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kangy 12-27-2011 01:16 AM

I'm hopeless (Even more plants for the 29 and planting the 10g)
 
So today I was on the other side of town visiting the parents and decided since I was here to stop at a LFS I head has a decent plant selection. I ended up walking out $32 lighter and with 4 bags of plants lol

I was too excited to write down all the names but here goes.
  • 1 Pot of Crypt Wendtii Green (about 6 plants) still sitting in the pot till Thursday when I get home to plant half in 29g and half in the 10g.
  • 2 Stems of Ludwigia Repens
  • 2 Stems of a very thin red stem plant. They guys said the do OK in low light, they are floating now to see how the respond. Not sure of exact name.
  • 1 Stem of an uknown plant (pictures will come on Thursday) It is a short stem plant with a very thick stem and thick roots coming out on the bottom section. Leaves are a dark green with light green steaks like a watermelon and pretty thick. I think by looking at it, it will need high light. Was only 99 cents so we'll see how it does.
  • 1 Pot of a plant that looks similar to the crpt Wendtii potted, about 4 plants in the pot, seems to have a thicker base and larger leaves than the wendtii, wish I remembered the name of this one.
  • 2 Stems of Wisteria (I recently got a few stems of this potted in emerged form, am impatient so I got this in the submerged form and have it floating in the 10g right now)
I moved the smaller driftwood with the anubias on it to the 10g to make room for the new plants in the 29g lol. I think once I get the potted ones broke up and planted, and find a final home for the ludwigia, thin red stem plant, wisteria, and pennywort the plan is to have the left side very dense.

In the 10g I just changed the bulbs out to GE 10w 6500k CFL bulbs and set the timer for 9 hrs, dropped in .8ml of comp complete, and changed out the filter cartridge with a clean one after removing the carbon. Currently has 2 stems wisteria (floating), 1 stem of anacharis, one anubias (in driftwood), and all the fake plants still in there. I'm going to do the same 50/50 sand/floramax on Thursday when I plant some of the crypt wendtii, crypt lookalike, move one of the swords from the 29g and plant the wisteria.

Sorry no pictures at this time, enough screwing around with the tanks, didn't want to turn the light back on for photo's. I'm heading out of town for the night but will take some new photos of the 29g and the freshly planted 10g hopefully on Thursday.

I'm actually done buying plants for now (I hope) and letting what I have grow in. I think I set myself up for having too many plants (if that's possible) and having to trim and toss out a ton once they grow in and take over. From what I've read the wisteria (if it grows), and the pennywort will blow up pretty quickly. I am really excited about dropping that extra driftwood and having that half densely planted though :-)

kangy 12-27-2011 01:21 AM

p.s. dosing ferts and water treatment is amazingly accurate with a couple medicine syringes (wife works in a pharmacy and brought them home for me haha) I have one 5ml one for dosing ferts in the 29g (2.5ml comp complete once every 4 days) and now for the 10 I have a 1ml one that is graduated in .1 increments so hitting that .8ml dosage for the 10g is a snap. Now just to hope my calculations were correct on the dosage per gallons lol

angella 12-27-2011 01:52 PM

Congrats on all the plants! :p
I'm getting a bunch in the next few weeks, and driftwood, too, and I am stoked. I wish mine were 99 cents xD

I want to wait for pics, I bet your tanks will be awesome once they grow out!

kangy 12-29-2011 12:06 AM

Alright here are some pics of the tanks

10g freshly planted with a transplanted the Anubias in Driftwood, Amazon Sword, 3 sprigs of Crypt Wendtii (green), 1 Sprig of crypt looking plant with thick stem, floating Wisteria, Single stem of Brazillian Pennywort, single stem of Bacopa Monnieri, floating Anacharis. Still need to change the background out, probably tomorrow.
http://kancof.com/gallery/main.php?g...serialNumber=1

Fresh shot of the 29. Moved the Java Fern to the driftwood and took an amazon sword out for the 10g. Added 3 sprigs of Crypt Wendtii (green), 2 Stems of Ludwigia Repens, 2 Sprigs of the crypt looking plant with thick stem, floated the 2 stems of the thin red stem plant, added the thick stemmed watermelon leaves plant (middle left side against the glass)

Overall
http://kancof.com/gallery/main.php?g...serialNumber=2

Closeup of the Newly planted left hand side. Can anyone ID the plant dead center with the green/maroon leaves?
http://kancof.com/gallery/main.php?g...serialNumber=2

Java Fern Mounted to Driftwood (flash on so you can see detail of the wood)
http://kancof.com/gallery/main.php?g...serialNumber=2

Floating Wisteria, Anacharis, new stem of Pennywort, etc.
http://kancof.com/gallery/main.php?g...serialNumber=2

Playground and Shade for the Rasbora
http://kancof.com/gallery/main.php?g...serialNumber=2

kangy 12-29-2011 12:15 AM

Also on the aerial shot you can sort of see the thin red stem plan if anyone knows what this is I'd be much appreciative.

Only One Haze 12-29-2011 01:07 PM

Is green/pink leaved one Hygrophila Corymbosa "Stricta"?
HYGROPHILA CORYMBOSA Stricta

kangy 12-29-2011 02:38 PM

After looking at some pictures of the Hygrophila Corymbosa I believe that is what it is. The pot I got had three primary stems in it. The stems or "trunk" were about 2-3.5" long. I was nervous to cut them since the mass of the roots came from the very bottom but planted as deep as my substrate allows one of them sticks up like a tree lol. Can I gut the bottom stem on those?

Only One Haze 12-29-2011 02:49 PM

Not sure why the link didnt work the first time...

Stricta variety
HYGROPHILA CORYMBOSA Stricta

Regular Hygrophila Corymbosa
Hygrophila corymbosa, Giant hygro, Temple plant

But yes, generally with stem plants that is fine. Once they grow to the height you like you can cut them and replant the part that was cut if you so desire.

Edit: dont know why the links arent working...they work when I preview the post.

Edit2: Now they work after the edit lol....


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