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Old 11-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #31
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Please keep me informed when your c rosanervig having baby hehe
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #32
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That c bullosa will not send any new leaves until it has become root bound. Once it's established, you'll get a leaf a month if it's really happy.

Good luck on the minima. I haven't tried submerging yet. I'm kinda low on space. Lol
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #33
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I tried minima until it almost disappeared and moved it back to emergent before I lost it. I only gave it one try and it didnt like my setup at all. I have medium hard water and treated it as a limestone crypt substrate-wise. Maybe try a peat pellet next to one and see if it attaches roots to that?
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:42 PM   #34
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That c bullosa will not send any new leaves until it has become root bound. Once it's established, you'll get a leaf a month if it's really happy.

Good luck on the minima. I haven't tried submerging yet. I'm kinda low on space. Lol
Sounds like you need to setup another tank!

I know C Bullosa is a slow grower but I didn't think it was this slow.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:46 PM   #35
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I tried minima until it almost disappeared and moved it back to emergent before I lost it. I only gave it one try and it didnt like my setup at all. I have medium hard water and treated it as a limestone crypt substrate-wise. Maybe try a peat pellet next to one and see if it attaches roots to that?
The peat pellet is not a bad idea. I might give that a try this weekend. How do you do a peat pellet (lazy to do a search for a recipe)?
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:11 AM   #36
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You could freeze a lump of it of sift through a find a decent chunk of it. My LFS sells "homemade" lump peat. He is a killi breeder. I have no idea where he gets it but I use it in filters and for soft water crypts. Want me to send you some with your clay?
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:07 AM   #37
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You could freeze a lump of it of sift through a find a decent chunk of it. My LFS sells "homemade" lump peat. He is a killi breeder. I have no idea where he gets it but I use it in filters and for soft water crypts. Want me to send you some with your clay?
Sure, if you don't mind to include a small sample.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:25 AM   #38
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Will do. Now to go back to the basement to dig through my giant pile of stuff to find some
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I have acquired several stem plants from members on the forum to grow out. Once I have propogated enough of them, I will rescape the tank with them. Hopefully this will add some depth and color to the tank.

Ludwigia Pantanal
Hyptis Lorentziana
Bocopa Japan
Erio Type 2
Rotala Macrandra Japan Red
Super Red Rubin Ludwigia


The only problem that I will see is trying to grow these plants in a low light tank. It might take a really long time to have enough of them. I guess time is what I have! Especially since this is a rare crypts tank!

I have had L. Pantanal for about a week or so, it seem to be losing color pinkish/orangish color. The new growth is green and leaves look a lot smaller.

The only plant that has respond favorably is Super Red Rubin Ludwigia from Tom Barr. It has double in size since I got it 4 weeks ago.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:41 PM   #40
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Will do. Now to go back to the basement to dig through my giant pile of stuff to find some
Early spring cleaning!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:42 PM   #41
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Wow you got some cool plants.
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Wow you got some cool plants.
Thanks!!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:05 AM   #43
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Guppies picture... it is extremely difficult to take a good picture of them with a camera phone. They are always on the move and never stop to pose for me.




I changed my heaters from submersible to in line. I got two 300W Hydor, hopefully this will regulate my tank temperature a little better.


My L. Pantanal looks pathetic. The plant is growing but it is not bushing looking. It is probably my low light. Not sure, it will do any better because I will not be adding additional light.



Some cardinals and guppies!


It has been one week since I've planted them. They are not showing any sign of melting. I thought I would get some melting because they went from emmersed to submersed. So far so good with them.


C. Minima 'Gasser' seem to be adjusting to submerse condition. I really thought they would've melted by now. Surprisely they seem to be perking up and exhibiting new growth.


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Old 11-30-2011, 02:15 AM   #44
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I think I've found my cloudy water problem... when I was cleaning my filters last week. I disabled the output/input flow on each filters. I just found that I had left one of the output/input flow on one of the filter off. So with all 3 filters running now, I hope the tank will start clearing up.
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They look good. I am surprised that there are no melting at all since they were all immersed grown to begin with. I am guessing they like their new home.
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