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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Is this plant aquatic? Probably not, but ...

I'm finally starting up a new tank after a few weeks of research~ So I joined this forum too!

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Actually, the question is more like "would it survive submerged?". (I don't think so) It seems like some kind of moss/groundcover.. I found it growing in a half-mud-half-water shaded area next to my outdoor pond. I doubt it will work, but I cleaned it off and stuck it in my new tank (no fish yet) out of curiosity..
I'm already doubting that it could survive completely underwater for long-- but is anyone able to identify it? And what are signs to look for to know whether it's starting to "melt"?

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Hmm... I have not the slightest clue what plant it is. I believe the plant could pick itself back up and convert itself to submersed. If it does, then it is possible to ID.

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Normally melting is the dying of leaves and then new leaves appear, if your pumping CO2 it might live and then we can figure out what it is like NEON said

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