My 30l planted with custom background

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  1. sailing_derrick

    sailing_derrick

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    So here it is, still a work in progress. I'm picking up some more plants tomorrow so updates will follow shortly. Oh and i will be putting up a thread showing the making of the background.

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    Love the backgound sailing derrick. Eagerly await your thread
     
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    cool background and thats a nice betta too
     
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    Nice looking Halfmoon meneer :)

    On the plants, the front-right plants look like Anubias Barteri var.nana. Don't plant them....they will rot and die. Anubias must be tied to a piece of wood or a rock in order to survive and grow. They are very tough plants and can survive in lots of different environments, but as soon as you stick the rhizome in the substrate, they start to die.

    Nice little CO2 you got there....I recently put the same thing into one of my tanks.

    Am I seeing mondo grass in the tank or is that pigmy?
     
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    what type co2 is that
     
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    Tetra's CO2 Optimizer. Costs R 145 for the diffuser + cannister. Refill cannister costs approx R 50. Very simple to use
     
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    I was looking at that and the nuetrifin one which comes with the ladder.
     
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    Looks good - love that background.
     
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    Zafgak Old fart

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    Nice tank
     
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    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    looks Great!! well done
     
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    This looks really nice. Going to try it.
     
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    Thanx all, here is an update. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanx Dale for all the cuttings...
     
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    Looks stunning mate!

    You're welcome, I'll shout once I prune plants again....ppl must just come and collect

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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    Very cool, gives me ideas to upgrade my beta's baby plastic tank to a bigger better one and use it as a planting experiment.
     
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    what type of mesh of sorts lurking in your substrate? please advise ande explain
     
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    sailing_derrick

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    The mesh is holding spiky moss to pieces of slate. The moss will eventualy grow thru the mesh and for what will look like a lawn.
     
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    any updates on the tank. I woold like to see what the moss lawn looks like
     
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    nag nag nag nag?
    Any updates on this tank?
    Looks excellent
     
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    Hi sailing_derrick,How do you get the cement to stick on the polystyrene?
    Do you use pure cement or do you add any additives?
     

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