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    Garden Plant ID's. Post here!

    Looks like Cordyline australis, popular called "cabbage tree"..... and yes, it is a flower-spike.
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    Bloodworm Allergy

    Yep - I've got it....... and several other annoying allergies, too. I can't even handle the stuff in frozen form, wearing gloves - it still makes my eyes itch and go red and my throat is severely disturbed, making breathing difficult. It is a shame, since I breed angelfish - and blood worm...
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    Tissue culture plants questions

    1/ my testing show, that leaving agar on the plantlets when inplanting submerse, tends to promote several different problems. Most important are a much higher chance of algae "bloom", including green water and a Very high chance of plantlets "melting". Fertilisation of the plantlets is best...
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    Name this Crypt........

    Pretty sure you have Crypt. 'flamingo'. Leafedges seem to have a tendency to curl slightly. I have never seen Crypt. 'petchii' this pink - it is ususlly getting more lethery brown with intense light, not pink. There is, however, a Crypt. 'petchii pink', but this is ususlly a more...
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    Garden Plant ID's. Post here!

    Look like Fargesia nitida (= Black bamboo). Since a lot of the bamboo types fhave fowered frequently, there are a lot of new varieties on the market (from different seed-plants) that differ more or less from original parents. I honestly don't know if Fargesia is amongst those. The original...
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    Garden Plant ID's. Post here!

    Your bush is a Spirea, of some kind. Here in Denmark they are popular named "snow-drift-bush". Mine blow petals in my (tiny!) pond, too, but I never noticed this to harm my goldfish. It is quite typical for Spirea, that the new growing main-branches appear a little different. The flowers...
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    Schismatoglottis prietoi 

    Schismatoglottis prietoi is often forming very, very dense groups. It can be torn apart by hand, though (takes some "feeling" and "courage" combined with determination and strength, admittedly). This is usually much less damaging than using a sharp tool. Like said above, the individual...
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    Polysperma, Ludwigia arcuata & ADA Macrandra Green - Dying or thriving?

    Polysperma and arcuata are colouring up as they are supposed to do, growing in good light. Polysperma will likely stay only a little coloured, but your arcuata will likely gat a much more intense colour. The macrandra 'green' I know of, tends to grow a bit yellowish - often even slightly pink...
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    Only 1 Side Shoot After Trimming Stems

    Short answer: yes ofcourse....... Longer answer: Poducing new growth - including sideshoots - require the plant to invest stored energy. A plant already growing poorly, does ofcourse not have much energy to store (otherwise it would be growing better already) and therefore not energy enough to...
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    Hairgrass springing up everywhere

    Yes, this is how Eleocharis (hairgrass) spread. You can pul out the runners easily - they do not have very strong roots. You can then re-plant, where wanted.
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    Aerial roots

    Actually the "worst" to do aerial roots submerged, are Ludwigia's, Rotala's, Hygrophila's and Alternanthera's - and Limnophila sometimes. Most other stems are not very prone to do them. Usually the stem is much more likely to do aerial roots when growing horizontal as if growing vertical...
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    Plant species Suggestions

    You defenitely need some rosette-plant, if maintainance is an issue. Echinodorus are quite fit for your parametres (=no added CO2 and medium light). Have a look at Echinodorus horemanii, Echinodorus horemanii 'red' and Echinodorus major. None of these are difficult to grow and easy to maintain.
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    Please help to identify this aponogeton!

    Defenitely not Aponogeton. Defenitely Cryptocoryne. - and almost certainly Cryptocoryne usteriana var. morco (which is probaply the most common in trade).
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    Plant review please before scaping

    Yes - both these Cryptocorynes will benefit from being trimmed and divided, before being planted in your new tank.
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    Plant review please before scaping

    I really do not see any point in using the Cryptocoryne 'Tropica' as an XL. Just go for a standard pot, like the Cryptocoryne 'petchii'. Cryptocorynes usually loose most of their leaves, when planted in a new aquarium (=melt), so you would be best off removing most of the leaves anyway...
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    Help with ID of some plants.

