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Postby cousin it » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:49 am

I thought I might as well put a few pictures up.

My cherry shrimp Low tech tank

it started out like this

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and with a little tlc ended up looking like this

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My tropiquarium 68 which went from this

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To this

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And then back to this again

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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:10 am

What species is the ground covering plant in the first tank and how hard is it to propogate?
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Postby krekra » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:11 am

Darran that shrimp tank is just lovely!!

Why the break down of the other tank. Have you got plans for it???
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Postby cousin it » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:13 am

that plant is Hemianthus callitrichoides often refered to as HC is can be quite an easy plant to grow once it has been given time to settle in, it likes good lighting and a fine substrate to root into.
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Postby cousin it » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:14 am

Why the break down of the other tank. Have you got plans for it???


It is currently growing back in a different style, a few more weeks should have it looking good enough for the camera.
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:17 am

Thank you I will look out for it, I really like it.
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Postby JBC223456 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:17 am

I love the shrimp tank!

What is that reddish plant? Some type of crypt?
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Postby krekra » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:18 am

Just out of curiosity what do you do when youstrip down a planted tank to start over. Do you just toss the plants???
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Postby cousin it » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:19 am

yes that is a crypt , I believe it is a variety of wendtii.
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Postby JBC223456 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:22 am

Sweet, thanks. I saw something that looks a lot like the fully grown one in your pic. I may get one or two.. :D
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Postby cousin it » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:23 am

when I strip down the tanks I usually move the plants to another tank to save them for later use, any excess plants are distributed to friends as I find it very hard to bin good plants.
I try to keep a good stock of unusual plants to "play" around with, jars on window sills keep species like crypts and hairgrass on standby should they be needed.
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Postby krekra » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:51 am

I try to keep a good stock of unusual plants to "play" around with, jars on window sills keep species like crypts and hairgrass on standby should they be needed.


I might have to see a photo of your window sill sometime then :lol:
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Postby cousin it » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:04 am

I will have to clean them up then and get a few pics, the crypts seem to be enjoying the summer sunshine as they are growing emersed quite happily , and loving their house plant fertiliser.

one more pic for now
one of my discus called IT

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Postby David » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:09 am

WOW, absolutly stunning, i mean wow! :o
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:50 am

Agreed - totally stunning! A leopardskin? I'm still having trouble with all the different discus variety!
Do you use treated tap-water or RO? Do you have more? :?: :wink: Sorry - can't help asking questions...
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