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    The moss is the pre-processed moss that NEHerp sells; I bought a 12x12 square but honestly that was a little much and i have a good bit left over. Right now its just resting on the cork and nothing is really holding it in place, but I am having some issues; I have to mist the moss several times/day to keep it moist, and I fear this is increasing my humidity too much. I think I am going to try putting some sphagnum moss underneath it to retain moisture better, and then I will wrap some monofilament fishing line around it to hold it in place. And if that doesnt work, Ill just take it out and add a bunch of tillandsias in :P But I do really like the look of the moss so Im hoping it works

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    I'm not 100% sure, but it looks like your fern is a Korean Rock fern.
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    You are correct, the dark green fern in the back is Korean Rock Fern And I just learned that the green/silver fern in the front right is a Variegated Brake Fern (Pteris ensiformis)

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    Alright everyone I have a small update; I ordered some tillandsias and have them mounted in. I've been playing around with it and I think this is the placement I am going to stick with (although I may end up moving the earth stars). I ordered a "Brachycaulos green" and a "Brachycaulos x Concolor" as both are very water-tolerant, large plants that won't be crushed/killed. So here are the updated pics

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    That's looking wonderful.
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    Hello everyone, I have a bit of an update. I added another small branch on the left branch because I felt it was too open (and planted a peperomia out of one of the cork tubes). So here are some updated pics

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    My Pilea "creeping charlie" is growing like crazy. The brake fern is throwing off a ton of new shoots, but doesn't seem to be getting any taller yet. But the biggest update of all is..... Dante moved in last night! He spend most of the night (until I went to bed) perched up at the top, he seemed a little hesitant to explore everything. But this morning I found him sleeping under the leaf litter. Hopefully tonight he will be a little more active

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    Double thumbs up! That's awesome!!

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    Awesome looking tank!

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    Update time! The viv has been going now for almost 3 months; The pilea "creeping charlie" has been growing like crazy and I have already had to trim it back a couple times. I also noticed that my vine cuttings weren't doing very well, so I took them out and stuck them in various places on my cork rounds. The moss is also starting to throw new growth and really green up; in the next couple months it should start to get really lush. Also, one of my tillandsias is about to bloom and now for the pics! (sorry they are a little washed out, i took them with my iphone)

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    Update time! Quite a bit has changed since my last update; I couldn't get the larger tillandsia firmly anchored, so I have temporarily removed it (debating about whether I like the tank better with or without it in). I still felt like my branches were too sparse, so I added several vining species of peperomia and ferns about a month ago, and they are sprouting new growth like crazy! So now the pics!

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    And an updated plant list

    Tillandsia Brachycaulos "green"
    Pperopmia prostrata
    Peperomia serpens
    Peperomia cf jamesoniana
    Peperomia fagerlindii
    Peperomia "ripple"
    Pilea "creeping charlie"
    Pellionia repens
    Microgramma vaccinoides
    Microgramma piloselloides
    Microsorum linguiforme
    Pyrrosia nummularifolia
    Korean rock fern
    Sanseveria (snake plant)
    Cryptanthus "red"
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