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post #261 of 272 Old 05-18-2012, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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New plants

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I have always wanted to try some Tiger lotus but didn't want to pay the price places were asking for it. Well I found some for cheap along with finally getting Dwarf sag.
(Kangy still would like what you are holding for me. If you still are?)

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post #262 of 272 Old 05-18-2012, 05:11 PM
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Still holding it, was in Texas all week, heading to Chicago next week, then a week or two at home before heading to Vancouver (Byron, if you read this, I might give you a call, probably the second or third week of June) In fact, your three runners I cut are doing very well and have actually sprouted runners of their own so by the time I get it shipped you might end up with 5 or six plants lol. Sunday is really my only day without travel/office/kids and the post office is closed. I'm nervous about how long they can stay "packaged" so I want to try and get them pulled, boxed, and shipped all at the same time. My wife has alternate days off than me and I might be taking a personal day mid next week or the one after to give her a complete day of 'alone time' to finish up a paper for school, will hopefully have a chance to cut, box, and run to post office during that time :) lol wow did I just write a memoir lol

Tank is looking great BTW

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Kangy sounds like you have your hands full. If you want you can wait till the week you are at home. Usually its best to ship the plants on Monday or Tuesday at the lastest so they don't get stuck in the truck/post office over a weekend.

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Nice I also have an tiger lotus. How do get your pennywort to grow soo well? I can't get mine to really spread.

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Nice I also have an tiger lotus. How do get your pennywort to grow soo well? I can't get mine to really spread.
I got that pennywort from a member on a different form. I am not even sure if it is actually Brazilian pennywort or not but I took it throw it in my tank and it melted pretty bad then took off like a weed. I couldn't get it to grow submerged through.

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post #266 of 272 Old 05-18-2012, 08:56 PM
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Oh, maybe I just give it time.

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Yeah just give it time it should start to take off in a couple of weeks

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post #268 of 272 Old 05-23-2012, 02:09 PM
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LOVE your tiger lotus! I just added one of these into my tank. . . I'm not sure how well it will do, it came to me as a bulb and I'm finally seeing some teensy tiny leaves (very exciting). I'm also looking for a new option for floating plants, as my Watersprite didn't make it. . . aside from Pennywort - what exactly do you have floating around in there, lol! You've always given me great planting advice :)
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LOVE your tiger lotus! I just added one of these into my tank. . . I'm not sure how well it will do, it came to me as a bulb and I'm finally seeing some teensy tiny leaves (very exciting). I'm also looking for a new option for floating plants, as my Watersprite didn't make it. . . aside from Pennywort - what exactly do you have floating around in there, lol! You've always given me great planting advice :)
LoL that is one big mass of Pennywort you see floating. I don't actually have any other floating plants with the exception of my Jungle Vals getting huge and floating on the surface. There are abunch of choices for floating plants. A couple I have had are Duckweed, Brazilian pennywort, and had Wisteria floating at one time also. Then you have Salvinia, Forgbit, and Dwarf water lettuce just to name a few. I love the look of regular water lettuce but it gets pretty big and needs lots of room (well this my understanding anyways).

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Thank you! I've looked into a few of those, and will double check them now that my Watersprite is good and gone. I honestly have always had an obsession with (natural) duckweed - since getting into aquaria, I've found that I like the way they look beneath the water surface, as well. But I've heard SO many horror stories about them clogging filters and making a mess of things!!! I don't have much clearance between the water and the hood in some spots, and I think this is why my Watersprite didn't end up doing so well (that and my Molliy fry seem to like the taste of it)- duckweed would be PERFECT in that regard. I also really love the look of water lettuce. . . but doubt it would fare very well.

Anyway, thanks for the advice (sorry to hijack your thread!) I'll double-check everything you've suggested, and your tank looks great! :D Keep us posted on how that lotus does!
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