Saturday, June 9, 2007

Anubias

Anubias NanaAmong all broad-leaved aquatic plants, Anubias are my longtime favorites. I just loved their thick, dark green leaves, their growing pattern, the way they create amazing lines and dark zones in your aquascapes. Anubias are easy-to-keep (or should I say, hard-to-kill plants) that need little care and maintenance. This image shows Anubias Nana, Anubias Nana ‘Petite’ and Anubias Barteri, dumped in a temporary tank, as their tank is being shifted to my new place! They look little clueless and confused! Right?

Friday, June 8, 2007

Alone In The Forest: During Planting

The images below, show Alone In The Forest, in making, before it was fully planted:

See more images of my recet Aquascape Project, Alone In The Forest, here!

AquascapeCryptocoryne parva, just after planting:

Flowering Nymphaea

Flowering Aquatic PlantFlowering Nymphaea spc. in my open cement tub. This plant was collected from a lake near Kolkata, during a collection trip! This perticular variety produces small white flowers if kept under natural light! In my tubs they never produced any submerged leaves. Again, I am not sure, how this will look, if kept in a indoor glass tank with artificial light source!

They do well, if nutrient rich substrate is provided, along with natural light source. This could be planted in sealed pots with a 2-3" layer of garden soil, peat moss, or vermicompost at the bottom and then layers of river sand to restrick the soil to cloud the water, and then the posts could be planted inside the tubs, filled with water!