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post #196 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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I got a quick snapshot to show the fish selection in here. You can see the Poecilia latipinna, Fundulus confluentus and Cyprinodon variegatus. The Jordanella floridae are shy and they hide whenever I go near the tank.



I really like these C. variegatus.

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post #197 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 12:38 AM
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Those fish look really great. I've always considered trying to make a setup for the Cyprinodon variegatus, but I don't know the good requirements. How big are they? THey look pretty active too. All in all, great tank.
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Those fish look really great. I've always considered trying to make a setup for the Cyprinodon variegatus, but I don't know the good requirements. How big are they? THey look pretty active too. All in all, great tank.
The C. variegatus are really great fish. I am surprised that they aren't more popular. Mine are looking kind of washed out, but when in breeding condition the male has stunning turquoise blue irridescense. These two that I have about 1.5" long and fat. Let me know if you want to get some and I can suggest a good source.
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Ok thank you. If I can finagle my way into setting up a new tank, I will let you know.
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Ok thank you. If I can finagle my way into setting up a new tank, I will let you know.
Hey you bet!
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Hey Hydro, any update?
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Hey Hydro, any update?
I'll try to get some pictures someday here.

Just today I got some more new seeds that include a mangrove-adaptable tree that might grow in here...

Google: Hibiscus tiliacius
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I'll be interested to see how this plant does. I hope the seeds will sprout.
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I think I saw some of those when I was in Hawai'i. Awesome tree.
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I think I saw some of those when I was in Hawai'i. Awesome tree.
Yeah I think I saw a few trees on the beach in Florida growing with some sea almond.
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Mangrove Forest! Brackish Riparium

Hey hydrophyte what is the cheapest mangrove I could start with to see if I can grow it in my overflow? And how much would the setup be for two trees. I've been amazed by all the ripariums you have made and it's made me want to put a couple trees over my tank, I'll be setting up a dedicated led just for the trees too.
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nice set up!!
a couple of these would look cool in there
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nice set up!!
a couple of these would look cool in there
Is the tank big enough? Those get pretty large. But they are so cool!
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I have two but they are in an 80 tall, and they are just babies right now.
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Hey hydrophyte what is the cheapest mangrove I could start with to see if I can grow it in my overflow? And how much would the setup be for two trees. I've been amazed by all the ripariums you have made and it's made me want to put a couple trees over my tank, I'll be setting up a dedicated led just for the trees too.
Red mangrove might be the best for growing in a filter. I have sen a few setups with red mangrove just growing with its roots right in the water, but the other mangroves that I have tried do better rooted in a riparium planter or something similar in a dense clay gravel substrate. Black mangrove and white mangrove would not do so well growing right in the water.


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nice set up!!
a couple of these would look cool in there
Yeah there is definitely not enough space in this setup. There is only about 20 gallons of water in there and the killis are plenty of fish for it.
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post #210 of 226 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm working on this thing again tonight!

The plants and fish look good, but it's full of a slimy brown algae. I'll get it cleaned up again tonight and get some pictures pretty soon.

I want to get some specimen shots of individual plants, but it's tricky because they are so big. I need to experiment.
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