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    L shaped tank with diagonal front panel

    I would assume you can do it by filling the gap with silicone as you would a normal tank. All three of those panes would be pushing out from the water pressure so it should force a tighter seal if anything. 20cm tall, I wouldn't put to much thought into it :)
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    Bucephalandra family experts? (Emersed growth)

    The biggest problem you will have is fungal growth. You can periodically flood and drain to halt it. Extremely easy to keep this way. Don't require additional light other than ambient room light and i misted every 6-8 weeks. They don't enjoy constantly wet leaves when emersed. Soil can be damp...
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    ID, likely mimulus

    This plant came from my mother's pond. It contains natives and mimulus luteus which self seeds all over the place. Any ideas? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    British mosses

    The common 'Fissidens' and riccardia can be found growing in the UK too :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    British mosses

    I had a phase of chucking any moss I found in a tank. More grew than not but most looked like stringy moss Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Natural habitat Videos. :)

    The orange is very obvious emersed but I imagine people complained about the red from tropica. Quite underwhelming Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Cryptocoryne ferruginea

    Cool find :) Mine has taken around a year to grow back from a bare rhizome to a bare rhizome with some tiny shoots. Something not to its liking
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    Red Crypts

    Turns out mine is largely mush at the moment with a few new green shoots :(
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    Leaves/Tannins

    *searches frantically for a chemist* Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Leaves/Tannins

    I was readin something the other day about temperatures above 60 removing cyanide some how. Do you know much about this at all? If so then a quick boil wold do the trick perhaps?
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    Window sill emersed glass mini tank! (310 x 200 x 170 mm)

    Can we get a crypt list? :)
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    Wanna be Borneo Biotope

    'Java fern' is correct for a borneo biotope. A lot of cultivars we have are also found there naturally rather than being man made
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    Microsorum pteropus 'Minor'

    Is that not 'green gnome' from dennerle looking at the way it's grown?
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    50l borneo cube

    Very very very slowly I imagine :D Toying with the idea of a buce carpet but that would detract from the natural feel I think
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    50l borneo cube

    Sorry I'm late :) Lighting is the standard 5050 led that came with the tank. Quite dim but I don't need bright light's for this one. Fish are likely going to be bororas merah if I find them
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    From Borneo with love

    If you'd like to pm me I'll send you something suitable for the emersed part that is biotope correct ;)
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    50l borneo cube

    Not likely to be a fast moving project but here is how it sits now
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    Mazus certainly looks to have potential if it grows well :) Trying to get some of the more obscure stuff now. I feel like I've done buce to death but I like the random mosses and other plants you get in the clumps. Always exciting :D Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    It's being called 'cf Beccarii' by a few sources but as you say, very different to Beccarii. Michael Lo has some images of the same plant online going partly submerged so I'm hopeful :) This one was tangled up in an aridarum sp which is the only reason it was collected (accidentally) Sent from...
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    And the classic borneo fern (n9j aquatic of course) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    [/URL][/IMG] hopefully these[/URL][/IMG] work for you :) Also got the classic non aquatic 'borneo fern' unless you think otherwise?
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    Still no orchid but I do now own rhaphidophora cf. beccarii :D
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    I can do pictures at some point :) Doing a tmc 60 borneo biotope so they will be in that :)
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    One of my guys is reluctant to touch it. It's a perfectly legitimate export but a lot of orchids are protected where he is from so he normally leaves well alone. I'll grab an extra for you if anyone comes through. Got some cool ferns coming next week. Hopefully they travel well :)
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    Currently have a few people keeping an eye out for me so hopefully soon I'll have a couple :)
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    Overwintering Ludwigia sedioides

    I really qant to try this plant but this is all I ever read about it. Maybe not one for me
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    Anubias and Buce

    Also check out Tom Barrs buce tank. He uses the same method
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    Anubias and Buce

    You would be surprised :) Been keeping bucephalandra a few years now mainly planted in substrate. They don't suffer like anubias would under the same care. In nature they can be found growing on dirt banks and they naturally accumulate a layer of soil in the roots and rhizome structures :) I've...
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    Low light stems

    I've had monte carlo in the tank before that did well. Very slow as you would imagine but healthy and compact. I can increase light if needs be but I like slow and healthy growth. Easy to manage rather than weekly trims :)
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    Low light stems

    Any recommendations for low light stems? Currently at 0.3 WPG over a 70cm depth. Cabomba and ludwigia repens are doing very well for me. Low tech of course.
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    Anubias and Buce

