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|07-23-2005 07:08 PM|
My water is med-hard to hard hard. I am happy when my CO2 gets my PH down from 8.0 to 7.5. I keep Tanganyka chiclids in my tank.
Thanks for the info.
|07-23-2005 07:03 PM|
|shalu||If you like the first pic, then you just need to grow it in harder water. I grew it just like that(kh4, gh8). It is deficient looking in my eyes. However, when I put it in soft water(kh2, gh2), it is much happier and grows like A. gracilis, but with thinner stem/smaller leaves, deep pink on new growth. You WON'T be able to tell the difference between the two from any picture, but easy to tell in person with size comparisons. I have grown both for quite some time.|
|07-23-2005 05:13 PM|
That first picture looks nice IMO very different than the second which is Amania Gracillis, no matter what that plantgeek says. That second picture is Identical in color and leaf format to my Gracillis.
And yes the picture in the Pablo book of A. Senigalis has rounder leafes (like long ovals). Simlar looking to Hygro. Polysperma.
|07-23-2005 01:03 AM|
well, then it should look very similar to a. gracilis, how is it different? I don't have that book. It could be emersed growth like you said, I started with emersed growth of that plant too. The leaves are rounder and smaller with emersed growth, totally different from submersed growth.
here is an example of bad looking A. senegalensis (just noticed in its desciption it also says it prefers soft water.)
The pic in the Baensch aquarium atlas is as bad.
This pic is close to normal, non-decifient A. senegalensis. Notice how similar it is to ammania gracilis.
|07-23-2005 12:49 AM|
Shalu...No way....... The plants in the Pablo book are very healthy almost perfect. Because they are so perfect I think most of the plants are emersed growth.
|07-22-2005 07:45 PM|
Originally Posted by jmiz16
|07-22-2005 03:23 PM|
I have that book by Pablo somone, I think its a really good book for plant ID, and Senegalis looks nothing like Gracillis in the book.
Do you guys know if Pond Penny is what is found in many pics. in T. Amono's first book or is it Bacopa Carolina?
Why do you think in his later 2 books he just focuses on grassy looking plants and a couple larger as accents, when in his first book published by TFH his tanks looked more natural, almost jungle like?
I think his first book was the best and the other 2 are more for layout ideas.
|07-22-2005 02:21 AM|
I guess so!
|07-22-2005 02:15 AM|
Originally Posted by Momotaro
|07-22-2005 02:01 AM|
I think that A. gracilis looks a heck of a lot like A. senegalensis when the plant is not getting the required CO2 and fertilizers.
|07-21-2005 02:25 PM|
|Clone||I have had some trouble trying to tell some of the ammannia species apart. I have what I think is senegalensis (but it looks like gracilis in some online photos) and found it to be fairly undemanding. I have grown it under 2 and 3wpg with pressurized CO2.|
|07-21-2005 12:30 AM|
I have seen it in books, but does anyone have it or know how to take care of it if I do find it. I have had great luck with Amania Glacilis.