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What plants did my LFS sell me?

New to this forum - looks like a great place for information. Had a Saltwater tank for 8 years and this site is like the www.reefcentral.com site. Excited to try freshwater.

I got these three plants from a local Fish Store and which had the tags saying that they were 2 Anubias plants and 1 Cryptocoryne plant. The problem is that I can not match these plants with any Anubias or Crypt plants in the plant profile list? Are these plants what they advertised to be? Please help me to identifiy them............ thanks lots.
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First is a crypt lucens, second is a dwarf sword, and I'm not sure about the third, narrow leaf sword maybe?
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none of those are anubias. the leaves aren't thick or dark enough.
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Welcome to the site! Now that you have the planted curiosity, hope it continues. Love to see new people get interested about it. Planted tanks are much more benefical and the inhabitants will love it Theres lots of great info and people here!


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Welcome to the site! Now that you have the planted curiosity, hope it continues. Love to see new people get interested about it. Planted tanks are much more benefical and the inhabitants will love it Theres lots of great info and people here!
oops, didn't notice you were a new member!
yes, welcome to TPT! i'm sure you'll find it quite useful :>
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The 1st is a crypt. And the second 2 are swords.
Possibly a Mellon and an Amazon sword

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Planning on a 90Gal low light tank:
Currently have 1 54watt 65K T5HO light with signal reflector and using another 54Watt T5HO light (it is a saltwater light that has the 65K spectrum but added a blue spectrum - it is called a bluespecial but will most likely change that or just stay with 1 light once the water clears up (water is tan from the leaching tannis from the mopani wood).
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Question: Would these plants be okay in the low light tank? And these plants should be planted in the substrate right (cause I have them on the wood because I thought they were anubias?

Thanks so much for the replies - it is great how so many people like to share their experince and knowledge.
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The 1st is a crypt. And the second 2 are swords.
Possibly a Mellon and an Amazon sword

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Agreed. That is what I was thinking.


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Planning on a 90Gal low light tank:
Currently have 1 54watt 65K T5HO light with signal reflector and using another 54Watt T5HO light (it is a saltwater light that has the 65K spectrum but added a blue spectrum - it is called a bluespecial but will most likely change that or just stay with 1 light once the water clears up (water is tan from the leaching tannis from the mopani wood).
Aquatop 500 CF500UV cannister filter
Eco-complete substrate - 2-3 inches

Question: Would these plants be okay in the low light tank? And these plants should be planted in the substrate right (cause I have them on the wood because I thought they were anubias?

Thanks so much for the replies - it is great how so many people like to share their experince and knowledge.
Plant both of the swords in the substrate. The correct way to plant a sword is to plant it in the substrate, and then pull up on the plant until you can see the top of its roots uncovered. The crypt looks fine where it is
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