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Piscine
03-31-2010, 02:53 PM
I bought these plants, unlabeled, from my local family owned pet shop. These are the only pictures I have at the moment, but I can take more if the need be. I have had these for about a month.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/codyws10/Fish%203-27-2010/IMG_0931.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/codyws10/Fish%203-27-2010/IMG_0927.jpg

Also, I have noticed a curl in the new leaves of the taller plants. I have heard that this isn't good??

I have no idea what kind of light wattage I need or have. I am currently using a 36" dual bulb T5 HO fixture with one power-glo and one life-glo bulb if I remember correctly. The lights are currently running for about 15 hours per day, which I'm sure is too much.

I picked up a bottle of leaf zone, but I only used it one time.

Any other advice for a planted aquarium noob?

jay2487
03-31-2010, 02:57 PM
the second pic is definitely anacharis AKA Elodia in some regions. The ones above that I'm not sure but would guess there some kind of sword or fern? Never owned any of those and can't remember the name on the label at the lfs's lol not that it would be accurate

Piscine
03-31-2010, 03:08 PM
I thought that was some form of Anacharis.

Also, I've noticed in my Convict tank, the Anacharis leaves do not have the curl. My maintenance schedule is the same for both, and the substrate is almost identical. The only difference I have noted, is that the plants in the 55 catch ALOT of current from my koralia 2, and do not catch so much current in the 75.

Piscine
03-31-2010, 06:50 PM
Anyone????

troy
03-31-2010, 09:07 PM
The anacharis are bending towards the light. The plant with the biggest leaves in the first picture is an amazon sword and the plant in front of it is a species of anubias.

Piscine
03-31-2010, 09:15 PM
The anacharis are bending towards the light.

I was really referring more to the actual leaves and not so much the plant itself.

Look at the tallest plant in the last picture to see what I mean.

AmyLynn
04-01-2010, 01:54 AM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/949/plant_ID.jpg

Hope this helps. You know the anacharis, of course. LOL Can't really see the little plant in front of the coliseum well enough to help ID it.

You'll want to pull that anubias out of the soil a bit. The leaves grow out of a rhizome and if you keep it buried the plant may start to rot and die.

Otherwise they all look healthy to me. :ssmile:

Piscine
04-01-2010, 11:36 AM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/949/plant_ID.jpg

You'll want to pull that anubias out of the soil a bit. The leaves grow out of a rhizome and if you keep it buried the plant may start to rot and die.

Otherwise they all look healthy to me. :ssmile:

Would it hurt to affix it to something (perhaps the coliseum), leaving the roots exposed? I'd like it if the plant were to root itself to some of my decor. I also have an identical plant in my 75 with a few driftwood pieces I could attach it to.

Piscine
04-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Anyone?? :dirtbike:

Scrup
04-01-2010, 08:23 PM
The anubias should attach just fine to whatever you tie it to (as long as its got enough roughness to grab onto. Driftwood works great, not sure about the coliseum). Can't hurt to try though!

AmyLynn
04-02-2010, 01:36 AM
Would it hurt to affix it to something (perhaps the coliseum), leaving the roots exposed? I'd like it if the plant were to root itself to some of my decor. I also have an identical plant in my 75 with a few driftwood pieces I could attach it to.

Tie it to the coliseum with 100% cotton threading. If the texture is rough enough it should attach in time. :ssmile:

Piscine
04-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Picked some up yesterday. Thanks!