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Hi all, sharing some pictures taken last week.

A river near Sarawak-Kalimantan border:



Cryptocoryne striolata:



Close-up (shoot it near water surface):



Crypt striolata is a species of aquatic aroid only found in Borneo island:



Beautiful water plants in the stream!



more pix of Crypt. striolata



Barclaya motleyi (hill stream form) - close-related to water lily also found here:

 

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Thanks for sharing! Those are some great pictures. I wish I could be there!

Have you any experience with the C. striolata or Barclaya in aquariums?
 

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Yup, they are easy to grow in the aquarium.
Mike
Nice pictures.

I tried growing strolata submerge but failed. Don't find them easy to keep submerge aquarium. Don't mine sharing your secret.

Keeping emerge on the other hand is quite easy.

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Hello Mike,

Thanks a lot for the continuing stream of all your nice pics!

Have you ever seen a flower of Barclaya inhabiting hillstreams? I'd love to see more Barclaya populations and their habitats! ;)
 

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Can you tell us anything about the water chemistry and so on, Mike?
Hello Cavan,

This crypt usually inhabits smaller hillstreams: In Sarawak their water chemistry is most often pretty much indentical with pure rainwater: 10 uS/cm is a quite typical figure - spit in a bucket of distilled water and you're ready to go! :D

However, a few striolata populations have also been found in water with low but measurable hardness and slightly alkaline pH. For submersed culture make sure that there is a little of CO2 available and some current also helps in my experience. Still, this is a slowly growing species and you need to keep growth of algae at bay for success in submersed culture!
 

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Mike
Nice pictures.

I tried growing strolata submerge but failed. Don't find them easy to keep submerge aquarium. Don't mine sharing your secret.

Keeping emerge on the other hand is quite easy.

Yoong
Emersed one is doing better than submerged one. Key is it like water movement..
 

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Hello Mike,

Thanks a lot for the continuing stream of all your nice pics!

Have you ever seen a flower of Barclaya inhabiting hillstreams? I'd love to see more Barclaya populations and their habitats! ;)
I have seen it but I didn't photograph cos to me it is very common plant...like weed.:p
 
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