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Elatine sp "Yuba"

Well, as I was killing some weeds in a canal the other day, I noticed some Glossostigma looking ground cover growing in the clear fast flowing canal in permantly submersed conditions.

It looks a lot like HC. It has spread since I first spotted it and I brought back a lot this time. We are killing most everything in this Hydrilla infested canal and this plant is at the very end of a 3.5 mile section. The canal is only 1 meter wide and perhaps 20 cm deep. Amazing plant growth though. 6 different species all doing extremely well.

It has an almost metallic green color in the sunlight.
Very neat little new foreground plant.

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And what happens if CA is destroyed by a nuclear attack. You really shouldn't keep such a specimin in a singular area.

I offer North Carolina's services. We are on the opposite coast and if a very small amount of the plant were housed in my tank it would surely survive the fallout of a catastrophic disaster on the opposite coast.

I'm just fighting for what is in the best interest of the plant.

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Sounds interesting. Any pictures available..maybe a few samples at the SWOAPE meeting??

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Could it possibly be Elatine Gussonei?
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And what happens if CA is destroyed by a nuclear attack. You really shouldn't keep such a specimin in a singular area.

I offer North Carolina's services. We are on the opposite coast and if a very small amount of the plant were housed in my tank it would surely survive the fallout of a catastrophic disaster on the opposite coast.

I'm just fighting for what is in the best interest of the plant.

Just had to comment that this made me laugh so hard I almost choked on my sandwich.

Though, this plant does sound quite intriguing........ would LOVE to see a pic of it.
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...I almost choked on my sandwich.
PB & J with the crust cut off?

Ok Tom.....just show all of us. I pee'd a little in anticipation!!!

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We'll be expecting to see it at the next SFBAAPS meet you attend!

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Weeds are weeds, they end up all over, no stopping that.
I'll plant it soon in a tank and get a pic of it in hand etc.

I suppose I can bring a little to the OH meeting and SFBAAPS.
It does sort of look like E gussonei which I also do have.

This is 3 species I have now.
I'm not certain of the genus etc, I have not flowered it, but the point we are most concerned with is it easy to grow and looks good in our tanks, the answer to that is yes.

I'll try and get a pic up sometime in the next few days.

Bill, I have a 2 part ADA substrate like set up now, I found something that looks damn near exactly like Aqua Soil Amazonia (dark 1/2 baked clay), except 20$ a 50lb bag. Last quite some time(years and years) also.
The Powersand like material I'm testing as we speak.
So for 40$ you could easily set up a 75-100 gallon tank. Cheaper than anything besides sand, and about the same as MPV turface.

Dupla poopla came along and sold things at 100X their actual local cost(CO2 reactors for 150$, heating cables (500$), Trace iron additives for 25$ for as tiny little bottle) etc way back when, probably long before any folks here ever kept plants.

I've been looking at the Aqua Forest tanks and seeing how the plants have done there versus my tanks and with the same plants and the various substrates I now have.

I have not found any difference except my tanks do better likely due to more attention.

Anyway, you will see this new little foreground weed around.
It grows like a mircale in my new formulated secret substrate juice I sell along with for 200$ for a 1 oz bottle hahaha........

The point is the reduce the cost for folks.

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