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  1. #91
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    Thanks - yeah i can't wait. Im off to get some more sand this weekend. Then either this weekend or next i will be going out to get more wood.

    Yeah riccia gets messy. I only liked it when i stapled it to the wood and it grew like a little tree. Jothy showed me that trick when i was picking up the plecos.
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    Yeah riccia gets messy. I only liked it when i stapled it to the wood and it grew like a little tree. Jothy showed me that trick when i was picking up the plecos.
    I put it on rocks & then secured it using hair bun nets. You twist it around and around & it holds the riccia in place. It quickly grows up & through the netting, until you can no longer see the netting at all. Of course, you still need to trim it, and that's where the mess comes in. My rocks were all small enough that I could remove them from the tank & trim them. But even though I'd rinse them in old tank water before returning the rocks to the tank, little cut bits would always rise to the surface.

    Like I said, I could cope with that in a 43G, but I initially covered the border between the sand & planted areas in my 7ft tank with riccia covered rocks. I just got plain sick of it, as it needed trimming so frequently.

    So you got some of cute little peps too. My friend also bought some and she calls them her Minties LOL
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    Minities HAHAHA, yeah i got to orange spot and two peps. The orange spots have grown so quickly.
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    Here are some photos to show where i got up to before deciding to change the scape. I hope you like it, although i'm hoping you will like my new layout more.

    I had actually had more growth then shown in the pictures - these pics are taken quite early on. The chain sword has spread a lot and i had Riccia tied to some rocks (you can see a couple) as well as tied to the driftwood.

    I had only been dosing flourish excel along with my ferts, as i decided not to go down the injected Co2 path when i was uncertain of things.
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    This is the pic i posted before but larger.
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    that is very nice. Looking forward to seeing what you've done with the newest layout.
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    This is my final layout. The photo was virtually taken straight after so its still a bit dirty in there. Its basically what i plan on staying with however i am yet to fine tune the layout. Place certain rocks and plants in there final location and add a few additional plants.

    I will post more pictures when i have finished and added my new discus.

    Then my journey is complete.
    Aaron

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