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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2004, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.c...12&m=955104297

I've never seen plant like this before. It's the 3rd post down, Mor b, and his second tank. The one that is almost in the center, all the way in the background, and fans out like a palm tree. There are 2 rummy nose tetras in front of it.
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That's Eichornia azurea, a very nice plant.

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Yup, it sure is. Found a better picture.
http://www.biofil.pl/Rosliny/Akwario...ponteder_1.jpg

Very interesting looking plant. Looks more terrestrial then aquatic. Now where to find one of these...
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It doesn't travel well. So if you can find one have it Express Mailed to you. My LFS normally has this in stock. It requires pretty high light and can grow like a weed. I have one in the mid right side of my 55 gallon that was about 6" tall when I got it. It's now almost all the way across the top to the other side. I would guess it's about 4' long now. It's a great plant for taking pictures of but grows so fast it's a bear to keep on top of. And of course when you trim it you end up with a bare stem with a lot of buoyancy and it's a royal pain to keep in the substrate.
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Good info Rex. 4' long you say? Well, I'll probably have to pass up on this plant then.
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