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Limnophila aromatica is a beautiful stem plant!

I got the original cuttings from Lowcoaster on Aquabid. I believe this is one of the tropica plants. It is so beautiful and rainbow like I thought I might share a recent picture. I'm using T5 Aquamedic Plantas and 10000k lamps. The colors are basically un retouched from a 5D Canon DSLR.






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I Love it. I got a similair genus on the way to my house.

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wow thats stunning... i will have to get some sometime when i get my algea beast in check...

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Yes it is a beautiful plant, when it grows straight up!!! Mine seems to grow sideways


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Lookin good Bob!! Awesome color! Definately the plant to aquascape with!

When I get the light upgrade, I will definately be given ya a holler...
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I think the color has something to do with water chemistry, as the stems I received from you are now completely green with a slight, and I mean slight touch of pink on the underside of the leaves.
I dont have any "technicall" data to support this statement. Maybe it's my lights 4.8wpg, 6700k, they tend to make things look more yellow to me.
You can see the plant on the right side of my tank in the photo album section, it's listed as 40gallon Breeder.
Oh yea, thanks again, as all the stems are doing extremely well.

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Glad you guys like this plant. And Pete, it might color up more as it gets to the top. Mine started out pale green and only keeps that color on the top by the light. And I wonder what some 9325K GEs would do for ya?


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Yes it is a beautiful plant, when it grows straight up!!! Mine seems to grow sideways

Yeah, mine also grew sideways until I put in the Aquamedic Plantas and 10000k combo equal parts. It still likes to swing a little out of plumb. The strange part is the Plantas are not as bright and the plants reach up a bit more, but not really leggy. They do like that spectrum. I think the key (for me) with this less bright light is to be sure and keep the trimming up so the tall ones don't block the light to the rest of the tank. I nearly yanked one Planta tube to swap with a GE 6500K starcoat, but trimming shorter helped. I do think I need a bit more light. I might pop for a 6x54 watt Tek and go 50% Planta and 50% 10000k for the just right amount on a 90 which is kind of deep. But that's some serious cash. We'll see.





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I have the same plant but mine seems to grow straight up and it's purple everywhere. There are no green leaves at all. I wonder if it's a different variety? When I first got mine it did have some green though.
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I have the same plant but mine seems to grow straight up and it's purple everywhere. There are no green leaves at all. I wonder if it's a different variety? When I first got mine it did have some green though.
Perhaps it is adapting from emersed to submersed form.


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Perhaps it is adapting from emersed to submersed form.
Possible....I'm actually trying to get some on aquabid right now as it looks totally different than the one that I have.

It is labeled Limnophila Aromatica but check this one out:

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...tsr&1142314040

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Oooyah, I like that variety!
I remember a very interesting thread on AB which went over and over different names etc of this species. There are definately some different varieties out there. I remember (I think) G Dagger's looked completely different than the type I got from Lowcoaster. And when I looked up one from Aquatic-store's website which was a tropica plant, it looked exactly like what I got. But what is my favorite thing is how this plant changes from the morning from really Magenta to more yellow as the day comes to a close. Also, I'm running lean on light, so I think if I had more WPG, I would be staying more consistently magenta.





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I'm getting about 3.2wpg in order for it to stay purple. My Co2 levels are between 70ppm-100ppm . I'm so mean to my fish, all they do is sit at the top within two hours of the co2 starting. But oh well, it keeps the algae away.
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I'm getting about 3.2wpg in order for it to stay purple. My Co2 levels are between 70ppm-100ppm . I'm so mean to my fish, all they do is sit at the top within two hours of the co2 starting. But oh well, it keeps the algae away.

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You're cracking me up...LOL

It's only Endlers at this time so they are the true survivors. I should probably lower the Co2 a bit since my Bleeding Heart Platies and Koi Swords will be coming this week. Truly doubting the fact that they will survive the gas chamber but on the other hand, I am terrified of getting any type of algae growth. Co2 is very cheap so I'm surprised more people aren't just blasting this stuff....my 5lbs bottle is a little more than half empty and I used it three months on a 15 gallon and one month on my 30.
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Mine (was) looked like this... (sorry for the big pic)



Thought just to share the beauty of L aromatica...


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