    1/ is almost certainly Hygrophila polysperma. 4/ is absolutely defenitely Aponogeton undulata. This is the only (relatively) commonly sold Aponogeton species, that grow these plantlets. Aponogeton undulata is a very nice and vigorous plant and growing this species is very similar to Aponogeton...
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    Plant ID help

    The Hippuris vulgaris, I really doubt would grow in higher temperatures (=in an aquarium). I found this growing wild in very south of Greenland, a few years ago. The Elodea nutallii, I have grown - but it does not look like this (even in that poor condition). There should be more distinct...
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    Aponogeton Ulvaceus flopping over !

    Aponogeton ulvaceus is one of the very big Aponogeton species - it can (and likely will !) grow leaves about a meter long...... and an enormous amount of them, really fast. This takes a lot of resources from the plant, so it will benefit a lot from a fertiliser-capsule inserted right under it...
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    Amazon Sword runners and planting new plantlets

    Echinodorus bleherii (=amazon sword) is actually really, really difficult to grow out of water, as a private person. Your chance of success is much better, if you plant the little plant directly in the bottom-layer of your tank. If you want to help the young plant, give it a...
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    House plants

    If it is the green and rosy ones in front - they are Tillandsia ionantha. I've got some too. They're really easy to grow, and many of my friends (who are really not good with house plants) now have a few hanging in their windows
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    Cut / Trimming Blyxa Japonica

    Supposing we're talking Blyxa japonica. If so, plants in good health and vigorous growth will actually be very good at throwing new branches from even very hard pruned stems (usually even a few cm. stem without leaves). It is always a good idea to re-plant some of the off-cut tops inbetween...
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    Odd growth

    Hi Steve Look like you have got the broad leaf variety: Microsorum Pteropus var. latifolius. It is a relatively big plant, but also very beautifull and quite undemanding. Seem to be more common from Asian retailers, these days, than European ones. It is quite common for this one, to grow...
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    Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' questions

    Hyg. pol. 'rosanervig' is a variety of Hyg. polysperma...... so each plant will have the potential/risk of producing branches, that will go back to original (=standard all-green). This is the case with all varieties - some varieties of plants are more prone to going back, than others. The...
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    Apisto Trifisciata; have I got 2 males?

    I keep Apistogramma trifasciata, too. Beautifull fish and not that diffucult to neither hold or breed. Your male should get much more iridescent blue and very elongated, red threads at the fin on his back. Your female look female to me. All my males seem to be serious Bast..ds to eachother and...
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    Shrimp and liquid fertilisers

    Sorry - I have no idea, how the answer ended inside the quote........ :-(
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    Rotala hra

    Rotala H'Ra has a growth-pattern quite like Rotala 'green' - they both grow much like a "fountain", upwards and spreading out. They also both have the habit of growing some stems, that will tend to bend downwards and grow horizontal. High light intensity will induce much more horizontal growth...
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    Aponogeton Madagascariensis and dark matter

    A couple of things, to know about this plant(s) (=there are several varieties/species): Though being tuberous, they are really, really hungry plants. A capsule of fertilisers at the roots, at surficient intervals(as pr. instructions of ferts) often make a huge difference. Seeing the amount...
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    Nymphaea Carpet - possible?

    Nymphea gardneriana is by nature a "standard, big" plant, easily covering a square metre of surface......... BUT when growing in strong current, it will produce very short leaves with very small leaf-plate. The plant can be tricked into this, by constantly removing biggest leaves. Growing...
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    Any ideas what buce type this is?

    The name says all, really. BUCEPHALANDRA....... yep, it is a Bucephalandra SP. ......... we do not know the exact species RED ........... it probaply is more red-ish, than anotherone, that is less red :) So any species of Bucephalandra can be presented by such name .......... and...
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    Help identifying helanthium tenellum type

    There is aparently 2 different Helanthium tenellum: The broader leaved, "evergreen" is Helanthium tenellum parvulum. Often sold as Helanthium tenellum 'Green' (This one has only recently gained popularity). The narrow leaved, "newest leaf can be red-ish" is Helanthium tenellum tenellum. Often...
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    Bolbitis mini

    Hmm - this is where it becomes interesting, then...... Smaller versions somehow seem to appeal to the aquatic hobby.
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    Bolbitis mini

    Did you grow plants from other source side by side to this, Darrel, for comparison to exclude the smaller growth is just environmental related?
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    Bolbitis mini

