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waterfaller1

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Tom Barr;27179 said:
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Marine species where easier to find this year

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Tom Barr
I would just LOVE to have some of this for my nano. Do you have this Tom? Or can you PM me what area you collect?
 

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Good luck on keeping it like this in a nano. Better be hot and nasty.
This grows mostly in very eutrophic tidal shore lines in Florida in the summer mostly.

This is a marine macro, Acetabularia, I assume you know?
Mermaid's wine glass.
Plenty of google on this.

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waterfaller1

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Yes, I was told by a guy who sells absolutely teeny pieces of macro:rolleyes: that I would need a magnifying glass to see this. I have a nano that runs 80-82*. The water parameters are not 'nasty', but not as pristine as some. It relies on wc's and it's LR & LS for filtration. I would like to try it. I wondered if it was easy enough to find, or one would have to dive for it.
 

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The guy talking to you is clown or has sight problems, it's not the least bit tiny.
The cups(actually they are "blades") are about 1 cm across, hardly microscopic and you can see my hand right there for a reference.

They are very available in the summer.
Small rubble rocks often are covered right next to shore.
So they are very easy to collect at low tide(1-2ft, they call that tides there!)

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Ligyron

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Yeah, I remember all of this. Good times! We picked up some nice wood on those excursions too.


In fact, I've been living in Gainesville for the last 3 years before I moved back South to the Palm Beaches just a month or so ago. Lots fun at the Plant-feasts I attended with you and the others.


The Santa Fe River is back up and flowing again and you don't have to drag your canoe over rocks in the dried up areas anymore.


There's still plenty of Crypts growing at Rainbow Springs even after they attempted to kill them off. Good luck with that project. They just broke off a bunch more trying to rake them all up, most of which promptly floated off to colonize many other areas downstream since they didn't want to use poison in their futile attempt for obvious reasons.


Found a guy down here who has a whole dead, still pond full of C. usteriana, which is weird cause usually they like moving water like at Rainbow River, unless they're the blackwater type.


Florida is a good place for tropical plants and aquatics, that's for sure.
 
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I've found even better locations for the wood. I suppose I ought to do this again.
 

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Tom,


I stumbled across this forum while trying to find areas to locate olive nerites. I live in Gainesville and know where to find nerites in the southern Withlacoochee River and some areas in the Suwannee River closer to the mouth, but was trying to find some areas between Gainesville and Cedar Key. If you don't mind me asking, whereabouts have you found the nerites in the Santa Fe River. I've done quite a bit of fish collecting around High Springs (441 bridge, 27 bridge, Rum Island, etc) but have never seen any olive nerites. Also have you ever seen them anywhere around Cedar Key?