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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Plant ID

Hey guys, can someone help ID what the plant is in this picture? I have had it forever in my 5 gallon aquarium.

It started as one plant that had 3-4 shoots almost as tall as the aquarium, the original was purchased almost 3 years ago as a random plant at Petco (one planted in an aquarium, not a prepackaged plant). It has now grown throughout my aquarium with many runners sprouting up, but has stayed closer to the bottom (maybe about 2 inches for the tallest). There is a larger java fern in the background that is blended in.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 AM
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dwarf sag... possibly

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 AM
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It looks like dwarf sag to me.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm, I am thinking that is what it could be now. I never thought much about it being dwarf sag, since the original plant was so tall.

From what I'm reading it sounds similar, it was sort of stagnant for a long time even with c02 and some ferts, and then it just took off with lots of runners popping up.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 04:41 AM
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Looks like dwarf sag or jungle Val runners that haven't sprouted very tall (this is less likely).
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Dwarf sag, valls have long thin leaves. Sag has umbrella shaped thick short leaves.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:58 AM
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Dwarf sag indeed
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