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Old 07-20-2019, 09:39 PM   #1
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40 breeder Apistogramma build

Well the time has come for me to attempt one of my dream fish so I picked up a 40b and now itís time to set it up. Going to be using a Beamswork da full spectrum for some low to medium light plants. And plan on trying for the tree root type scape with some dragon stone and a few slate pieces to make some cave/overhangs for the Apistos.

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Nice hardscape material. You can make some sweet caves with that stone. Moss them branches sumpin fierce..
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:26 PM   #3
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Was looking for some java moss but they only had weeping moss, which doing some reading would look great on the roots, but I wasnít sure if my light would sustain it.

This is the light Iím using, you think it could support the weeping moss?
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Yah. Should be fine. I've had issues with acclimation before, once it takes hold it goes.
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Well I think Iíll try some then.
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The java can be a problem..once established it can become quite unruly. Gets everywhere.
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With the weeping moss being finicky to acclimate, should I glue it still or try something else?
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I agree with brookster. The Java moss gets out of control and messy. I constantly dealt with pieces coming off, floating around the tank and getting sucked into the filters. They also tend to trap food and poop. Also, I had issues with algae growing on it when I had it on branches closer to the surface of the water. The amount of light needed for my floor plants was way to much for the moss near the top of the tank. Just food for thought.
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Cool, thanks for the info. Iím going to go back to the lfs and pick up a portion or 2 of the weeping moss after basketball today. Might get a couple more crypt wendetti too, I like the look of those.
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Well itís up, couple pics but it was just filled so everything still a little cloudy










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