Breaking News
Home / Uncategorized (page 12)

Uncategorized

Dr. Alex Ploeg Ornamental Fish Industry’s Secretary General Claimed in Plane Crash

Among those killed in the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 that was shot down was Dr. Alex Ploeg of the Ornamental Fish Industry.  Ploeg who was traveling with his wife Edith, their son Robert and his friend Robin also died in the attack on the Malaysian airliner. Ploeg was the Secretary General of …

Read More »

Bertolonia From Seed

Germinating seeds of bertolonia is not that difficult. One of the best ways is to mix a potting mix of half African violet soil and one half perlite. On top of this add a thin layer of African violet potting soil a few millimeters thick. Use a tall 32 ounce …

Read More »

Lagenandra thwaitesii I Think

  Here is my first specimen of Lagenandra.  I got it without being certain of the name.  It’s not all that common and when a plant that’s not common or easy to get comes along you have to take a chance sometimes.  I think it is L. thwaitesii but Im no …

Read More »

Terrariums Quick and Easy

I ran across small terrariums when I was trying to keep specimen plants inside.  I had so many plants and so little room to keep them.  Keeping terrariums is fun, especially when you keep larger enclosures, but often times smaller containers are overlooked. With an overabundance of cryptocorynes and some …

Read More »

Tissue Cultured Cryptocorynes

Here are some of the cryptocorynes that I am working on for the plant library for Biotope One.  So far there are about 8 to 10 crypt varieties in some form of cultuivation or another.  Some are easier to start than others, and some grow faster than others.  Some plants …

Read More »

We Need Your Photos

We are looking for biotope pictures of natural environments that our favorite plants come from.  From cryptocorynes, anubias, and carnivorous plants to sword plants, stem plants, and jewel orchids – we need them all.  In order to try to assimilate information about where some of these plants come from we need …

Read More »

The Cryptocoryne Collection

We have some common and not so common cryptocoryne species, like c. hudoroi, c. Wendtii “flamingo”, “green”, and “Florida Sunset”.  There are about 55 cryptocorynes and we are working on building our collection the best we can.  We have them submersed and emersed grown depending on the species while some are growing …

Read More »

Welcome to the New Biotope One Site

Whether you keep a planted aquarium, a terrarium, paludarium, or vivarium there’s something for you here.  Plants, materials, and techniques will prove that this resource is a valuable tool in maintaining your fish, frogs, insects, or whatever your tank inhabitants might be.

Read More »