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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
$25-30 US dollars for 1/2 bucket of Christmas Tree Moss?? That's a deal! For $200 I only got a ...
Ouch-It's just moss, how the heck can they sell it that expensive?
Because it's Christmas Tree moss, and not Java Moss. Christmas Tree moss is really hard to find here in the states. At least that's what I found when I was looking for it everywhere and finally had to order it out of Malaysia.
CO2 is god for those aquariums same as the best fertilizers money can buy. Light must also be perfect and those aquariums get tested daily and whatever nutrient is missing is aded. Takes time, energy, patience, money and most of all knowledge combined with the love for the hobby.
Keeping a tank like those is like keeping a very expensive supercar. If you dont have all it takes stick to a Ford, they(fords) dont have the speed, looks or sound of a supercar but they are easy to keep. Cant find a better comparison than that.