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Cynops orientalis setup

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Old 11th January 2005   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.
Just got 4 C. Orientalis the other day and thought I'd take a few pics and see what you all think about my setup. Don't know what I should do next with it. Any Opinions would be great. It's a 15 gallon tank btw.

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Old 11th January 2005   #2 (permalink)
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Nice setup. I would add some more plants though. Try to make the vegetation very thick. One other thing - sphagnum moss is very acidic, so its probably not a good idea to use it in the setup. Either use some moss from a garden/park where chemicals are not used etc. if you can get it, or put some cork-bark/stone hides on top of the rock.
Good luck with them
Chris



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Old 11th January 2005   #3 (permalink)
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Looks awesome, I really like that first pic.



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Old 11th January 2005   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Chris, I just took out the sphagnum moss. That moss was actually potted with a venus flytrap i decided to put in there. Maybe I'll see if i can use another moss for it to put back in. Unless you guys think its not a good idea to have that in there. As for the addition of plants, I'd like to add some small lily pads or something as well as other plants, any suggestions as to what types are good for this setup? I've been looking around and found Dwarf Lilies, they grow up 3 inches in diameter or so, so thats not too bad. Anyone have any experience with these?



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Old 13th May 2005   #5 (permalink)
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This is a great set-up, very nice for your newts. Is that a rock under the moss? I'm sure your newts are quite comfortable.



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Old 13th May 2005   #6 (permalink)
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Dwarf lilies(assuming you are referring to Nymphaea stellata) aren't exactly dwarf and can get quite large. They would need high lighting and rich substrate to grow well-but would survive for a while in low light.

Just me, but the gravel doesn't seem to match the rest of the setup.

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Old 13th May 2005   #7 (permalink)
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you could put a hiding space on the land...



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Old 13th May 2005   #8 (permalink)
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Also about the "rock"... is that a rock under the moss? When I saw the setup, the first thing I thought was "ooooo I want a thing like that!" referring the the "rock". Is it a rock? Did you buy it or find it? Do tell!!

~lindsay



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Old 13th May 2005   #9 (permalink)
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Wow I haven't checked this section in a while I guess. Yes that is a flat rock underneath the moss on the right. I actually no longer have that setup anymore since I moved.. But when I did have it the moss began growing some sort of plant with little white flowers. Not sure if it was part of the moss or just another plant that took off. I know the gravel didn't really match the rest of the tank.. But it was what I had at the time. I plan on my next setup to be a bit more natural looking than this one. Possibly with a sand substrate? I'm undecided at the moment on that..



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