    I find planted in a rich substrate increases growth above all else. Access to the nutrients in the soil and the water column ;)
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    Borneo :P I will be trying a single one again but they aren't sure how it will travel as it's not the usual thing they send
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    ID on bug please

    Looks a lot like you :)
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    rheophytic orchid Borneo

    Ive been sent one before but it didn't travel well due to a delay caused by paperwork errors :(
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    Bigger fish to force schooling

    Have a look on YouTube at wild tetra. You will notice a large number of them are shoaling at all. Schooling is a response to threat, no two ways about it. I'd much rather have different behaviour from a haply fish than forced shoaling through fear. None of my tetra shoal to any degree. My...
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    Bigger fish to force schooling

    I think it is irresponsible to stress your fish out intentionally. I feel aquascaping sometimes gets in the way if animal welfare.
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    Mosses that do or don't attach to Hardscapes!

    Weeping moss - no Flame moss -yes Mini pellia (not a moss but popular) - yes
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    From Borneo with love

    Is crepidomanes not Indian? I *may* have a semi aquatic fern from borneo soon. Trying to persuade him at the moment but if it turns up I'm happy to let you have a small sprig :)
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    Aquatic Utricularias

    I've had success with other seeds (echinodorus, bucephalandra and eriocaulon) using a thin layer of a muji cotton pad on top of aquasoil. It's sold for vaping which is why I had I but it's great at wicking water and nutrients without getting saturated Might join you with the utricularias soon :)
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    Mine are growing the same as they would submerged. Maybe 1 leaf per 2 weeks or so!
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    Yeh humidity. Grows well emersed planted into moss or aquasoil (even play sand). I don't mist them at all now and they grow nice coloured leaves contrary to popular belief. I'm going try letting some grow out of the water on their own in a tank and see if they adapt better
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    Dead kinda crispy :( Plenty emersed at higher humidity doing great though :)
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    Red Crypts

    I think I have what you are thinking. I'll stick up a photo on the 2nd when I'm home
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    Can someone please tell me if this is a bolbitis sp

    Can I ask where you bought it? :♧
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    Nice buce

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Bucephalandra!

    Going to ha e to go check out the aquafleur plants in my lfs now :P
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    Bolbitis leaf plant let's?

    Most of the old leaves have rotted at the level of the rockwool but they are still producing these? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Bolbitis leaf plant let's?

    My bolbitis difformis has gotten itself confused with java fern. It's take about a week for it to do this. It's chucking a out leaf plantlets java fern style at an alarming rate! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    bucephalandra root trimming

    When I buy Buce that's grown emersed I cut the roots off as close as I can to the rhizome as they tend to rot away anyway. Some Buce have a very different root structure to others. The one in the first in age looks like 'pink lady' which is similar to gigantea and kishii in terms of root...
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    Nice buce

    I'm a little bit in love with this clump, thought you guys may like it :) Nice submerged colours on this one Personal favorite Can't wait to get these bad boys in :) Only one of 5 to survive the trip (just) I'll keep the post updated as and when I have anything worth sharing :) Sent...
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    Anubias heterophylla

    This anubias is one of few that I feel would be much happier out of water. Mine throws out new leaves at just the right pace to keep up with the old leaf death which is seemingly unavoidable for some reason for me. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Schismatoglottis roseospatha

    Was about to jump in and say I can source it but you beat me to it :) If you order it be sure to over order. It doesn't travel so well in my experience so it's best to order a lot in the hope some will survive (assuming this is from an indonesian source). Dennerle have it now but it's not on...
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    Escape

    Send it to meeeee Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Dry start Bubble

    Hair grass is native to the UK so humidity and temp won't be an issue
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    It's crispy :P
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    Escape

    Sub :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    My aqualife 600

    Had a tidy up and a rejig and I'm happy with it. Some smaller stones to go in and some graded gravels. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    70 Gallon Buce tank

    Buce will grow in ambient room light so no need to go too high on the light :)
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    I wouldn't Bury the rhizome but it does root well into substrate :)
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    New Bucephalandra & Free Postage

    That's a beast. Could almost be used as a stem plant :O
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    Dean that's correct. Even of they are available to collect they are left in favour of the emergent plants as they are easier to ship :)
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    New Bucephalandra & Free Postage

    Thank you :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    New Bucephalandra & Free Postage

    Can I get a picture of the giant catherinae please?
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    They definitely look nicer grown submerged. It's not practical for me to collect them and keep them all submerged though :( Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    Not a clue. Would make it easier to collect if they can be kept like this. My seller seems to think it will work :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Emersed Bucephalandra experiment

