Re: My First Planted Tank - Juwel Rio 125
And from me!LondonDragon said:
And from me!LondonDragon said:
That was an Aquatic Magic sized portion lol, and no, my Fissedens is clear thank youLondonDragon said:
What do you mean by the second water pump?keymaker said:Great!!! Thx! Looking really good, Paulo. What's the deal with the second water pump?
Oh, I'm missing something... :? What's on the wall with the suction cup (I know that's a Hydor Koralia) and what's the other on the gravel below? I thought both are pumps and was wondering why you need two.LondonDragon said:What do you mean by the second water pump?
I am trying, many thanksYzemaN said:Gosh, this tank just keeps getting better. Good work!
The one on the gravel is the CO2 diffusor check here: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1152&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=90#p16320keymaker said:Oh, I'm missing something... :? What's on the wall with the suction cup (I know that's a Hydor Koralia) and what's the other on the gravel below? I thought both are pumps and was wondering why you need two.
LondonDragon said:Matt I didn't sandwich the moss between two meshes, I don't like that and takes an eternity for it to look half decent, like this its already looks complete, I will post some photos later this evening.
Not having great luck with my pets this week, found a problem in the eye of my dog yesterday too and have to take it to the vet this evenning and hope is nothing serious!
Using cotton thread just attach it to the front of the mesh, it will cover it from day one and look great, if you "sandwich" it, it will take months before it covers the mesh, mine is already look great after one weekSpider Pig said:So how do you attach the moss- do you just tie it on to the front of the mesh? Only ask as mine is taking sometime to come through the mesh and I suspect that the SAE are nibbling away at the growing ends that poke through. Got a nice portion of taiwan moss from SteveUK so hopefully that will grow quicker than the xmas moss.
Grows very fas really, but can capture a lot of dirty in it and you need so shake it often to clear it, think that why I am having some algae issues with mine. But yesterday I ripped it all out and placed it in the shrimp tank, this morning I could hardly see any algae left!!Spider Pig said:Like the fontanus moss- how quick/ easy is that to grow?
I hate loosing fish, everytime I loose one I get really upset and feel like giving this all in, so for now won't get any more fish and concentrate on the plants, the fish I have left are planted tank friendly so leave it as that for nowSpider Pig said:Sorry to hear about the losses. It's one of the most frustrating things about this hobby when something goes wrong and you don't know why. At least you can optimise your stocking to a planted tank though.
Just a thin layer spread equally all over the mesh to cover as much of it as possibleSpider Pig said:By the way, how thickly do you spread the moss? Do you just do it sparsely so there is room to grow or completely cover it?
Spider Pig said:I suspect that the SAE are nibbling away at the growing ends that poke through.
a1Matt said:Spider Pig said:I suspect that the SAE are nibbling away at the growing ends that poke through.
I reckon you are on to something there. SAE's find moss very tasty. They turn a lot of the moss 'stringy' in my tank where they nibble away at it. I have taken to growing some of my mosses in pots on a windowsill for now and will add them to the tank (in the form of a moss wall) once I have removed the SAE's! Its just mosses (and possibly glosso) they have a taste for. They leave everything else well alone.