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Suitable plants and mosses for all those Mini containers Aquascapes.

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by keithgh, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    It might be a good idea to kick start a plant, mosses etc list Common and Botanical name if know plus a photo.

    There must be plenty suitable either easily found while bush walking or at the local Garden shop.

    Keith:):)
     

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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith,:D:D Now we are talking trade secrets (y) Some of the bits i have growing are aquatic plants On wood or rocks for upcoming projects :) But when out and about with my Grandson :cool: Well anything could come home Twigs stones Lots of moss & my new love Liverworts :) The following pics:eek: Well just some bits and bobs Pic one Aquatic plants growing on a rock :giggle: But some fantastic moss and liverworts Out there for some new projects :D 005.JPG
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy Photo 012 is practically a ready to go mini scape.

    I have plenty of photos of plants for Aquariums but none for mini tanks.

    Thank you very much.

    Those photo will help when out bush walking.

    Keith:):)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith, It is amazing what you can find on a walk:D pic 012 have a idea for them bits with a tree :whistle:
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy

    The photos are coming up as small File Size

    Keith
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    There is plenty of info out there its just a matter of sorting it out.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Thank you Don't know what happened to photos ??? As to info Google it's fantastic :cool:
     
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    Hi Re post of pics ;) 005.JPG 004.JPG 010.JPG 011.JPG 013.JPG 012.JPG
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Evelyn, Will look out for that plant looks stunning :rolleyes: That moss site :love: Ooooo Fab :D
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never seen a Maiden Hair any thing like that any where, I would look fantastic in a hanging basket in my Fernery.

    Roy good to see you sorted the Photos concern out.

    Keith:):)
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith & Roy,
    in Germany you can also buy this tiny little fern (Asplenium trichomanes) in the nurseries, look where the shadow rockery plants are...
    it loves to grow in narrrow cracks between rocks in humid shadow.
    Seems to be native in Australia, too.

    Here a liverwort picture:

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    Hi Evelin, Fab :love: As its been so windy over hear in the UK lots of old small tree branches have fallen off the trees :DAnd looking at them they have Liverworts growing on them. They look so cool :rolleyes: Cut them off and super glue them on to rock or DW:sneaky: I am trying this and so far Liverworts Doing Well :rolleyes: They Look good too :D
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Roy,
    are you sure its liverworts and not lichen?

    By the way: back in my mind there exists an idea since years, to put dry branches with lichen behind my Aquarium as a background.
    Also dry moos hills I could imagine there.. ;) Astonishing thing: 10 cm background behind the aquarium in reality always look twice as far viewing it through the aquarium. Very perspektively.
    I did not do it yet, because there is no space at the moment and a 650 liter glass is not so easy to move again.
     
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    Hi Evelyn, Yes its Lichen on the wood ;):oops: Silly me. The Astonishing thing is.Its what is running around in our heads :eek: Your thinking on the DW Moss & lichen At the back of an Aquascape OOooooo :cool: Outstanding I love it:rolleyes: Have you ever thought of doing it on a nano tank ? could be worth a try (y)
     
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    I tried it already in 2010, that's why I know about the seemingly deeper perspektive....
    I put an old drawer behind the tank having a "dry scape" in it -
    I have only a bad photo from the very first frouzy trial in front of the white wall... but to give you an idea I post it:
    Both pieces of wood and the root with dried moss on it (in the middle) are behind the glass... from the glass to the white wall have been only 5 cm space.
    Fish that swim close to the aquarium glass seem to swim outside.... an amazing optical illusion. Try it!
    Edit: The mossball algae on the right side are directly fixed on the glass wall (on both pictures) .
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    Also here, the dark moss with roots in it in the middle behind the fishes and above is in reality dry moss behind the tank. Also the white piece wood bove the fishes. Sorry for the bad quality of the photos.

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    It was just an experiment, so I don't know how long it will take, until the green moss fades. Probably it will not take long time because of the light.
     
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    Hi Evelyn, Word fail Me :rolleyes::rolleyes::love::love:(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Thank you Roy :) it's really worth a try!
     
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    Hi Evelyn, With back lighting as well ;) Maybe even a moon :eek: Sorry going too far now:DBut was thinking of back lighting my first Aquascape still working on that one but its coming together now :whistle::giggle: Thank you for sharing your ideas :cool::cool:(y) Well that's what this forum is all about Sharing our ideas :cool::D Love it (y)
     
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