    Just a little experiment to see how emersed bucephalandra 'ghost' will do uncovered at room humidity. Roots and rhizome are in moss as it will wick the water nicely if I forget to top it up for a day or two. I already know they do well with no heating, I've had them down to 12'c with no issues...
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    Buce tank

    Way to cloudy for good photos but here is how it stands at the minute. Plenty more to go in when I add some height with hardscape. The java ferns are coming out and will be replaced with more buce and some rarer ferns. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Buce tank

    Bucephalandra 'pink Martini' Bucephalandra 'white' Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Buce tank

    Country of origin or other collector's. I'm lucky to have made friends with someone who supplies me Buce at good rates :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Buce tank

    Busy rejigging the shrimp tank to house some more unusual crypts and bucephalandra. Teaser pictures ;) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    From Borneo with love

    Looking awesome :D
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    My aqualife 600

    Upgraded to a 5 foot 4x80w T5HO unit today. Ridiculously overkill but it's now future proof :) Could potentially be changing it for a 5x2x2 at some point. Similar volume but a better shape
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    My aqualife 600

    Quite happy with the right hand side now :)
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    My aqualife 600

    Getting a bit 'meh' as I'm randomly chucking spare plants in. Going to pull out some rocks later and cut down on the plant types to make it look a bit less chaotic Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    My aqualife 600

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    My aqualife 600

    I have added plants but growth has been good :) I cheated with the ferns and bought them already well established. I'll get a shot now they are out :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    My aqualife 600

    Plant list will be updated when I have a spare minute. Most of the java fern has been rehomed to make room for some other plants but I'm very happy with it in this image. Started to get a bit ambitious with the lighting and upped it to 12 hours and 116 watts which has obviously created some...
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    My aqualife 600

    Bump so I an find it on tapatalk
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    Interesting anubias

    This is holding the variegated pattern but it seems different on each leaf Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Java fern

    I have needle if your looking :p
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    Potassium deficiency???

    Maybe it's owner deficiency? :P
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    50l shrimp cube

    Thanks :D Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    50l shrimp cube

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    50l shrimp cube

    Not much of a scape going on but I thought I'd share it anyway :) 50l cube, 9w led light No ferts No c02 Plants are java fern, java trident, mix of bucephalandras, nana pinto and a crypt 'flamingo' for now. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Java fern

    Another vote for trident. Don't know if it's placebo but it seems to grow quicker than normal java for me too Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Anyone tried different microsorum species?

    I've just bought a reasonable collection of regular java fern cultivars. It's a shame no one has put much time into trying different sorts out. The supplier I showed is selling them at £5 each so might be worth a punt yet Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Crypt id

    Thanks Mick, I know they are 2 different species but as I wasn't sure which I have it was the safer option to list both [emoji14] Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Crypt id

    I also have usteriana/ aponogetifolia in the same tank and it's very different. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Anyone tried different microsorum species?

    Has anyone ever toyed with other microsorum species in an aquarium? I don't mind being a guinea pig but if people have tried it would save some effort Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Crypt id

    Any ideas? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Strange pattern on Bucephalandra leaf

    You may find all the submerged growth will hold that leaf pattern if it is variegated :)
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    Echinodorus Reni - healthy, but VERY small.

    I have a few that are very small too. Would almost suit a carpet in my tall tank :(
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    Macrobrachium brasiliense

    I wander how the amazonensis would interact with typical dwarf shrimp. They are something I'd absolutely love to own but I'm struggling for space :(
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    Benibachi BeeMax and Benibachi Mineral Powder really needed for a Taiwan Bee Shrimp setup?

    Wouldn't waste your money. I use an active substrate and that's the only expensive thing that goes in the tank. They get fed on soya bean pellets, dandilions and nettles :)
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    Macrobrachium brasiliense

    How are the amazoniensis to keep? What parameters are you keeping? I can get hold of them but they seem like they will be a pita
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    Moss ID ?

    I have a larger but very similar looking one that's not doing to great. I'll let it mature a little and report back :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Moss ID ?

    I'll pull a bit out and get a macro shot for you :) give me a minute and ill edit this post with some shots Excuse the colours. Rgb led doing weird things to my phone Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Moss ID ?

    I've tried the same sp zozo and after a while I found that it looks like it's about to die then takes off again. I pulled it out when I pulled he plagiomnium out as it looked a little ropey. This is my current favorite native. Not a clue what it is but I believe it's a liverwort rather than a...
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    Bucephalandra!

    To elaborate on the importing side, phytosanitary certificates can be obtained from customs their side but aparantly it's the norm to have to bribe them.
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