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Wabi-Kusa Shallow tank

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  1. Keith

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    Looks like you have plenty of plants to work with any way.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    :LOL: Indeed plants enough for the next WK projects, actualy it's even not that bad looking as is from the outside.. That AF :eek:, man that grew a lot.. Mine isn't doing to well and barely surviving.. That hair grass also looks very interesting.. :)
     
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    Hi Keith. Lots and lots of plants mate for my new projects :D

    Hi Marcel :) Aeschynomene fluitans. grows well hanging over the outside of the tank with the roots on the old stem in the water if the new stem touches damp soil or water it will root. I have found if I leave the hole stem in water parts start to root well then get top growth and grow well at the start. Then as the plant moves over the water the old roots die off of get clogged with algae then the leaves die above Strange things plants o_O
     
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    Strange things plants if you can understand plants I think you would be the only person who could many think they know every thing in their own lunch box but actually know very little.

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    That's what happening with my AF, it doesn't touch any substrate and the old stem is just fauling away and it doesn't realy make anything new.. It only strugling to stay alive.. But i've seen pictures of it doing realy great without substrate, also no idea how the nurseries grow them. I suspect they need some special waterparameters i do not have.. There aint much cultivation info to be found of this plant and what it requires.. Must be out there somewhere but yet not found it..
     
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    Thanks Keith, i might give that a try.. (y) As the name already suggests Fluitans = floater.. So there must be something else to it than missing substrate..
     
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    At a very rough guess it could be temperature variation control and a pH level.

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    That's a lovely little jungle you've got there. :) I've always wanted to make a shallow tank; Roy, thanks for the inspiration.

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Roy is certainly experienced in that type of containers and plants plus an excellent small tank Aquascaper, I am sure he will help you along the way.

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    Hi All, Was Stripping this one down at the W/end and would you believe it the Pogostemon stellatus rubra had flowered :D

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    Another plant you know you can grow well.

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    Are you sure it's pogostemon stellatus? I do not have the Rubra but the broadleaf and not flowering (yet).. But it looks completely different plant.
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    Also pogostemon flowers look different as far as i can find..
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    Hi Marcel, Have been chatting about this on UKaps with Darrel and Jordi :) they think the plant is Nesaea crassicaulis, looks like it to me too.

    Will find out more soon ;)
     
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    Hi Roy, If i remember correctly you had this same plant in a Wabi a year ago and also flowering. I remember because you did send me a cutting of it and it had still flower buds in it.. You did write the name on a small piece of paper and I remember it also ending on Rubra (But not pogostemon).. I forgotten the rest :( even the plant didn't survive, did put it in the pond outside where it died.. I remember we chatted about it, have to dig back into that history to maybe find out if you called it by name... :)
     
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    Hi All, Update, Pm Aqua E. Richard replied. They got that plant from Aquaflora there the only ones that stock Pogostemon stellatus rubra .

    So will Email Aquaflora And see what they say

    Marcel, I looked back on my account I order the Pog S-R plant 5-8 -2015 Think it was missed named as many plants are :(

    When I grow on my cuttings I will send you some mate :)
     
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    Miss labelling or using common names is very common in the plant world. Another problem at garden plant nurseries people take the label out to read it and put it in another pot, recently I bought a tomato plant and it worked out every one was wrongly labelled by the grower.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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