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Old 07-11-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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amazon biotope

i am going to be starting up a 50 gallon amazon biotope and i was wondering if anyone could tell what plants i should get and about how many of each- i was also wondering where i could get an inexpensiove hood and co2 system?

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I would look into the plants from that region of the world that I liked and then designed the lighting and other needs around them..
Inexpensive lights are available at e-bay.. Jebo/Odyssea is the least expensive..
If you already have a double strip or lower light needs and a single strip hood then overdriving the florescent lights is an option.
DIY CO2 is possible on a 55.. and pressurized can be cheaper if you look into getting the regulator and needle valves and getting the tank locally at a welding shop or liquor store (they lease them for powered taps for beer kegs or something to that effect)
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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South American plants
biotopic plant list

Alternanthera reineckii
Azolla filiculoides
Azolla caroliniana-Fairy moss
Bacopa australis
Bacopa lanigera-Hairy Water Hyssop
Bacopa myriophylloides
Cabomba aquatica
Cabomba caroliniana
Cabomba furcata
Ceratopteris pteridoides
Ceratopteris thalictroides
Ceratophyllum submersum
Echinodorus angustifolius
Echinodorus amazonicus-Amazon sword
Echinodorus aschersonianus
Echinodorus bleheri
Echinodorus berteroi
Echinodorus bolivianus
Echinodorus cordifolius-Radican sword
Echinodorus grandiflorus
Echinodorus grisebachii
Echinodorus horizontalis
Echinodorus isthmicus
Echinodorus latifolius
Echinodorus macrophyllus
Echinodorus magdalenensis
Echinodorus martii-Ruffled sword
Echinodorus opacus
Echinodorus osiris-Melon sword
Echinodorus palaefolius
Echinodorus paniculatus
Echinodorus parviflorus
Echinodorus portoalegrensis
Echinodorus quadricostatus-Cuban broad leaf chain
Echinodorus subalatus
Echinodorus tenellus-Narrow leaf chain sword
Echinodorus uruguayensis
Egeria densa-Elodea densa
Egeria najas-Elodea najas
Eichhornia azurea
Eichhornia crassipes-Water Hyacinth
Eichhornia diversifolia-Variable Leaf Water Hyacinth
Eichhornia hetrosperma
Eichhornia natans
Eleocharis acicularis-dwarf hairgrass,needle spike rush,hairgrass
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides-Senegal tea plant,temple plant,spade leaf plant
Heteranthera reniformis
Heteranthera zosterifolia-Stargrass
Hydrocleys martii
Hydrocleys nymphoides
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Hydrocotyle verticillata
Hydrothix gardneri
Hygrophila guianensis
Lemna minor
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Lilaeopsis carolinensis-micro word
Ludwigia helminthorrhiza
Ludwigia inclinata
Ludwigia palustris-water primrose
Ludwigia sedoides
Mayaca fluviatillis
Myriophyllum aquatica
Myriophyllum mattogrossense
Najas conferta
Najas guadalupensis-guppy grass
Nitella flexilis-Stonewort,smooth stonewort
Nymphaea glandulfera
Nymphaea lotus
Nymphaea rudgeana
Nymphoides microphylla
Ottelia brasiliensis
Phyllanthus fluitans- Red root floater
Potamogeton acutifolius
Potamogeton gayi
Reussia rotundifolia
Sagittaria subulata-dwarf sag or narrow leaf Sag
Sagittaria lancifolia
Sagittaria montevidensis
Sagittaria subulata-dwarf sag or narrow leaf Sag
Salvinia molesta-Giant salvina
Salvinia cuccullata
Salvinia auriculata
Vallisneria americana v. 'Biwaensis'-corkscrew val

The below listed plants are considered cosmopolitan (found world wide)and may
be listed already
Ricciocarpus natans (cosmopolitan)
Ricca fluitans (cosmopolitan)
Lemna gibba (cosmopolitan)
Lemna pauciocostata (cosompolitan)
Lemna minor (cosmopolitan)
Lemna Angolensis (cosmopolitan)
Ceratopteris thailctroides (cosmopolitan)
Ceratopteris pteridoides (cosmopolitan)
Ceratophyllum submersum (cosmopolitan)
Ceratophyllum demersum
Riccia fluitans (cosmopolitan)
Leptodictyum riparium (cosmopolitan)
Riccia rhenana (cosmopolitan)
Nitella gracilis (cosmopolitan)
Hydrilla verticillata (cosmopolitan)
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Nice listing beblondie...were did you get it? Good Work!
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