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Old 10-26-2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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new plant purchases (now with pictures - 56k warning)

I just received a major plant shipment and got so many plants that I had to spread them among three different tanks. I got the following species for the first time:

Cryptocoryne 'balansae'
Cryptocoryne albida
Cryptocoryne pontederifolia
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'
Taxiphyllum barbieri

I got some of the following to add to what I already had:

Cryptocoryne pygmaea
Cryptocoryne willisii
Sagittaria subulata

It took me more than two hours to organize, remove, separate, transplant and place so I haven't had time to take any pictures yet. I'll post some at the first opportunity.
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Congratulations. It does take time to rearrange and plant doesn't it? Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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I finally had time to take some pictures today. Here is my 30 gallon Asian biotope tank with 14 different species of plants including 11 Cryptocorynes (5 of which arrived yesterday). The plants in the last picture are:

(front from left to right) Cryptocoryne pontederifolia, C. pygmaea, C. wendtii 'Mi Oya', C. albida and C. wendtii 'Tropica'
(rear from right to left) C. spiralis, C. 'balansae' (with Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' in front), Crinum thaianum, Cryptocoryne ciliata, C. willisii, C. wendtii 'red', Rotala wallichii and Cryptocoryne moehlmannii

I got so much Cryptocoryne pontederifolia and C. wendtii 'Tropica' that I put some in other tanks. I also got some Sagittaria subulata (dwarf sags) and Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss) which I put in a 10 gallon tank. The dwarf sags were so tall that I had to use them as background plants. They went all the way to the top of the tank 8O
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Looks fantastic! Hopefully the Crypts don't melt on you too much. I really like what you did with the driftwood ledge on the left side.

Where did you get your plants?
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It is hard to tell but that is actually a rock ledge at the front of the tank. I've seen some melting of the Cryptocoryne pontederifolia but otherwise the plants are holding up so far. I got most of them from Aquaspot World (www.aquaspotworld.com) which is located in Singapore. They are the only source I could find for C. pygmaea.
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Nice looking plants. Congrats on the pickups.
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Looks great, congrats!
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