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  1. Aquascaping
    Hey just looking for some thoughts on what I should with this corner of my aquascape. I'm finding that leaves at the bottom of the stem plants in this corner keep dying off and I think it is because as they grow taller less light gets to the bottom. Plus shading from the hardscape and other...
  2. Aquascaping
    Hello folks. Just new to this forum. Although I've been reading a lot of it in the last few years and feel like it is time to be part of the family. Thanks for having me here. English is not my first language so... my apologies in advance if I butcher some words. Nothing better than start in a...
  3. Plants
    Hi All, Can someone suggest me some fast growing stem plants. I recently planted Rotala Indica. I found that Hornwort is also fast growing, but from what I read they might be very hard to prune/clean. After almost 1 and half years, suddenly my tank (which is heavily planted) is battered with...
  4. For Sale/Trade
    My tank is in need of a trim! Have not cut yet. Some are rooted stems. These are coming from directed tanks, no co2, indirect sunlight + LED or CFL. 3-5 Rotala Wallichii 1-2 Limnophila Aromatica 8+ Myriophyllum Mattogrossense 8+ Ludwigia Mini Super Red (more in another tank) 5+Rotala indica...
  5. Equipment
    When I purchased my Bacopa Australis, they came with what looks like a flat 3/8 wide piece of stainless steel wrapped at one end. It was rather nice, as it weighted down the stem plants and allows them to grow upright in a tank that doesn't have enough substrate to allow them to root and take...
  6. For Sale/Trade
    I'll be trimming my 40B Dutch on Sunday. The following package is available: Blyxa japonica - x3 stems Rotala macrandra Mini Type IV - x6 stems Rotala rotundifolia - x12 stems Staurogyne repens - x6 stems Four packages are available. SOLD $25 shipped. I will ship on Monday morning. PM me for...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    I will be trimming the following plants. There are at least 20-30 stems of each. PM me for details. Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' - SOLD Hydrocotyle tripartita 'Japan' - SOLD Lindernia indica - $1/stem Lobelia cardinalis - $1/stem Rotala macrandra Mini Type IV - $1/stem Rotala wallichii...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey all, I just set up my first dirted (2.5 gal) tank last night in prep for a betta (not bought yet). I want to silent cycle but I want to be sure I have enough plants to realistically achieve that. I haven't done a water test yet because I finished setting the tank up at 3am last night and had...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was thinking about going with the dry start method for 3 or 4 weeks on my new 125 gallon tank, but it seems most journals I've seen are for much smaller tanks, more like 10 or 20 gallons, and a 55 that didn't go well. Is there something about the dry start method that makes it unsuitable for...
  10. Plants
    An emersed ludwigia, which sp is it? have not had it submerged long enough to get new leaves yet. An unknown stem it looks like floating giant duckweed at the surface (no stems reached above the surface, just rested on the surface) but tis all connected to a stem system so.. what is it?
  11. New York
    submitted to wrong forum. sorry
  12. WTB/RAOK
    Looking to pick up some foreground and stem plants you might have. I only need a very small amount of each so I was hoping to keep this in the $20 dollar range shipped, but of course I'm willing to negotiate if the deal is good! PM me if you got something! Thanks!
  13. WTB/RAOK
    Hello all, Happy Memorial Day! I have 3 stem packages available for Wednesday shipping. All packages will be shipped by USPS with a tracking number for $8.00. I do not have heat packs so please watch your weather. Snails and algae may be present so please do a dip. Stem packages will be a...
  14. WTB/RAOK
    Bacopa stems, rotala stems, star grass stems. $10 shipped Plus extras.
  15. WTB/RAOK
    [RAOK CLOSED @ 3/28 0724 PST] Giving away a HUGE clump of hemianthus micranthemoides that I wanted to sell but never got around to selling... It ended up sitting in my plant holding tank and just growing out. I would guess that there are probably 100 to 200 individual stems in the clump with...
  16. WTB/RAOK
    I have A LOT of Duckweed. Enough to cover a 75/90 gallon tank. Just tell me how much you want and i can send it to you. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Shipping will be $7, and $8 if you want Tracking. ($5.35+tax for package, the rest for materials and gas, tracking with tax is $1 at USPS)...
  17. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I am looking for some red colored plants to fill a gap in a new aquascape. I know I want to get a Red Tiger Lotus, seeing if anybody has one they'd like to sell, and also I'd like to know of other red colored plants I could use. They'd probably be background plants, so stems would be good. What...
  18. Plants
    So, I'm working on my first tank with a lot of stem plants. I know that to make them grow into little bushes you trim the tops and let them branch out. I've done that several times now and the bottoms are starting to look a little ragged. Do I just trim them lower (like an inch above the...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All, I'm having trouble establishing my new stem plants and getting the roots to grow out. I'm using all the sea chem products and I have adequate lighting (1.7WPG-90watt for 200ltrs/55gallon) and I'm using sea chem fertilizer tablets, but my stems in my medium gravel rot and then...
  20. Plants
    Do any of you *not* cut back stemmed plants? I like the looks of them but I get tired of cutting them back and replanting the tops. Have you ever grown a stem plant to its "maximum" height? If so, what was the species and height of the plant? What was your watts per gallon and did you use...
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