    I am very well aware of a Bolbitis 'mini'.This is Bolbitis heteroclita 'difformis'. A variety of a species, coming from Asia - so not a Bolbitis heudelotii. I have not been able to grow the Bolbitis heteroclita submersed for a longer time - but the 'difformis' variant seem to do. It is not as...
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    Bolbitis mini

    I'm pretty sure you are the proud owner of Bolbitis heudelotii. This african fern is relatively adaptable, but differ quite much, depending on which conditions it is growing in. There may well be some variation within species, too. Yours look very much on the small end of scale, but still...
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    The Rotala sp. 'bonzai' is in Tropica Medium category - so not as easy as Rotala rotundifolia, but defenitely not as difficult as Rotala macrandra, either. The in-vitro product must be thoroughly washed, to remove as much as possible of gel/fluid. This gel/fluid may harm the plant, once...
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    An important thing to remember: The in-vitro version of a plant is genetically still exactly the same...... meaning the plant does not get more/less easy/difficult to grow. An "easy" plant is still easy and a "difficult" plant is still difficult. The general behaviour, adaptability and growth...
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    Moss and light coloured plant questions

    Like Ian say - fishing line (or thread) will hold any moss in place. As the moss grow thicker it is usually nessesary to re-bind it, rolling another layer of thread/fishing line tight around it. Don't be afraid to tie tight and plenty (watch Amano's videos: you can barely see the tied moss...
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    You are welcome :-) . Please note, though, that I am joining this forum as mysrlf - a private aquarist - and not a representative of Tropica. This is why I use my christian name. Because I do gather a lot of knowledge, I was actually asked to join, by admin.s of UKAPS, so the connection to...
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    I am employed by Tropica, my friend......... it is (part of) my job, to know and grow aqarium plants and create images like this :-)
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    He he - well spotted. I only focused on actual plant, not surroundings....... but it sure is same set-up (and a very old one!!) In second pic. I've trimmed and re-planted at least two times.
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    To make it very clear: First pic. from OP look exactly like Rotala rotundifolia 'mis-named indica' (the unusually deep red one). Second pic from OP defenitely show Rotala indica 'bonzai'.........but was taken when the plant was still named Amannia sp. 'bonzai'. (I know for certain, because I...
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    2 things to accept here: 1/ looking at pic.s on internet does not guarantee, that you are actually looking at pic.s og the (botanically) correct plant. Basically everyone can post anything and name it anyname......... critical evaluation of source is needed. F. ex. Missouri Botanical Institute...
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    Rotala Indica and Rotala Ammania Bonsai - are they the same plant?

    Basically the same plant. Amannia sp 'bonzai' was an immidiately popular plant. After a few years determined by botanist Christel Kasselmann (who we can thank for a lot of botanic work, on our aquarium plants) to actually be a Rotala indica. An unusually deep red version of Rotala...
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    Floating plants

    Phyllanthus or Salvinia are possible candidates.
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    Carpet plants in non co2 aquarium?

    The "DwarfHairGrass" (Eleocharis 'mini') can actually grow without added CO2 - but will not grow the dense carpet it is supposed to. 'MonteCarlo' will grow acceptably without added CO2 - but slower and les dense. Marsilea hirsuta grow quite happily without added CO2 - but will likely grow...
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    Slow or fast growing plants... which do you choose and why?

    I have several, the same size......... Just growing in their original rock-wool pots!! I put several pots in all my 250 l. "growing tanks" for my angelfish fry. Somehow it seem to make the water-quality of these tanks better (and I sentimentally feel, my "kids" deserve plants around them).
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    Choice of Moss for Redmoor Root

    Javamos - if it is Taxiphyllum barbierei - will grow sideways and slightly upwards on your wood. In time the "branches" will grow longer and heavier and this will bend them downwords. Taxiphyllum barbierei will grow happily without added CO2 and in quite low light. Weeping mos is Vesicularia...
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    Alternatives to Elatine Hydropiper?

    You can - theoretically - separate each leaf with its bit of "runner" and connected roots. There is a potential growing-point on this. I would recommend taking a piece of "runner" with several leaves, though, curling it carefully up into a dense clump (leaves up, roots down) and plant this...
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    Help selecting background plants . . .

