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Old 02-17-2013, 06:04 AM   #1726
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All sorts of sessile inverts can get sucked into those, so that was more likely what occurred.

I use a Vortech MP40 on the 180 and have a ripping current.
But this will be a non issue this summer or thereabouts.
Quite possible. It was an enormous reef and had a thriving population of critters. They would turn up in everything. Shredded more then my fair share of impellors that way.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 AM   #1727
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Quite possible. It was an enormous reef and had a thriving population of critters. They would turn up in everything. Shredded more then my fair share of impellors that way.
I've only had the sponge prefilter slip off a couple of times and got a couple of fish.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:59 AM   #1728
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I looked at the R macrandra a while today, I might keep it there longer and see.
I'm in no rush and can wait and keep trimming it. It reddened back up after today being out in the full light rather than a back ground plant.






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Old 02-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #1729
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What is that smalled leaved orange looking plant right there?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #1730
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What is that smalled leaved orange looking plant right there?
Blazingwolf, I believe that is Ludwigia Pantanal.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:10 AM   #1731
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Blazingwolf, I believe that is Ludwigia Pantanal.
Its so hard to tell from so far away.. if thats it. Ur good. It just looks like a small leaved plant to me
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #1732
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Pantanal for sure. Good eye Michael.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:13 AM   #1733
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Pantanal for sure. Good eye Michael.
Holy Carp! (Goldfish joke)
I must be getting blind!
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #1734
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I've noticed that when you trim your Tonina fluvalitilis, I still see the growing crowns. Do the bottoms not survive? How do you propagate/make money off it, then?
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #1735
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Holy Carp! (Goldfish joke)
I must be getting blind!
We've both seen this tank in person, so we cheated a little
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:32 AM   #1736
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Oh of course! That explains a lot then
Darn cheaters
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:38 AM   #1737
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I've noticed that when you trim your Tonina fluvalitilis, I still see the growing crowns. Do the bottoms not survive? How do you propagate/make money off it, then?
I save the bottoms and the ones with side shoots and replant them. I tried growing them emergent, sort of works, they branch like mad then, but need to be kept warm.

Some of the bottoms are toast, those are tossed, but the tops grow and stay very nice all the time.

I might get 12-15 new tops per trim session once every 2 months.
So that's about 80-100$ worth of plants.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:40 AM   #1738
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Oh of course! That explains a lot then
Darn cheaters
In your defense, the L. gigantea or whatever the heck it is, giant weed, is blocking the view due to the timing of the trims.

The plant gets trimmed 1-2x a week in this tank, it's a PITA.
It does better actually in my 180 Gallon.

I take the cutting and the trashed stems from this tank and transfer it over there where they grow slower, easier, more consistent and nicer. They do not get trimmed often over there, maybe once a month at most.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:13 AM   #1739
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There's 3-4 of those Elatine hydropiper patches left out of the maybe 50-100 I planted.

I'll have to try something else with the fish I have.

Likely HC, but I'd also like to replace the Elatine triandra with something he same similar left size and shade. So the HC might go there, then the other yet to be known species will go where the EH was planned.

I might use mini Riccia. Been about 10 years since I used it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #1740
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I might use mini Riccia. Been about 10 years since I used it.
There might be a reason for that
Next time u thrash some pantanal, id love to grab some from you.
Also wood arrived. Its splendid. Payment should go out tonight ive been lazy and forgotten to do it, i apologize.
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