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Old 10-26-2011, 03:38 PM   #16
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Fondle your plants? That cracked me up! Hey, Caton did you ever get UG? I can send you a small bit for shipping if you like. Send me a pm if you like. I'll have it for a while, so no hurry. Tank is looking great. Like the containers you used. You've given me an idea.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #17
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Actually, Dollface just sent me a PM saying she has just been 'busy' and is kind enough is to send me a portion

I'll see how much comes, I might need more. (I'll buy it, no need to give hand-outs

And yes, I fondle my plants. Problem?
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:09 AM   #18
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Time for an update!

Artsy slightly angled FTS


I got some UG (mush) from dollface! It stunk I don't know if any will live.


Whats this? A Downoi farm? Why yes, it is.




Ludwigia inclinata....at least some of it is growing now


The erectus has...erected?




Stellatus emersed! Growing much faster than it did in my old 15g. Love its bronzish look.




Crypt wendtii 'tropica red' has shot out like 7-8 leaves from the 4 plants



Bacopa salizmannii (Forgot to take a picture of the whole container, its grown a bunch also)



So far I am really happy. I may have to start a few more 75g emersed tanks like this to curb my plant addiction. Plus I am going to start mass producing plants via Tissue culture and I kinda need a tank to put them :P

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Old 11-05-2011, 12:21 AM   #19
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The erectus has...erected?

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Old 11-05-2011, 02:15 AM   #20
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They all look good and great except the UG, what happened it was just in transit too long? One more thing have you ever put the C. wendtii into a tank from the emersed form, if so what happens? Melt, nada, etc.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:48 AM   #21
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They all look good and great except the UG, what happened it was just in transit too long? One more thing have you ever put the C. wendtii into a tank from the emersed form, if so what happens? Melt, nada, etc.
Yeah, I think I should have asked for Priority. I got it for free, so I am not complaining.


I have never moved a crypt from emersed to submersed, I am guessing that like most crypts, they melt all the way or halfway and than regrow. That happens even when going from one side of the tank to the other. This is actually my second crypt I have ever kept. First one was wendtii 'bronze' when I first started out with a 10g and DIY co2. That plant boomed and grew too fast.
I have never liked crypts. Even now I don't like them, I am only keeping these because they sell well + they are good easy beginner plants for when I start to tissue culture. I also have some fascination with plant flowers, and I have never seen a spathe, so figure I might as well try a crypt. Don't get me wrong though, I love seeing it shoot up a new leaf.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:59 PM   #22
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Updates on the journal? I'm waiting patiently. That downoi is FABULOUS! And I totally want some Stellatus narrow leaf now.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:02 PM   #23
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OMG, I haven't seen this.???????????? WOWWWWWWWWWW...........
Yes, more update please.....
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #24
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Nice downoi and Erectus.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:47 AM   #25
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Okay, so I took pictures.

The bacopa is booming, the stellatus is also growing mad, the erectus is....not growing. Just staying green green. I am going to get rid of all of it and replace it with a faster growing plant. Also found a cool liverwort in the AWESOME ug Sara gave me.

Here are the pics! No FTS, sorry. I shall lie and say there will be a FTS tomorrow

New crypt plant!


All the crypts are shooting new leafs, can't wait until the container is full


Some downoi died. Unfortunately I just think it was because the roots were unhealthy. I also think some of the soil went anaerobic.




I am going to let the Rotala indica to grow to a sellable size then get rid of it all. Maybe replace it with a random hygro

UG!!!


Really super cool liverwort?


Erectus...


Stellatus


The ludwigia inclinata died. It's no more. Ideas to replace it?

I also have 2 more large containers and one more medium container to put in there. Ideas for species?

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:02 AM   #26
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So, is the entire purpose of this just to grow plants for profit? For fun? Either way, me likey!
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:05 AM   #27
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This is my way of mixing business with pleasure.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:07 AM   #28
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Nice! That's what I'm planning on doing as soon as my parents let me get a few more tanks... Mega-mongo-giant shrimp fest.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:13 AM   #29
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Yup, that is the weird plant I was talking about in my journal. Chad identified as something or another lichen/liverwort. Sorry that I didn't look at the UG better when I sent it. You can pick it out with tweezers if it annoys you. Just do it now before it starts really growing. Let me know how the UG does for you. I don't like the top to get too wet as it tends to be melty in emersed state.

How about some ludwigia sp 'red'? That sells well right now as it is a newer plant.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:20 AM   #30
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Ooh, ludwigia red. I shall do that.

The UG is doing great! Looks like its growing a little....too soon to tell.

The lichen/liverwort can take over? Crap, I shall take it out then. I find it cool. Oh well.


I also pick this guy up today for my 55g, he is in quarantine because there was ich on some of his friends at the LFS. Barbie (the store owner) is really nice and gave me free meds. He should be declared healthy on monday or tuesday.





He has colored up more. That was taken right after the lights came on. He cost only $6
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