I had completely forgotten about Marsilea minuta
! I think it would be easier to grow than HC.
Does anyone know which has a darker green appearance? HC or Marsilea minuta
I also think you're right about the strapy plant being Echinodorus angustifolius
instead of E. tenellus
. This also solves a mystery I was having. Remember I mentioned that I pulled the E. tenellus
from my 20Long to plant it in this 2.5g? But then I bought some more to help fill it in. Well, the older Echinodorus
hasn't grown anywhere near as tall as the newer ones. I thought maybe my old ones were stunted since it wasn't doing well in my 20L. If they are two different species of Echinodorus
, that would explain things. Looking at the two plants, I am leaning towards the thought that they are indeed two different species.
I'm really glad to know this before I do my rescape. I think I'll pull it out of the 2.5 to use it elsewhere. It's a great plant! But the scale is wrong for what I'm trying to do with the 2.5.
Thanks also for everyone's kind remarks on the tank! This is what I would consider my first real
planted tank, meaning that I actually had a design on paper that I followed rather than just sticking the plants in willy-nilly.