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Re: "Simplicity"

Postby tigermath » Fri May 04, 2012 8:43 am

Vallesneria grows in ponds with little surface agitation


Are you sure?
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Re: "Simplicity"

Postby saurabh_m » Fri May 04, 2012 9:11 am

Avik I've collected some Valls from nearby ponds. They were filled with Vallesneria.
The nearby stream was filled with Hygrophilla sp. and Potamageton gayi
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Re: "Simplicity"

Postby Tirtha » Fri May 04, 2012 10:57 am

tigermath wrote:
Vallesneria grows in ponds with little surface agitation


Are you sure?


yes. Even you sould have spotted them at the location you just have raided.
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Re: "Simplicity"

Postby hrishi007 » Fri May 04, 2012 3:09 pm

saurabh_m wrote:Hrishi, If I am not wrong, there is already some spot algae on your tank walls. You have scrubbed some from the right wall. This tank is going to be interesting experiment with a HOB, sunlight, inert substrate and zero fertilization.
The sunlight is an excellent source of light if managed properly. It has the whole of spectrum needed.
But if not managed properly is a sure shot receipe for alage
HOB is generally not advised in a planted tank, since it releases most of the the CO2 dissolved in water to atmosphere. But I have often fancied about streams flowing with great speed. Why don't they release their CO2 in air. Why not experiment with a tank with sunlight and proper water agitation. Stones, and a little substrate. It would be a sort of biotope.

Vallesnerria is perfect mismatch for this tank. Vallesneria grows in ponds with little surface agitation and rich substrate. Its a root feeder. As a result vallesneria will not grow as fast and tank might end up with algae.

Just for the sake of experiment try some fast growing stems which do not rely much on substrate. Hygrophellia sp., Ludwigia sp. might be given a try. Lets just keep our fingers crossed.


I had a tank in the same spot with just screw valls some few years back.Within a months time i landed up with a bed of valls.I started off with just a few stems.The tank gets subdued sunlight, not direct.I know valls are a complete mismatch for the tank.But at the moment its all that i have.All you get here is just amazons and nothing else...
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Re: "Simplicity"

Postby Achintya » Fri May 04, 2012 4:06 pm

nice ans simple hrishi.i love that drift....

this tank looks like indian native biotope.so we may put more pebbles and IMO please plant those plants densely.
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