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Old 03-24-2010, 08:48 PM   #16
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I don't get time to enjoy it though . I've been to the beach only once since I moved here last August, and even then, it was only to walk on the boardwalk!!

I don't think you'll have any problems growing blyxa in the sand. You see mine? That's after selling off 18 stems of it last week! I started with just a few stems in November!! It's a wonderful plant I think the root tabs help.
Well you've convinced me to try it!
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #17
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New pic! Here's the tank as of today:



I took this picture during the day, so the colors are off. I was impatient to post an update :-)

Also, my Polygonum 'porto velho' is growing a flower! Here it is--it hasn't opened yet.


All the plants are growing very fast, but I'm having so much trouble getting my Rotala 'mini butterfly' to grow properly. After the trim I did two weeks ago, the mini butterfly grew SO WELL with super red leaves with a great shape to them. Starting about 5 days ago, the new leaves grew green, small, and twisted. I haven't changed anything about the tank. My suspicion is that I need to add more GH booster. Any thoughts? I love this plant and I want it to flourish! My Rotala 'araguaia' has the exact same symptoms. They either both do well or they both don't do well. Help!
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:47 PM   #18
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Looks good, I like the variety
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #19
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wow i'm impressed with what you did with only sand. Is that Micranthmum umbrosum on the left hand side on the foreground? The reason l ask is because I wanted to try it out on one of my tanks and l wanted to see how other people use it in theirs just for ideas.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:52 PM   #20
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Thank you :-) I think what you're seeing on the left is Lindernia 'variegated' and Lindernia 'India'. Next to that, I have some ammania bonsai. Then the carpet next to that is a mix of HC and Rotala 'goias'.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:52 AM   #21
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Update pic! I've done a bit of trimming here and there since the last pic, but nothing major. I also got some S+ and SS CRS. I got a good pic of my 'MVP'.





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Old 04-27-2010, 02:09 AM   #22
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How is that flower doing?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:12 AM   #23
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It never opened because the stem just got soo long that everything just fell back into the tank. I have another flower though
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:18 AM   #24
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WOW, beautiful tank!
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:21 AM   #25
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It never opened because the stem just got soo long that everything just fell back into the tank. I have another flower though
Lol, what happened to the one that fell in? Did it died? Is the other flower from the same plant?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:29 AM   #26
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I cut it off the stem after it fell in! The new flower is from a different stem of the same plant. It hasn't broken the water surface yet, but I hope it opens eventually!
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If it does, please post picture =)
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #28
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Holy moly... that's a lot of growth... A very impressive and full tank.

Once those stem plants get going, they grow almost too fast to trim!
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:49 PM   #29
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Very nice.

Are you still planning on doing a rescape?
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #30
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I don't think so... I just can't stop collecting plants!
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