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#1 amphirion

 
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:01 AM

plant decided to put on a show. please feel free to download as wallpaper, but do not alter the image. thank you!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 16:01 PM

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: This is one of the most spectacular Utric photos I've ever seen! :tu: My keyboard is totally soaking wet! Plants are wonderfull and so are the photos!

Graminifolia is OK with this much moss overgrowth? It seems it is...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 16:30 PM

Wow!!!

Amazing! I wish i could see them with my own eyes!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 17:39 PM

thanks very much for those kind words, Miloslav and Daniel! Milo, i enjoy your photography very much as well!


here are some behind the scenes photos, if you are interested:

here is the piece in its "natural habitat":
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as you can see, while the inital photos do not show any graminifolia present, it is very much alive and well, especially in the back.
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i tried photographic the piece inside my nep grow area....piece was too big. fail.
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on a windowsill. non-sunny day = not the best pictures.
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whole piece, personally i think it is very dramatic. if i could do it again, i'd definitely be using a large flowered utric ;)
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 17:53 PM

here are some behind the scenes photos, if you are interested:


OK - I did not expect this! From the first photos, I assumend you grow them in some kind of container - but on piece of branch/root. And that big! :biggrin: That is really wonderful and interresting way to grow terrestrial/aquatic utrics. It's quite common for big-flowered epiphytic species (of course not drown in water :smile:); so this unusual set-up is just more interresting. I think you did a great job with this!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 18:11 PM

That looks very good. It's worth a try on my part - I have a nice tank that I use for my water beetles and dragonflies. It's acid and has sphagnum groing on the bottom. And I have graminifolia that has survived but not thrived. So i might just give it a go...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 19:46 PM

Very nice. I find they flower best as an emergent. What is the moss used on the one in the window? It looks like Vesicularia dubyana, but I thought that was an aquatic.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 20:43 PM

thanks everyone for the kind words.
mobile, it is indeed java moss. in my experience, the moss can easily kept out of water provided that it is constantly wet. if you do look at some of the photos above, you would notice that the plants grow right at the waterline. i just took it out so that people could indeed see that it was growing on driftwood.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:42 AM

Stunning photos of a beautiful Utric, and spectacularly displayed! Awesome.

Cheers,
Tim

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:27 AM

Wow, indeed it looks fantastic. :thumbsup:

Best regards,

Daniel

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 14:12 PM

Fantastic shots of a perfectly grown plant! And I like your setup - well done!

Regards

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 15:20 PM

That set-up you have is very Very Aesthetically impressive!!!! Its reminiscent of

Japanese Ikebana......Very nice and very :tu: pleasing to the eye :Laie_71mini:

What kind of moss is it growing on, on that driftwood?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 17:53 PM

@chasselblad: the moss used in this setup is commonly known as java moss, dont know the exact species name as there are multiple mosses circulating in the planted tank trade.

thanks everyone else for commenting!

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 22:21 PM

Seconding the others... outstanding plant and photos!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 16:29 PM

Dude, those photos are so beautiful, I think I'm gonna make myself a plant aquarium tomorrow. :shock:

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

@sebulmon: thanks very much! when the time comes, when im feeling brave and have enough material to work with, i'd love to try growing U. campbelliana in such a manner...possibly on a more vertical wooden piece.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

@sebulmon: thanks very much! when the time comes, when im feeling brave and have enough material to work with, i'd love to try growing U. campbelliana in such a manner...possibly on a more vertical wooden piece.

I'm sure you could make a beautiful setup for U.campbelliana! You could also try using U.biloba in that setup, I'm sure it would go well in there. :yes:

By the way, is that Java Moss?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 19:11 PM

@seb: actually i did try growing U. biloba with the U. graminifolia, thought it would be cool to have blue AND purple flowers, but both the java moss (yes it is java moss) and U. graminifolia outgrew it, and so i lost my biloba... quite a shame.