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I've been wanting to find videos showing some of these amazing plants in a natural setting. Anyone have any links/suggestions?

I guess I should add that photos will work too.


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From what I've seen, it's rare to find a dense forest of plants like we have in our tanks.

One of the channels I'm subscribed to on YouTube uploaded this a few days ago.


You can see how it is basically a sandy substrate with driftwood... I'm sure it isn't like that everywhere. There's also more densely planted areas in the wild.
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Check out this thread i started a while ago. Others posted good sources as well.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...001&highlight=
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From what I've seen, it's rare to find a dense forest of plants like we have in our tanks.

One of the channels I'm subscribed to on YouTube uploaded this a few days ago.

Der Crique Bagot - Fische Über Quarzsand - YouTube

You can see how it is basically a sandy substrate with driftwood... I'm sure it isn't like that everywhere. There's also more densely planted areas in the wild.
That is a good look at some fish. I especially liked seeing the Corys.

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Check out this thread i started a while ago. Others posted good sources as well.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...001&highlight=
Great video! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.


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Some enthusiasts from the Houston and Dallas - Fort Worth areas did a field trip to the San Marcos River, in Texas, a while back. There are some notes, and the image below, along with links to other material on the trip, here.

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Some enthusiasts from the Houston and Dallas - Fort Worth areas did a field trip to the San Marcos River, in Texas, a while back. There are some notes, and the image below, along with links to other material on the trip, here.

That's an awesome picture Chris, thanks for posting. Cabomba and Ludwigia of some sort? I can't usually find plants in pristine condition outside of aquariums. Water that clear seems even more rare.


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That's an awesome picture Chris, thanks for posting. Cabomba and Ludwigia of some sort? I can't usually find plants in pristine condition outside of aquariums. Water that clear seems even more rare.
The blog entry IDs the plant to the right as Hygrophila polysperma, long one of my favorites for a low tech, low light aquarium.
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More of a scientific source but many videos here. These are all plants found in Florida. There are quite a few videos explaining them.

Center for Aquatic Plants and invasive species
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More of a scientific source but many videos here. These are all plants found in Florida. There are quite a few videos explaining them.

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Awesome resource Zorfox. It is a good reminder that there are so many different attractive species right in our backyard.

I was just watching this video that focuses on the Amazon. Beautiful fish and plants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EV12vdZ61g


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I was just watching this video that focuses on the Amazon. Beautiful fish and plants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EV12vdZ61g
Wow. That is an amazing video. I love how they take their time in a particular location, searching out the life that's there. Many thanks.
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