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Old 03-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #751
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Julies are amazing! I've got a breeding pair that is now raising it's 10th generation. They're a conversation piece at the shop. The babies love the old Anubias that has rooted to the lava rock that's in with them. I'll post some pics when I clean the glass. (embarrassed)
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #752
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Julies are amazing! I've got a breeding pair that is now raising it's 10th generation. They're a conversation piece at the shop. The babies love the old Anubias that has rooted to the lava rock that's in with them. I'll post some pics when I clean the glass. (embarrassed)
I like 'em a lot. These "Pembe" are the most attractive julies that I have seen. That would be great if you could post a picture of yours.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #753
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pair that is now raising it's 10th generation.
i don't think that means what you think it means
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:38 AM   #754
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i don't think that means what you think it means
tenth brood more like it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #755
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tenth brood more like it.
haha right. i was thinking it odd they'd be raising their fry's fry's fry's fry's fry's fry's fry's fry's fry's fry
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #756
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I'm getting this tank into shape! The plants are starting to grow in. The planting is still sort of thin for a very good FTS picture, but I got this quick photo to show some of the foliage. The red plant on the right is Hibiscus acetosella African rose mallow. This plant is a true East Africa species, so it represents the flora of that area. The grassy plant is Phalaris 'Strawberries & Cream' ribbon grass. I have this fast-growing grass planted in several planters to make a grassy background. The white-spotted leaves in the foreground are Pilea aluminum plant, my favorite trellis raft plant.

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:29 AM   #757
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Here's a quick FTS! Like I said, the riparium planting needs to grow in some more. These plants all grow pretty fast, so it should be looking pretty full in about six weeks.

I gotta find some kind of fish to swim around in the water column.

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Here's a group of these little guys. The juvenile "Pembe" are more active and entertaining than the adults.

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That hibiscus is sweet! The "Pembe" are nice too!
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That hibiscus is sweet! The "Pembe" are nice too!
Yeah the julies are really great fish.

Do you mean the red hibscus, or the other one? Those hibiscus are just sticks with a few leaves now, but they are starting to root well and they should start to fill out in the next few weeks.
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Here are a couple more shots.

I really like the view of the water in through the top.



Like I mentioned before, the riparium planting needs to grow in some more, but it looks more full if you view it from the side. LOL.

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Yeah the julies are really great fish.

Do you mean the red hibscus, or the other one? Those hibiscus are just sticks with a few leaves now, but they are starting to root well and they should start to fill out in the next few weeks.
Yup, the red hibiscus! I was looking at them on google. They should look nice once they fill out.
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Here's another new plant that I am trying out in this setup.

St. Job's tears (Coix lacryma) is a tropical grass related to corn (Zea mays) that grows well in wet soils. It is pretty easy to start from seed and these are seedlings that I got about six weeks after sowing.



This plant can grow to 48"+ tall, but I hope that I will be able to control its size with pruning. I already put all of these little seedlings in riparium planters and I have more sprouting on the way.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:18 AM   #764
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The St. Job's tears is looking great! It has lots of new roots in the planter. I need to get a new picture of it.

Today I added the Lake Inle danios and I like them a lot too. The swim right in the front up at the top of the water. I added six individuals, but I think I might get four more.
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I am going to start replanting this tomorrow. I'm not crazy about the combination of plants that it has right now. The St. Job's tears is an interesting one, but it is growing up too tall to look right with the other plants.

I am going to shoot for something like this older planting with a couple of Cyperus in the background surrounded by carpeting stem plants.

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