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    Love the tanks - thanks for the peek at your operation!

    What kinda mud mix are you using? A Peat & Kitty Litter blend I do my backgrounds with or something else? I've filled a few larger undrained clear solo cups with the P/KL and potted up my terrestrial Utric collection in it (U. fulva included) they do seem to like it.

    And yes, I will buy your bryophyte pickings, send me a postage invoice to my PM box when ever you're ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    About 50% emersed growth riccia and 25% some type of grassy thing. On a side note. I love emersed growth riccia, I was not aware it grew that way. I'll definately be using it in the future.
    Did I read somewhere that emersed riccia is just liverwort? If so, I can give you a bunch of it - I classify it with the mosses & other green vermin ...

    Do you have any of the white sandersonii? Amazing how floriforous it is ....

    Beautiful tanks btw - love your creativity!
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    Riccia fluritans is a form of aquatic liverwort, IIRC there is another form of Riccia but I don't recall what the difference is perhaps just a bit larger.

    As long as the environment is humid/wet enough (and don't have critters eating it) you can get it colonizing out of water. Marty who owns Mist King showed on the frog forum colonized a big 90 gallon with just riccia of course he had it misting/raining a few times a day in there. I had a good "shore" of Riccia but the crabs and mystery snails made short work of it. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Love the tanks - thanks for the peek at your operation!

    What kinda mud mix are you using? A Peat & Kitty Litter blend I do my backgrounds with or something else? I've filled a few larger undrained clear solo cups with the P/KL and potted up my terrestrial Utric collection in it (U. fulva included) they do seem to like it.

    And yes, I will buy your bryophyte pickings, send me a postage invoice to my PM box when ever you're ready!
    The mud is a packaged product by a Japanese company we tried out many years ago while in that country and liked it, so we stocked up and alot of it came back with us. I've been hoarding it ever since. So far no luck finding it anywhere to get more.

    I'm growing my U. fulva on top of the mud and it seems happy.

    I'll send a PM later today about the EVIL STUFF!

    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Did I read somewhere that emersed riccia is just liverwort? If so, I can give you a bunch of it - I classify it with the mosses & other green vermin ...

    Do you have any of the white sandersonii? Amazing how floriforous it is ....

    Beautiful tanks btw - love your creativity!
    I have enough of random green already.

    Yea I have the white sandersonii growing in few places but with the silly slow growth of the 'Blue' I wanted to give it alot of room to "hopefully" help it out and then the silly plant starts growing upwards .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    I've recently started moving the bulk of my plants into more landscaped setups in an effort to reduce my weekly maintanance time. So partly due to practical reasons and mainly due to odd compulsions I have .

    First up is this one that I'm planning on allowing Utricularia rostrata to run amok in. So far I have not had the Utric stick, I'm being very careful not to introduce another Utric or moss. Just added the 2nd flower stalk earlier this week.

    Here is the one I am currently working on. I should have all the piece together this weekend and start adding plants next week.
    Wow, I really like the more natural look. I'm new to the board but keep dart frogs in natural vivs and would prefer a natural look to the CPs displays. Do you have any build threads or more information on your setups?

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    @Mntneer Keep in mind that while a more "natural" look is more visually appealing, it is harder to move plants or take one out if you want to trade/sell/give it away. Also, with the soil you have more limitations on the plants you can grow. That in mind, I would love to see a natural looking setup with helis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeliLover View Post
    @Mntneer Keep in mind that while a more "natural" look is more visually appealing, it is harder to move plants or take one out if you want to trade/sell/give it away. Also, with the soil you have more limitations on the plants you can grow. That in mind, I would love to see a natural looking setup with helis.
    I'm sure I'm guilty of champagne desires on beer knowledge. One thing I have going for me is that I'm new to all this. ALL of the plants are interesting...even the ones folks with more experience/knowledge have out grown.

    The other thing is I have oodles of aquaria, cork bark, sphagnum, peat, coco, foggers etc.

    I think my approach is going to be to settle on plants that will grow in the environment I know I can provide rather than getting my heart set on a particular plant and then attempting to make it happy.

    I keep dart frogs and can maintain mid 90% humidity with upper 70s temps. With or without small computer fans circulating the air inside. With that environment in my frog room what are good choices for beer knowlege? I'd also really like to try the natural looking enclosures...I guess that's the champagne desires .

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    Dare I say it but you could possibly grow a heliamphora with your frogs... The temps and humidity are ok and the frogs wont be eaten. Heliamphora are designed to have a symbiotic relationship with frogs. Frogs found in the natural environment of heliamphora will hide under the nectar spoon and snatch any insects that get to close, in turn the frog helps the plant by excreting waste right into the pitcher. This sounds gross but the waste is rich in nutrients that the plant wants. Let me warn you though, heliamphora isnt an easy plant and requires some attention.

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