|12-10-2013 10:05 AM|
This made me smile..thanks
|12-10-2013 06:11 AM|
|12-08-2013 09:00 PM|
|accordztech||That must of been a pain in the butt to catch all those fish and shrimp|
|12-08-2013 06:47 PM|
I trim a fair amount, this can cause some of the tops to wrinkle if you keep cutting the tops and replanting too frequently.
I suppose the same can be said about R. sunset.
But the newer side shoots do not seem to do this much. It's a good self propagator, so I can sell off any stems that are not as nice.
Most seem to do the straight growth for me, I suppose if you have more current, or less light, then the plant might try to get some more light by growing sideways.
It's a sort of strange plant generally, but does very well for me.
|12-08-2013 05:25 PM|
|sjb1987||my sphaerocarpa is always wanting to creep and the leaves seem to grow on one side..yours on the other hand is growing towards the light.. i think mine is the variety from texas... maybe ill try moving it to a different spot in the tank and see if grows differently?|
|12-08-2013 04:55 AM|
The color of the L sphaerocarpa is better than when I had a row of it last time.
Perhaps some color shift from the bulbs over time.
I hope I can keep the colors up.
It's a fun easy plant to grow and scape with, not sure why it's not more sot after.
As far as the color differences:
Not sure why, other than the new 9 liter's worth of ADA aqua soil.
A few other plants responded very well. UG, Blood vomit, Rotala sunset etc.
The Rotala mini butter on the other hand has not done as nicely.
The rest have been pretty weedy.
R. mini butterfly has been a very easy plant in this and my other tanks.
So it's unusual there.
|12-08-2013 04:52 AM|
Some changes and I have a theme in mind later.
Rotala Sunset, Erio Compressum, and Ludwigia sphaerocarpa are all nice native USA plants that have recently come into the hobby via the work of fellow hobbyist.
Highlighting these species will be pretty much the central region of this tank.
I have to move a couple of things and wait for the plants to grow in some more.
I'll also be adding as row of Syngonanthus uaupes in the front and hack back some of the UG.
I can move the Tonina to the rear section somewhere and add the Erio compressum there, or maybe Erio setaceum type 3, we will see. Depends if I can get good growth form from the Erio compressum.
I might move the Tonina back to the far Right where it was before and then scratch the Syngonathus "madeira".
I also have Hydrocotyle verticillata I may work in somewhere.
Another native I've never seen in aquarium other than one book is P. americana, a nice little grass like fern. I have to wait till spring to hunt for it. It's local for me. So that's 5 months away.
Some groups need to grow out, some need added still, but the overall color and contrast is coming together.
|12-06-2013 05:56 PM|
I should get new pics up in a day or two.
|12-05-2013 11:27 PM|
|Craigthor||very nice tom, been a while since i stopped in and this tank has matured nicely.|
|12-05-2013 08:33 PM|
|12-05-2013 08:31 PM|
|ThatGuyWithTheFish||Why that rock?|
|12-05-2013 05:34 AM|
There's a lot of light and a wide spread since the light is 18" wide, so many angles of lighting strike the leaves. Trimming well, staying on top of the scape.
|12-05-2013 05:32 AM|
You can see the plant in the Buce 70 Gallon tank.
I've been sick for 2 weeks with every sort of issue, but.......eventually I'll redo that tank and get the frags going in the reef.
This tank is coming along pretty good though.
|12-05-2013 04:53 AM|
gotta love stump scapes
i had bad experience with mini pelia when they spread loose and grow all over the tanks though
|12-04-2013 10:52 PM|
I add them, more than enough and then focus much more on light , co2 etc
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