Monthly Archives: December 2009

Possible Cobalt Zebra spawn

Last night, during dinner, I noticed one of the Cobalt Zebras seemed to be breathing funny, and on closer examination, it sure looked like it (presumably a she) was holding a mouth full of eggs.  Very interesting, I did not … Continue reading

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Interesting CP website

I had never heard of these guys before, but they have an interesting approach, and seemingly lots of information: http://cobraplant.com/

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Interesting Orchid website

I’ve been trying to determine whether Paphidopedlium dayanum is widely available in culture, so I was searching the net for places selling it, and came upon this website: http://www.goreorchidconservatory.com/index.html In addition to apparently specializing in slipper orchid species, there’s tons … Continue reading

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Pics of CPs in 54g bowfront

Today I took a few pictures of the carnivorous plants currently residing in the 54g bowfront terrarium.  Here they are: One of our Venus Fly Traps (Dionea muscipula) threw up a flower that opened today.  After taking these pics, we … Continue reading

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Phals in the 54g corner bowfront

I bought two Phalanopsis orchids in Home Depot a few weeks ago, and placed them in the 54g corner bowfront terrarium. Here’s the first one, which is apparently a Doritaenopsis (a hybrid between a Phal and a Doritis): Here’s the … Continue reading

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20g long current contents

Fauna currently in the 20 long QT tank: Rainbow shark Espei rasboras Harlequin rasboras Flora currently in the tank: Cryptocoryne wendtii C. pontederiifolia C. x willissii C. affinis Java fern Echinodorus quadricostatus Eleocharis vivipara E. acicularis Limnophila aromatica

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Stoopid newbie mistakes… Nepenthes don’t like <40% RH :(

As detailed in a previous post, we just received a shipment of 10 new Nepenthes from Black Jungle, and placed them in our 75g terrarium.  Well, we didn’t have the humidity very high in that tank, in fact it was … Continue reading

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New Gourami fry

The Pearl Gouramis have spawned again.  While feeding the tank this morning, I noticed a few fry, then on closer examination, I saw about 50 very small, but nonetheless free-swimming, fry hanging out in the roots of the duckweed towards … Continue reading

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New Nepenthes arrivals

Well, my Nepenthes order from Black Jungle arrived, and Amy unpacked it and took some pictures:

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Apistogramma cacatuoides fry

Yesterday, I noticed the female A. cacatuoides leading around several tiny fry.  I was able to count about a half dozen, though I suspect there might be more.  She had been very yellow and aggressive for days, and had been … Continue reading

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Nepenthes on the way, woo-hoo!

Well, I placed my first Nepenthes order from BlackJungle terrarium supply: Nepenthes ampullaria N. ampullaria ‘Harlequin’ N. alata N. x ‘Judith Finn’ N. sanguinea N. mirabilis var. echinostoma N. rafflesiana N. rafflesiana var. gigantea clone BE-99 N. bicalcarata ‘Red Flush’ … Continue reading

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75g Malaysian biotope current contents

While the 75g tank has changed a good bit recently because I’m trying to get the Pearl Gouramis to spawn again, here’s the current contents: Fish: Six Pearl Gouramis (two male, four female) One Harlequin rasbora (I couldn’t catch it … Continue reading

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20 high current contents

This is the current fauna in the 20 high: Two siamese algae eaters Seven giant danios One dwarf pufferfish A pair of Golden Wonder Killifish A pair of Apistogramma macmasteri Lots and lots of snails

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65g current contents

Here’s the current fauna in the 65g Lake Malawi tank: Plucky, the common pleco One Red Top Zebra One Pseudotropheus socolofi One Rusty Cichlid 7 Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos (one adult and 6 juvies) 6-8 juvie (< 2″) Yellow labs Four Cobalt … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’ fry update

Last night, I definitely saw at least three cacatuoides fry in the 90g.  They’re almost half an inch long now, and roaming all over the tank, though they seem to prefer hanging out near the substrate (they blend in very … Continue reading

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Good links on growing orchids

First Rays, a company run by Ray Barkalow, has a few good articles on humidity and evaporation in the context of growing orchids (though, I suppose, the info is just as good for growing carnivorous plants or emersed aquatics/bog/march plants): … Continue reading

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54g Corner Bowfront terraria

I bought this tank from Kris Weinhold, who used it as a planted fish tank until it developed a leak. I brought it home, put it in the corner of our living room, ordered a 2x24W T5 fixture from Catalina … Continue reading

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Using this to track my tanks and stuff

It recently occurred to me that I might be able to use this WordPress blog to keep track of the goings on in my fish tanks, my emersed aquatic plant setup, and the orchid/carnivorous plant terraria I’m setting up. I … Continue reading

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