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Cliff
07-27-2010, 11:31 PM
About 6 to 7 months ago I got this little plant from our LFS. I want to find another one but I lost the little ID tag that was in the pot when I bought it.

I think it's a Anubias Petite.

Would you agree ???

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/966/thumbs/Plant_ID_please.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=18717)

rich311k
07-27-2010, 11:57 PM
It is not an anubia it is a stem plant of some kind. Maybe a lucens?

Cliff
07-28-2010, 12:00 AM
Thanks Rich, I'll keep looking for a picture that matchs so I can find the name.

smaug
07-28-2010, 12:16 AM
It looks a lot like some form of hygro

Cliff
07-28-2010, 12:25 AM
Thanks Smaug, I'll seach hygro as well

obida0429
07-28-2010, 12:56 AM
its definitely a hygro. I had it for awhile but it died. It needs c02 injection to grow well

Cliff
07-28-2010, 02:22 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I've always found it hard identifying plants as there looks will very depending on how well they are cared for. The pics I've been looking at on various web pages always show the plants at there best, not a average appearance.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2010, 09:48 AM
Definately not a Anubias but also doesn't look like a hygro to me. Hygro's are super easy to grow and very fast growers. If this was a 7 month old hygro, I would expect to see this above your water line by now. You stated it come in a pot? Most hygro's come as stem plants as they just do cuttings from them.

Cliff
07-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Actually, this plant was about 2" tall when I got it, and now it's about 6" tall. It has always received around 1 watt / gallon of light at about 6,500K (resently adding a bit mroe light)

It did come in a pot when I bought it. It had a really good root struture when I got it too, so I planted it with a root fert tab to help it along.

Last night when I was taking a closer look at the plant, I noticed it's starting to get root runners growing about 1 to 1.5" from the substraight like you would see in mosted stemed plants. Never seen that before.

I found a good list of different hygro plants so I can find more pics to compaire to and find the name.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2010, 01:33 PM
Could be but still very slow growth for hygro's. Not saying it's not hygro, just that it's growing very slowly if it is.

Plant Man
07-28-2010, 02:35 PM
The Plant is called Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis. Yours does appear to be having difficulty. I have had deficiency issues at one time with this plant. It is somewhat sensitive. But if you run even 15ppm of Co2 it will grow very well.

Mine when I got it,

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/tank2028.jpg


And now it has grown so much I have it all around the tank. It grows fairly fast under the right conditions. I am hoping it will eventually hide the filter intake/exhaust.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/5thweekEI.jpg

SkipW
07-28-2010, 02:39 PM
How about Ludwigia repens (broad leaf)?

Cliff
07-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Thanks guys.

Plant Man: it really dose look a lot like your pic. I'm going to look into it a little more when I get home after work.

Whats the ground cover plant you have in the tank on your first pic ?

Skip, I'm going to look into the Ludwigia repens as well

Thanks again everyone.

Plant Man
07-28-2010, 03:26 PM
Thanks guys.

Plant Man: it really dose look a lot like your pic. I'm going to look into it a little more when I get home after work.

Whats the ground cover plant you have in the tank on your first pic ?

Skip, I'm going to look into the Ludwigia repens as well

Thanks again everyone.

I am not quessing, it is the same plant in my pick.

Ground plant is called Baby Tears. It requires high Co2 and direct light of at least 1.5 watts of T-5 quality or better. I lowered my light as part of a test to see how much growth I could get under less then 1 watt of light with high Co2. The baby tears did not survive. But low light plants in conjunction with the high Co2 and IE dosing have done VERY well.


Ludwigia reopens, not your plant.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/lrepens.jpg

Plant Man
07-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Here's a healthy baby sprout of Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis in my tank.

I had this plant in the tank before I had Co2 and it did almost nothing under 1.8 watss of light. for 3 months Now it's under only .91 watts with Co2 and has qaudrupled in size in the same amount of time, 3 months.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/plants.jpg

Cliff
07-28-2010, 08:31 PM
Thank you for taking the time to post some pics and the explanations plant Man.

Your plants and tanks look beautiful !

Very helpful, thank you

SkipW
07-28-2010, 08:31 PM
Nice plants you have there PM. And you're probably right, but besides the red color, it looks very similar to the ludwigia. And from what I've read the ludwigia only turns red under higher lighting.
Great pics too.

smaug
07-28-2010, 09:32 PM
That is not ludwigia.

Plant Man
07-29-2010, 12:19 AM
That is not ludwigia.

I'm sorry; maybe you don't recognize it in the professionally taken picture. Here are some more pictures. Ludwigia Repens can look very different color wise when grown under different lighting intensities.

Just google image it man, you'll find lots of pictures.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/ludwigia4.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/ludwigia2.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/ludwigia1.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/lrepens.jpg

Plant Man
07-29-2010, 12:27 AM
That is not ludwigia.


Or you could be confusing it with Ludwigia Glandulosa. Many people confuse these two.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/Ludwigia_glandulosa_1.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/ludwigia_glandulosa_003.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/ludwigia_glandulosa_002.jpg

Plant Man
07-29-2010, 12:29 AM
Nice plants you have there PM. And you're probably right, but besides the red color, it looks very similar to the ludwigia. And from what I've read the ludwigia only turns red under higher lighting.
Great pics too.

This is true, but it always has a little red in it, even under low light.

Plant Man
07-29-2010, 02:53 PM
Here's a side by side comparison.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/plant.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/May2210007.jpg

Clearly both plants are in a state of distress.

Top plant is lacking Co2 and possibly light.

Bottom, just nutrients. This is from before I started EI


After, I have some stems that are over 16inchs tall. And they grew like this in 2 months! LOL. The middle picture is all I had ove it 2 and half months ago!

I LOVE Co2 and EI!

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p296/TheMailman6666/5thweekEI.jpg

smaug
07-29-2010, 04:20 PM
I'm sorry as well plant man!I wasn't reffering to your pic as not being ludwigia.I was reffering to the replys that thought the OPs plant could be ludwigia. I find your pics and your plants to be very nice and have no problem discerning there identity,your knowledge is also very good but I find your tone a bit pompous:14:

Plant Man
07-30-2010, 12:28 AM
I'm sorry as well plant man!I wasn't reffering to your pic as not being ludwigia.I was reffering to the replys that thought the OPs plant could be ludwigia. I find your pics and your plants to be very nice and have no problem discerning there identity,your knowledge is also very good but I find your tone a bit pompous:14:

Then I apologize. Sorry for sounding pompous.

smaug
07-30-2010, 12:39 AM
Thats alright,.

Aeonflame
08-03-2010, 02:49 PM
Looks like a species of lobelia to me. maybe L. splendens?

Plant Man
08-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Looks like a species of lobelia to me. maybe L. splendens?

We've already identified the species, Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis. I have it in my tank.