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  1. sa80mark

    Attaching Riccia

    There what I used for my riccia stones, worked really well :)
  2. sa80mark

    1-2 Grow VS Regular Pots

    Aswell as the above reasons 1 - 2 grow is also massively easier to work with, no rockwool to spend hours picking off and no dead or dying leaves to pick off :)
  3. sa80mark

    hair grass issues, riccia question

    Thats interesting mate, when I got it I followed a video from the green machine, removed the wool trimmed the roots and cut the grass to 1 inch, maybe i should have trimmed more, the green growth has been over the last week some blades are 3 inch now, im due a trim of the moss so I will chop the...
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    hair grass issues, riccia question

    Im having a problem with my hair grass ( Eleocharis acicularis ) does anyone have any idea where im going wrong ? None of my other plants are showing any bad signs, no damage, no algae etc Tank details: 30cm cube tank 11w cfl t5 ( 6 hours a day ) Pressurised co2 Inline diffuser Drop checker...
  5. sa80mark

    Moss ID, confirmation please

    Try this link its pretty helpful :) List of Aquatic Moss. How to grow Aquatic Moss. Info on Java Moss, Christmas Moss, Taiwan Moss, Peacock Moss, Stringy Moss
  6. sa80mark

    Moss wall

    Heres a simple one that works well My DIY Java Moss Wall - DIY - Do It Yourself - 127010 Theres also a load of examples on youtube Hth Mark
  7. sa80mark

    Flame moss - Tropica 1-2 grow

    Im pretty sure the pots I saw were the weeping moss and they were green as you would expect, id be surprised if that pot youve got is "normal"
  8. sa80mark

    Flame moss - Tropica 1-2 grow

    That certainly doesn't look like the pots ive seen
  9. sa80mark

    Tropica 1-2 Grow

    Ive just got my first 2 pots of 1-2 grow 8 days ago Ammania sp. 'bonsai and Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' Im not sure whats so different about them apart from whats already been said but as for how they grow well all I can say is bloody superb, when I first planted them they looked shrivelled...
  10. sa80mark

    Tropica 1-2 grow planting?

    You can do either, splitting them makes them go much further though :)
  11. sa80mark

    Glossostigma Elatinoides - Die Off

    I read similar to but after reading many of ceg's post there is nothing more important than a clean tank, maybe I took this a bit to literally but I trimmed the dying bits of my hc and it grew like mad, maybe better to wait a bit until someone with more knowledge can answer for definite :)
  12. sa80mark

    Glossostigma Elatinoides - Die Off

    Im still a newbie myself but I trim anything thats dying off, mainly to help prevent algae but also I believe that it helps the plants to use its energy for new growth instead of wasting it on dying leaves Hth Mark
  13. sa80mark

    moss aquarium

    Thanks Ady Much appreciated I will definitely take on board your advice, I know this scape will be a lot of work maintenance wise but im determined to make this scape work :) Sparkyweasel, thats really interesting I can see the thinking behind it, its strange to think even back then people...
  14. sa80mark

    moss aquarium

    Brilliant thanks ceg
  15. sa80mark

    moss aquarium

    Im wanting to rescape my 30cm cube tank and am wanting to do pretty much all moses and riccia, i am completely new to moses and have next to no experience with them. I know moses grow well in a low tech setup but I would like to have mine high tech, Is it possible to do a high tech moss tank ...
  16. sa80mark

    riccia submerged

    Really that definitely gives me something to think about thanks tim :)
  17. sa80mark

    riccia submerged

    Im pretty sure the answer is no but can you grow riccia submerged with no co2 or liquid carbon, full low tech tank ?
  18. sa80mark

    moses id

    The Christmas moss im 90% sure is right just going off pictures on the Internet but i have seen quite a bit of variation so I cant say for sure,
  19. sa80mark

    moses id

    This was bought as Christmas moss what do you think ? And this one was bought as weeping moss ?
  20. sa80mark

