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Here's a few pictures of my current 10 gallon project: (Px coming later)


Not sure where I'm going with the plants. Still leaning towards a moss scape. I'm open to suggestions. What would you do with it if it were yours.

Thanks for looking.
 

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Thanks Tex Gal I had a similar setup awhile back and only used java moss. The light sand, dark rock and the deep green of the moss really looked pretty good for a low tech setup.

I'm torn on this one. I've had some great suggestions on another forum to use some tall, dark crypts and hygro.

I have a boat load of java moss and some others to play with. I'm leaning towards using that and making it a shrimp and oto tank. If not snowball shrimp then some julii cats with the otos.
 

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If it were me, I would make a steeper slope front to back and fill with Downoi and Blyxa around the rocks with something taller in the back, maybe Val nana.
 

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It looks like a good base for moss tank.
My suggestion is to add some Microsorum Needle Leaf or Bolbitis heudelotii to rear corners of the tank.
I like your idea. I had considered watersprite for the corners. I like the African Water Fern and I have a 2.5 gallon that's over grown with Needle Leaf Java.

Do you know of a source for the Bolbitis heudelotii ?
 

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If it were me, I would make a steeper slope front to back and fill with Downoi and Blyxa around the rocks with something taller in the back, maybe Val nana.
That would look awesome for sure. I'm not sure I have enough light and the lack of CO2 might be a problem with those plants though.
 

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Love the rocks. I wish I could find rocks liek that around my area (ontario canada)
Shipping USPS Flat Rate to Canada = $24.00 for packages maximum of 20lbs which is roughly what is pictured in that 10 gallon. $20.00 for the rock and I'll put together a package for you.

It doesn't appear to be a restricted item so it should clear customs without any issue.

Let me know if you are interested.

Steven
 

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I have BH in several tanks since it's very prolific. It seems kind of big for a ten gallon tank, but maybe a small piece would stay small in a small tank.
 

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I moved the tank out of the garage yesterday and up into my room. The BBA I got with the ferns I bought has almost entirely cleared up and it has finished cycling. I've started placing the ferns but am not quite finished. Some need to be tied down

I'm still looking for a few more plants but progress on it has been good so far. Sorry about the broken links at the top I'll try to fix those and get some updated pictures tonight.
 

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Instead of tying ferns, I have been super gluing them. The glue works well on damp surfaces. I blot the roots and the rock or driftwood with a dry paper towel, glue, hold the plant against the base for about ten seconds, them submerge it into place. Sometimes one will pop off, but once you get a little practice, it is rare.
 

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Hmmm, super glue... I'll have to try that. Sounds a lot easier that trying to string it to rock of plastic mesh.
 

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What happened to your pxs? Can you post some now?
I accidently deleted the photos from photobucket. I couldn't seem to edit the original post to delete the links.

I'm going to take some pictures of the tank today. I have all the short ferns in place more or less. There are some places I'm not too happy with but It's a work in progress. At least I won the algae battle.

I'm looking for some taller java fern to fill in part of the background.

Thanks for asking and if you can let me edit the post that would be appreciated.
 

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I'm looking for some taller java fern to fill in part of the background.
You need the java fern v needle leaf. Shame you aren't near me for I have some I could spare.

Your java fern look like they need some flourish excel or hydro peroxide and Calcium sulfide.

Are you in Canada? Where are you in Canada?

These 2 are in Canada:
Rusalka Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunstar Burlington, ON, Canada
 

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You need the java fern v needle leaf. Shame you aren't near me for I have some I could spare.

Your java fern look like they need some flourish excel or hydro peroxide and Calcium sulfide.

Are you in Canada? Where are you in Canada?

These 2 are in Canada:
Rusalka Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunstar Burlington, ON, Canada
I am actually in Las Vegas. Thank you for the offer though.

The ferns were a lot worse off a few weeks ago. Covered in algae. They've been been on a weekly fert routine for only a few weeks now. Hopefully in a few more weeks they'll start looking a little better.
 

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I have a ten gallon with nothing but java fern, but mine has wood instead of rocks. Planning on adding other plants after I'm done cultivating a good amount.

I like your set up. Other than the betta and the otos, do you plan on putting anything else in it?
 
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