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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:18 AM
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most def as do most fish, what r u planing to put in the corner of the tank now im curious haha?
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post #17 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Haha I have Limnophila aromatica red on order for that back corner - theres actually some planted there but its only about 1inch tall as the rest of it melted. I also have some Ludwigia glandulosa, Najas Roraima and some more stems of Tonina fluviatilis. Should arrive early this week
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love the aromatica, just got some of that in my new 10g, it has such nice purples def a good choice for that corner, very full plant.
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Yes its a great plant, hope it works in that corner
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post #20 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:34 AM
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i dont see why it wouldnt, pretty hardy plant, did u ever figure out why thos plants melted?
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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Honestly, im not quite sure... maybe an ammonia spike from pulling up the plants and moving the soil.
But I find it strange that certain plants melted while other more touchy plants survived. Like i lost all my stauro tropica but the pogo plantlets next to it survived. My UG didnt melt either. A bit odd.
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that is quite strange, who knows the only thing that mater is that it dosnt happen again! gl to ya cant wait for the next update
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Exactly, as long and the worst if over Thanks, hopefully Ill have an update on growth in a week or so
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A bit of an update.
Theres been plenty of steady growth. Plants are colouring up well.

I have added some Ludwigia glandulosa which is loving it in my tank so far. It was planted on saturday and it already has roots about 2-3 inches long (i pulled one up to see if they were rooting in ok).Also the Tonina fluviatilis i recieved in the mail was stuck in 42oC heat over the weekend and isnt looking great. The seller is sending a new batch.


The Limnophila aromatica "red" that i ordered appears to actually be Pogostemon stellatus. Im just waiting to comfirm that.


I purchased these plants as Heteranthera zosterifolia.
The plant on the left is much messier, fast growing and throws out side shoots where as the one on the right maintains is structure much better and deeper colour stem.

I believe the one on the left is indeed Heteranthera zosterifolia but the one on the right... is Eichhornia diversifolia. So i have removed the messier Heteranthera zosterifolia and kept the Eichhornia diversifolia.

I had to trim the crowns off my Ludwigia sp Cuba unfortunatly as they were getting too tall. On the plus side, i now have doubled the amount of stems!


Persicaria sp. 'Porto Velho' has gone nuts with growth as well - I will need to sell some of this plant off next trim. Rotala mexicana 'Goias' has finally started to spread as well, very pretty plant.

Im haiving issues still with my Hemianthus micranthemoides melting as well as my Pogo helferi. It seems to grow really green and then melt... grow back and melt again. Really confussed. My UG seems to not be doing much in terms of spreading either although it remains green.

I also had another algae outbreak - i have used some H2O2 and glut so hopefully it will not return.


I feel like i need some Staurogyne sp "Tropica" to contrast agains the red colour of the Ludwigia glandulosa. Unfortuantly, all my Staurogyne has melted.

Heres a quick FTS - before and after trim (excuse the dust cloud!)


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wow & wow!!! Beautiful

Love the pics of the set up.

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looks great, i find UG to take a little bit to take off, just my experience with it. colors r looking amazing!
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Very nice! What is that purple plant in the center?
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post #30 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your kind comments

The plant in the center is Ludwigia glandulosa lovely plant. Need high light and iron
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