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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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1.5 All glass marsilea tank

Hope you guys enjoy.

The angle is not so good because of the blur at the edge, but . . . I guess I'll try to post a front angle soon.

The small marsilea beginning to carpet the once-open foreground is marsilea agustifolia (I think, might be quadra-whatever).

The taller marsilea that is sending its leaves to the surface (not to mention up and out over the sides of the glass despite my trimming) is marsilea villosa. Villosa is a native hawaiian plant found only in Hawaii. To bad it won't stay in the aquarium. I planted the runners in the back, and it grew up and over the hardscape to make highlights in both the middle and foreground.

And yes, I am extensively being attacked by duck weed.

This tank has been set up since January. There is no filtration, 7 watts of PC lighting, and a thin layor of florite under the pea gravel. Haven't had any luck with fish in it but I have neocaridina shrimp breeding like crazy in there.
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can't see the pic... I am very interested in a marsilea carpet
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Really? The pic is uploaded on photobucket, and I can see it even from accessing other computers . . . that's strange . . . Anyway, I took a front shot today so . . .

I don't have a full carpet of marsilea yet, but it is carpeting. Under amazingly undemanding conditions! I like this plant a lot.
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I love this plant too. Marsilea quadrifolia - the carpeter? They're still trying to figure out the scientific name for this, but I guess it's difficult because the plant goes through an emersed and submerged state, and the leaves are not consistent in their formation. But the color - you can't beat that color!
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