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Old 10-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #1441
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Note the UG today and compare about 3.5 weeks ago, there is simply no denying the Rummy nose attacking this plant.



I am still going to add the Rotala sunset back. I placed it in the 180 Gal and then removed it and placed it back here. It's growing very well so I'll fill that row out in the next 3-4 weeks or so.



Also returned at the Buce's.
I have some Erios, extra Buce's, and Red tennellus I'm pondering what to do with in the Right corn of the tank:




I may work some wood, moss attached to wood, Mini Pellia attached to wood etc to create a border.......or just add one of those species as a group. I'm leaning towards the Buce's.
Another weed might be Riccia on a piece of wood etc.

I'll remove the Blyxa Kimerly.
They will get too large for this tank's display.




Downoi is a really nice plant for this side, does extremely well in this tank.
L. senegalensis has done very well from the cuttings I got awhile ago. Not the best contrast plant in this tank however. Need to think and search for some better contrast plants with that one.
L. pilsoa(old name) is in a nice spot, I'll keep that there from now on. There's some smaller grow out Ludwigia pilosa on the far Right also, those will eventually be removed.
I may need to bring back Myriophyllum tuberculatum, nice copper color and very fine pinnate leaves.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:05 AM   #1442
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the tank looks fantastic.
is that 1 stem in the back going emersed?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:34 AM   #1443
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the tank looks fantastic.
is that 1 stem in the back going emersed?
Tonina lotus blossom.

I'm going to try and grow more of it this way. There are 3 stems there now.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #1444
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Tank looks delicious
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #1445
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Tonina lotus blossom.

I'm going to try and grow more of it this way. There are 3 stems there now.
love that plant. just got my first few stems of it a few days ago and am absolutely in love.
do you notice it growing faster emersed or submerged? i might want to move a stem into my emersed setup...
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #1446
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Tom, I see you're looking for Rotala sunset. What did you do with the ones you had in this tank?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #1447
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love that plant. just got my first few stems of it a few days ago and am absolutely in love.
do you notice it growing faster emersed or submerged? i might want to move a stem into my emersed setup...
It's about the same growth rate.
I think it's the nicest of the Tonina types.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:15 PM   #1448
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Tom, I see you're looking for Rotala sunset. What did you do with the ones you had in this tank?
I sold it off and tried some other plant species, then did not like those, so I went back.

I still have a few stems I saved just in case........and I have a few in there now, but I'd rather not wait 2 months, I'd rather just fill it in quicker.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:52 AM   #1449
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I've made a few slight changes, thinned/sold a bunch of downoi.

I will get the Elatine hydropiper back this coming week. The UG likely will be used in the 70 Gal along with the belem hair grass. Might keep some in this tank also.

I am going to use some Rotala "Vietnam" on the right mid ground. I've had it in the tank for about 6 months, mixed in with the R wallichii. I'll pull it out and place it up front.

Not sure quite what to do with the "Ech tennellus" red variant. I might put it out in emergent culture. Buce's, E. triandra, Erios, Dowoni are a bit more interesting for the spot where they are at right now.
Has a very nice deep red in my tank.

The Syn. belem and the manuas are doing quite well, the new round leaf A reineckii variant is stunting on the tips, but it's under the high light section, the A. roseafolia I placed in the darkest corner where it does wonderful.
I have a fair amount of emergent A roseafolia now outside.

I think the rond leaf type is a nice looking plant, I just need less light for it to look nice but I wanted to see if it was like many of the others. I'll take some for emergent culture and move to the rear more. Problem is...those nice large copper red leaves are not easy to replace with another plant species.

I'm pondering some Neasea pedicillata again.

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Rotala butterfly
More Rotala sunset
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:46 PM   #1450
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question about r. butterfly (now that youve mentioned it), ive found some conflicting information. when it goes green, does it stay r. macrandra green, or can it revert back to butterfly again?
i was sent some as a freebie and it arrived green. looks nice, but its not the jaw-dropping blood red plant i see in some pics.
id offer you a stem since your looking for it, but i only have 4 since i just got it, and even if i gave you all of it, youd still probably need more.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #1451
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Rotala butterfly- I have but what Marko said^i^...I have few stems: Lmk if you want to try those green stuff and use your magic to bring it back to Red color.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:21 PM   #1452
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question about r. butterfly (now that youve mentioned it), ive found some conflicting information. when it goes green, does it stay r. macrandra green, or can it revert back to butterfly again?
i was sent some as a freebie and it arrived green. looks nice, but its not the jaw-dropping blood red plant i see in some pics.
id offer you a stem since your looking for it, but i only have 4 since i just got it, and even if i gave you all of it, youd still probably need more.
Just wait and work with it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:21 PM   #1453
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Rotala butterfly- I have but what Marko said^i^...I have few stems: Lmk if you want to try those green stuff and use your magic to bring it back to Red color.
They have some locally, but not enough to sell yet.

Manini might have some also.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #1454
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Just wait and work with it.
will do.
my r. macrandra variegated is showing some spectacular color, so hopefully the r. macrandra butterfly/green will follow suit.

how long do you think it will be til you can harvest the e. hydropiper your gonna plant?
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:01 AM   #1455
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I'm absolutely blown away by this. It's gorgeous!
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