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Do you still have your starter plants????

I have my tank for more than 3 months now. I don't have much of my original starter plants. Not sure if this is a bad or good thing. However, I am very proud to say that my Temple plants, maybe 9 stems of them with no taller than 4" 3 months ago, now, they are more than 1 ft tall and taking up 50% of my 40g 36" long tank. That's about it and I am about to remove my 2 giant Amazon swords this week. The Amazon swords are my starter plants too. I am also guilty of removing plants that are messy or growing too fast to trim. I thought they would be nice at first, such as cabombas and Rotica Indicas.

Right now, I am in love with Java Ferns and Crypts. Maybe they grow slower and somewhat easy to plant and acclimate.
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I too love my java ferns and crypts

My original java fern purchased from 2008, from those petco tubes, probably has x10 the quantity. The crypt. wendtii I originally bought for my 2.5gal has spread to another 2.5gal and covers almost 1/4 the foot print of my 20Long. A couple of years ago I bought a quarter sized fissidens from a member here, if I have kept all the trimming, it would probably be as big as a cantaloupe.

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I still have my java ferns and anubias from when I first started.


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I have my original crypt wendtii and anubias nana petite. There are crypt plantlets in a couple tanks, and I'd say What I have now is the same size as when I got my first hi-tech tank a year ago. And I've given away 95% of the total growth since then.

The anubias, however, is still struggling with the same black tufts of algae that it had when I first got them, and what with removing afflicted leaves regularly, they're the same size as well. Oh well.
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I too love my java ferns and crypts

My original java fern purchased from 2008, from those petco tubes, probably has x10 the quantity. The crypt. wendtii I originally bought for my 2.5gal has spread to another 2.5gal and covers almost 1/4 the foot print of my 20Long. A couple of years ago I bought a quarter sized fissidens from a member here, if I have kept all the trimming, it would probably be as big as a cantaloupe.

I just spent $50+ on some huge Java Fern mat 5" x 3" big and 2 giant crypts (wendtii red) 7" tall and 3" wide to replace my Amazon Swords. Hopefully I am done replacing my plants....
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I have the original C. wendtii I bought 15 years ago and still love it though I expect too much from it. The lilies have been in the tank for quite a while too but are less appreciated. The Anubias nana wasn't a first plant but it was the first Anubias and the poor thing has been through a lot with me. All of the above have been divided and taken to the LFS and sold online many times.

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I also have some old C. wendtii brown, I think I started with 3 and have about 19 or so in the same spot since 2004 along with 2 A. crispus, everything else is new. I still have some of my original live stock from 04.


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