How do I grow plant stuffs??? Can you start a thread about it??

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  1. Scleropages

    Scleropages Very Well-Known Member

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    Yer... here ya go...

    How to grow "moss" in a tank / enclosure thingy.

    Get a tank thingy...... add 2 inches of a 10-20mm clay gravel stuff like seachem Oxyx sand stuffs.

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    Add some organic non nasty pesticide free coir peat stuffs or potting mix without all the evil stuff in it, around 2 inches or so.

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    Add some lovely rocks.. or branches or whatevers..

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    Then find some moss (scrape it of the driveway .. buy it from an aquarium shop etc)

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    Add moss and let the moss grow under a nice light ( most Aquarium bulbs will grow plants) for a few weeks until it turns nice N green:

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    Add plants etc.... water a few times a week with a sprat bottle , check water by checking how wet the Gravel under the substrate is... easyness!

    Then do it on a bigger scale:

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    The end.....

    Told ya I suck at "how too threads" plants are like anything.... Give them food / water and Ideal conditions and they grow N stuff....

    Stuff stuff stuff etc...

    I like turtles. :)
     
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    Its awesome thank you!!!!!
    and ive subscribed :)
     
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    kr0nick Well-Known Member

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    That was perfect. Schleropages. Easy to understand and straight to the point. I might try the moss idea on my GTP display enclosure, I was thinking of making A foam wall then sticking peat moss or that brown stuff you used on top of your rocks. Thanks mate
     
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    simply but surprisingly very helpful thank you

    (now off to find some moss)
     
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    Skitzmixer Well-Known Member

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    thats awesome! Looks really good.
     
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    nice good looking setups

    i've had limited success with some ferns and fiscus nothing to the scale of your tanks tho
     
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    Thanks for the info, it's definitely going to come in handy! ;)
     
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    Scleropages Very Well-Known Member

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    I like moss's. Moss's is good. :)
     
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    what are the plants in the upscale one?
     
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    Scleropages Very Well-Known Member

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    Most are Bromeliads, I needed hardy plants for a pair of scalaris.
     
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    i was so surprised went into my front yard and did a proper look found a whole load of moss.
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    When you say aquarium globe what do you mean? Also do they then need lighting still after you've set them up?

    Do you have any drier live plant setups? etc
     
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    Scleropages Very Well-Known Member

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    Anything from 6000K to 10000K.
    Yup.
    Nup not atm.
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks. Sucks that they still need lighting and that I don't keep any rainforest animals in display tanks. Let me know if you do some nice drier themed enclosures that look as amazing as yours often do.
     
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    how long do you find it takes the moss to spread.
     
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    Scleropages Very Well-Known Member

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    Moss growing up the glass walls....
    And a few other tank pics...
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    Very cool.
     
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    Looks great. How often do you have to get the lawn mower in there and do some pruning?

    Will this type of living environment stand up to dragons climbing all over it? I love the look of it, not sure how it would cope with a couple of boisterous, midsized waterdragons and their claws?
     
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    Sold at Bunnings for $7. It's a bit 'bluey' and it may have a picture of a fish on packaging (NEC brand).

    It's also what butchers use, so their meat looks more appealing from inside the glass.
     
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    Nothing from bunnings is good for plant growth , lighting shop or Aquarium / petshop are better places to go.
     
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