Instead Of Fish

  1. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    I thought a shot of one of our plants.

    This tiger is still growing in after shipping but is looking good.
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  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Beautiful!
     
  3. Ulu

    Ulu Well Known Member Member

    I would like some of those.
    Maybe, if it's suitable for my tanks.

    I've never had any live plants in my aquariums before this year. 40+ years of fake plants.

    Still trying to figure out what I like and what might work.

    What's the the real name on that?
     
  4. OP
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    Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    Thank you Fanatic :)

    This is in Sunhawk's 55. I am going to order 5 more soon for her to plant near/ around the Madagascar lace. Should look cool :)

    @Ulu
    TIGER LOTUS RED (NYMPHAEA ZENKERI) Red plants need strong light and iron.
    I get nearly all my plants here: Tiger Lotus Red (Nymphaea zenkeri)
     
  5. Ulu

    Ulu Well Known Member Member

    Thank you.

    Judging by the brown stains we have lots of water in our iron.

    I'm just kidding. There is a little but nothing like when I lived in Minnesota on the Iron Range. OMG!

    Our iron is coming from rusty pipes.
     
  6. OP
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    Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    I feel your pain. Our well water is so hard *HOW HARD IS IT?* It is so hard that you get bruises if you shower. It is so hard that you sprain an ankle if you jump into the tub. It is so hard even I could walk on water :) *drops the mic*

    That is the main reason I went to the water treatment system I installed.

    But back to the plants. That is a different iron than the one in Flourish Iron. I really do not know the chemistry but it has to do with the absorption into the plant.
     
  7. Ulu

    Ulu Well Known Member Member

    Actually I would say the only place I ever lived that had better water than where we live now was Phoenix Arizona.

    Worst water ever was Duluth Minnesota. The Lake Superior Water was quite drinkable however, once you got out of town.

    I have to say the second-worst was Cincinnati. It depends on how heavily you judge water by the smell of sulfur.

    The scum of diesel oil is always a big turn-off.