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OK, here we go, sorry for them being so small. I used the picture taking ability of my Camcorder, then transfered to my server. I just found out today what the purple/red plants are and it turns out they aren't meant for being under water. Same with the palm. So, I feel like a n00b for letting the LFS sell them to me. Either she didn't know, or she knew and didn't care.







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Looks great. I'm sure it will look even better when it fills in, in a couple weeks.
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I have two solenoid valves ordered and on the way. So I hope to have the Co2 online very soon.
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The plant in the first pic on the left looks more like a terrestrial rather than an aquatic. What is it?
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the purple/red ones in the foreground I was told are actually Hemigraphis colorata (Purple Waffle). After doing some looking, I found a couple sites that confirmed it will last about a month under water before dying. Same goes for my Palm. Such is what I get for living in a small college town, nobody ever seems to know what they are talking about at the LFS.

I am making a trip to the store to get some Soil and some Pots But hey, at least I have a palm now I just have No Idea what type of palm it is.

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Anacharis


Purple Waffle


Amazon Sword (I also have one Melon Sword in the middle)


Bacopa


I'm not sure about the following because the LFS lady had to look in a book and then still wasn't sure:
Temple


Creeping Charlie


Palm
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So it doesn't look like anybody is reading this, but I would like to know what the 5th and 6th plant are. I also took out the Crinkle and the Palm. They are planted now in soil. The palm is still alive but The Crinkle isn't looking very well. Maybe it will make a recovery, who knows, but I really hope the Palm pulls through.
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By 5th and 6th, I assume you mean 'temple' and 'creeping charlie'. I can't tell what the 'temple' is, doesn't match anything in my plant book exactly. My guess would be a cryptocoryne specie. The 'creeping charlie' actually looks like bacopa caroliniana. The 'bacopa' matches a pic in my book of creeping jenny.

Alot of LFS don't know jack about plants. Many of us had to find out the same way you did, including myself. When I first started the whole plant thing, I went to the library and checked out some aquarium plant books. After realizing they didn't have the depth of knowledge that I wanted, I ended up buying a couple for myself. (overstock.com usually has pretty good deals on stuff like that).
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your creeping charlie looks like Bacopa or green Rotala macrandra. I need better shots to really tell.
I am glad you took that purple thing and the palm out. They would just rot and contaminate your tank as I said before, I thought they were terrestrials. Rather than listen to the idiots trying to sell you these plants, my advice is to venture into the swap and shop section of this forum to get some cheap aquatics. Don't be afraid to ask questions as this is how you learn. people here have been very helpful and self-less.
Between Jen and myself and many on here, you can get many things for the price of shipping...like 5 bucks so keep your eyes peeled.
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dead, I blame greedy LPS for not distinguishing between aquatic and bog(immersed) plants. the quickest way to tell is to hold the plant in the air; if the branches and leaves can hold their own weight up, then it's a bog plant. if the stems flop down and/or leaves shrivel into clumps then it's a truly aquatic plant. anyway, you can enjoy the bog plants immersed, but you really should remove them in a few weeks if any of them start melting. some bog plants will thrive submerged, but they may lose color and or new leaf shapes may look stunted.


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Oh, they are out of the tankl. My crinkle has lived up to it's name and looks dried up and dead in it's new poted soil home. I'll keep watering it and hope it comes back to life. My palm is alive after droping a few palms and doing well. Still no visible growth, but it's not dying so that's good.

In her defense, the LFS lady new they were terestrial but didn't bother to tell me and thought I knew what I was buying....know what they say about assuming.
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