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Old 11-15-2012, 01:39 AM   #16
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Updated plant list:
alternanthera reineckii
blyxa japonica
cardamine lyrata
fissidens fontanus
glossostigma elatinoides
hemianthus micranthemoides
heteranthera zosterifolia
hygrophila difformis (will be removed soon)
ludwigia repens x arcuata
limnophila aromatica
limnophila aquatica
mayaca fluviatilis
myriophyllum mattogrossense (coming soon)
myriophyllum sp. 'mini'
pogostemon erectus
rotala macrandra

Hey, when you do a trim would you be interested in off loading a few stems towards my direction (payment obviously)? I'm looking at a few on here and would possibly add them to my 75

Nice Tank, by the way.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:44 AM   #17
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Yeah, sure. No problem. I'm probably gonna do a trim here pretty soon, at least on some of them. I'll PM you about more details. And thanks for the complement.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:10 AM   #18
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Well it appears I somehow got some Christmas moss mixed in with my fissidens so I'm going to end up taking all the moss off of the two stumps on the left. I think I have enough fissidens on the one other stump that I can trim it off and seed at least one of the other stumps. Mixed mosses = no bueno
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #19
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Well here's a some pics of a couple of the plants I got a couple weeks ago as they're adapting to my tank. Many of the stems of rotala macrandra are dropping old leaves and putting off new side shoots while the tips continue to grow upwards. I'm guessing this is normal behavior for this plant when it changes environments. I've seen similar behavior when I kept rotala rotundifolia. The myriophyllum sp. 'mini' dropped all of the old leaves but has about and inch and a half or so of new growth. It might be a while before I have enough of it to do much with, but it's definitely neat looking. The Limnophila aromatica has a good two inches of new growth at the tips as well as a few new side shoots. Most of the old leaves have either fallen off or don't quite behave like the new ones do, responding to the photo period and pointing leaves at the light in the final couple hours of light.

Rotala macrandra


Myriophyllum sp. 'mini'


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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #20
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Wow your plants look awesome to me! The bubbles look fabulous Great pictures too...I wish I had a camera so I could take descent photos. The cell phone is good for outdoor pics but inside, they are horrible!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #21
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Wow your plants look awesome to me! The bubbles look fabulous Great pictures too...I wish I had a camera so I could take descent photos. The cell phone is good for outdoor pics but inside, they are horrible!
These individual plant photos were taken with my phone. HTC One S has an awesome camera, especially for a phone. I usually only pull out my D-SLR for good full tank shots or if I'm trying to get macro shots of something. I do have a old Canon Powershot with a waterproof casing for it. I have thought about trying to use that under the water just for fun :-P but i don't even know if I know where the battery charger for it is and I doubt I could get a new battery for it. It's probably nearing 10 years old at least.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #22
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Very nice, the layout looks good and I like all your healthy stems. Good job!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #23
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These individual plant photos were taken with my phone. HTC One S has an awesome camera, especially for a phone. I usually only pull out my D-SLR for good full tank shots or if I'm trying to get macro shots of something. I do have a old Canon Powershot with a waterproof casing for it. I have thought about trying to use that under the water just for fun :-P but i don't even know if I know where the battery charger for it is and I doubt I could get a new battery for it. It's probably nearing 10 years old at least.
What?? Shocked! My cell is not a savvy picture taker like yours!
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #24
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Okay, so this week has been pretty hectic and I probably needed to trim some stuff on the right side a few days ago. It's a bit overgrown. Lol.

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Added tonight: Myriophyllum mattogrossense, removed hygrophila difformis.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:14 AM   #25
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I feel like it looks pretty unbalanced right now. A ton of growth on the right and not a whole lot on the left, but now that I have the plants that I want on the right, it's only a matter of time before those grow in and it should look more even.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #26
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Oh my Rusty! Looking nice
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #27
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After some trimming today before I head home for Thanksgiving break for the week.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #28
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Well, I came back from thanksgiving break to find I had a spirogyra outbreak I've now uprooted all of the plants, cleaned them, manually removed as much of the algae as possible, soaked in an H2O2 bath, and everything is ready to be replanted. I've also blacked out the tank for that past couple days and I'm going to do a 50% water change today before replanting. I think I'm also getting rid of the moss for now since it is so infested with algae. It looks so bare now Hopefully it won't take long for everything to fill in again once I get everything replanted.

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Oh no Rusty!!!! I am so terribly sorry!!!! Crap I can't believe this happened to you! I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you to have huge success and fast growth once you replant everything. May it be more beautiful than it was pre-algae.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:46 AM   #30
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Lol. It's all good. everything is replanted now. I will take a photo here in a couple days. I think I was able to get rid of the algae, after some intensive labor I haven't seen any more of the little green threads. Plants will regrow with time. Stuff had grown so dense, I probably needed to pull everything up and replant anyways.
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