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post #46 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 03:58 AM
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Very nice, Duff. It's coming along nicely. I like the way you arranged the wood.
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post #47 of 63 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, update is way over due. I did not realize it had been so long since I last posted on this tank.

Here is a quick shot of the tank, I need to do some serious trimming/replacement! The roots are packed into the Riparium cups and grow over the top and out the bottom till they touch the substrate. Looks like I have a weekend project coming up.

All the fish, Shrimp and snails are very happy and my LF Albino Bristlenose Pleco finally started growing his bristles. I've had him for over 2 years and they finally started to show up about 4 months ago. He's still my favorite!



The tank is still very low maintenance, Clean the filter out every 3-4 months and add ferts 2 times a week or so. Change the water about once a month at best.
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Wow that's some happy plants in there.

That Pandanus looks real good. When that thing outgrows your tank you can pot it up and turn it into an awesome houseplant.
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Looking good, but I want to see threads on those terrariums as well. How about a shot of the pleco, up close and personal like?
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Thanks Devin! I did not realize that. I love that plant, it has become my favorite over the last few months. I've been looking for a taller rock to attach it to and place it in the back corner of the tank so it's still above the water line. But now that I know it can be a house plant I may go that route. I only have another 6 inches on the lights (to raise them up) so I fear it will have to be moved in the next few months. Do you still carry them if I wanted to get a smaller one to replace it?

Wy - I will do a thread on the other tanks this weekend. All this talk of terrariums has me inspired! I have tried for ever to get a good shot of him. The wood in the tank has a hollow spot in it and every time I pull out the camera and take one shot, he's gone in a heart beat. I'll keep trying He's quite handsome with his flowing fins and bully attitude. He mows through all the shrimp at dinner time like a fancy yellow little bulldozer
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Thanks Devin! I did not realize that. I love that plant, it has become my favorite over the last few months. I've been looking for a taller rock to attach it to and place it in the back corner of the tank so it's still above the water line. But now that I know it can be a house plant I may go that route. I only have another 6 inches on the lights (to raise them up) so I fear it will have to be moved in the next few months. Do you still carry them if I wanted to get a smaller one to replace it?
all the shrimp at dinner time like a fancy yellow little bulldozer
Yeah you can just pot it in regular potting soil and treat like any other houseplant. Don't let it dry out, but don't overwater it either. Try to give it the brightest light that you can can. It will be real happy if you put it outside in a spot with afternoon shade during the summertime. P. tectorius eventually grows to the size of a small tree, but that will take several years. Pandanus are really cool and unusual tropical plants, but they are pretty easy to grow as houseplants. I have a little collection here of six different species. Pandanus don't have very much commercial availability, so I had to hunt around on ebay and various online forums to get them.

Here are the stilt roots of the P. tectorius in the koi pond at our local botanical garden.

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It's really cool!
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Long over due update! The tank is still one of my favorite and hums along with virtually no maintenance. Fish and Shrimp are still happy. although I have had to replace some of the peace lily's with smaller versions as they tnd to be very happy and grew way to large!

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Nice!!! I hope mine turns out as good as yours.
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Nice work! Those palms and the pandan look great!
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Thanks Hydro. I may have to consider something like that. If I do, I'll start a thread to get some additional advice.
is that misted?
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coming along very nicely..
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I wondered are you seeing the stilt roots growing on the Pandanus yet?
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Long over due update! The tank is still one of my favorite and hums along with virtually no maintenance. Fish and Shrimp are still happy. although I have had to replace some of the peace lily's with smaller versions as they tnd to be very happy and grew way to large!
I did the same and potted them back, now I keep them in my bathroom.
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