In pic 4.("An Australian Native Fissidens, Berteroli"). I don't recognize the fissiden, Do you have other pictures of it? I love fissiden and am always on the look out for more. What is it's growing habit? Want to sell some?
Crystalview - It is a very interesting plant indeed, one that seems to have been lost to the hobby and only recently rediscovered. I just checked for the proper spelling and it's FISSIDENS BERTERO1
Here's a link to the Australian Forum where it's rediscovery unfolded.
You will need to register to read it but it will be worth it to read that alone. My name on that Forum is BrianS. And if you want, someone else has just recently discovered something that looks very similar, it could be the same plant. Here's that thread
As for selling, it's being distrubuted amongst members on that site but I don't think anyone is selling it commercially. You may want to float a thread there to see if anyone can export some. I'm not sure what's involved with exporting plants.
Love the Bolbitis, so nice and compact. Mine tends to grow huge.
Low light and CO2 is a good combination, this tank shows it.
I've been keeping Bolbitis for around 6 years now. For me it had always stayed quite small and just seemed to grow thicker. Since I've upgrade my filters and put this plant in higher current it has started growing bigger fronds. It's very thick in there and a bit of a surprise just how regularly I have to thin it out considering the light.
How just how? I'm gonna watch this thread closely
I'm surprised, in a very pleasant way, just how well the plants are growing in this tank. I never initially had any intention on having it as a scape but patience has paid off. I'm looking at my other tanks now and wondering if I'm doing them all wrong. It's my favourite tank now and I don't want to change anything for fear of disturbing it.
I've recently added another small Val species to see how it will go, it was collected here in Australia and maybe Val Gracilis (sp?). I would love it to be a good low light ground cover, time will tell.