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post #436 of 830 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 04:07 PM
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Great looking tank Don! I love your Affinis 'Red Metallic' looks. Extremely red and bullated leaves. Your lights must be out putting over 100+ par and full spectrum from all your different bulbs.
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Soup--I have a TON of livestock in there, including several types of micros, like Pygmy Cories, Microdevario, and Boraras species. CPD's would simply hide in this tank, so I don't believe that they would be a good option for me.

Frank--Thank you buddy! It'll be interesting to see what your tank looks like after you remove the uber-clump of crypts!!

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I have a pair of Stiphodon semoni and feed them Repashy Super Green. I actually do observe them eating it, though the male usually claims the entire chunk and chases the female away. It's fun watching the female set up a distraction (not sure that it's intentional) and then feast on the Super Green while it's unguarded. I wish I had atropurpureas though.

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....Frank--Thank you buddy! It'll be interesting to see what your tank looks like after you remove the uber-clump of crypts!!....
I am curious myself about how many are in that clump.

I'm going to spread the C. Nurri out maybe move the Java fern encrusted driftwood all to the left. Then just cultivate a C. Nurri jungle.
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I am curious myself about how many are in that clump.

I'm going to spread the C. Nurri out maybe move the Java fern encrusted driftwood all to the left. Then just cultivate a C. Nurri jungle.
DO IT!!
that c. nurri looks amazing. i think i like it even better than the c. a. metallic red.
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DO IT!!
that c. nurri looks amazing....
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Thank you Hung! I think that you may (perhaps) be looking at the underside of the C Bullosa "Bario" if you are seeing bullated leaves. They are getting closer together. I do have a crypt from Ghanzafar that I received not too long ago that is mixed in there, too. Zukalii, I think, and that's also bullated. ON second look, I can see a few leaves of the Metallic Red that are a bit wavier than I had initially thought. LOL! It's getting difficult for me to pick them out, too! Let me know if you need any sometime!

Dev--Excellent! Please do look me up in a few weeks! Good to know about the Super Green.....that's exactly what I have. I seem to remember them picking at some of the Repashy samples that I buddy had brought with her one day. Just seems kinda messy and gooey. I hate to rub it in, but the color on the dominant male IS nothing like I've ever seen. I mean, it's brilliant metallic blue, and it doesn't need to "catch the light just right" or be photographed in some strange way. It's catching!

Frank, and nurii jungle would be awesome to see. I agree with Marko: do it!! Your nurii is probably the best that I've seen....I would think a huge amount of it would be really cool looking.

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Some sort of rotala that came along as a freebie....wallichii, I sort of guessing....


THIS IS NEAT! A VERY hard to come by Ludwigia linearis. I have three stems, and it seems to be doing quite well so far:


Front, Right Side Close up:


Front, Center Close up:


Front, Left Side Close up:


Not often seen Right Side of the Tank; Hydrocotyle triparita is going wild over the java fern and buces:


Top Down:


Hygro "sunset" getting an odd variegation:


Top Close UP:


Right Side Top:


Right Side Top Close UP:


Left Oblique:


Top Down, all of the tank:

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post #442 of 830 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 03:01 AM
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A few of us collected Ludwigia linearis a couple of years ago and it was really tough to grow. Did you find that one yourself?

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No, I can't take the credit. It came from DaveMonkey. He felt the need to get rid of it as he wasn't sure he would be able to keep it thriving, so he PM'd me and asked if I would be interested in taking it off of his hands.

What was I to do, Aaron?
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post #444 of 830 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 02:05 PM
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Don do you know how many different Sp./varieties of plants are in there?
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I just noticed that in a previous post you said that the C. affinis patch is recovering - what happened to it? I'm still waiting on some :P.

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Frank, I wouldn't have a clue at this point. I'm pretty sure that I have at least 18 different species of buce's alone, probably about the same for crypts, and maybe about another 18 species between the stems and anubia. That's being conservative, and that doesn't even begin to touch the amount of different species on top either. It's collectoritis.

Dev, it was recovering from a peroxide treatment. The growth put on by the background stems impeded my water flow a bit, and between that and leaving my CO2 off (by mistake) for a week, I got a little hair algae formation. So, I've had to dose peroxide a bit, and had a moderate amount of leaf melt. No biggie to those guys. They rebound quickly.
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that sure is a colorful tank for an ex-goth

i find most collectoris tanks guady, but not at all with yours. Definately lots to look at!

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LOL! Thanks buddy! I had to chuckle at that! ("Conformist!")

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lol you baby bat!

you better watch the word "friggen".... someone likes to remove it

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Re: Crazydaz's Square 200G RIPARIUM Strikes Back! NEW PICS 3/12!!

It's so clean... And pretty... And..the colors, the COLORS!!!

*DROOL*

OK once my glass finally decides to ship.. And i get it put together... Want to scape my tank??? Pretty please ^_^

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