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post #106 of 145 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 PM
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This looks amazing. I really wish I had a place where I could try something like this. My Sacramento place has a balcony but it does not get enough direct sunlight. My other place in Alameda gets too cold at night even in the summer for any fish I want to keep.
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also good luck finding ludwigia sedioides. i've seen a person or two selling it on here, but i have yet to capture some

when i do.. it will be glorius
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Anyone want some?
My local nursery always has tons of the mosaic plant in.
I could easily pick it up and divide it for anyone interested.
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Omg yes, add it to my large flat rate box plant package how much is your nursery selling them for? Just bill me sometime in um, Oct or Nov when I move!

Oh, I got 10x super tiger shrimp today! In the 9g, going to post some pics in a few.
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I dunno..
I'll have to check when I am there next... Most likely $10 - $15 for a big pot.
Why bill you?
I owe you already for that awesome shrimp and plant package!

Thats awesome.. I'm so jealous of you.. Sadly for me no more tank related purchases until winter.
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Clippings are one thing, asking you to go out to buy something is another, we'll work it out later I hope these breed! I want TiBees!
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im glad i could share the knowledge!! apparently i've sparked a small trend
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Holy crap that floater looks awesome.
its actaully not a floater. just found that out
it needs to be rooted to a depth of 8-10 inches underwater
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its actaully not a floater. just found that out
it needs to be rooted to a depth of 8-10 inches underwater
WHAT ! That makes it much less awesome. It'll be hard to move it out of the way to get to the shrimp underneath. Still looks really nice though

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This looks amazing. I really wish I had a place where I could try something like this. My Sacramento place has a balcony but it does not get enough direct sunlight. My other place in Alameda gets too cold at night even in the summer for any fish I want to keep.
I get no direct sun at all! Maybe 1-2 hours in the summer. Direct sun is bad for an outdoor pond. Even part sun outperforms 4x T5HOs. Full sun has a PAR reading of ~2000. I say go for it, get a container with sufficient depth (2-3ft+), plenty of plants and plant cover and you'll be fine.


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its actaully not a floater. just found that out
it needs to be rooted to a depth of 8-10 inches underwater
Perfect for my mud bucket I have a big empty space on the right side.
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Perfect for my mud bucket I have a big empty space on the right side.
yes quite. ur bucket has inspired me. i shall be making about 2 bajillion of these and probably not far away from a pond
BEST part about the buckets though is im gonna insulate them with reflectix and keep em heated in the winter.. shouldnt be too hard with smaller bodies of water
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What does reflectix do lol?

I found a creepy looking shrimp cull in the bucket near the surface today... crazy red, think it's one of those PFR-rili mixes with too much red.




Nice to know they're growing in 500-700 tds water.
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