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I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Aponogeton boivinianus, Aponogeton Ulvaceus, Aponogeton Boivinianus, Aponogeton Capuronii, Aponogeton longiplumulosus; all plants originating from Madagascar.
I would like to know what their water parameters are:pH, KH, etc, what fishes they have in the tank. Light requirement.
I have a 55 gal with 2-40 W + 2-30W fluo. My pH is @ 8.0; temp 82 deg, with Madagascar cichlids (Marakely aka small spots)

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Forget the boivinianus--with up to 3-foot leaves, it will quickly overwhelm your tank!
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Your pH is too high. Most of them like to have pH 7 and below. Lower your pH and I think you will be fine.
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Ulvaceus is a very beautiful plant, you should go with that..as far as the pH plants can live in pH ranging from 5-8. 2la, donesn't E.bleheri grow the same size, too...
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E. bleheri grows a good 18" or 20". I didn't see a2ana mention that species anywhere, though... :?:
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I don't know why I brought that up..it seemed really stupid! ops: But I guess because you mentioned that it grows really large and I wanted to bring up the fact that we keep E.bleheri and it grows rather large, too?! :roll:
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Who's "we"? Not me! I once kept E. amazonicus (a closely related species) in my 40G, but I gave it up when it grew too large. I don't keep any sword plants anymore--I simply don't like the way they dominate an aquascape. But that's just a personal preference, and I would gladly incorporate them into a much larger tank.
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