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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, got hooked about 8 months ago after coming across this website. Here is what I have to show you and it is a credit to all of the info/people here. Anyways, feel free to comment. Below is a list of what is in there from right to left.

Stargrass
Hygrophila costata
C. unduluta
P. gayi
Baby tears
Rotala macranda
Java moss
Dwarf sag
Creeping genny
Rotala indica

Some of the statsfor those who want to know:

50g tank
Pressurized CO2
Magnum 350 filter/reactor
5.2 wpg
flourite substrate
EI dosing

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 05:26 AM
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Very nice! I hope that macrandra perks up. I think you need more plants in the background! Or maybe a moss wall. Your SAEs look happy in that moss.

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Yeah, the macranda has been an issue and is probably on its last week. With the background, we were going for the negative space thing, but, well you see. It has been pretty hard to aquascape the fifty and I am still trying to figure it out.
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Wow!! I've been here almost as long as you and my tanks look nowhere near as nice! You've definitely got an eye for it. I like the negative space, gives a feeling of openness, but I'm just a noob!

30g planted with cories, white clouds, Harlequin Rasboras ,ottos.
10g planted with glowlight tetras and an otto.
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I prefer some open background myself. I like it!
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I would love to see an update

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I was curious if your sae's have allowed the moss to continue growing? I know I can't keep any mosses where I keep sae's - they eat it all up.

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Hey!

NICE TANK! Love to see how it evolves over time.

A noob question, what is the center plant called? Looks great.
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Well sorry, but I don't have an update for y'all now. I have changed some things since then. I have added some E. diversifolia, a Ludwigia species which I don't know, Rotala vietnamese, and dwarf Lobelia. I removed over half of the baby tears and threw out the H. costada which had grown out of control. When things fill in a bit I will post an update.

Bert H, I have never had any problems with the moss and SAE's. That is interesting that yours are doing that. They do eat a lot during feeding time so maybe that has something to do with it?

bc_hawaii, I believe you are talking about baby tears or H. micranthama something. It has been real nice, but I am thinking of experimenting with some other foreground plants that I haven't been able to grow in the past due to lighting.

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NICE TANK! Love to see how it evolves over time.

A noob question, what is the center plant called? Looks great.
Heminathus micranthmoides.

Brian, your tank looks great. I've never had any luck keeping R magneta or macrandra alive either. Are the new plants you mention the ones from the open house? How are they doing? So far all the one's I kept seem to be making it...although it'll be awhile for some of Jim's contributions to transition from emersed to submersed form.

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Well, I really like that plant I want to buy some at aquariumgardens.com,

they sell m. umbrosum http://www.aquariumgarden.com/index....&plantid=bp005

What's the different from the one you mentioned?
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Well, I really like that plant I want to buy some at aquariumgardens.com,

they sell m. umbrosum http://www.aquariumgarden.com/index....&plantid=bp005

What's the different from the one you mentioned?
H. micranthemoides has lanceolate shaped leaves (left stem in the pic) while M. umbrosum has round leaves (right stem).

The growing pattern is slightly different, too (at least for me). The micranthemoides swill spread equally horizontally and vertically forming a dense mat if left alone.

M. umbrosum grows more upright, forming an increasingly larger bush until the central stem breaks free from the substrate and the whole thing floats up to the surface.
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Wow, thanks Bill for all the info. Got it now...

Where'd you find that pic?
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Those are two stems out of my tank. I figured it would be easier to take a close up pic than try to find something on a GIS.

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M. umbrosum grows more upright, forming an increasingly larger bush until the central stem breaks free from the substrate and the whole thing floats up to the surface.
I always thought it was because of my growing ability that they did this. The stems seem to become thinner and thinner near the bottom and they eventually do break off and float around.
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