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Lake Inle Plants?
May 23, 2010
5:57 pm
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Magpie
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Dear all

I have a 90 x 75 x 45 tank that I'm trying to plan. I was aiming for an Amano planted tank (see in the intro section) - but having tested the local water and found that it's basically liquid chalk (pH 7.5, dH 15, nitrates 30ppm), I began to look at other interesting fish that might quite like it...

and came across the Lake Inle inhabitants which seem to cope with that kind of chemistry: microrasbora rubescenes, Danio erhythromiconr, Sawba Resplendens, yunnalnilus brevis loach and Inlecypri auropurpureus. Not sure about the last one 'cos it jumps and I wasn't planning a lid... but that apart, it might be interesting to set up a tank along those lines...

which means I need 'heavy planting' with lots of sand substrate. So I'm wondering what to plant? Does anyone know what comes from that area? Or else, what grows well in liquid chalk?

thanks

May 23, 2010
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To my knowledge the most prolific plants in Lake Inle are Hydrocharitaceae and Ceratophyllum which are very similar to Elodea

May 23, 2010
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There are some pictures of the lake in our profiles for the species you mention if you have time for a wee surf. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> One small correction too - I. auropurpureus is now a member of Devario.

Cake or death?
May 23, 2010
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Thank you - will have a wee surf tomorrow (heck, I wish I was back in Scotland... - lovely peaty water.../smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />) and apologies for the species mix-up. I found that George Farmer's made a lake Inle biotope so will try to find out what he used and how he got on... (or I'll just abandon and see if I can soften the water enough for the green neon tetras and chocolate gouramis to love me and live)

November 20, 2010
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QUOTE (Magpie @ May 23 2010, 09:28 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you - will have a wee surf tomorrow (heck, I wish I was back in Scotland... - lovely peaty water.../smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />) and apologies for the species mix-up. I found that George Farmer's made a lake Inle biotope so will try to find out what he used and how he got on... (or I'll just abandon and see if I can soften the water enough for the green neon tetras and chocolate gouramis to love me and live)


My tap water is poison. I invested in a decent RO system. My sister has a place in Newtonmore, about five minutes walk away is a natural spring where the water comes out the colour of tea. I would love to have that free on my doorstep. Beautiful water for tetras -- amongst others I have twenty green neon's.

December 18, 2010
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Ceratopteris thalicroides and hornwort are both found in Lake Inle.

Both are readily available. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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