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  1. Default Looking for plant ID and tips for long term care


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    Here is our tank at the moment. I know the anubias and the java moss, but the tall plant in the back left corner is one I can't remember the name of ( and I have no plans to trek to the fish store to find out there until my tank is stable and ready for another fish or two).

    All the plants seem happy at the moment; there is new growth on all three after ~3.5 weeks of living here. However, I am wondering whether they might require some sort of fertilizer or co2 treatment somewhere down the line. Any advice on plant health and maintenance going forward is much appreciated!
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    Also, no matter the orientation of the picture on my device, it comes up on its side here... :(

    I will get the hang of this eventually.

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    Plant ID'ing is not one of my strenghts, but that looks like a jungle val to me (Vallisneria americana gigantea )

    IME, they like low to medium levels of light in the 6,000 to 7,000K range and do best with root tabs for ferts. They are a easy to care for plant

    Edit: If you re-size you pics to 800 X 800 pixels, it will be a lot easier to post them as well as viewing them
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    I'm with Cliff that it's defo a form of Vallisrnai but I'm off to try and confirm the actual species for you now.

    I have some Valissernai Nana. It was in a 30lt (8g) tank with an 11w grow lamp and did nothing for 4 years, it just hung on.
    My friend gave me the tank, light and plant as a gift, he couldn't be bothered any more lol

    So it just stayed as it was still for 18 months until I put a bigger light on the tank and it basically just exploded.

    I got rid of the tank but now its back into another 8g tank again but with 18w of light and I do see growth.

    Hope that helps a little to explain its light requirements, I'd call it pretty much a med to high light plant.


    Anyway, ID coming up soon.
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    My first guess is a Val too. It will send off runners, and could completely fill your tank. Keep it trimmed and it should be easy to keep. I would put a black background on your tank. It will make the fish and plants really stand out more.

    Leave your lights on for 7 to 9 hours a day. I have a timer on my planted tanks, and the lights are on for 7 1/2 hours a day. If your plants are growing, and algae is not a issue, then you're doing great. Trim the Val as needed, and you're off to a great start.

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    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    Thank you!
    So, it sounds like feeding it might be the last thing to worry about at the moment? Or add a root tab and trim it like mad if it starts to crowd? How long does a root tab last? And does adding one affect the water adversely during the cycling process?

    I am full of questions!

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    As long as it is growing, and you do not have algae, then I would not change anything. Vals will not benefit from root tabs. Neither would the moss or anubias you have. Just leave things as is. Trim the Val when you need to.

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    I totally agree with Kim92!
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    I don't. Vallis is also root feeder that benefits from a drop of general purpose liquid fert as well. Doesn't take liquid co2 well and does poorly in soft water.

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