lljdma06 said:Hi a1matt! Thanks for the reply.
It's good to know that weeping moss grows fast. I will watch for any messiness.
hijac said:Actually if you need some drop me a PM. i've got TONS.
Themuleous said:Loving the moss wall at the back, should look cool once up and running. I always think a plant 'wall' at the back gives a difference sense of things to a tank.
PS - I knew you'd come around to our way of thinking eventually. You've got the CO2, now we just need to work on the EI
Fish play a very important part in this style as well. The bottom, middle, and top zones of a tank should be filled with fish to make each area interesting to the viewer. All fish species should be different in shape, color, and size, but the least number of species possible should be used to fill all niches in the tank (so no blue rams in a tank with kribensis, or silver hatchetfish with marbled hatchetfish, etc). Schools must be as large as possible.
Mortis said:I had an idea for the moss wall. Since it has so many holes in it already, instead of tying he moss like you would to rocks as you mentioned earlier you could just poke a few strands into it. This way you would have most of the strand hanging on the front which would grow downwards and cover the plastic.
aaronnorth said:are making your own TPN+?
TBRO said:Wow - that is some seriously extensive planning. Wish I had that kind of patience. Love your outdoor raised plants ! I have amazon frogbit in our bird-bath. I have the same rasboras there really cute but kind of shy, I hear their more confident in smaller tanks. Looking forward to seeing the finished scape - Tom
AdAndrews said:Brilliant write up llj, cant wait to see it planted- a bit like my own nano
lljdma06 said:Thank you, Adam. I am this anal normally, so the write up is only an extension of this.
I also believe in really knowing the habits of what you keep. The problem is that I have recently been reading a lot about how CO2 is a more important factor with regard to the more difficult plants than light. Much of the older literature has not caught up with this concept, so researching the plants have been difficult as they tend to list light requirements first and are then vague about CO2, and the light requirements are often sky-high for the more challenging plants. Especially with regard to the Nesea and Myriophylum. SuperColey1's grown R. Macrandra in less that 1WPG, but he has CO2 injection, which lends credence to the concept I've been reading about. I am conducting a bit of an experiment with the Nesea and the Myrio as I don't think this nano has very much light, despite the 3WPG number. But I will be providing good CO2 and good ferts. If they do well, then this also lends support to that concept. For me, those are the toughest, everything else on that list is going to be much easier, as I have grown most of the species without the benefit of CO2 injection or ferts in moderate light levels. If I fail, there is always Alternantera reineckii!
john starkey said:Hi ilj,
brilliant journal as usual,really looking forward to the planting,