RAOK-Floaters: Salvinia cucullata (Asian Watermoss)&S. oblongifolia (Giant Salvinia)
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > New York


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

RAOK-Floaters: Salvinia cucullata (Asian Watermoss)&S. oblongifolia (Giant Salvinia)


The Salvinia cucullata I got for my tank has exploded and is overgrowing my RRF, so I have a decent amount available if anyone is interested.

I have found snails in my tank that seem to have come in on some plants, and the Salvinia also have small numbers of grey bugs (aphids I believe) but they don't seem to damage the Salvinia and can be knocked/plucked off with tweezers and dropped into the tank for fish food -- just so you know.

**Update** It looks like I will have some more for this next Saturday (1/12) if anyone is interested. I'll be heading out to LI in the morning, hitting a few LFS and Franks, and then Brooklyn on the way back.

I also have some pieces of giant Salvinia (S. oblongifolia) as well as some frogbit that arrived as a stowaway with my other floaters.

Last edited by rozdaboff; 01-07-2013 at 01:40 AM.. Reason: Update
rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
Option
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 792
Default

I'll take some. Check your PM!
Option is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
jimmytruong87
I v(^o^)v shrimp
 
jimmytruong87's Avatar
 
PTrader: (32/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 844
Default

Me 2
jimmytruong87 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

I gave out what I had. I still have some more set aside in the event that my RRF continues to not do well - but if I can get it to turn around, I should have another 4 bags or so for RAOK/trade.
rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2013, 01:37 AM   #5
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

It looks like I will have some more for next weekend if anyone is interested. I'll be heading out to LI in the morning, hitting a few LFS and Franks, and then Brooklyn on the way back.

I also have some pieces of giant Salvinia (S. oblongifolia) as well as some frogbit that arrives as a stowaway with my other floaters.
rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (177/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,695
Default

Hey roz, do you have photos of your giant salvinia?
__________________
"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

I can get one of how it is growing in my tank tonight - but here is a pic of the stock from the gentleman that I originally got it from on Aquabid. My leaves tend to stay shorter on new growth being so close to the FugeRay, though.

rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #8
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (177/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,695
Default

oh dude, that looks awesome. i wouldn't mind trying to grow these if you have any left at our next meet.
__________________
"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #9
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

No problem. Growth of this species easy to control due to the linear growth nature, so I will definitely be keeping this one around the top of my driftwood and should have cuttings. The other type (Salvinia calcullata), which is also very nice, I might let go due to how fast it grows; I think it is choking out the RRF.

rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #10
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (177/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,695
Default

thanks for sharing. love to see it.
__________________
"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2013, 12:34 AM   #11
Option
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 792
Default

The S.calcullata looks amazing, I can vouch for him already. And this was the exact species of floaters I had been looking for....calcullata is not nearly as common as the other salvinia species. Thanks again, Roz.

I'm curious now how fast this floater will take over....
Option is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2013, 12:50 AM   #12
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

The cucullata grows pretty fast. I went from about 10 pieces of the size that I gave you to near complete coverage of a 10g tank in about 3 weeks. But since it stays in clumps, it is easy to remove.

Here is a picture of the giant salvinia in my tank right now:



Oz
rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2013, 12:53 AM   #13
Monster Fish
Planted Tank Guru
 
Monster Fish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (36/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 3,075
Default

These look pretty cool. Can I get a few plants of each?
__________________
RAOK Club #77|The Fraternity of Dirt #112
Monster Fish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
rozdaboff
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
rozdaboff's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 328
Default

Sure
rozdaboff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012