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05-12-2017 04:30 PM
SemperFiUSMC1371 I just wanted to point out that I clicked on the link "Rex's Guide to Planted Tanks" and it No longer exists.
03-28-2015 06:06 PM
Ed_ What is this forum's definition of a Nano Planted Tank?
10-23-2014 12:01 PM
Bloomer bulb - fleshy layers of leaves at the base of a plant, called scales, massed in a roughly spherical shape. New leaves originate from the center of a bulb. Crinium is an example.
corm - dense stem tissue at the base of a plant where new leaves or stems originate, different from a bulb in that the scales are dead. Sagittaria forms corms.
crown - compressed stem tissue with short internodes from which leaves and flowers or flower stalks emerge. Some small swords have crowns.
stolon - horizontal stem that grows along the top of the substrate in submergent plants or close to the surface in floating plants. Forms nodes that sprout new plants. Nodes are typically widely spaced. Water lettuce forms stolons.
rhizome - a horizontal stem that lies just above the substrate or slightly below. Rhizomes are a type of stolon but they are usually comparatively thick and provide a means for storing nutrients. Nodes are typically rather closely spaced. Anubias is a common rhizome plant.
runner - a type of stolon, usually thin with widely spaced nodes. Valisneria and vesuvius sword are examples of runner plants.

Some of these are so similar, it's difficult to tell the difference, but some go up, some go sideways.
09-24-2014 07:44 AM
eozen81 PRL: Pure Red Line Shrimp
10-01-2013 02:47 PM
Thomas.w RCC Red Clawed Crabs
FC's Fiddler crabs
TMC Ti Micro Crabs
09-04-2013 02:45 PM
Originally Posted by hamstermann View Post
What is UG? I know it's a ground cover, but what's the full name?
Utricularia graminifolia
09-04-2013 02:34 PM
hamstermann What is UG? I know it's a ground cover, but what's the full name?
08-18-2013 09:10 AM
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Click Edit - then Advanced.
Thanks for that, done
08-17-2013 10:26 PM
somewhatshocked Click Edit - then Advanced.

Originally Posted by papa_mcknight View Post
How can you change the name of your thread?!?
08-17-2013 10:23 PM
OVT Post in Help Desk or, better yet, PM a moderator.

08-17-2013 09:43 PM
papa_mcknight How can you change the name of your thread?!?
01-09-2013 09:01 PM
dreamchick thank you i was feeling a little lost.
10-31-2012 11:19 PM
Thank you for the glossary!

So that is what pearling means. I thought it was bubbles, but could not figure out why it was good!

Great sticky!
08-05-2012 11:48 PM
tetra10 why can't i post a new thread yet? someone help. I'm new obviously.
05-20-2012 01:05 PM
Little Bob Thanks for the quick reply.
Another step toward knowing what I'm doing!
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