you tested the filter intake for shrimp safe.... I assume you going to keep shrimp ;-)

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Bigbear

Looks great dude I like your 3d background very nice indeed

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daimen

Actually no shrimp in this one. It's fish only (for now) hahaha

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daimen

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Quick update its been nearly 1 month

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Odin

Looks like it's all coming along nicely, well done :)

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daimen

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Just a quick update.

And some sly inhabitants until the peacock gudgeons get her. Some culls just to keep the cycle. (That's what I tell the wife)

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daimen

Again if anyone has any peacock gudgeons let me know.

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