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#121 Jules

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:53 AM

FTS due now, tank must look pretty good now with a few nice sized fishies!



#122 Leichardti

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

@Jules honestly not really... they all like to swim around where they’re least seen haha.

So I had something REALLY interesting last night. I’ve discussed this with the manager / owner of Ausyfish who supply Australias Coal Grunters as I wasn’t too sure if it was possible, but it is, just rarely seen.
At 2am my Coal Grunter decided to let me know he was actually a she, and produced heaps of suspected eggs, which flew everywhere throughout the water column. At first I suspected seeds however I don’t have any seed pods / stalks currently. Everything in the tank went crazy trying to eat every last one too.
Certainly cool to see, if that’s what happened.

#123 Leichardti

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:13 PM

Down in Capel over the weekend at my cousins property that sits right on the river. I’ve been down for a squizz. Found some sort of native carpet plant that I need to grab a bit of:8ee20fd2ec20d63cc07e77a9373e3c8f.jpg
I’ve also caught a Tandanus bostocki. River is full of them apparently so I’m going to bring a few home. Going to be overrun with catfish soon.
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#124 Leichardti

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 03:04 PM

Had some good fun exploring the Capel River early yesterday morning. Freezing cold water made for sore legs and feet but I found a few cool things.
Vallisneria sp (Gigantea?) or Triglochin. Everywhere throughout the river, in small groups about 15m apart.
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Brought a sneaky bit home for the pond.
While I was trying to dig out a small bit I dug this guy up.
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Also got to go checkout the carpetting plant I saw the day before - I took a little bit of this too. Suspected to be Callitriche stagnalis - Possible weed but not sure
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Travelling further up the river I found a few more bunches of Val/Triglochin, some snags etc.
Then I came across this interesting rock face
There were a few moss types around. The smaller one didn’t look too promising but the liverwort / Pellia looking one looked like it could be. I’ve taken a few portions of that to test out.

The rock face was at the bottom of a hill - it was dripping with fresh water.
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It was great to be able to checkout the river - I went home with a few different plants, a catfish and a happy face knowing the area’s healthy and full of life.

Edited by Leichardti, 03 June 2019 - 03:11 PM.


#125 ice

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:22 PM

Awesome work mate, good luck with the plants!



#126 Leichardti

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:25 PM

Cheers Ice
First we had the bedside tank...
Now we have the bed head moss collection!!
Mosses:
Capel Liverwort (Submerged, partially submerged and partially submerged on sand)
Cameroon Moss
Mixed Fissidens Bits - Mix of Sydney and Dietrichiae)
Fissidens Dietrichiae
Native Flame Moss
Native Carpet Moss
Native Bushy Moss (3 containers of that!)
Subwassertang
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Here’s some photos of the mosses in the tank
Huge bunch of flame moss
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Native carpet and bushy
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The Dietrichiae, now attached to the wood
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I’ve also been given a small piece of this - Mini native bolbitis (Hymenophyllum sp) absoloutely gorgeous little plant which has been really hard to grow, this bit is about a year old. Fingers crossed it does better for me.
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Huge shoutout to my friend Brent that gave me the rest of his native moss collection and previously the huge portions. He’s an absoloute legend of a guy! If you’re ever picking up moss from a NOR Brent have a good chat with him, wealth of knowledge and all around great guy.

The kindness of people in this hobby amazes me and really brings a huge smile to my face.
Thanks to people like Brent and David (Ice!) I’m able to have some really cool mosses, plants and fish. I’m super thankful for that.
A big thankyou to you both and all the kind fishy people I’ve met through the hobby, you all make it a great hobby :)

Edited by Leichardti, 04 June 2019 - 02:44 PM.


#127 malawiman85

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:30 AM

The carpeting plant looks like bacopa monnieri

#128 Leichardti

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:36 PM

Thats what I sort of thought but its not, its too flat and thing. Some form of starwort




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