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Old 04-26-2007, 05:04 AM   #16
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Wow that's crazy congratulations!
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:04 PM   #17
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Thanks, RESGuy! LOL! I'm still on cloud nine about it. I think it's due more to the health, generous amount and size/age of the ones Yoink sent me than my care for them, so I shouldn't be getting my hopes up so much ~ time will tell if my care is good enough to have them hatch successfully. Yoink set me up so that I can't fail if I do things right from here. I hope they can hold on to them all.

How exciting!
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:03 PM   #18
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WOW! These little things DO breed like rabbits! I counted SEVEN with eggs today! I counted them three times to make sure none of them were counted twice and sure enough ~ seven! I tried to get a picture of one but no luck.

Still see quite a few with saddles. I did get a pic of some of them. This is a bad picture, but you can make out the bright yellow on these two:


And here's a full tank picture. You can see how much everything's grown. I'm surprised at how much that is!

I've added some pellia to cover the "naked legs" on the stems to the right. Looks better I think, but I imagine I'll find an even better solution eventually.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:32 PM   #19
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You can just cut off the tops, replant, and throw away the bottoms of those Hygros. Then prune them at the nodes that are putting out side shoots to make for a more compact bush.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:33 PM   #20
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Really nice growth
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:57 PM   #21
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No filter? is a 2.5 gallon too small for a crs breed tank? and would it need filteration?
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:46 PM   #22
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Thanks again, RESGuy! Mom always said I inherited Grandma Wall's gren thumb. She said Gramma could stick a broom straw in the ground and make it grow. Of course, just like with the shrimp, Greg (Sfcallen) set me up with such healthy plants it would be hard to screw them up this soon.


Thanks for the tips, Greg. I hate throwing anything away (atleast 'til I have them coming out my ears ). But you gave me another idea ~ I can plant those bottoms in a pot and put them in one of my horse-trough goldfish ponds close to the house. That way I can continue to cut from them to fill up other aquariums! 'Cause you know I'll eventually have more aquariums. I can already feel MTS setting in in a bad way.

What would they look like if I just pruned the tops off and they sprouted back out? I know they'll sprout more than just one top, but will it be more than two? Would that make a nice bush if I pruned them VERY short and kept pruning those sprouts so they branch, and pruned those so they branch, etc.? I think I feel a 'speriment coming on.


I don't know about a 2.5 gallon being enough, Fishboy. These are my first shrimp, so I don't have much experience yet. Nope, no filter yet on my ten gallon. I imagine I'll have to set up a filter system soon, especially if all seven of those girls hold and hatch their eggs. I have a small pump ready to put to use should I need that. I've been checking the toxin levels in the tank and so far so good. If it ever shows any ammonia or other nasties (bad levels of them), I'm ready to fix it with some filtration.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:53 PM   #23
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Scissors are your friend and yes you can prune away on those Hygro's to form a nice bush. Works pretty good on the "Sunset". If you cut them off real short and the light is high they will try to creep across the substrate. I like to plant about 8-10 stems in one hole and trim on them to form.
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Cool! I think that's what I'll do for a while. I like playing around with my terrestrial plants that way ~ pruning them in different ways, braiding some together, etc. ~ so I think I'll play around with my aquarium plants the same way. Sounds like fun!
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i wouldn't put any invasive weeds like hygro outside. i've been told that birds will sometimes carry it off, then it could disrupt local ecosystems.
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Oh, I know all about invasives. Here in Texas you look for the label "invasive" on all plants, terrestrials included, on purpose since those are the only ones that will live in our dry, hot summers. No kidding. No worries, Dufus ~ I'm an environmentalist at heart. All my aquarium plants will be in tanks close to the house, so close that the three BIG pound-puppy lab mixes and the little Heeler named Nellie will make sure there's no way a water bird will light long enough to carry any off. I wouldn't put any of these in the stock pond since that's 100' or so from the house and VERY liable to infest other water systems. But right below my bedroom window, well inside the yard fence, with a neurotic Heeler on guard? Yeah, the dogs, especially the Heeler protecting her home, will keep the birds away ~ guaranteed.

Ever met a Heeler? They're like the shrimp in the dentist's aquarium in that movie Saving Nemo. Absolutely obsessive about their job. And Heelers' jobs are to protect the den/home and drive anything-that-moves away from Mama and Daddy (aka Alpha Male & Alpha Female). Three plus years she's been on the job and hasn't failed me yet. Yep, no worries.
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Lol, ok.
Yea, heelers are pretty maticulous.
The labs are good bird dogs. my yellow lab has caught a pidgeon and brought it to me- unharmed.(it was my bird that escaped- did she know?)
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Did she know? Probably! Dogs are smarter than many people give them credit for. That's still awesome that she did that!! I don't think my mixes would do that ~ when nothing's threatening the home, they're lazy dogs, so would probably just eat it on the spot. *snicker*
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Did she know? Probably! Dogs are smarter than many people give them credit for.
Or many people in general!
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No kidding!
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