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Old 05-02-2003, 05:53 AM
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Default Help me make a tank w/ just Bryophytes

In article , (Allen Smith) wrote:

I have had a spare 20g for quite a while. I'm thinking of turning it
into a ~ 1/2 water tank/terrerium housing primitive plants (ferns,
mosses, liverworts) and perhaps some planaria and some type of
salamander or other amphibian for the upper portion.

Anyone have any ideas on specific plant species? I know the
traditional java moss, java fern (in all of its varities), african
fern (2 species), and for a floating plant I can try Azolla
caroliniana if I can find a source of it. The upper levels will
probably be multiteired with flatish rocks and I'll run a powerhead in
the lower level for some circulation. Light would consist of most
likely some midwattage CF setup, or even a dual striplight if my
plants don't need more light.

Any suggestions on further plant species, both aquatic and terrestial,
and animals (including lower critters like planaria) to inhabit the
tank? I need a good terrestial moss to cover the rocks and some other
terrestial ferns/liverworts that will enjoy the humidity.

Thanks for any ideas,

Good old java moss grows fine in a paladarium environment.

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