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post #31 of 122 (permalink) Old 12-18-2003, 08:07 PM
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What is that on the bottom too?
Micranthemum micranthemoides aka. pearl grass

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Pearl Grass. Nice. Thanks.
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Hey Jay....right behind the crypt is D. diandra and behind that is what I believe to be L. aromatica. I have my L. arcuata and L. repens mixed together, same colors different leaf shapes. Hard to see in this pic.

Hey fat guy, want some pearl grass?

Wasser: I do huge trims maybe once every week or two. I try to keep on top of it. I do one plant when it needs it, another when it needs it, etc. I don't generally leave them to do all at once, but this weekend 4 stands of plants all needed it.
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George, I thought you'd never ask!!

Seriously, I'll take some if you want to send it to me. I think it'd look great in the foreground of my tank.

George, Want some aponogeton ulvaceus?

Trade ya.

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FG,

No thanks on the ulvaceous, I've got enough crispus in my 45...lol
So go check out my auction on aquabid. You'll get your money's worth, believe me!
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You're not gonna just give me some for free?



Where do I find it under aquabid.
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FG,

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What does everyone think about this? I was thinking of replaceing my H. micranthemoides with some glosso to use as my foreground instead. Pros, cons, other ideas or suggestions?
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Both Pearl Grass and Glosso have their advantages and disadvantages. Glosso will stay closer to the bottom, so you won't have to butcher it down as often. On the downside, it is hard to keep in check horizontally, it will run all over your substrate, even where you don't want it.

Why don't you replace a section where you have Hemianthus with Glosso and see how you like it? Should be easy to fix if you later decide it's not for you...
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How about either Ranalisma rostrata or Lilaeopsis brasiliensis? Or would a grass like plant in the front not go with the rest of the scape? The micranthemoides grows everywhere too, even where I don't want it, so I don't think it's too different from glosso in that respect.
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Ranalisma rostrata likes a fine substrate, Onxy Sand is the coursest substrate I've seen it do well in. I have it struggling to grow between gravel chunks but it can do so much better.

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis likes a rich substrate, and it is hard to establish from the emmersed growth that they sell in the stores.

Once established, both will run all over the tank just like every other carpet plant. You have to resign yourself to keeping an eye on them and pruning when necessary.

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That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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Excellent colors you have there. Makes me feel really mellow.

Could you tell me what's that green plant in the back right corner? I have something that looks like it.

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Hygro corymbosa.

Thanks, I wanted a mellow tank to relax with. Too many bright colors and I get agitated.
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Hi George,

What is the name of the bright-red, leafy plant to the right of center? That kind of contrast is something I like to see. I tried using the process of elimination from your list of plants....but there are too many I don't recognize, so I didn't get very far ops: .

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