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What are these plants?

Hey all, I got lost in conversation with the guy at the aquarium store today figuring out what plants would work with my setup...I am trying to be diligent about knowing what I’m putting in my tank but forgot to jot down the names of these two plants he talked me into.... can anyone tell me what these are?

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Not sure about plant #1 but plant #2 looks like Ludwigia. Needs high light, red color comes from co2, propagates by cutting and replanting when roots grow from the stalk, sensitive to nitrates and prone to dissolving if you're too high. 20-40 is enough to make it start to deteriorate. Otherwise a great plant. I've found it autoprunes when leaves become too damaged, shedding them on its own so you don't have to worry about pruning just catch the stray leaves in your net and dispose.
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Not sure about plant #1 but plant #2 looks like Ludwigia. Needs high light, red color comes from co2, propagates by cutting and replanting when roots grow from the stalk, sensitive to nitrates and prone to dissolving if you're too high. 20-40 is enough to make it start to deteriorate. Otherwise a great plant. I've found it autoprunes when leaves become too damaged, shedding them on its own so you don't have to worry about pruning just catch the stray leaves in your net and dispose.
Thanks, Ludwigia looks like it for sure.

Any takers on plant #1?
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@Draeon red color comes from CO2?


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@Draeon red color comes from CO2?
Co2, iron, and high light

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Co2, iron, and high light

Ahh, just curious since my low tech with mediumish light ludwigia has nice red color.


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Co2, iron, and high light

Ahh, just curious since my low tech with mediumish light ludwigia has nice red color.
Let me clarify what I said.

Co2, iron, and high light are all contributes to a red color

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Co2, iron, and high light

Ahh, just curious since my low tech with mediumish light ludwigia has nice red color.
Let me clarify what I said.

Co2, iron, and high light are all contributes to a red color
Interestingly enough light and iron don't have much effect on my ludwigia, and it's in a very high light environment, and I started to supplement iron a few weeks ago. Obviously every plant reacts a little different here and there, but when I started using liquid co2 to free up carbon in my tank they coloured up REALLY nice.
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#1 might be pogostemon stellatus
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Pogostemon looks like a decent bet, mine are much more bare then the healthy ones I see in image search. If that’s what it is hopefully they fill out. The picture was just after I planted from cuttings.

If not that plant, I’ll return to the LFS and report back with what they’re selling it as.

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First one might a rather sad looking rotala wallichii. I have it and it can look mighty sad when its not doing well.


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First one might a rather sad looking rotala wallichii. I have it and it can look mighty sad when its not doing well.
Rotala looks closer, and it is indeed sad looking. Which I pointed out in the store, but he assured me it was because the plant was grown with the roots in water and the rest exposed, but that it would begin to look better once submerged. Maybe I was a little naive to believe it...I am new to the hobby and figured I’d give it a shot, we’ll see what happens!
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