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Old 03-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Live Moss Background

For a while now I wanted to create a live background for my tank, but couldn't find a proper mesh for it. (And thought, that the eBay one are a bit too expensive to my liking). And finally, today, I've stumbled upon an item that was exactly what I needed, and for the price that I liked

It took me about 10 minutes to combine everything together, using a few cable tie-wraps and a sucker. And here it is! And my shrimp already love it!! Can't wait till the grass poke through
I don't even mind that it's black, as it'll disappear after a while (hopefully), and I must admit it does look cool even now

Any thoughts or comments?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Definitely very interesting. I am going to follow this thread. What do you intend to keep in this tank?
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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The tank is fully stocked right now and running for a while now, but I want to add a few more Red Cherry Shrimps since I'm left with just one now - and since she's enjoying it already, I know the rest'll love it as well

As for the stock list--
- 4 x Male Guppies
- 1 x Pearl Gourami
- 5 x Black Skirt Tetras
- 5 x Glass Cafish
- 3 x Balloon Mollies + 1 "Just" Mollie + 3 baby mollies 5x Cardinal Tetra
- 1 x Albino Bristlenose Long-veiled Pleco
- 1 x Snowball Pleco
- 1 x Red-Tailed Shark (showing the signs of a temper now)
- 1 x Amano shrimp
- 1 x Red Cherry Shrimp
- 1 x Apple snail
- 2 x Assassin snail
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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What size tank is this? And how much of the "net" did you need?
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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I bought a two pieces of mesh, £1.49 each -- I forgot to measure it, but it's roughly 12'' in diameter; I put them together and that covers almost a third of my back wall, with the other 2/3 covered by decoration and plants, that supposed to grow tall but strugling for some reason

And the tank size is 165 litres, which gives roughly 43.5 US gallon.
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Thank you! I've been wanting to do this. I have to much moss.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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not sure if i want pizza or a moss wall now. Tough choice
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what is the mesh made of? it looks like some kind of aluminum
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not sure if i want pizza or a moss wall now. Tough choice
Hahaha!!
To make your life easier, they come in rectangular shapes as well, just not completely flat - the edges are raised a bit; I just thought that a 'pizza' shape may look cool in the tank, and it does

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what is the mesh made of? it looks like some kind of aluminum
It's a black plastic-- I wouldn't risk putting any metal inside the tank.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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On another thought-- the moss is already starting poking out! Yay
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