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Old 10-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #76
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looks great! I REALLY WANT TO GET SOME OF THAT RED LUDWIGIA NEXT TIME YOU SELL IT! IM GONNA START SAVING NOW

edit- sorry for caps
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:02 AM   #77
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Fantastic
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:03 AM   #78
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Your tank looks just as good after the trim.....
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:09 AM   #79
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looks great! I REALLY WANT TO GET SOME OF THAT RED LUDWIGIA NEXT TIME YOU SELL IT! IM GONNA START SAVING NOW

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It's a nice weedy red plant. I thought it'd be a bit pickier..but it's quite easy to grow, even with low light.

I've seen it before in pictures, and folks would say that nutrients/light was the key to keeping red and implied that it was the SAME as L repens, which we all know it simply is NOT the case.

Sort of like some other varieties that look like the same plant, but are real red in color.

It was the varieties, not the nutrients/luight, or some "secret", they either did not realize the varietal difference or they conveniently left out that bit of information.

It's happened a number times now over the years.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:24 AM   #80
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do you know of the cultivar? or does it not have one yet?
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:35 AM   #81
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do you know of the cultivar? or does it not have one yet?
I've heard rumors, but that's about it.
I do not put that much faith in names, if there is a holotype and it has a botantical reference, okay, otherwise I could call it Tom Barr's Blood Ludwigia.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:24 AM   #82
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lol! sounds like a good name! real catchy and not too long.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:36 AM   #83
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lol! sounds like a good name! real catchy and not too long.
Folks like to buy it.
I like to trim it, that's a fair deal.

I'll likely make some changes in the coming weeks and would like to allow the R wallichii to fully dominate as well in a nice thick street, I do not lack red colors here.......so I'll think what I might place in that spot instead.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:00 PM   #84
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thats very fair! i know ill be getting some eventually.


sounds like a plan!
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #85
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This is another nice looking tank and the color from above looks really cool with many different shades of red againt the green, I should have listened to my mother and went to college!

I noticed your shrimp have really good color, what variety are they???
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This is another nice looking tank and the color from above looks really cool with many different shades of red againt the green, I should have listened to my mother and went to college!

I noticed your shrimp have really good color, what variety are they???
Fire red cockeroaches.

Amanos also.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:54 PM   #87
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Fire red cockeroaches.

Amanos also.
I was thinking of getting some of those fire red roaches, but my LFS is closing their doors this year if the business doesn't sell. I have to have a humane outlet for the thousands of offspring. Amanos look like a much better bet even if I have to purchase replenishments instead of generating surplus.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:13 PM   #88
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I was thinking of getting some of those fire red roaches, but my LFS is closing their doors this year if the business doesn't sell. I have to have a humane outlet for the thousands of offspring. Amanos look like a much better bet even if I have to purchase replenishments instead of generating surplus.
Yea, they are nice in some ways, but if you ever want to remove the roaches......dang.........it's hard...........real hard to get them all..........Amanos, Nerite snails etc.....these are easy and rarely/never "pest".

So there's something to be said for that.

Since I view the culling and pruning as FARMING/SALES, I'm more likely to motivate myself to trim and net them out. This is an agreement with my own bad habits that gets me to do the needed work.

This tank now pays for itself and it's energy use.

I'll be moving in 1-2 years and will install some large solar panel banks and a few other energy saving things so I am a producer of both energy and aquarium plants/critters. An Electric car will also remove 90% of the gas usage I now incur.

But..it takes some energy and effort, money etc to do this. I view this as a business and less as a hobby, but at heart, it's still a hobby and has led to other considerations such as the home, energy usage, etc.

The plan is to switch out the lighting to all LED's and that will occur and be tested in the coming 2-3 months.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #89
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Forgive me for notlooking back but is this the one you took the OC filter off of and replaced with a sealed sump?
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Forgive me for notlooking back but is this the one you took the OC filter off of and replaced with a sealed sump?
That was his 180 wood scape. I believe he went with the wet dry off the bat on this tank.
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