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Cage set-up questions

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Posted by: xitch at Fri Aug 31 16:36:51 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by xitch ]  
   

Hello all
I just got into darts a couple months ago, but each day my enthusiam grows. I currently have 3 D. auratus, CR Black & greens, housed in a 29Gallon aquarium. I have a waterfall set-up, with a small pool of water on one side of the tank. A local pet store in town is having a sale of $1/gallon aquarium sale, so i'm very interested in upgrading my darts to a 55 gallon aquarium, because i could get one for just $55. If i were to do this tho, I'd want to make sure I make a fantastic set-up. Right now my main problem is my Moss is only doing well on about 1/2 of the cage.

the substrate levels are as follows, from bottom up,
hydroton/LECA/terra-lite {whatever you may call it}
compressed filter
moss growth substrate
moss

for most of the cage , the water level does not reach the compressed filter, so the moss is being watered in the following way. the hose attached to the water pump "dumps" the water onto a wooden panel and then drains onto a small slate slab, dispersing to the moss from there. Is this enough water getting to the moss, or should the water level be higher so that the moss substrate stays wet?

I will try and post pictures tonight when i can get ahold of a camera.
thanks


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