Trade: Cyperus helferi(?) and java moss
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > New York


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
DeLaFe
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 146
Default

Trade: Cyperus helferi(?) and java moss


A good buddy of mine gave me a bag of plants. He gave me enough java moss to aquascape a pool! Also gave me tons of a grass looking plant with runners in between each plant and good roots. I planted the entire back of my tank. As best as I can tell by looking at photos on the internet the plant he gave me is Cyperus helferi, but I can be wrong.

Long story short- I have a bunch of the smaller plants of c. helferi(?) left and at least two golf ball sized chunks of Java moss I am willing to trade. I am looking for neat looking plants, preferably something that will add some color. (I already have one plant that has purple leaves (1" rounded leaves) and Anubias. I am also ordering anubias nana petite. So something "different".

I plan on keeping shrimp and a few types Rasboras, pygmy corydoras and other small, compatible fish. If you have fish you have bred I would consider those in trade as well (but I don't think these plants are equal in value).

I am on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and can arrange to meet nearby...
With two little kids it will be hard for me to venture far over the next few weeks.

FYI- Once I am set up, I will most likely be RAOK'ing my plant trimmings. Right now I am just trying to get set-up and thought it would be neat to try to set-up my entire tank with aquarist propagated plants! (Well, with the exception of the nana petite I am buying!)

Alfred
DeLaFe is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
ptr
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ptr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 462
Default

Can you post a picture of that plant ? C. Helferi doesn't have runners.
It might be dwarf sag, or maybe some type of vallisneria.
ptr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
DeLaFe
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 146
Default

According to liveaquaria it has runners... Here is a photo.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20L-4-grass.jpg (70.2 KB, 56 views)
DeLaFe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
ptr
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ptr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 462
Default

I would vote for dwarf sag (http://www.tropica.com/en/plants/pla...n.aspx?pid=079)

C. Helferi for comparison: http://www.tropica.com/en/plants/pla....aspx?pid=133A
ptr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
DeLaFe
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 146
Default

Probably right, but the leaves on my plants are not as broad as the leaves of dwarf sag in that photograph.
DeLaFe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
zherico
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Newark and HC NJ
Posts: 102
Default

i second dwarf sag, which can easily get 6"+
__________________
are you a sink or source?
zherico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
Option
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 792
Default

I think this could may also pass for blyxa japonica. Definitely NOT cyperus helferi as I have this in my tank.
Option is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
ptr
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ptr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 462
Default

I'm not sure blyxa has runners either
ptr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 06:16 AM   #9
DeLaFe
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 146
Default

Buddy that gave it to me says it definitely is not japonica because he has some in one of his other tanks. Says it grows to about 9 inches in height. So, dwarf sag is looking like the better possibility. (Although, the link above says it grows upto 30 cm, which is just over 11 inches)

No takers? If not, I am going to have to plant it in my tank or it is going to die... (Or toss it)

Best,

Alfred
DeLaFe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #10
ptr
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ptr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 462
Default

Bring it tonight, I'm sure you'll find takers.
ptr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
DeLaFe
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 146
Default

Unfortunately I can not make it tonight... Wednesday's are real bad for me.

Alfred
DeLaFe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012