    plant id

    Thanks guys :)
  21. sa80mark

    plant id

    What is the plant to the rear right and left with the red tips ?
  22. sa80mark

    Struggling to get riccia to cling to mesh

    What size holes are in the mesh ?
  23. sa80mark

    riccia colour

    Remodel of the dennerle, the misses has put her foot down and wants it out of the bedroom so I thought id break it down and start it again, I think im going for some thing a bit different with a riccia carpet, a lot of moss ( been growing it on ) Alternanthera reineckii, Elatine hydropiper (...
  24. sa80mark

    riccia colour

    Yes its the same batch good to know its doing well :) shame it lightens up though I really like the dark green but never mind new scape coming next week aslong as I get the week off ive asked for lol :)
  25. sa80mark

    riccia colour

    Hi mick both the lighter green and the dark one float, as far as im aware there both riccia fluitans the lighter green came from a member on here and the dark green came from ebay both apear to be identical in size and shape, all im really concerned about is wether the dark one is healthy as im...
  26. sa80mark

    riccia colour

    Does the colour of riccia tell us anything ? Everytime ive seen riccia its quite a bright green ive got 2 lots in seperate tubs on the window sill both lots came from different places the first lot is the green I would expect but the secound lot is a really deep dark green is this normal ...
  27. sa80mark

    Moss id help

    By no means am I knowledgeable about moses but ive just bought a big portion of Weeping Moss, Vesicularia ferriei and to my eye its identical to your picture, I know some moses look very similar but I hope this helps I also hope what I have bought is weeping moss.
  28. sa80mark

    Hemianthus Carpet Planting

    I planted mine in small / ish clumps approx 2cm x 2cm and its growing like mad and filling in extremely fast :)
  29. sa80mark

    Plant I.D

    Bacopia monneri ? one of my fave plants :)
  30. sa80mark

    Micranthemum umbrosum

    Does anyone have any tips for planting Micranthemum umbrosum
  31. sa80mark

    Utricularia graminifolia, shrimp safe ?

    Thats good to know as theres alot of conflicting stuff out there. I will keep it on my plant list for my shrimp tank Thanks guys
  32. sa80mark

    Utricularia graminifolia, shrimp safe ?

    Ive just been reading about Utricularia graminifolia and apparently they eat insects and crustacean would this mean baby shrimp are in danger of being eaten ?
  33. sa80mark

    riccia carpet , am i mad ?

    I really fancy a riccia carpet but am put of due to it not doing well with liquid carbon
  34. sa80mark

    which foreground plant

    Very nice found someone on ebay with it who also does a few Bucephalandra :)
  35. sa80mark

    which foreground plant

    Which would be peoples choice between tropica 1 - 2 grow HEMIANTHUS CALLITRICHOIDES ''CUBA'' and GLOSSOSTIGMA ELATINOIDES ? Im leaning towards the glosso more but am a bit concerned the leaf size might be to large for a 30cm cube Any help or thoughts ? Mark
  36. sa80mark

    which all in one fertiliser

    With the tropica fert is it the tropica plant nutrition , tropica premium or tropica specialist ?
  37. sa80mark

    which all in one fertiliser

    Ive just found on aqua essentials one called neutro + seems cheap and covers npk any thoughts on it ?
  38. sa80mark

    which all in one fertiliser

    Thanks for that tim looks very interesting :)
  39. sa80mark

    which all in one fertiliser

    Which all in one fertiliser do people use or recommend ? The tank is 30l cube 11w light and will be using easycarbo Plants are undecided yet but will most likely be tropica 1 - 2 grow
  40. sa80mark

    Is there a list anywhere of the easier to grow plants?

    No problem this on is also quite helpfull Search Products: Low Light / CO2 / Slow Growing | The Green Machine
  41. sa80mark

    Is there a list anywhere of the easier to grow plants?

    This is one that ive found very helpful Tropica Aquarium Plants- Plants - The plants demand
  42. sa80mark

    help choosing background plant

    Thank james thats definitely one for the list. I will be doing a journal for it. As soon as it gets delivered I will get some pictures up well thats if it gets here from Germany in one piece Mark
  43. sa80mark

    help choosing background plant

    Ive just bought a dennerle nano cube 30l for next to my bed and need some help with plant choice, im after a tall (ish) background plant with small leaves, I was thinking bacopa monniri is there anything similar but with smaller leaves ? Not sure if it helps but the tank will be lit with an...
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