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    lol .... then you better not show them this video ..



    Later Ferdie
     
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    Its looking just amazing @f-fish... just go gentle on your 'clean up'...

    Cant believe how this has turned out..
     
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    Looks awesome, think I'm going to watch these videos tonight, also wanting to grow some semi wet plants
     
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    @f-fish

    Very nice. :thumbup:

    The last photo - bottom right. The fern. Do you know what it is?
    (It's in a few of the other photos too.)
     
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    hmmm

    all three are in the last pic ....

    1 Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'

    2 Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv'

    3 Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'

    also got some

    4 Bolbitis heudelotii


    psst - you can also see a few leaves of 5 Microsorum pteropus 'mini' Petit think it is called ...



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    hope this helps.


    Glad you like it @braailegend

    Later Ferdie

     
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    @f-fish, It's the Bolbitis I was looking at :thumbup:
    Must see if I can get some from my lfs.
     
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    Cool - yeah you should be able to - we even get it as a tissue culture from Europe sometimes.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Should probably post it here ... even if it is an outside tank.

    Did a water top-up ... entire tank is covered in moss and plants pushing out.

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    Does make for a nice picture.

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    Later Ferdie
     
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    A bit weird for this time of the year - but the heat has caused some serious die down in this tank. Never a good sign when algae stuff looks like this in the tank ..

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    it is not all bad ..

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    clearly some stock did notmake it - or I had worms in the tank ... ( would prefer the first )
    Quick WC - filter clean and adding of more splash rocks since things are getting big.

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    Will see how this looks in a few weeks again.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Been a long time since I did a post on this tank. It has done very well, survival of the fittest and all that. Got some algae issues, but still looks good.



    Later Ferdie
     
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    You obviously have green fingers.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
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    Algae and all, it looks awesome @f-fish

    Amazing how all the plants have grown so much
     
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    Thanks ... he he no fingers are not green - he he but yeah very pleased with the growth ..

    Later Ferdie
     
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    @MariaS - been thinking what changed in the tank since the last post - cause you are correct, that growth has been great in the last two months. Answer - Seiryu Stone - added them as the increased splater rocks ... now I pulled them out of most of my other planted tanks cause they caused all sorts of havoc - loads of algae issues, weird chemistry that I could not explain. So looking back - hindsight is great and slapping ggl around a bit. I am even more convinces it is the https://www.theaquariumguide.com/articles/seiryu-stone ...

    This tank has no real substrate - a little bit in the left back corner - the rest is all zeolite - and loads of it with some LECA - but the BIG thing is the amount of old drift wood in this tank - OLD I mean >> 8 years in other tanks. So I can think that the water was rather soft - and just maybe that meant that some of the plants battled to do mineral uptake in those em(im)ersed conditions. If the Seiryu increased the hardness maybe just maybe that is why I am seeing the awesome growth now. Not that it was bad before - but man some of them plants are growing like they are on steroids. Now this must be OK for the convicts since they actually like harder water - so win win for the accidental balance ?

    Later Ferdie

    BTW bought a bag of Clinobright at the koi show a week ago .... I am so itching to pull a tank down an do exclusive zeolite substrate tank .... hmm maybe PFS and zeolite.
     
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    cleaned the glass

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    Low iron really is great for pics

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    Later Ferdie
     
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    Oh wow, looks so awesome, if you didn't know it was a tank one would think it's an actual forest. Love it.
     

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