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08-07-2012 10:29 PM
hydrophyte
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Asians use this herb widely in food preparation: Persicaria odorata
I remember this plant growing up as a kid vividly because my grandparents use to grow it in a marsh setup where they flood the soil and it grows best like this.
Oh yeah we have a wild plant around here that's either a Polygonum or Persicaria that has a similarly-patterned leaf.
08-07-2012 08:14 PM
speedie408
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Hey do you know what the plant right underneath the aluminum plant with the V-shaped pattern on the leaf is?
Asians use this herb widely in food preparation: Persicaria odorata
I remember this plant growing up as a kid vividly because my grandparents use to grow it in a marsh setup where they flood the soil and it grows best like this.
08-07-2012 07:37 PM
hydrophyte Hey do you know what the plant right underneath the aluminum plant with the V-shaped pattern on the leaf is?

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08-07-2012 05:53 PM
robotsongs
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I used super glue. Cures almost instantly underwater.
Holy crap! I'll have to try that when I get my order of fiss and mini pelia.

Did you use the gel or just straight up super glue, and did you drain the tank first or just put it right under water?

How fascinating.
08-06-2012 10:32 PM
IWANNAGOFAST I used super glue. Cures almost instantly underwater.
08-06-2012 10:06 PM
robotsongs Wait, so what kind of "glue" did you use to attach the Stauro to the driftwood in the first setup? I can't think of any adhesive that would cure in wet/damp conditions.
05-19-2012 09:23 PM
FlyingGiraffes Good work! Waiting for the dslr shots.
05-19-2012 08:10 PM
IWANNAGOFAST Boy oh boy how this tank has changed throughout it's life time!

I recently moved out of my parents house but had to leave this tank behind. It's too big for my new apartment. My parents told me they'd be willing to keep the tank up and running, but the only thing they wanted to do was feed the fish, so no water changes, no dosing, no trimming, no co2 changes! What's a high tech fanatic to do?!

I decided to turn the tank into a riparium, I had one before and it was the most worry free, maintenance free tank I've ever had.

I tore out the belem and all the stems, and just left the crypts and some of the e. tenellus that was growing in the foreground. I added the original wood back (from the very first scape) and set it up riparium style.

The tank has been great, the riparium plants love the LEDs and there's nothing for my parents to do but enjoy the tank! And I just do a waterchange whenever I come home (every few weeks).

New Plant list
Underwater:
E. tenellus sp. red, crypt. nurii, crypt. nurii mutated, trident java fern, mini bolbitus, anubias nana petite, taiwan moss, hydrocotyle sp.

Above water:
taiwan moss, acorus sp. golden, Colocasia fallax, Ruellia "dwarf blue, aluminum plant? Cyperus papyrus (i think) and a few other random stems

Fish: cardinal tetras, ember tetras, cory habrosus, apistogramma agassizi, Leliella (Rineloricaria) sp. "Red Lizard" (L10a), otos

Ok, that's a lot of writing... here are a few pics. Sorry for the quality, I took these with my iPad, I'll bring my dslr home next time and get some better shots







( I think this one is the aluminum plant but I'm not sure)

thanks for looking!
03-22-2012 05:11 AM
IWANNAGOFAST Updated shot


and a shot of my updated LEDs
01-26-2012 05:35 AM
IWANNAGOFAST Playing around with the camera... I should take the time to learn how to take some legit shots


01-20-2012 03:09 PM
IWANNAGOFAST Yup, all aquasoil. This iteration, there's half aquasoil amazonia 1 and half new type amazonia. It's been working out great, love the stuff.

I'm trying out the azoo plant substrate on my 60F, we'll see how that goes
01-20-2012 03:00 PM
smiller Very nice. Did you go with straight Aquasoil? Have you been pleased with that choice?
01-06-2012 03:57 PM
IWANNAGOFAST Thanks! Yeah I miss my blyxa sometimes, I loved it when it grew like that, unfortunately I remember after I trimmed it, it never really came back that lush and fluffy
01-06-2012 06:40 AM
tizzite I liked this tank in all of its stages. I didn't know blyxa looked so nice when grown out like that. I'm also tinkering with LEDs. I have optics with dimmable drivers and I love them
01-06-2012 06:03 AM
IWANNAGOFAST thanks!

A lot of folks in sfbaaps are growing this plant (nice to have AFA in our backyard) and there still hasn't been a consensus on what it is yet. Some think its a pogostemmon but who knows. It's def. not L. pantanal though, I've grown that.
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