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    My Son's 5g Endler Tank

    Posted a few of these photos already in my introduction thread, but thought I'd start a new thread here so I can post updates. Started this tank as a cool project to work on with my young son. He's really into it and chose the fish and the decorations for the tank. It was originally supposed to house 1 betta, but it was converted to a planted Endler tank after my son denounced bettas as being too mean.

    The tank is a 5 gallon Lifegard Crystal Aquarium (14.17" x 8.66" x 10.24"), and I'm using an AZOO Mignon Filter 60 HOB (with Aquaclear filter media) for filtration and a Finnex FugeRay Planted+ LED clamp-on for lighting.





    Right now it houses Japanese Blue Endlers only.







    I plan to add a couple Nerites (tiger and/or horned) soon and possibly a few Cherry Shrimp down the road.

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    Received a nice clump of Mini Christmas Moss from Buceplant.com in the mail today! Will be using this to provide some cover for the Endler fry. Not entirely sure where I will be putting it in the tank or how to get it to stay in place tho.





    Last edited by DDTank; 02-13-2019 at 11:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDTank View Post
    Received a nice clump of Mini Christmas Moss from Bruceplant.com in the mail today! Will be using this to provide some cover for the Endler fry. Not entirely sure where I will be putting it in the tank or how to get it to stay in place tho.





    You can use some super glue to attach it to a drift wood or rock if anything.

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    You can use polyester thread (cotton will eventually melt away) to the it to wood or a rock. It will eventually grow and hide the thread.

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    Thanks for the tips, guys! I dont have any driftwood, rock, super glue, or string handy, so I may need to go shopping. Haha.

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    If I make it to the meet on the 23rd Iíll give you some moss... I have a bunch of moss in my least Killifish Biotope... it really promotes them to breed


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    Quote Originally Posted by the.under.ground View Post
    If I make it to the meet on the 23rd I’ll give you some moss... I have a bunch of moss in my least Killifish Biotope... it really promotes them to breed


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    Awesome. Thanks!

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    Thought about super glue and the polyester string, but I was feeling lazy. So I ended up just squishing the Mini Christmas Moss in random crevices.

    Never thought I'd be posting photos of moss, but here you go. My son actually shoved this piece in himself.



    And I got a decent shot of the male that my son has named "Dots".



    I also moved 1 moss ball off the bridge to the back of the tank. That counts as re-scaping right??




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    For me, Mini Christmas Moss doesn't seem to attach to anything for some reason. But it does grow beautifully once it finds a spot it likes.

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    Just thought I'd add a few new photos that I took recently of my tank.





    A new leaf sprouted from my Anubias in front.



    Cool seeing the leaves on my Rotala changing from round to longer, thinner leaves.



    Also, I posted this in the Beginner's Thread, but no responses. Still not sure what to do about this brown spot on the Anubias in the rear of my tank. Leave it alone? Cut it?


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    Looking good man! As for the anubias. I usually just leave dying anubias leaves. That looks to be Hastifolia, right? I’ve had mine throw out a new leaf even when the leaf was completely brown. Since they grow from mature leaf stems, it’s best to let it grow a new leaf before cutting an old one. But it’ll definitely continue to die off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryangee123 View Post
    Looking good man! As for the anubias. I usually just leave dying anubias leaves. That looks to be Hastifolia, right? I’ve had mine throw out a new leaf even when the leaf was completely brown. Since they grow from mature leaf stems, it’s best to let it grow a new leaf before cutting an old one. But it’ll definitely continue to die off.
    Yup! Hastifolia. OK, I'll leave it be. Shame it's gonna die. Didn't think much about the small brown spot when I first bought it, but it has slowly grown and gotten worse.

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