    Rotala 'Vietnam' can take some time to adapt to new environment - existing leaves often falling victim to algae-attack. The trick is to cut the new grown tops, after a while, dismiss the lower parts and re-plant the tops. Sometimes doing this several times. Myriophyllum 'Guyana' is a much...
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    Alternatives to Elatine Hydropiper?

    The "Wokii" pic. is showing Marsilea crenata. The "Hanuman" pic. is showing Marsilea hirsuta. - sorry, I was inaccurate.
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    How and when to trim this plant?

    Your Alternanthera can be trimmed at any time, you think the hight is getting more than you want. Cut each stem as low as possible, but preferably leaving a set of healthy leaves on the part left. New growth will come from the base of these leaves. The cut-off stems can be cut to the length...
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    Alternatives to Elatine Hydropiper?

    Elatine hydropiper and Marsilea crenata will grow at about same "speed". They both take some time to complete a true carpet. Marsilea crenate being the much easier plant to grow, of the two. The moderate growth means needing trimming less often. Hemianthus 'cuba' and Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'...
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    Help id

    Looks very much like it.
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    Tissue culture or potted plants (crypts specifically)?

    Cryptocoryne are not a "uniform" plant - different species will (ofcourse) have different preferances, therefore reacting different. We tend to think of C. wendtii and the numorus variations of this species, when discussing Cryptocoryne. Likely because they are very awailable and very easy to...
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    Tropica Tissue Culture Pots

    Ideal storage of the 1-2-Grow! is for most species at a temp. of 14 Celcius and not too strong light - indirect daylight will do fine, but no direct sun (this will boil the plantlets!). They will store nicely this way for several weeks. The java moss would most likely survive for...
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    Foreground plants in shade?

    Be aware, that Crypt. Parva is really not as shade tolerant as many other Crypts. The Crypt. Parva has very little leaf-plate and stay close to bottom of your tank......both means the plant will receive less light.
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    Moss Wall

    Most Vesicularia-mosses will only do their best with added CO2 and relatively good light. Taxiphyllum-mosses are much more tolerant, doing fine without added CO2 and less bright light. You need to make sure, there is enough light in the upper corners of your aquarium - most of the "standard"...
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    Sub surface flowers

    Anubias are defenitely insect pollinated......... but there are plants using water for pollination, and most of us have one of them in our tanks: Vallisneria!! Have a close look at the banana-shaped female flower at the end of the long, curled, flexible stem, sometimes occuring. It floats...
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    Carpeting plant ideas needed

    If you are up fore a bit of challenge......... you could do a carpet of Elatine hydropiper!! It is in Troica advanced category, which means it will need good light and flow and added CO2. And it does not really like very high temperature. It will look much like the carpet of Cubahemianthus (a...
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    Being an idiot all this time, too much light?

    Your plant look a lot like some kind of Alternanthera. It is very common for Alternanthera to shed lover leaves quite fast, if growing in "low tech" (= no adeed CO2). It is difficult to give Alternanthera too much light ( they need to be in constant, good growth ), but they do need added CO2...
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    Cryptocoryne ID

    Tropica had a "line" of C. parva from a TC lab some time ago. These plants grow WAY bigger than C. parva should ever do. We chose to dismiss this "line", since it was defenitely not a typical C. parva and focused on a "line" that behave like C. parva......
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    Cryptocoryne ID

    You are right. It seem every producer chose their own name
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    Cryptocoryne ID

    This is the general problem....... Botanically every plant has its very own name. This plant - and ONLY this plant - can rightfully carry a given, botanical name. The name is given to the plant based on specifications, usually focused on flower (flowers are much less prone to change because of...
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    Cryptocoryne ID

    Your picture show Cryptocoryne nevellii from your list.......... but it is incorrect named. The correct name is Cryptocoryne willissii
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    ID plant.

