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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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What is this grassy plant? Is it even aquatic?

So I bought four of these plants from my LFS... buy three get one free. How could I resist?

I've had them for a month or two. They're not exactly thriving, and they don't want to stay rooted in the gravel. They keep coming loose. And I've never seen a plant like this in anyone else's tank. Possible that they were selling a semi-aquatic plant?

I did just change my lighting from incandescent to fluorescent, so they could be just starting to recover. But they're still yellowy and some strands have died.


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 06:27 PM
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looks like some sort of val or onion grass, but more like a val of some sort
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 06:33 PM
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probably dwarf sag or might be pygmy chain swords but I am leaning towards dwarf sag?? Either way, both are medium-high light plants and don't do well very well unless you have good lights.

With your new light, it will probably recover. You could also try using some excel if you have better lights.
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Mondo grass...definitly not aquatic, I made the same mistake of buying these
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To me it looks like straight vallisneria. Or at least it looks exactly like the straight val I had. Mine also died off a bit and had yellow strands, but I thought that was because I overcrowded it. I had fluorescent lighting. I ended up throwing it out after some time because it was also damned hard to get algae off of since the strands are so small.

Good luck with yours, hopefully it was just the trauma of planting and it will bounce back.
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Totally agree with Bradley I made the same mistakes and luckily got my money back I mean why are they even stating its a aquatic plant when it's not oh well

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I also think it looks like mondo grass. I would remove it from the tank.
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Darn. I guess I'll have to invest in more plants.

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Get some plants off aquabid! I just got my first shipment in yesterday and the plants are amazing and they give you a lot!
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Get some plants off aquabid! I just got my first shipment in yesterday and the plants are amazing and they give you a lot!
who was the seller?
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