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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Verminaard
Cut flowering runners?

Ive got a kleiner bar sword that loves to send flowering runners to the surface and past my canopy. I would like to know if its relatively safe to cut these runners, as they are too many and...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
I figured after a year or so it was time for an...

I figured after a year or so it was time for an update on this tank. I have overlooked this tank a lot and as a result I lost a few of my unusual plant species like the hottonia palustra, eusteralis...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-26-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
Well here is my jungle: ...

Well here is my jungle:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/Aelliott777/Aquariums/4-26-05.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
Its definately a jungle right now and I am...

Its definately a jungle right now and I am working on rescaping certain aspects of the tank. Ill post some pictures in a few weeks. Thanks for the interest.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Verminaard
They have them at www.drsfostersmith.com . I...

They have them at www.drsfostersmith.com . I think they are in the neighborhood of $70 though....
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2004, 08:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
The plants are lobelia cardinalis dwarf variety....

The plants are lobelia cardinalis dwarf variety. They grow extremely slow, and stay relatively short but are a nice contrast to many other plants.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
updated photos

Well its a jungle now......time for a serious/cleaning/trimming. Looks like about three hours of fun ahead of me. Ill post some pictures post-op....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2004, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Verminaard
I had a negative experience with magenta also....

I had a negative experience with magenta also. Mine disintegrated in a matter of weeks even with ample co2, light, macro and micronutrients. I think it prefers soft water....
Forum: Plants 07-23-2004, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,549
Posted By Verminaard
You will be better off topping the plants (re:...

You will be better off topping the plants (re: cutting around halfway) and discarding the rooted bottom end, while replanting the top. This will ensure a more healthy plant and will allow it to...
Forum: Plants 07-22-2004, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,549
Posted By Verminaard
I would suggest using a comprehensive...

I would suggest using a comprehensive micronutrient like seachem flourish. In my tank my gracillis (looks a lot like senagalensis) stand seems to perk up with a little extra iron (seachem fe). I dose...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2004, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Verminaard
I have two aqualight (2x65w) units and have been...

I have two aqualight (2x65w) units and have been very happy with them. Bought mine from marineandreef.com too.....
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2004, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Verminaard
Ill second that, I have had one running for over...

Ill second that, I have had one running for over 6 months now and havent had any complaints....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Verminaard
Glosso is always going for reasonable prices...

Glosso is always going for reasonable prices here: www.aquabid.com
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By Verminaard
My water is actually harder than your current...

My water is actually harder than your current parameters: gh:14 kh:15. I dont seem to have a lot of trouble with too many plants (with eusteralis stellata, rotala magenta, and didiplis diandra being...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2004, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By Verminaard
Nice tank! Good composition and selection of...

Nice tank! Good composition and selection of plants. I like how the baby tears is draped across the front and meets the lobelia. What were your ecperiences with the magenta and ludwigia var. Cuba?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2004, 11:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
Well I have L. aromatica on the left in the tank...

Well I have L. aromatica on the left in the tank (next to macrandra) it is a great plant though and have enjoyed watching it growing in.....I have had SAEs eat rotala wallichi, mayaca, and now...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2004, 09:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
Thanks for the complements guys. I trimmed...

Thanks for the complements guys. I trimmed everything back to roughly the same height and you can begin to see where I have been wanting to go with this tank. One problem however is that my SAEs...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
The gap on the right will be filled with...

The gap on the right will be filled with broadleaf eusteralis stellata, ludwigia inclinata var Cuba (which strangely my SAEs have started eating) and myriophyllum matongrossense.On the left of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2004, 10:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
Things are beginning to grow in and look a lot...

Things are beginning to grow in and look a lot better than before. I particularly like the left side of the tank, with all the leaf colors and contrasts going on...Hopefully when the right side fills...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2004, 08:31 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 176,415
Posted By Verminaard
I feel your pain Momo. I too had some serious...

I feel your pain Momo. I too had some serious issues with ES. I gave it all I could and decided to replace it with broadleaf stellata (MUCH easier to grow and is doing very well) and Limnophila...
Forum: Substrate 06-23-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,636
Posted By Verminaard
I have a 72g and have around 4in the front and...

I have a 72g and have around 4in the front and maybe 5in the back. Its probably overkill since I grow mostly fast growing stem plants but I never have to worry about it.......I would still go a bit...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-17-2004, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By Verminaard
With the amount of co2 being released from...

With the amount of co2 being released from primary fermentation it would probably kill the fish!!! :hihi: . It does bring up a good point for the DIY co2ers. They sell liquid yeast starter packs...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-14-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By Verminaard
Anyone into homebrewing beer here???

Just curious if theres any other plantgeeks who happen to brew their own beer out there. I just brewed my first batch this past weekend. I had been wanting to try homebrewing for a very long...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2004, 06:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
After a week or so, all the new plants are doing...

After a week or so, all the new plants are doing exceptionally well. I was most concerned with the macrandra, however it seems to be doing very well. I think it likes the extra iron I have been...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2004, 08:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,081
Posted By Verminaard
Today I added a long list of somewhat rare plants...

Today I added a long list of somewhat rare plants including: hottonia palustris, broad leaf stellata, ludwigia inclinata var. Cuba, and rotala macranda. Things are still very unbalanced as far as an...
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