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recent order/future order
Dear Darin and Tina,
Thank you for the recent order of plants; they arrived in very good
condition. Niall's crypts are great! I had not seen a few of those
The Eleocharis (Hairgrass) and Micranthemum were for me. I have
questions on both: The Eleocharis looks like E. vivipara, is that what you
think it is? I was hoping for E. acicularis (problem with common names!).
E. acicularis is shorter (4-9inches) and doesn't have the baby plants on
the tips of the leaves like E. vivipara does. Any hope of finding E.
The Micranthemum is a mystery to me: In the Dennerle book (System
for a Problem-Free Aquarium) three Micranthemums are pictured: M. umbrosum,
M. micranthemoides, and M. sp. (dwarf helzine). I suspect that what you
sent is the dwarf helzine, due to the small leaves. This will work out
fine for the foreground (I'm big on foreground plants). Question is, can
you also find M. micranthemoides and M. umbrosum? I would like to order
both in an upcoming order.
I am currently in process of redoing a 40gal and setting up a new
20 gal tank. I will be ordering plants for both, at different (staggered)
times. You have most of what I need for the 40, except maybe for M.
micranth. and Eleocharis acic.
For the 20, I am searching for Lagarosiphon madagascarensis,
Eusteralis (any species for aquaria: stellata, verticillata, etc.),
Ludwigia arcuata, and again, Mic. micranth. I have a plan B if these are
just not available in the U.S.
I also need Riccia for both tanks; you mentioned it needed warmth;
is it warm enuf yet? There is a company in CA that has some, but not alot.
Please let me know the availability of these plants if you can;
again they are:
Please note new e-mail address:
Roxanne Bittman, Botanist Natural Heritage Division
Phone: (916) 323-8970 __o CA Dept of Fish and Game
Fax: (916) 324-0475 _ \<_ 1220 S St
Internet rlb at kirk_dfg.ca.gov ( )/( ) Sacramento, CA 95814