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post #11 of 13 Old 10-19-2012, 06:54 AM
i have not read all of the posts but here's some good ideas on a clean up crew

also have no idea ON there compatibility with your fish but just ideas

Golden Weather Loach (dojo loach) {these are brilliant for string waste up off the gravel/sand}
Clown Loach {Snail control}
Golden Mystery Snail (Apple Snail) {do not use with clown Loach}
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-19-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Byron View Post
I agree (with 1077). And I would go farther and not recommend Bristlenose in tanks as warm as 82F for discus (I gave 81F as the upper limit in the profile, and one should if possible try to keep a species below their upper limit, it is just better.

To your pant question, Java Moss will thrive on the wood in low light once it is established. I pull this stuff out by the handful maybe every 4 weeks. Java Fern might also do OK.

i asked a lot of people regarding this javamoss, all of them told me that it required very strong lighting and cannot live with a weak lighting..
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-20-2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Maestro08 View Post
i asked a lot of people regarding this javamoss, all of them told me that it required very strong lighting and cannot live with a weak lighting..
Nonsense. I have moderate (what many would consider minimal) lighting in my tanks, and this stuff grows very well. A lot of mosses are low/moderate light; one of my local fish stores employs an authorized representative of ADA who was trained by Takashi Amano and he recently propogated four different moss species that all grow fine as carpet plants on the substrate with low light.
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