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Old 05-25-2011, 12:08 PM   #1 
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ID this stem plant:

Got 2 of these stem plants the other day and I cannot find out exactly what they are.....Does anyone know what it is? I would like to know for sure so I know how to care for it properly..(lighting,fertilizer) Thanks!




I will try to get a better photo sometime later...My camera battery went out.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #2 
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This maybe?
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Ludwig...ta_p/bp019.htm

Possibly?
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Nesaea...is_p/bp038.htm

Honestly cant see the leaves on it in your aquarium good enough to match to the pictures. You can try posting in the main TFK site in the plant section maybe?
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:24 PM   #3 
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I wish I could help, but Imageshack is blocked for me :(
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:31 PM   #4 
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Better photos...Sorry i forgot about imageshack not working...haha
I actually think it may be some sort of ludwigia because the leaves are lightly pink out of water...If so I will have to move it to my higher lighted tank...


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Old 05-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #5 
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It is Ludwigia Natans/Repens...a great stem plant, easy to grow and propagate and usually will keep some of the pink color and gold highlight even with low-mod light.....grows fast...I don't feed mine but only because I have soil based tanks and don't need too.....but a general plant food like Seachem Flourish should be fine for water column feeding.....I pinch the tops and plant as they grow to the top and then they send out side shoots.....I have one tank that is about 95% Ludwigia natans/repens..... and it looks awesome...if I do say so myself...laffs....
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:18 PM   #6 
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It is Ludwigia Natans/Repens...a great stem plant, easy to grow and propagate and usually will keep some of the pink color and gold highlight even with low-mod light.....grows fast...I don't feed mine but only because I have soil based tanks and don't need too.....but a general plant food like Seachem Flourish should be fine for water column feeding.....I pinch the tops and plant as they grow to the top and then they send out side shoots.....I have one tank that is about 95% Ludwigia natans/repens..... and it looks awesome...if I do say so myself...laffs....
Thank you. I bet that tank is beautiful!I would have bought more..but there were only 2 of these left...I bought them up...Sort of an unusual plant for my local petstore...Usually they only sell swords and anacharis...and I cant keep anacharis alive for anything...
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:44 AM   #7 
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Lemmie know how it fares. Anacharis is hating mine now, too. Soft water and neutral ph? Pfftttt, no thank you, says anacharis.

Its pretty.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:24 AM   #8 
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Thank you. I bet that tank is beautiful!I would have bought more..but there were only 2 of these left...I bought them up...Sort of an unusual plant for my local petstore...Usually they only sell swords and anacharis...and I cant keep anacharis alive for anything...
You have plenty..........I started with about 10 stems total and within a year I was selling my excess.....I would pinch the tops and replant weekly doubling what I had...on and on.......I just cleaned that tank last night and pulled at least 100 stems to re-plant in a 20gal I had cleaned up and needed replanting...fast grower for me.....
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