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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Purslane?

Has anyone tried common purslane in an aquarium? I picked some out of my garden a week or two ago and it doesn't seem to have grown but doesn't really look dead either. Will it grow? any special tips or tricks to grow it?

Edit to add: It's in a 55 gallon under a little more than 2 wpg. substrate is 3-4 inches of red SMS under about half an inch of Eco Complete: Planted tank. the tank is fully cycled but slightly overstocked with fish.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 03:38 PM
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It will slowly rot away. Purslane is a sun-loving, drought resistant plant. Like most terrestric plants, it will not survive submersed.

I know one plant that grows both in my sunny backyard and in my tanks: Lysimachia nummularia. It converts to a submersed form.


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Dang. I really liked the way it looked, too.
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