lotus flower from plant Jeff bought at the meeting

Discussion in 'Planted Aquarium Tech' started by gordon, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. gordon

    gordon Active Member

    Several people asked me at Saturdays meeting about the big red lotus plant that I brought in. Here are some pictures of the flower. Jeff will have more flowers in the future with this plant. Just keep up with the Phosphate dosing.


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    can you find the location in the tank where the plant was..


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  2. bahamafj11

    bahamafj11 Well-Known Member

    Like this one? PICT0136.JPG
  3. bahamafj11

    bahamafj11 Well-Known Member

    FYI, this baby will be on the auction table in Feb.:) PICT0141.JPG
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  4. AssassinJimmie

    AssassinJimmie Chris B

    It seems to like its new home. image.jpg
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  5. Mike F

    Mike F Executive Board

    Wow gordon, that planted tank is beautiful! What substrate and lighting setup are you using?
  6. gordon

    gordon Active Member

    This is a very low tech tank. Substrate is baseball diamond clay and a little topsoil. Lights are 2 old T8 dual fixtures ( 100 watts total). Tank has been long term for me, easy to keep. Here are some pict's from today.

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    here is a link to pics from 2004 , different aquascape - http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2004/show112.html
  7. jcvang

    jcvang Member

    Would love some in the future when it's ready.
  8. gordon

    gordon Active Member

    I will be bring in some extra red tiger lotus plants to the March meeting along with some of the Crypt Usteriana in the last pic.
  9. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    Gordon, when the plant flowered, did it produce any fruit?
  10. gordon

    gordon Active Member

    Well, I didn't try to pollinate it. The flower lasted a few days, opening at night only. Since this plant produces so many baby plants from runners I didn't think of the seeds. I did pollinate and propagate Madagascar Lace plants in the past. It's a slow process.
  11. Natives2WI

    Natives2WI Well-Known Member

    What kind of moss is that on the driftwood? I would love to find some like that for my invert tank.
  12. gordon

    gordon Active Member

    java moss, it attaches to the wood really well, grows like a weed because it is close to the top lighing

    Come to the meetings, I bought in a 2 lb bag of it to the February MAAH meeting. Sells cheap $5. May even have some cherry shrimp in it too!



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  13. Cinnamonsticks

    Cinnamonsticks Moderator

    I have that situation in my tank! Nice Christmas tree!!!
  14. steve

    steve Active Member

    beautiful tank

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