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Post  Amp2020 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:26 pm

My plant list
Updated 6/11/2013

Acorus "unknown"
Anubias afzelii (?)
Anubias barteri
Anubias Frazeri
Bacopa australis
Bacopa Monnier (moneywort)
Blyxa japonica
Cabomba (fanwort from Bill)
Cabomba furcata (from neogeo20041)
Cladophora aegagropila
Crinum natans (onion plant)
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Dwarf asian grass
Dwarf Sagittaria
Echinodorus 'Argentinesis'
Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius' (from Dennis Braggs)
Echinodorus quadricostatus
Echinodorus 'Red Flame' (or melon sword?)
Egeria najas
Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' (baby tears?)
Or
Micranthemun umbrosum (giant baby tears?)
Heteranthera zosterifolia (star grass from neogeo20041)
Hygrophila difformis (wisteria)
Lemna minor (duckweed)
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (micro sword)
Lysimachia nummularia
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'(java fern lace leaf)
Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrot feather)
Nymphaea lotus (tiger lotus)
Nymphoides aquatica (banana plant)
Riccia fluitans
Rotala macrandra
Vallisneria americana var. americana (jungle Val from Bill)
Vesicularia dubyana (java moss)
Hornwort
Ludwigia Repens
Subwassertang
Water hyssop (Bacopa caroliniana)
Water lettuce (from Great Big Greenhouse)
Still have a few unknown plants that need to be identified.




Wish list
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Alternanthera reineckii var 'roseafolia'
Aponogeton boivinianus
Aponogeton capuronii
Aponogeton crispus
Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Aponogeton madagascariensis
Aponogeton rigidifolius
Aponogeton ulvaceous
Crinum calamistratum
Crinum natans
Cryptocoryne crispatula 'Balansae'
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
Echinodorus 'Indian Red'
Eleocharis montevidensis
Eleocharis parvula
Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
Lilaeopsis mauritiana (narrow leaf micro sword)
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
Limnophila indica (ambulia)
Marsilea hirsuta (dwarf four leaf clover)
Marsilea quadrifolia (four leaf clover)
Myriophyllum mattogrosense
Myriophyllum tuberculatum 'Red'
Nesaea sp. red
Pogostemon helferi
Proserpinaca palustris
Proserpinaca pectinata
Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis
Vallisneria asiatica
Dwarf hair grass
Pennywort
Water sprite
Lace plant
Red orchid Lilly
Spade leaf
Micro sword
Fox tail

If you have a plant that I don't have and would like to trade or sell, please send me an email or PM.

75 Setup: 75 gallon RR tank with 20 gallon sump, quietone1000 return pump, four bulb T5 HO light on timer for 10 hours each day, with clumbsy 13" pleco that won't leave the stem plants planted where I want them.

30 Setup: 30" powercompact bulb, spong filter and fluval canister filter, lights on at off manually at random times, anubias and amazon sword dominant planted tank, heavily stocked with community fish.

20H Setup: experimental high tech tank, four T5 HO bulbs, CO2 tank, black plant substrate on the left side and brown plant substrate on the right side, heavy dosing of seachem excel and a few other ferts, and the only livestock inside are a hillstream loach and a ton of snails. Trying to figure out if I want to go with black substrate or natural brown, starting to lean towards brown. The black is interesting but I keep finding myself looking more at the brown side since its a more natural look. Also trying to figure out CO2 before applying to my bigger tank. I don't want to kill an entire tank of fish because an "end of tank dump".

265 Setup: still in the works. Not sure if I want to go native saltwater biotope or native freshwater biotope. Will depend on the available collection sites I'm able to find.


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Re: Victor's plant list

Post  neogeo20041 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:35 pm

Nice collection of plants sadly I'm still getting into plants Sad.
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Re: Victor's plant list

Post  VeeSe on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:44 pm

get a used, dual stage regulator and don't worry about end of tank dump

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Post  Sketch804 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:56 pm

+1 with VeSSe said! you can pick up a nice cheap one on ebay or craigslist, that's what I did, just get a good quality needle valve and it will be much easier and precise. CO2 + hillstream loach?? how is that working out as that fish needs good o2 content in the water (Just wondering as I have the same fish)? Sounds like you have a nice plant list there also! Plants are def the way to go for FW tanks ( -cichlid tanks)!!

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Post  Amp2020 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:33 am

First time with the hillstream loach. Not sure what their normal behavior should be. They move around but I never see it. I just notice that they are in different locations from when I leave the house and when I get back. Haven't seen them feed on anything and they tend to stay in the dark low flow areas and not the fast current areas as I expected. Still have good color and they move their eyes and watch me as I watch them but don't move. The plants pearl while the lights are on and that's the only time the CO2 is injected. My understanding is that plants pearl when the O2 levels are saturated and unable to dissolve into the water column fast enough. If that's true, then the only way to increase oxygen concentration would be to put a chiller on the tank and lower the temp. I'm careful to prevent the pH from dropping below 6.8 since I believe they need a neutral or slight alkaline water pH. I also have noticed that tanks with a very low pH seem to have a low oxygen level. I've observed this when all my fish were gasping for air and I had to add air stones to help them out. Once the pH was raised I didn't need the air stones.

I'm thinking of adding some otocinclinus catfish and neons to help relax the loaches. The absence of other fish might have them stressed out and in fear of being the next to go if they move a lot. Basically like using dither fish. Any suggestions on small compatible tank mates?

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Post  Amp2020 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:07 am

Free duckweed to anyone foolish enough to take some. I only want to keep a small amount and its already about 7"x7" area in my tank. Going to flush it next week unless someone wants it. I usually dump a cup of it every two weeks in my backyard to keep it under control. So if someone wants some this summer for an outdoor pond or potted water garden, just let me know. I'm sure I'll have plenty to spare. The water lettuce grows almost as fast. Was much worse when I had the parent plants but gave them away. Only have small baby lettuce plants but they still reproduce quickly.

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Post  IRAligon on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:19 pm

Watersprite at magic price Free Come and get it

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Re: Victor's plant list

Post  Amp2020 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:44 am

Here's a great site for identifying aquatic plants. Has almost all the plants that I keep
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/all.php

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Post  kat12 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:27 am

that azolla does have duckweed in it - sorry about that. think duckweed is edible, need to look that up.

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Post  Amp2020 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:41 pm

Most of my tanks have duckweed in it. So no worries.

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