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Old 05-13-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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Süßwassertang

Just picked up some of this uncommon plant at a local auction, and am wondering if anyone here has had any personal experience with it.
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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I don't believe that I've even heard of this one before. Do you have any information on it or just some pictures?
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I found some pics here and it includes a brief profile. Nope, I had never heard of it either.
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for digging up that info Bill. Now that I see the pic and description, I have heard of it before just never seen it in person. Looking forward to hearing more about it.
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Just another link for info:

http://www.victri.net/plants/_subwassertang.html
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:42 PM   #6
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it looks a lot like a marine macro-algae. very interesting stuff.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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That is pretty cool looking stuff
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:33 PM   #8
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I think I have some of that stuff....it came in with some Java Moss that I got from someone here....might be something different but it sure looks similar. Mine is growing but I think it gets outcompeted by the JM so it hasn't gotten that really cool look as in the pics. Maybe I'll try and isolate some to give it a better shot.

Here's a pic of what mine looks like, mixed in with the Java. Please tell me if this is something else!:
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:51 AM   #9
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Süßwassertang is a freshwater seaweed that has recently been introduced by Oriental Nurseries in Singapore. It looks similar to Monoselenium tenerum (Pelia) but is not a liverwort - it is actually a variety of fern. It prefers cooler temperatures and does best with medium or greater light and CO2 injection, although neither are necessary.

I have not had the chance to check it out yet, but it does look interesting. I'd love to hear what you think of it Toirtis
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I just got a batch of this sort of by accident -- apparently substituted for Pelia in my order. It looks gorgeous, but I wanted to bump this thread to see if Toirtis (or anyone else) has more info about its "behavior". Specifically, does it anchor to driftwood or rocks well? From pictures at the links above, it looks like yes, but I just wanted to check for hands-on experiences.
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Mine (if that is indeed what it is) came mixed in with some Java moss. So far it is growing but i cant get it to attach to anything. Right now I have patches of JM and this stuff scattered around the bottom of my tank, wherever it gets caught between the plants. It grows slowly, slower than the JM. Right now my tank is at about 2 wpg with CO2. It is pretty but I haven't been able to get it to grow anywhere I can really see it, although I'll admit I haven't really tried.
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