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Old 10-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I've recently gotten back into the hobby after a long hiatus of over 15 years. I still have my 75 gallon tank and luckily it still held water and no leaks so far. It's been up for 6 weeks now and completed the cycle. It's a low budget low tech setup with the original gravel and filters from before. My setup is listed below.

I picked up these plants from a LFS. I snapped pics of the plant labels so I knew what I was buying but it looks like they may have been wrong. Need some help identifying them.

1. It was labelled Narrow Leaf Giant Hygro but I think it might be Anubias barteri?


2.Labeled Blue Hygro. I've figured it as Hygrophyla corymbosa but unsure which variety 'siamemsis' or 'stricta'.


3. and 4. Labeled as Amazon Sword or Brazilian Sword. Not sure as to what they are.





Full shot of the tank


Sorry for the novel of a post but I'm excited to be getting back in!


75 gallon All-Glass Aquarium (I don't know when the name changed to Aqueon but I know mine is an All-Glass)
Emperor 400 (Broken impeller waiting on new replacement filter)
AquaTech 30-60 (Soon to be replaced with new Emperor 400 and this will be moving to a 29 or 45. Have to admit I'm pleasantly surprised at how quiet this filter is after sitting for so long.)
2 x 4' shoplight fixtures mounted in a wooden hood with new 32w T8 6700K bulbs

Inhabitants
8 - Harlequin Rasboras (Trigonostigma heteromorpha)
8 - Scissortail Rasboras (Rasbora trilineata)
8 - Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
5 - Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)
8 - Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
1 - Otocinclus

Anacharis
Rotala Indica
Myriophyllum Tuberculatum
Blue Hygro?
Narrow Leaf Hygro?
Amazon Sword?
Brazilian Sword?

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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1. Is definitely an Anbuias species. Likely Anubias barteri
2. Hygrophila corymbosa stricta, siamensis has more narrow leaves
3. Brazilian sword, not an aquatic species. It will rot and die eventually.
4. Echinodorus bleheri also known as amazon sword

I think you have myriophyllum tuberculatum, not myriophyllum heterophyllum. It's hard to say with that picture.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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1. Is definitely an Anbuias species. Likely Anubias barteri
2. Hygrophila corymbosa stricta, siamensis has more narrow leaves
3. Brazilian sword, not an aquatic species. It will rot and die eventually.
4. Echinodorus bleheri also known as amazon sword

I think you have myriophyllum tuberculatum, not myriophyllum heterophyllum. It's hard to say with that picture.
After checking my pictures again it is myriophyllum tuberculatum. I have corrected my post.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Be sure to unbury the rhizome of the Anubias. It doesn't like bring buried in the gravel. Tie it to something or just pull it up a bit.
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