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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 37gal Semi-soft water plant collection

I haven't posted any tank journal on this site yet so I guess it's time ... Since I only started setting up the tank last month, from 6mos hiatus of its former life (discus planted tank), I think it's not too late to make a journal of it... At first, I used stem plants that I already have but decided to get into the soft water plants and this is where it begins... Ok, without futher ado, here's the tank specs:

Tank: 37gal long
Filter: Rena XP1 (Magnum 350 before)
Lights: 4x24W AquaticLife T5HO (2x 6700K & 2x Roseatte)
CO2: Pressurized CO2 system (24hrs)
Substrate: AS Amazonia
Ferts: ALL Seachem line (experiment)
Fauna: Heterandrias Formosa
Flora: Sphaerocaryum Malaccense, Limnophila sp Vietnam mini, Eleocharis sp. 'Belem', Bacopa sp. 'Japan', Rotala Mexicana 'Araguia', Rotala mini Type 1, Rotala sp. Araguaia, Ludwigia Senegalensis, Rotala Indica, Rotala Vietnam, Lindernia sp. India, Rotala Macrandra Super Red, Rotala Sunset,Rotala Magenta, Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Pantanal', Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem'/'Madeira'/'Manaus'/'Rio Negro', Tonina Fluviatilis Regular and Lotus Blossom, Eriocaulaceae sp. 'Type 2' & 'Type 3', Eriocaulon sp. Kimberley and Ericaulon Japan sp 'sieboldianum'

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I know, I have this collectoritis bug going on that's why I have lots of plant spp in the tank... But I'm in the process of eliminating some of them in my tank and move it to my big tank... So, your help, suggestions, inputs and ideas will be greatly appreciated as I want to make this a dream collectoritis tank! LOL

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Hey, what is that one plant called? I have it in my tank but never can ID it...

Here you can see it:http://www.flickr.com/photos/fish_fish_fish/4854210975/

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Hey, what is that one plant called? I have it in my tank but never can ID it...

Here you can see it:http://www.flickr.com/photos/fish_fish_fish/4854210975/
That's Lindernia sp. India

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Are they supposed to be bright red? Mine's bright green. :/ And it says they grow slow to medium, mine grows new leaves every day... Maybe its not that..

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The Rotala sp. Araguaia looks good! I have not been so lucky growing this plant. I wish I could get mine looking that healthy.
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Are they supposed to be bright red? Mine's bright green. :/ And it says they grow slow to medium, mine grows new leaves every day... Maybe its not that..
Hmmm actually it doesn't turn bright red on me either... The tips just turns into purple-ish color... Here's a close-up pic of it from my other tank...



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The Rotala sp. Araguaia looks good! I have not been so lucky growing this plant. I wish I could get mine looking that healthy.
Thanks! IME, this plant loves a lot of Fe to color up... Maybe try upping your Fe and see what happens...

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Beautiful healthy plants! How do you keep your tank so clean?

Tank: 20 gallons, 62 watts t5, DIY CO2

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Thanks CT! I keep it clean with a little bit of glass scrubbing and lots of filter floss in the canister filter... And of course, weekly WC

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Yep, lots of Fe (upto 1ppm !!) and soft water. They'll thrive.

You got a beautiful tank.
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You got a beautiful tank.
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After looks it up, there are other species/variations. Ones leaves are striped like a watermelon. Mine is just green. I set up DIY CO2 today plus 5.4 watts that's about 2' from bottom of tank.

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With your description, it's possible that you have a different Lindernia sp... It may be Lindernia Rotundifolia or Lindernia parviflora (or maybe another sp)... A picture would help to proper ID your plant

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Here it is. I'm sorry to hijack your thread.
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Picture is not too clear so I'm guessing that you have a Clinopodium cf. Brownei (aka Lindernia anagallis - erroneous)... Check here for comparison http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ils.php?id=311

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Its fine. Next time I go to the LFS I'll see what they have it labeled as. Sorry for hijacking! tank looks great!

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