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post #41 of 481 Old 12-31-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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3 Pearl Gourami, 8 Harlequin Rasbora, and 4 Kuhli loaches. I was afraid at first that 3 PG would be too much, but it's been working out for the last 2 months. I think they really love how it's planted now, the male especially loves the shady corner.

On another note, the new unidentified plant species is doing okay. Most seem to be adapting well and staying green but I need to prune a few dying/broken stems. I really hope they do well, I'd love to add a few more. They grew to the surface with a few floating leaves. They'd make a gorgeous forest.
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post #42 of 481 Old 12-31-2012, 10:04 PM
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Cool! I love Pearls, those are going to be my final addition - when I get a bigger tank. They're gorgeous! Did you know they can live for 8 years? Very neat. :)

You have to ID those plants, they sound pretty! Have you tried doing a google search on what plants grow in your local waterways? I hope they thrive indoors for you.
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Oooh, I hope you start another thread when you get another tank, I love following all of yours :) I'd really like to get a larger tank for everyone but finding the space/money is a big issue :(

I know, I'm actually a bit worried about what's going to happen when I move out...I hope I can bring them with me.

That's one thing that sucks about living in Florida, there are just SO many aquatic plants. The last site I tried had like 76 pages...And most of them are emersed. I'm hoping I can find it, I'd love to see if anyone else has tried their hand at it in their tank.
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YES! My friend lives in Florida, and I always jokingly beg to go find stuff for me! She actually caught some wild mosquito fish in a DITCH on the side of the road and kept them for a while. I'm jealous! You guys have Apple snails and stuff just roaming around, too. . . lol!

I'll start a new thread when I get there, but that probably won't be for at least a year or two. I only just set the 55 up a few months ago! Really need to update that thread, but thanks for following!

Moving with a tank is something I pray I never have to experience! Hope you figure out what your mystery plant is - you'll have to let us know if you do.
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post #45 of 481 Old 12-31-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, if you'd ever like me to find something for you no problem! I'll take any reason to go wading in the lakes/river. I wish I had friends that liked that too xD Omg those mosquito fish are literally everywhere. Like I wouldn't be surprised if they made their way into swimming pools, haha. I have yet to find a live apple snail, so far all I've found are eggs and shells. One day though, I will find one. That's my holy grail.

My mom and I actually have a whole pond of wild caught mosquito fish, plus she has a tank in the house with them. (Species only though, they can be pretty nippy.)

So after some digging I found a similar plant under the name Potamogeton floridanus, however apparently that name classifies about 20 other plants, so it's not very specific...
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HUZZAH! It may not be the exact plant, but it sure gives a general idea! It'd be neat to do a tank with all local everything. . . I hope you find the Holy Grail Snail one day *giggle* That'd be awesome!

ETA: I'd TOTALLY be that friend if I lived close, lol! MY grail would be to wild catch some Mollies! Fun...
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post #47 of 481 Old 01-01-2013, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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I was actually thinking about setting up a local biotope 10gallon tank. It's either biotope or Puffer...D: The decision is probably going to rest on whether or not I can keep live food successfully or not.

Woah. If I lived closer to the coast, I wonder if I could find them in salt marshes. I never really thought about that...hm. That would be awesome! Do you live near any water?
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post #48 of 481 Old 01-01-2013, 02:25 AM
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I live On the coast there's also some marshes and a two large rivers near me, yet I hadn't really considered what was in them. Hmm. Nothing really tropical though as were blessed with super cold and rainy weather permanently! Might be some cool snails etc though, I'll have to have a looksies
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post #49 of 481 Old 01-01-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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You should get some rubber boots on and go wading around. There's always really cool plants and such. It's just a bit of a gamble on whether it will survive or not, but hey, they're free ;) Is the water brackish or fresh?
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post #50 of 481 Old 01-03-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, going to try getting this video to work again. Haha.
On another note, I pulled out the narrow leaf red ludwigia, it hasn't been doing well. Most likely because red plants need higher light. I'm hoping to get some sort of large plant to fill that corner.

The 'florida pond weed' seems to be doing well, one of the baby runners is just taking off and already sending out new runners. The mother plants seem to be melting a bit but have sent up some new leaves as well. Really, really excited about that :)

I also picked of some Afzelli (?) Anubias, hopefully will get picture up within the next few days.
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