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Re: [APD] Temperate plants

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> Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 19:42:25 +1000
> From: "Bruce Hansen" <toxotes at australis_net>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Temperate plants
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
>   I am surprised no-one has suggested Hemianthus micranthemoides, or 
> Micranthem umbrosum as I thought they would be reasonably available over 
> there and they certainly are hardy in a range of temperatures in my 
> experience.
Thanks!  I'm going to reply to everyone at once - I've been busy this 
weekend.  I have one of the Hemianthus/Micrecanthum plants (I've never 
seen the two side by side to learn to tell them apart) inside in one of 
the tropical tanks.   I'll give it at try.  The stuff I have grows like 
a weed and runners everywhere.  It should fill in quickly if conditions 
are suitable.  Glossostigma elatinoides sounds wonderful too - thanks, 
Dave.  I've never tried growing it because I've never had the light for 
it before.  It would look fantastic at the front of the tank under the 
swords.  I also like the suggestion of a carbon source.  I think I will 
remove the anacharis, give those two plants a try, and start adding 
Flourish Excel.

It also occurs to me that I could get an inexpensive battery powered or 
solar fan for evaporative cooling as Berne suggests.  It's pretty dry 
here so evaporative cooling is very effective.

I really appreciate the suggestions,
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