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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 01:26 AM
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Ooh red root floaters :D

For my old 2.5 I used a student lamp :) I also have a 12in lighting strip which takes one screw in bulb. Worked pretty well~

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Flame moss is difficult the grow, definitely needs high lighting because mine died in my 33 aquarium where everything else is absolutely flourishing so that's my only warning. Unless you know it will do well, of course always great to give it a chance because it is a beautiful moss
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it grew beautifully for me when tied to drift wood :) lighting wasn't very high. My water was rock hard~ I find moss tend to do better when it can anchor on to something.

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do keep in mind though to acclimate moss from cool to warm water as our betta's water tends to be a little on the warm side. Moss prefers water in the 70s.

Also note that the fluval clip on lights recommended by a previous user, is only suitable for rimless tanks.

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[QUOTE=aokashi;2346313]Ooh red root floaters :D

For my old 2.5 I used a student lamp :) I also have a 12in lighting strip which takes one screw in bulb. Worked pretty well~



I object! lol
it grew beautifully for me when tied to drift wood :) lighting wasn't very high. My water was rock hard~ I find moss tend to do better when it can anchor on to something.

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do keep in mind though to acclimate moss from cool to warm water as our betta's water tends to be a little on the warm side. Moss prefers water in the 70s.

Also note that the fluval clip on lights recommended by a previous user, is only suitable for rimless tanks.[/]

Yeah I've noticed moss grows quicker in a cooler tank. I had moss in my GBR tank and it grew slow even with co2. Temp was 80-82.
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Here's my lil DIY light I did for a 20l I decided not to use, I didn't even remember I made one.

I'm just going to cut the fixture to length.


I figure to paint it all white and add a reflector to get more par, rather than leave it all faux wood look inside.
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it grew beautifully for me when tied to drift wood :) lighting wasn't very high. My water was rock hard~ I find moss tend to do better when it can anchor on to something.
It was anchored to my driftwood It was most likely the temp then, my sorority stays at 78 and this was back in winter when I tried it. I guess I'll have to give it another shot then!

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Good work on the light GorillaK. Looks like it will be plenty of light.

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Good work on the light GorillaK. Looks like it will be plenty of light.
Thank you I'm planning on putting a 9 watt 6500k bulb.
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Thank you I'm planning on putting a 9 watt 6500k bulb.
Sounds good to me! good luck with it! ^_^

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Here's what I'm thinking as the aquascape. I'm not to fond of the rocks, going to find an alternative.
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This was a little test run with sand and scraps of manzanita I had laying around. I might just put a lone bigger black lava rock on the left.
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i think i would just skip the rock all together and do a nice carpet up front =D, It'll look so beautiful with hc or mircoswords! and with 9 watts for a 2.5 gallon you have enough light for it =)
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