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post #41 of 49 Old 05-23-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Java moss is cool, and pretty easy to grow under low lighting (in my limited experience) - also tends to be fairly easy to find. I say go for it! You'll just have to attach it to the driftwood for a bit until it takes root.

I'd love to see your reef tank! Someday. . . someday I *might* be brave enough to go there, but that won't be any time soon! It IS an entirely different universe from freshwater, and many of the 'rules' are very different. Your tank IS young (lol, mine is, too!) - you'll get it where you want it and be happy with it soon, I'm sure! :)
How would you reccomend I attach it to the driftwood? I have be coming increasingly aware as I proceed with this project about the rift between fresh and saltwater aquariums. One thing that I must say that I prefer about freshwater is the ease of care of the species allows the aquarist to focus more on the aquascaping of the aquarium. Now I'm off to go get picutres of my saltwater for you guys

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post #42 of 49 Old 05-23-2012, 01:36 PM
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If possible, do what Byron tells you to do ALWAYS! I've only done it one time - he is far more experienced at this stuff than I am - I'm a newbie aquarist 100%. I attached mine using fishing thread. It was a PITA to deal with wet, but it worked, and I was glad that it was more or less 'invisible' I also attached my ferns to driftwood and rocks this way. The ferns haven't rooted yet, but they will! :)

Can't wait to see your salty tank! Purdy. . .
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post #43 of 49 Old 05-24-2012, 01:04 AM
How is your GF on tank upkeep? In my experience, java moss is a great plant but can easily get out of control. I pulls handfuls out of my tank weekly, its just a crazy fast growing plant. It attaches to a lot of different surface including the gravel and other plants. If she, or you, do not keep up with it, it can be a real pain to control it later on. Just a forewarning. Otherwise, it really is a beautiful plant.
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post #44 of 49 Old 05-24-2012, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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How is your GF on tank upkeep? In my experience, java moss is a great plant but can easily get out of control. I pulls handfuls out of my tank weekly, its just a crazy fast growing plant. It attaches to a lot of different surface including the gravel and other plants. If she, or you, do not keep up with it, it can be a real pain to control it later on. Just a forewarning. Otherwise, it really is a beautiful plant.
Thanks for the heads up man! She does water changes and that whole bit but I can assure you she wont be pulling chunks of java moss out of the tank weekly. I might try it in my brothers tank where I can watch it more closely though

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post #45 of 49 Old 06-10-2012, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
Well guys here is an update! the plants have grown so much and I hope to add fish in the next two weeks or so!

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post #46 of 49 Old 06-10-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
and here is an old picture for comparison


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post #47 of 49 Old 06-10-2012, 08:19 PM
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That's doing well. You could add a few fish any time, just a few at first. Forgotten what is planned.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Looks good! Now onto the FUN part!!!
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post #49 of 49 Old 06-10-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
Thanks guys it was very satisfying to see my first planted tank take off the ground this well! I was going to do start off with a trio of endlers livebearers but my brother is basically doing a carbon copy of this tank (same biotope, fish). I still have to get his assembled which I will probably do once regents are over, which should be sometime next week. The problem then is going to be tracking down endlers livebearers because I can't find a store that sells them and it will cost fourty dollars in shipping if I order them from online.

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