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Singapore Plant Order Time!!!!

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Where can you get cool plants like this Mayaca seweliniana?  I get them from Singapore when I am able to put in an order.  Unfortunately, I am only able to take advantage of it a few times a year.  Now is one of those times, so I thought that we might try something different.  I very, very, very rarely do pre-orders for anything.  I prefer to get stock in, acclimate it and then offer it once I know it is good.  Plants are different than fish though.  They come in GREAT and are best when they can be sent out as fast as possible.  So let’s see if doing pre-orders works out.

Please note that this list is all the aquatic plant species that the exporter MIGHT have, and that the fill rate is usually 70% or less.  So please do not get mad at me if they do not send that really rare plant you desperately want.  The stem plants are priced per stem, and will come to you as loose stems… no rubber band or lead weight.  You should also assume that if the description says ‘bulb’ that it will not have a shoot coming out of it.

I need orders (use the contact button above) by Tuesday, January 22.  The plants will arrive to me the following Monday.  I will let you know what filled and give you a chance to add to it from other stock, then invoices will go out.  I need to be able to ship on that Tuesday or Wednesday.

Here is a link to the plant list:  SINGAPORE PLANT PRE-ORDER LIST

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10-gallon Planted Nano Makeover

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We were snowbound on Thursday this week, so I decided to to a much needed makeover in my 10-gallon planted nano tank.  This aquarium is an unfiltered tank that sits on my work bench.  Honestly, it gets neglected a lot, which is why it was a bit over grown.  Some of the plants were so think that they were shading themselves.  And I had let the foreground plants get too large and obstruct the midground plants.  This simply would not do!  I received a shipment of plants on Monday (hint hint… check out the livestock page), and there were several that I wanted to play with.  Most notably the Cryptocoryne tonkinensis and the Myriophyllum matagrossense.  I have never done much with myrio plants, so I incorporated two in this cleaned up aquascape.  I also put in different fish, including the very cool neon yellow Microdevario kubotai.  Check it out…

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MAAH and MAGC at WI Garden Expo

The Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists set up a booth at the 2012 WI Garden Expo, held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI, last weekend.  I took my 75-gallon planted tank in as out main display, and a smaller tank to hold some endangered livebearers (Zoogeneticus tequila).  This video is about that experience…

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