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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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what is jungle vine...?

been doing research on different plants for my new tank.
i keep reading about a plant called jungle vine, no scientific name with it.
what is jungle vines..? anyone know..?
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http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/jungle_vines.php

Seems to be a "waterproof" synthetic vine. I'm sure they're marketed for use in aquarium, but I wouldn't put one in my tank.
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http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/jungle_vines.php

Seems to be a "waterproof" synthetic vine. I'm sure they're marketed for use in aquarium, but I wouldn't put one in my tank.
this is a LIVE plant referred to in the different articles i read.. not something man made.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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i do believe i have figured out what they are... not jungle vines, but jungle vals... i was looking thur the WTB/RAOK section and saw a post for jungle vals, they seem to match the description in the articles i was reading..

now to figure out the scientific name for further research on them...
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Valisneria americana gigantea, I think..
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Valisneria americana gigantea, I think..
thank you very much... i think they will look very good in my angelfish tank
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if i remember right they can get 5-6 feet long
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I've had some reach 3-4 feet and the tank's not even 2 feet tall (20 inches).

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i read routine hair cuts are a must... which is not a problem...
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