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post #871 of 1988 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 06:27 AM
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haha - sorry I wasn't more specific, it's late here ; )

I meant the large leafed ones, which I thought were Coffeefolia. I've never grown Barteri, but they could be that too - I was looking at the three with the large ribbed leaves in the first pic of Oct 2012...the whole tank is stunning, but to me those especially make a statement!
Ah, that one... That's Caladifolia with 7 leaves in total. It's VERY similar to Barteri and Nana -- near indistinguishable with young specimens in fact -- but is much larger as a mature plant. Have an even bigger specimen in my tropical tank -- it's almost a foot tall. Will be selling some of those off, in fact (if anyone's interested let me know). The placement is actually temporary as I was giving it time to attach itself to a piece of lava rock (can still see the string used to hold it in place while it attached). It's ready to be moved now, though. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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☯ Come visit Goldie Haven to see Goldfish & live plants thriving together in harmony =)
~ Updated December 4, 2012 ~

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~ Updated March 2011 ~

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post #872 of 1988 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 06:59 AM
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Caladifolia's a new one to me - I'll be looking that up - I like it's bold shape and size. I can't stop looking at it! lol

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Caladifolia's a new one to me - I'll be looking that up - I like it's bold shape and size. I can't stop looking at it! lol
I does make a statement that's for sure. IME, it's a pretty fast grower (for Anubias) and forms some really big, tough roots which makes it ideal for large low-medium light tanks with fish that are tough on plants. My large Goldies (Hershey is softball sized, Pepper is 8" long) can't budge these plants even with their digging and rooting around. They tend to grow very tall, too -- I have one specimen that's almost a foot tall and that's AFTER it has already been cut in half =) Caladifolia doesn't have quite the shape and interest of Coffeefolia, but it makes up for that with a faster growth rate, bigger size, and tougher roots =)

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They sound very interesting! I have a 125g low tech tank, and I've been thinking about buying A. Hastifolia for the same reason. I had it once in an old 55, and the size (height) was perfect. I bet you'd like that one too, with it's spade shaped leaves.

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They sound very interesting! I have a 125g low tech tank, and I've been thinking about buying A. Hastifolia for the same reason. I had it once in an old 55, and the size (height) was perfect. I bet you'd like that one too, with it's spade shaped leaves.
I had Hastifolia at one point before something went horribly sideways with my previous Goldie setup and every single Anubias melted. I have no idea what happened or why.... Some of the rhizomes survived and have since regrown leaves, etc., but many of my exotic Anubias specimens didn't survive the meltdown. That setup was all done with Anubias species -- a dozen diff't ones -- many of which were huge. Hastifolia is definitely a fun one to have =) Gets pretty big, too, and that's when it really stands out. Think you'd be very happy with it =)

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My old 40gal.

Could have sworn I posted it here before.. but this was after the first trim.
It was torn down 2 weeks later. haha


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post #877 of 1988 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:46 AM
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That 40G was nice =)

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Here's my low tech effort.

Tank - Aqua One Eurostyle bow front 80
Dims - width 42cms, length 80cms, height 64cms
Volume - 185L
Lighting - 2 x 24w T5HO (new bulbs i put in yesterday).
Filtration - Advance 750

It's constantly changing, but this is what it was like as of last night:



Far from the spectacular i know. I think I'll get Christmas out of the way, then really get it how I really want it. I've got a few ideas that I'm in the process of thinking through.

If your interested I have a photo journal thread on the go showing how things are changing:

My new 185Ltr (40gallon) upgraded from my 23 Gallon Attempt

start on page 2 (I think the link points to it) as the first page is my old tank (BEFORE THE SIDES FELL OFF AND I NEEDED TO REPLACE THE TANK ASAP)

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I like it re_hashed! I think it looks really nice.
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Looking good re-hashed! That new DW on the right has a nice shape to it. You can do all sorts of creative 'scaping with it =)

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I know that I can't be the only person reading this thread that's ready for another update on lauraleellbp's 90 gallon! Common Laura, stop hiding your work!!

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The tank when I started it at the beginning of september and today. Maybe i should do some trimming but Im so happy with all those plants, maybe tomorrow..!??

A month ago T8s were changed to leds, think its still low tech with very little care and fertilization.
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Dirt w/ blasting sand, Finnex Ray 2. Boesmani Rainbows and Sterbai Cories. All lovin life!
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Here's my lush 30 breeder. Just did a major trim

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