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Old 02-06-2004, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have decided to try a moss wall. I have read the write up of a forum member, and it seems feasible.
Because it is a 125 gallon tank, the type of moss is yet to be decided. I really like the christmas moss he used, but should I go with Java moss to be cost effective? I do not mind spending some money, , but I am also not sure of the cost/availability of Christmas moss.
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I have decided to try a moss wall. I have read the write up of a forum member, and it seems feasible.
Because it is a 125 gallon tank, the type of moss is yet to be decided. I really like the christmas moss he used, but should I go with Java moss to be cost effective? I do not mind spending some money, , but I am also not sure of the cost/availability of Christmas moss.
Any other suggestions are welcome.
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Lots of people have christmass moss. You might have to buy from a couple of people to create a moss wall right away. Otherwise you can let it spread. Christmass moss is definantly the best choice. But java moss will look great as well. Just make sure you have some shrimp in there to clean the moss up.

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Old 02-06-2004, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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What will the shrimp do, just clean up algae? Shrimp wont be a possibility for a while, due to the large fish in my tank. And I would also like to trty the christmas moss.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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not only that.. they clean up the stuff that get stuck in your moss. Sometimes they even cut away the dead parts of the moss.. therefore they are quite nice to have.

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Old 02-07-2004, 05:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I'm sure it is possible to do without shrimp, but just easier to do with shrimp.

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Do you think regular old Ghost shrimp would do any good? They are only .20 a piece, so I could afford to replace them frequently.
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Old 02-08-2004, 05:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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They are omniverous so if you have enough of them i think they will do fine. If you dont have any fish that will eat their fry you could probably have a breeding colony. Dont mix the ghosts and any shrimp you want to breed though, ghost shrimp have been known to eat shrimp/fish fry.

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