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Old 12-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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Sounds good I don't know if I'll have what you're looking for but if I do I'll let you know and I'll set some aside if you like.
Thanks, I became impatient and planted it! I'll be looking for something mid-ground though... still deciding just what it should be, but will let you know.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
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Oh that's nice!
thanks! I planted it... will take some pics and upload soon
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:19 AM   #18
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Thanks, I became impatient and planted it! I'll be looking for something mid-ground though... still deciding just what it should be, but will let you know.
LOL No worries, I completely understand! I can't wait for pics might be able to help you out with something!
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LOL No worries, I completely understand! I can't wait for pics might be able to help you out with something!
pics probably coming tomorrow, will need to wait for good lighting.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:11 AM   #20
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Yes, nice Maitreya!

Always good to have new opae ula keepers here, so please, join us! :-)

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Oh, um... Guess I'm too late!

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Oh, um... Guess I'm too late!

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I was seriously tempted! next time...
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The plastic wrap came off the top yesterday, and the ozelot green sword is doing better, standing more upright.

Planted now are:

echinodorus 'ozelot green'
pogostemon broad leaf
dwarf red lily
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The rocks are from my garden, cleaned and sterilized in boiling water. I'm not sure the red lily works as it's a bit dark against the dark substrate, and I'm thinking of moving the broadleaf pogostemon to my nano tank.

Not sure about the water level either... it seems like it needs to go up and be just above the soil level. I'm thinking of lower the water level and giving emersed plants a try first.

Chyrol is sending an emersed plant pack for me to try... which should be here by the end of the week. I'm looking forward to giving them a go!
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:01 PM   #24
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Sounds like you have some great ideas for the bowl! I'll try to send as many plants as I can so that you have plenty to choose from. Bacopa has always flowered easily for me and they are really pretty.
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Sounds like you have some great ideas for the bowl! I'll try to send as many plants as I can so that you have plenty to choose from. Bacopa has always flowered easily for me and they are really pretty.
Thanks! Just got your note that the plants shipped... can. not. wait.

somewhatshocked suggested B. monnieri, which I believe is one of the bacopa's in the package. I'm looking forward to giving them a go.

I'm wondering if I should add a small heater? House temps usually stay in the low 60s this time of year.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #26
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Yep, if my memory serves me correctly, I think there were 8 or so stems of b. monnieri in the package.

As far as the heater goes- I don't know that much about shrimp. The plants will definitely be fine without a heater, though. Perhaps someone who has kept RCS in lower temp ranges can chime in.
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Look what arrived today!



It's like opening a gift all over again. Thanks, Chyrol for putting together a great variety of plants!

I prepared the bowl to replant... the P. broadleaf and dwarf tiger lily found new homes in my nano & I raised the soil level to the top of the stones.




Here's the plant palette:



Lobelia cardinalis dwarf (I think this will be a favorite of mine)




Bacopa monnieri (blooms pretty white flowers)




Alternathera reineckii (in bloom )




Bacopa caroliniana (has a minty smell)




Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velha' and Glosso (two plants I've wanted to try since beginning my nano)


As I began planting, it became more obvious that the Ozlot sword was just too big for the vase, and would shadow the other plantings too much. It came out... sometime I will learn to avoid buying in the moment.

Here's the bowl planted and in it's new home! It's growing emersed for the time being to let the plants get acclimated, especially the glosso.










Looking forward to semi-flooding it down the road and adding a pair of cherry shrimps.
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That looks great! I like the island of plants look.
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Wow! Looks very promising. Looks like a wabi kusa deconstructed.
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That looks great! I like the island of plants look.
Thanks, the island is about 2/3 of the bowl... although it's been difficult to convey that accurately yet in the pictures.
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