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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by greenfinger 2, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That looks like a very interesting fern, I wish I could get a garden fern like that.

    Keith:):)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Shawn, Thank you :) I have two new tanks a 40 cm Cube and a 60 x 40 x 40 cm tank I will be starting them soon :D
     
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    Hi Shawn, This is the one I have it comes from Asia
    http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants/bolbitis-heteroclita-difformis Its also known as Bolbitus spp "Baby leaf "

    On your link your plant comes from Africa ?? Are they the same plant ??? Other Bolbitus come from Asia too. Apart from one that comes from Africa
    Bolbitis heudelotii This is not a small plant though ??

    http://alecto.bittwiddlers.com/fish/Tropica/6.htm

    ??????
     
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    I think they are just using a generic description for the more common bolbitus species. Sometimes they get species incorrect for plants. They were selling fissidens fontanus as something else for a while. It is now named correctly. I believe it is the same baby leaf you have linked to in the flowgrow link.
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Its a fab little plant grows so so slooooow though. We will see how mind does seems to be settling in nicely :)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    It also happens when they change the Botanical name and all the growers/sellers are not updated.

    Common names can even vary at the LFS as well.

    Keith:):)
     
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    This Bolbitis might be indeed the slowest growing plant ever.. I dont have much luck with it till now, i get the idea it doesnt like soft water. What i still got in the tank grew only 5 milimeters in 4 months.. :) tho it roots and attaches relatively fast to hardware. Some pieces of rizome i see growing more roots instead of leaves. Some roots look kinda scary too, the big brother B. Heudelottii does that also.. If placed on top of wood where they can hang their roots freely down they grow clumbs of very fine greyish hairroots, not looking particulary beautifull. Could easily be mistaken for some kind of algae or fungus and over time when it matures it changes in appearence..

    Bellow you can see a tiny rizome shooting some roots with the grey hair roots attached to it.. This is a very small rizome blown up very large and bigger plants do this also much bigger and it realy looks faul.. So dont get scared when you see that, just hair roots transform in time when find some to attach to... :)
    DSCN3886.jpg
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Marcel, Great photo. Tell me about it so so sloooooow :D Mind is doing fine so far:whistle: My water is very hard so we will see how it go's.
     
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    hi Roy, hopefully it works out for you.. In my case replaced a bigger one for the 3th time now and always the older leaves turn dark brown/black after a few weeks. I first thought since it is such a slow grower that it's algae, but after taking a piece out for closer inpection it isn't algae. The rest i did trim al black leaves away, but young leaves don't grow back that fast. Have some rizomes on wood i can't see anymore the moss grows to fast. :)
     
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    Marcel I found over the years plants growing on wood grew better on old softer woods, but some of these woods release tannins.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Keith i have only Mopani in the tank now, never used it before.. Till now my experiences are very positive with it, it's pretty stable and doesn't realy color the water nor affects the ph in my case. Guess i was lucky, did read other ecperiences about it,like coloring the water orange.

    As you see in the pic, it can developed a dark red velvet like fluffy film on it. On photo's it stands out and looks ugly.. It isn't algae, i scratched it off yesterday very easy with a razor blade. Mosses and plants grow readily to it, i kinda like it, it's very nice wood. Even this little bolbitis roots to it very fast, but just doesn't grow leaves that well. :) Also got a fewona piece of slate, same story. It's lazy..
     
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  12. greenfinger 2

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    Hi All, Did a trim today :)

    Some odd shots 11.JPG 12.JPG 13.JPG 14.JPG 15.JPG 16.JPG
     
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    Hi all my first video :LOL:

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    Staring Hygrophila pinnatifida.. :love: .. (y)
     
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    Roy that is an excellent Video its smooth and not jumping around so fast you cannot see any thing clearly.

    Did you use a tripod?

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Marcel, Thank you (y) Loved the and staring Hygrophila pinnatifida comment :LOL::)
     
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    Hi Keith Thank you (y) I used a jam jar to balance the phone on. It was just right height :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    Came out quite well :D
     
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    Hi All, A couple more shots :)
     

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    Great photos the lighting you used gave it an extra dimension worth that second look.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Its a under cupboard light 3w 2700k ish great for highlighting plants :)

    One photo Neat and very thin will be using it for back lighting soon ;)

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