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    Question New Floating Plants, I.D help


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    I took a chance and ordered some plants off of the internet, I had never done this before and was iffy on whether to go for it or not. So they e.mailed me saying my order had been dispatched on the monday and I recieved them today. Great looking, healthy and just what I ordered.

    The package was 10 plants, over 3 species and all were floaters. Packaging included the total order was just over 10, was worth the gamble. Since it was a package they didn't include individual species, so this is where all you experts come in!! Have a look and see if anyone knows what any are.

    Firstly a shot of the 3 species (regular table knife for scale0



    Species 1:


    Species 2:


    Species 3:


    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated,

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    Brazilian Pennywort is the lilly pad looking one. [96% sure, But there's a few things that look quite like it]

    Click here for Images.

    I love that stuff! .

    It eats 'Trates, Is practically indestructible and needs no fussing with, What's not to like!

    All you do is pull some out and give or throw it away every so often lol.

    I don't know the other one sorry.
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    looks like a butter knife to me. Frankly I'm surprised it floats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino
    looks like a butter knife to me. Frankly I'm surprised it floats.
    Yeah, Those only do well with REALLY hard water.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
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    Ain't you guys just hilarious

    850R - is that species 2 you mean?

    edit: sorry just saw the link, they pictures are of it being planted, these should be floating plants
    Last edited by ScottishFish; 06-13-2012 at 07:12 PM.
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    Nope - Just one. Sometimes people do plant them and sorry for the random Google images as there's no telling what people have in their pics lol.

    Here it is in a few places:
    http://www.petco.com/product/111353/...Pennywort.aspx & Here.

    EDIT to your EDIT: Some folks plants 'em I tells ya I float mine.
    Last edited by Goes to 11!; 06-13-2012 at 07:22 PM.
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    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Looks very similar, however mines have totally rounded edges and not as defined 'sections' per leaf. I do think you close to it though, or maybe I just have young plants cheers for getting me started somewhere
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Now that the knife has been positively identified, I think the other one is a salvinia natans.


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    Those are cool. They look like some fishing line and a suction cup could be used to keep the filters from throwing them all over the place, too. The only downside of floaters in my experience.

    I also think the one is Penny Wort and perhaps the other is Red Root Floater? Not sure.

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    Oh man I love red root floater.. Haven't had any yet though.... Yet.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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