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Old 07-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #1 
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Arrow Favourite aquatic plant thread!

Hey people!

Ok, so the idea is that you post your favourite aquatic plant, why it's your favourite/why it's good, what conditions it likes, any requirements such as fertilizers and possibly a pic!

I'm doing this because I'd like some ideas of good plants for my tanks that I could add and I'd like to see what exotic aquatic plants are out there!

I hope this works!
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:04 PM   #2 
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Grows: anywhere, sinks and attaches to stuff.
Lighting: Low, Med, High
Ferts: None
CO2: None
Why I like/love this plant: It's an oddball plant that is extremely hard to kill. Has the wierdest texture and looks edible.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #3 
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I am so stalking this thread!

What a great idea.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #4 
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two- anubis, low light (really... really low light!) can be tethered to driftwood or a rock with cotton string or fishing line, or left to float. My boys love to nest under it.

and cabomba, mid light, ferts help, liquids, co2 can't hurt, but not required I just love how graceful it looks. With large fan like like leaves.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #5 
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Name: Water Wisteria
Grows: Floating
Lighting: Low-med (?)
Ferts: None
CO2: None
Why I like it/love it: Because my betta loves to rest in the leaves (see pic), it looks beautiful floating on top of my tank, and it's freaking hard to kill

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #6 
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Do I have to pick just one?!

Okay. It used to be wisteria, as possibly THE most useful beginner plant. It eats ammonia, floats as a betta hammock, can be planted, and sheds leaves which grow roots and become baby plants.. brilliant stuff.

BUT. I was recently introduced to Hemianthus callitrichoides, or 'Dwarf baby tears':




And I adore it!!! Such a cute little ground cover plant. If I manage not to kill it, it may just be my new favourite.

It tends to float, so planting can be a bit of a bother.. basically, shoving it in the subtrate with a few leaves poking out will get it to stay down and put out roots.

In a low light setting it will grow a bit leggier than under stronger light, but is still very pretty as a foreground plant. It does like fertilisers, but I'm hoping the soil base of the NPT will give it what it needs for now. :)
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:04 AM   #7 
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I am so stalking this thread!

What a great idea.
Thanks! I thought it was a bit random....
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:03 AM   #8 
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I absolutely love bolbitis. Particularly this mini strain I have in a couple of my set-ups.

My bolbitis grows in my low-light, no fert tanks, although it does like to be positioned somewhere with good water flow and circulation.


(in the left back corner)

Alongside this is the also indestructible anubias. I have it in nearly all my set-ups as it doesn't care about lights or fertilisers and it's really easy to incorporate into scapes.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #9 
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Hmmm....I must look into bolbitis. Nice tank!
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #10 
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Does anyone have experience with Elodea? Any info would be appreciated....
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