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Old 04-09-2018, 10:23 PM   #2641
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Betta will be a great choice to help cycle the tank, settle the filtration system first then think of what to add into the tank.




Useful video. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:25 PM   #2642
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Here is a good scape on 1ft.



Rocks and aquatic plant in unison. Your driftwood looks a bit too big at the moment.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:26 PM   #2643
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Hello all, I'm a complete newbie to this.

I just got a moss ball and don't know where or how to start.



So, anyway, I just into my late dad's pond with a pair of surviving angelfish. Hope this moss will grow well.

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Old 04-09-2018, 10:28 PM   #2644
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Up to you. De-ttachable if you loosen the clip on top. The plastic clip although looks very hardy, 2-3 years, it will break because of constant exposure to the aquarium water.

If dettach, you can cable tie it to some stand of your own liking. It is pretty DIY-able if you ask me. This is call the Pasat Malam lighting. Often you see RamLee burger stalls, they use them.
maybe go hardware store see got what 1st

https://shopee.sg/Led-Plant-Grow-Lig...512.1396560008

maybe sth like this will be good?

also if buy those aquarium light from fish shop need to replace the light regularly??
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Hello all, I'm a complete newbie to this.

I just got a moss ball and don't know where or how to start.



So, anyway, I just into my late dad's pond with a pair of surviving angelfish. Hope this moss will grow well.

just squeeze in water a few times and throw away the dirty water.
this moss basically indestructible one. but 1 yr grow 5mm only. can live for 100yrs
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Here is a good scape on 1ft.



Rocks and aquatic plant in unison. Your driftwood looks a bit too big at the moment.
is ok if the wood is centerpiece
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:35 PM   #2648
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just squeeze in water a few times and throw away the dirty water.
this moss basically indestructible one. but 1 yr grow 5mm only. can live for 100yrs
I washed it earlier before I put into the tank. It was floating, so I squeeze it, so that it would sink to the bottom, it did.

What should I be doing next? How often do I have to clean the moss ball or something like that?
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:36 PM   #2649
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is ok if the wood is centerpiece
There are techniques such as 1/3 left as center piece, what constitute main view what constitute auxiliary view, etc.

In short, there should be a main attraction in the tank. People scratch out on paper. I do that previously as well, before physically putting the stuffs in front of the tank on newspaper, twisting and turning each drift, each rock to get the best mix before I even pouring the soil into an empty tank. It is the same practise as per the Jap vid I posted a few days ago.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:42 PM   #2650
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Critising the tank isn't really the most frustrating part of setting up a tank.

First, you need a picture. A picture of what you want to create. It isn't really creation at will. You really need to picture yourself. E.g. driftwood, sit up? lie down? A bit left? A bit right? Touch glass or not? Want to tie what?


Moss Types:
Monosolenium tenerum
Taxiphyllum barbieri

A word on tying plants to driftwood is call secure. Unsecure tie means the plants might float up, so your effort wasted. : > Run out of ideas? Go to google image.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:48 PM   #2651
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I washed it earlier before I put into the tank. It was floating, so I squeeze it, so that it would sink to the bottom, it did.

What should I be doing next? How often do I have to clean the moss ball or something like that?
every time u change water just squeeze squeeze in the old tank water can already.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:54 PM   #2652
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every time u change water just squeeze squeeze in the old tank water can already.
Ok, got it. Thank you!
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:59 PM   #2653
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can put a piece of rock to hold it down. also, think your soil a bit too deep. is it intentional i.e. part of a scape?
Sorry when u say too deep as in? U mean uneven?
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The tank does not seem very qualifying as planted tank due to the black patch there, I can tell you that.

: > How about getting another tank?
Dun think will change to another tank ba.. sibei sayang. The black patch there is actually there internal filtration system.. anyway im a newbie so bound to make mistakes here and there. pardon me pls
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Dun think will change to another tank ba.. sibei sayang. The black patch there is actually there internal filtration system.. anyway im a newbie so bound to make mistakes here and there. pardon me pls
It is not sayang if you transform this into a nursing tank. Nursing tank can be an aquatic plant solely tank. Purpose is to grow plants. E.g. you can cultivate your own hornwort supply or moss supply or even duckweeds, etc.

I list a few here, you take a look.



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