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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Bought this plant from Petco.. (ID needed)

I'm thinking it's probably sword grass but I'm not sure.... It was labeled as the assorted plants.

Also I have a book of how to set up the aquarium blahhh and I read that if the roots are too long or old. it says I might have to cut the old roots and plant it in the sand/gravel.


Is that necessary? I meant if I cut the roots, would it die because the roots look so white and firm. I think I'd just leave the roots alone and plant it.






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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 06:04 PM
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Actually, someone correct em if I'm wrong, but that looks like mondo grass..especially the roots. Mondo grass is not an aquatic plant and will eventually rot in the tank. I hate it when pet stores do that!

Someone please correct me if that is not mondo grass
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Take it back to the petstore and ask to return it for something else. It does look like mondo grass...


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it's got a great root system. It doesn't look quite like a crypt, and not exactly like a sword. Those are the two that I know of that have impressive roots like this.

Hope someone can help you.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Dang it! I guess I'll just return it when I run out of my leopard gecko's food supply... lol.

Thank for the help! c:

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Great plant that you could put in your filter if there was a light above it to suck up ammonia. Not much else though lol.

Silverfang you should have seen my amazon sword, the roots were probably 14 inches minimum!


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That's mondo grass... I made the same mistake a few weeks ago and bought that as well. It's now in a pot in the back yard. It's non aquatic
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yup XD mondo grass! does make a good potplant or like previously stated, will do quite well in the filter
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Dang it! I guess I'll just return it when I run out of my leopard gecko's food supply... lol.

Thank for the help! c:
Don't feel badly..I bought the same thing two nights ago...I just tossed it out. blah

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I returned it! Thank for the help! (: I got a refund for it and bought some food for my leopard gecko lol...

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