    Most likely Cyperus helferi. Could be Blyxa aubertii - but it is big, even for aubertii, and the relatively intense light would usually give this Blyxa a red-ish colouration.
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    Philodendron query

    It obviously says "FEED MEE" *lol*. Maybe you should stop these re-wiews of "Little shop of horrors", Edwet.............
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    I'd plants please

    Defenitely Cabomba - looks like C. Aquatica and not C. carolineana(last one is on the invasive list, illegal to trade and own). Sorry, Darrel, but leaves are not in a whirl. They are on a leaf-stem. What you see is a side-shoot and the highest ones are flower-stems, holding very young...
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    Anyone know what's happening

    It looks like your Echinodorus bleheri (= Amazon sword) has mechanical damages. Something destroyed parts of some leaves ( = drying, pressure or the like) when plant was handled or transported. I would expect newest leaves to look fine. If so, all is well..... just remove the damaged...
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    Help needed identifying plants

    Probaply not the exact ADA species......... but you can get this look by mixing Rotala sp. 'green', Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala sp. H'ra and Ludwigia palustris. The Ludwigia will most likely get more red, than this scape. Identifying exact species of Rotala (and there are defenitely...
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    Any idea what's going on here

    Your plant is Egeria densa and it has difficulties adapting to your water-quality. The "see through" leaves are dying/dead - but it look like the new growth has adapted to your water-quality. So you can cut the stems just under the (upper) part, looking good. Remove lowest leaves on your...
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    Limnophila Sessiliflora I have been advised ?

    You have bought an emerse grown Lim. Sess. - and the new growth is the submersed version. So your plant look exactly as it should. The roots appearing from the stem is very normal, too. If you do not like them, cut them off. The plant will not be damaged by this. The faint orange colour...
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    Brown edges on leaves

    I'm pretty sure the one Tom was promoting was very much like the 'Stardust'- which do have some green in the leaves. It does not make it a prolific grower, but it does make it possible to grow it on.
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    Plant identity

    Defenitely not an Echinodorus. Your plant is a Cryptocoryne - most likely a Cryptocoryne wendtii of some kind. There are quite many variations of Cryptocoryne wendtii in trade. They are generally very easy plants to grow, adapting well to very different aquatic conditions. By sudden changes...
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    Pogostemon helferi turning white

    This is still a "phenomena" running in the Pogostemon helferi traded comercially. They all originates from tissue cultured plants and this tendency of variegated "sports" obviosly run in the line(s) of material used in the laboratories. They show up regularly in emerse produced pots and in the...
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    Plants Inbound - Emerse or Submerse?

    I assume the quadangular container (stored sideways - I would'nt either) is the Fissidens. The lid of this is not sealed anyway, so this moss would really benefit from a spray once a day or every other day, to not dry out too much. For the "caserole set-up", it would defenitely be necessary...
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    Another couple of id's please

    First one look like the blue/purple form of Datura: Datura stramonium var. tatula. If it is the one, be aware that it is quite poisenous.......
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    Leaves in my hair grass

    You have a moss contamination of your hairgrass. I really can't give you a defenite ID, but mosses growing this way are usually called "stringy moss" in the hobby. They are quite nice mosses, usually not growing very dense, but spreading (often rapidly!) in a more open form. If they get too...
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    White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    These were the very first fish I kept (not counting local cought stickleback and the likes in buckets and dishwashing bowls alongside all kinds of water-beetles, frogs and salamanders - sorry, but yes I've been there, killing off a few, too). The "White Cloud's" were really fascinating in...
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    Lysimachia Nummularia as a surface/floating plant

    You can grow Lysimachia this way - it is really a quite undemanding plant. Totally submerse (in "low tech" conditions) , it tends to grow a bit leggy. Letting it grow partially emerse, will undoubtly help. Some of the leaves submerse may slowly die off, but often they just carry on for very...
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    Plant Identification!

    I'd bet my money on Hyd. verticillata, too......
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    Does anyone have experience growing, Echinodorus 'Small bear' and Echinodorus 'Yellow Sun'

    I tested the "Junglestar nr. 2" aka "Kleiner bear" long ago, when looking for a small, red Echinodorus for Tropica. The "Reni" was chosen for overall better performance on many parametres than all competitors at the time, including "Kleiner bear". As for the "Yellow sun", I do not remember...
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    Plant Identification

    It is some kind of moss, obviously. A proper identification is really impossible, since a lot of the traded Bucephalandra are wild-collected or off-cuts from those. Such plants often carry strange things....... different mosses being the most common (and least problematic, compared to ex...
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    Crypt id

    Defenitely no C. Willissii on the pic....... so that is excluded. Right plant is some form of C. Wendtii 'green' (there are several) for sure. Left plant look a bit skinny - but is C. beckettii 'petchi'. Middle plant is the C. beckettii (species). The 'lutea' is a variation of C...
  84. M

    Unknown Plant & UK native plant suggestions.

