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My 12G softwater

plantnoobdude

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rescape.....
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after one week (only 3 days lights on)

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kh:0-2
gh-10
ph>6
CO2:30-40ppm (lime green/yellow)

Ludwigia senegalensis will be arriving on wednesday. Highly recommend K2aqua on Ebay. tonina and ludwigia white is also from there.

plant list:
Limnophila Sessiliflora (to be removed)
Ammania Gracilis
Ludwigia Mini super red
Hygrophila Polysperma
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala Indica, or "bonsai" for the uncultured
eriocaulon Cinereum
Lysimmachia Nummularia
Limnophila HIppuridoides
Tonina Fluviatilis
Ludwigia white
Crypt willisii
ludwigia white reverted (inclinata sp)
Staurogyne Repens
Marsilea Hirsuta
 

erwin123

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I look forward to seeing the variety of plants in your tank. H. Polysperma is probably there as a nitrate sink because it grows like a weed, but probably won't be needed once the other plants get established. Because my tank is really packing in the plants like your tank, its important to find species that are able to grow straight :)

My Rotala H'ra stems are bending like crazy and some are even creeping along the substrate, so I will probably have to replace it with something else. I'm interested in your plant list and how they work in terms of growing and staying within their 'area'.
 

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I actually quite like H polysperma, as a plant. Might be replaced with syn. macrocaulon if i can find it. as for keeping them in there own area, diligent trimming keeps on top of things. My light is relatively low, as it's just two cheap lights. 30watt total and 2000lm, for around 100 sgd it's good quality.
your tank is stunning, and I wish i was able to get my hands on the rarez you have
 

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Today is water change day and filter maintenance day. limnophila will leave, pics later.
 

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cute shrimpy inhabitants, hopefully they breed for me.
excuse the bba and staghorn
 

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possible clear mutation from my hygrophila polysperma callus plant, but most likely an example of hyperhydricity.
 

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Hi all,
@dw1305 any opinions?......but most likely an example of hyperhydricity.
The glassy leaves may be hyperhydricity. I haven't had anything to do with in vitro plants for 30 years, but during my time in commercial horticulture <"glassiness"> was an issue.

The chlorotic new leaves look to be a deficiency in one of the non-mobile plant nutrients which are involved in chlorophyll production. The most likely of these are <"iron (Fe++(+)) and/or manganese (Mn)">.

cheers Darrel
 

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that's what i thought, and yes these plants were in a poorly fertilised tank, so that makes sense. many thanks darrel
 

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clear hygrophila still stable, thought you guys might like to see.
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and new leaves on anubias nana petite. very excited!
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