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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Decided to rescape my eclipse... again

I wasn't really liking how my tank was looking so i took out the driftwood, cut off a chunk and anchored some nice java fern to it, then i ended up rearranging everything else and adding a nice sword of some kind i got from the lfs for $5... btw, anyone know what it is? I looked up swords and I'm thinking it's a queen or something like that... anyway, tell me what you think... forgive the algae buildup on the bottom of the front of the tank.... I'll get around to scrubbing it off eventually... too risky to use my big acryllic sponge that close to the sand...



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 06:36 AM
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A radican sword maybe?
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Im pretty sure its a rubin sword. I had one up tp 2 weeks ago, I had to yank it

When I got it, the longest leaf was 2 inches long. When I yanked it: almost 5 feet.

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yeah, i was debating between a radiacan marble queen sword or a red rubin just based on pics ive found, but still can't really decide... it does have reddish leaves in the center, but from the pics ive seen the leaves and "layout" of the leaves look more like a radican queen....
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Most definitely not a Marble Queen. I've got a few of them, so I can safely say they're nothing like what you have, which is a:

Ruffled Amazon Sword [Echinodorus martii (maior)]. And a very healthy specimen it is too! Mine has longer and thinner leaves even under 3.4w/g of light.

Edit: PS. I believe I read something recently that mentioned Tropica Marble Queens aren't available in the US for some reason.

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When I got it, the longest leaf was 2 inches long. When I yanked it: almost 5 feet.
5 feet?!! Do you mean the leaves of your Rubin were 5' long?
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yeah, looked up ruffled amazon and that is what it looks like.... Well, considering it is already almost too big.... it's a great looking plant but i think i'll see if i can trade it back and get a smaller plant or 2 in it's place...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 02:32 AM
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Most definitely not a Marble Queen. I've got a few of them, so I can safely say they're nothing like what you have, which is a:

Ruffled Amazon Sword [Echinodorus martii (maior)]. And a very healthy specimen it is too! Mine has longer and thinner leaves even under 3.4w/g of light.

Edit: PS. I believe I read something recently that mentioned Tropica Marble Queens aren't available in the US for some reason.



5 feet?!! Do you mean the leaves of your Rubin were 5' long?
including the petitole, yes.

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