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Old 01-08-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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Plant ID help!


Hi, I recently bought a lot of plants and dont remember exactly what they are...also any advice on if they are "quick growers," require a lot of nutrients/suck up a lot of nutrients, and need a high amount of lighting or low amounts would be very appreciated.

what plant is this?


again waht pant is this?


these are the plants in the front which I hope to carpet the front with, what are they and will they eventually carpet the front by themselves??

http://s160.beta.photobucket.com/use...a603a.jpg.html

no idea what this is...


are these water sprites?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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Just quoting to make it easier to ID everything

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Not 100% sure but it is one of those chain sword species.


I'm not entirely sure, but it looks a lot like my creeping jenny (also known as moneywort in this hobby) but might be a bacopa of some kind (then again, my plant could be a bacopa as well)


This is glosso. It will generally carpet by itself, but it seems to like a nutritious substrate and higher lighting to get it to really thrive and carpet correctly. I have this stuff going wild in my 5.5

http://s160.beta.photobucket.com/use...a603a.jpg.html

This is Bolbitis heteroclita. Its hard to grow underwater it seems, and alot of people even with hi-tech setups seem to have difficulty getting this plant to grow. I tried once, and failed. I have no plans of trying again (even though I do like how it looks), it just became too much of a hassle, and I'd rather just have anubias anyways. I myself might try this out again if I ever am doing well with everything else, but its a challenge, so gl with it.


Not watersprite (which is a fern), but Water Wisteria (Hygrophilia difformis). Very nice, lush growing plant, that will take over and grow like a weed if you let it. I hear it can be done in low-tech tanks, but I have it in a dirted hi-tech tank and it grows like there is no tomorrow. A great beginner plant for sure. Yours seems to still be transforming to its aquatic form, but once that is done expect to trim it back a lot, doing so encourages the plant to grow more sideshoots anyways.
Hope that helps, what substrate are you using and what lighting level are you and all that?
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Hope that helps, what substrate are you using and what lighting level are you and all that?
Thanks a lot! that helps a bunch. My substrate is eco-complete and I also have recently added pfertz root tabs in the substrate. I also dry dose the tank with fertilizers now. I run two 65W 6500K flourescents at the moment but have room in my ballast for two more. My tank is only 55gallons so 130Watts I believe is more then enough. I was wondering with all my plants and tank size would a K rating of 6500K or 10000K be better since I have both. Also the tank is injected with Co2.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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anyone else have any other possible ids or can confirm the above ids? Thanks
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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The last picture is water wisteria, i don't know about the others..., i think the ID's are all correct
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:45 AM   #6
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Does the second one smell, or not? Not Bacopa in any case.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:25 AM   #7
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um I have no idea if it smells or not, ill take it out and give it a sniff tmr after work to see?
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