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    Mister Rons Juwel Rio 240 (2nd Attempt)

    First off, I must say that I feel completely humbled by the detail of your reply, ceg4048 :!: . The trouble for me I feel is that the more I get into this hobby the more there is to learn (understatement). I have tbh, shying away from the option of using dry chemical ferts, they just seemed to...
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    Mister Rons Juwel Rio 240 (2nd Attempt)

    well, I have given the grass a good hair cut and reshaped it away from the front of the tank, it has caused a bit of distruption, I will wait for it to settle before taking pics of the new look as it caused a fair bit of mess. below are some pics I took yesterday of progress of some of my plants...
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    Riccia and Java moss carpets. Step-by-Step guide

    thanks for the guide :D , will definetly use your advice when I reset my ricia carpet next, you highlighted an important flaw in my attempt. (no slate to weigh down) :oops: , currently I'm holding mine down with large pebbles, but the corys keep pushing them off. :)
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    Mister Rons Juwel Rio 240 (2nd Attempt)

    cheers for the advice / comments, 'fraid the other half would be les than impressed if I went and ordered another centrepiece, however I plan to cover the entire ornament with moss eventually, so hopefuly shouldn't look to bad? Tempting though, it has some god pieces on there. Thanks also for...
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    Mister Rons Juwel Rio 240 (2nd Attempt)

    Mister Rons Juwel Rio 240 (2nd Attempt) Hope you don't mind me putting my tank journal up here, I can only hope to eventually be as good as you guys on here. :oops: Although I would love too, I dont intend to attempt a full on amano aquascape, as some on here (maybe 3 or 4 tanks time :) )...
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    kicking oneself (Succesful Trawlerman!)

    Hi, Just had a crisis on the weekend, I set up my tank last week, and tied some moss to a log, using hairnet from boots. All seemed well until.... I came in on Sunday night and immeadiately realised the moss was no longer attached. Looking about the tank I found the hairnet had become dislodged...
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    starting riccia

    thanks for the response. since floating the grids on Friday, the Riccia has visibly grew to fill the grid and has begun to sprout through the holes. Definetly no ill effect!
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    Java Fern fixing.

    thanks, i'll see what other members think then change if necesary. By cotton, do you mean like "sewing thread". The foam is only gently tied around the stems, definetly not crushed, just to allow it to be held in the crack in the rock. their is so little root it will be difficult to tie it...
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    starting riccia

    cheers for the reply :D , will let it float for a bit then... can't remeber where I read that, but seem to remeber thats where the word crystalwort comes from, to do with it crystallising effect in direct sunlight.... probably remebering wrong or got thewrong end of the stick though! :?
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    Java Fern fixing.

    Hi again... I need reassured that I have fixed my java fern adequately and effectivly. my piece a Java Fern (red variant, purchased from greenline) came as seperate leafs / branches, with a tiny root (best described as a curly bit) at the botto of each stalk. It was proving difficult to fix...
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    starting riccia

    Hi, I have just, redone my tank and have made my first attempt at setting up a riccia carpet, by sandwiching the riccia between some plastic griding. For the moment I have weighted the mats down with a couple of stones, My question is, should I allow the riccia mats to float at the surface for a...
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    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    Hi just followed a link here from a member on another forum. My name is Mark, I first got into the hobby as a kid, and after a break of about 10 yrs, I got back into the hobby about 4 years ago. my Current tank is a Juwel Rio 240 and it has been set up since moving house just over a year ago. I...
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