    3 one might be Water cress (Nasturtium officinale) in juvenile form. Leaves would be bigger and a little different later.
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    Red lotus Bulb not growing

    The A. robinsonii does not really develop big tubers, so finger-nail size is probably quite the standard to expext. It is not amongst the easiest Aponogetons to grow, but really not difficult, either. I have grown it for years, and it would be labelled "Tropica medium category" if ever...
  86. M

    Allotment plant id

    Looks like Phacelia tanacetifolia - this is very popular as a nectarflower and "environment friendly" plant. I do not think it propagates by runners, though.......
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    Looks suspiciously like Myriophyllum aquaticum.......... which is on the EU list of invasive species, not alowed to trade or keep. This could explain, why you got it under the name of hornworth. To be honest, you should dispose of it (in an environmentally safe way), just on suspicion it...
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    Red lotus Bulb not growing

    Assuming the "red lotus" is Nymphea lotus (in its red form), my advice would be to add a nutrition capsule (= root tabs) right under it (buried in the substrate) in the aquarium. Nymphea are really very hungry plants, and I often experienced them not really growing. A bit surprising, since...
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    Smallest anubias ???

    There are several variaties of Anubias barteri, that are smaller than any of the above mentioned ( Anubias barteri seem to be extreemely prone to doing more or less weird varieties). Problem is, these are usually too willing to switch back to larger leafsize, so they are not suited for...
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    Anubias baby plantlets

    Anubias 'nana' is just a variation of Anubias barteri (= Anubias barteri var. nana) and so is Anubias barteri var. 'petite' and several others. Your plant is probably such a variation - or maybe just the original Anubias barteri. They can sometimes grow quite big.
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    Plant id please

    Defenitely not Aponogeton. Almost defenitely an Echinodorus sp. There are really many species available to the hobby - and even more hybrids, varieties and cultivars - so giving you an ID from this flower(spike) is not really possible. Post a pic. of the plant........and a qualified guess of...
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    How to plant marsilea hirsuta?

    Marsilea is actually a fern, so the roots are supposed to be brown - in most other plants, you are very right: the newest roots should be white (or very whit-ish).
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    Death of Frogbit

    Frogbit is not the most tolerant surface plant, where surface movement and under a hood is at play. It can be done, though. The trick of using taller stem-plants for anchoring work very well. I have much better "luck", using Salvinia in these conditions and Salvinia is often able to grow...
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    Java Moss Wall

    There are moss walls in several of the Tropica www tanks - all of them done with stainless steel mesh and fishing line. You are right, this can stand on its own buried slightly in the bottom-layer. It is very easy to gently lift out the entire set, for cleaning and/or trimming. A good way to...
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    Growing Bucephalandra fully emersed

    You can almost certainly grow some Bucephalandra in these conditions. Commercially produced Bucephalandra are grown emerse. Be aware, that different types of Bucephalandra will react differently to environment - so if one type likes your set-up, another type may not like it at all. Also be...
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    Stem recommendation for low tech

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    Broken Bucephalandra through post.

    If it is the 'Kedagang' variety, it is actually a pretty tough little Bas.... That variety is very, very good at (re)esablishing itself from even very small bits or plants in poor health (ex. some fungal contamination) On top of that, it willingly grow branches once established. It will grow...
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    help with aponogeton

    Most Aponogetons are actually really easy to grow - even the famous "lace plant(s)" (A. madagascariensis and A. henkelianus) are not anyway near as difficult as their reputation. Both of your chosen Aponogeton species are almost rediculous easy plants to grow: just follow advice above. - be...
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    Schismatoglottis prietoi 

    Retrospect, I should have said "any plant-eating snail" - I have ramshorn- and bladder-snail with this plant without problems..... ..