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  • Oriental Sword Plant Care Sheet

    Oriental Sword Plant Care Sheet

    Common Name: Oriental Sword
    Latin Name: Echinodorus var. 'oriental'
    Family Name: Alismataceae




    Plant Form: Rosette
    Sold as: Bare root or potted
    Placement: Mid / Background
    Max SizePlanting: Substrate
    Flowers: Unknown
    Propagation: Root division, side shoots running off the main plant
    Growth Rate: Slow/Medium
    Originates: Hybrid of the Rose Sword that originates from the Oriental Aquarium in Singapore

    True Aquatic: Yes

    PH: 6.0-8.0
    Supplements: Root tabs, water column fertilizers; Macros and Micros and CO2 supplementation for...
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  • Rotala Rotundafolia Care Sheet

    Rotala Rotundafolia Care Sheet

    Common Name: Rotala Rotundafolia
    Latin Name: Rotala Rotundafolia
    Family Name: Lythraceae




    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Bunch
    Placement: Midground / Background
    Max SizePlanting: Substrate
    Flowers: Pinkish little flowers at the tip of the stems when grown emersed
    Propagation: Stem cuttings or side shoots
    Growth Rate: Fast
    Originates: Southeast Asia

    True Aquatic: Yes

    Plant Care

    PH
    : 6.0-7.5
    Supplements: Water column fertilization; Macro mix, trace elements, iron, substrate fertlization and CO2 supplementation for strong healthy growth.
    Lighting: Moderate to...
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  • Ludwigia Glandulosa Care Sheet

    Ludwigia Glandulosa Care Sheet



    Common Names: Ludwigia Glandulosa, Ludwigia Peruensis?
    Latin Name: Ludwigia Glandulosa?
    Family Name: Onagraceae?
    Plant Form: Stem?
    Sold as: Bunch ?

    Placement: Midground-background?
    Max Size: 25in/63cm?
    Planting: Shallow or deep substrate?
    Flowers: Small, red flowers when grown emersed?
    Propagation: Cuttings
    ?Growth Rate: Slow-moderate??

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: 5-8
    ?Supplements: Co2 as well as fertilizers (especially iron)?
    Lighting: High
    ?Recommended Tank Size: 10g+??
    Care Level: Moderate?
    Good for Beginners: No This is a great ...
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  • Four Leaf Clover Care Sheet

    Four Leaf Clover Care Sheet

    Common Names: Four Leaf Clover, Water Shamrock, Waterclover Latin Name: Marsilea quadrifolia Family Name: Marsileaceae Plant Form: Fern Sold as: Pot, Bareroot, Bunch Placement: Foreground Max Size: 1.2-10 cm (.5-4 in.) Planting: planted in substrate Flowers: Unknown Propagation: Runners Growth Rate: Slow True Aquatic: Amphibious pH: Any Supplements: Minimal CO2, Macro/Micro ferts, and root tabs Lighting: Low to High Recommended Tank Size: Smaller tanks Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes One of the best carpet plants for those who are trying to achieve a carpet like effect on their substrate floor with low tech/light tanks and minimal CO2. A very un...
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  • Pennywort Care Sheet

    Pennywort Care Sheet

    Common Names: Pennywort, Brazilian Pennywort
    Latin Name: Hydrocotyle leucocephaia
    Family Name: Apiaceae
    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Single/Bunch
    Placement: Mid/Background/Floating
    Max Size: 60 cm (24 inches)
    Planting: planted in substrate
    Flowers: Yes, if grown emerse
    Propagation: clippings
    Growth Rate: Fast

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH:
    5.5 to 8
    Supplements: Macro/Micro ferts
    Lighting: Low to High
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes Pennywort, when grown submerged, grows in long, slender stems punctuated by alternating ro...
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  • Purple Bamboo Care Sheet

    Purple Bamboo Care Sheet

    Common Name(s): Purple Bamboo
    Latin Name: Poaceae sp.
    Family Name: Poaceae
    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Stems
    Placement: Background
    Max Size: 36 inches (90 cm) in height or more; 2-3 inches (~5-7.5 cm) in diameter
    Planting: Cuttings placed in substrate
    Flowers: No
    Propagation: Side shoots
    Growth Rate: Fast

    True Aquatic: Amphibious ...
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  • Duckweed

    Duckweed

    Written by Magoo

    Common Names: Common Duckweed
    Latin Name: Lemna minor
    Family Name: Lemnaceae
    Plant Form: Pad
    Sold as: Loose Plant
    Placement: Floating
    Max Size: Very small
    Planting: Floating
    Flowers: Yes
    Propagation: plant division, buds (seeds)
    Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Minimal
    Lighting: Any
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes

    Common duckweed looks like miniature Lilly pads with a single root. Having them in your tank has some pros and cons:

    Pros: They help reduce the amount...
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  • Green Cabomba Care Sheet

    Green Cabomba Care Sheet

    Common Names: Green Cabomba, Carolina Fanwort, Cabomba, Fanwort
    Latin Name: Cabomba caroliniana
    Family Name: Cabombaceae
    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Bunch
    Placement: Background
    Max Size: 45 cm (20 inches)
    Planting: Substrate
    Flowers: Yes
    Propagation: Clippings
    Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Balanced ferts, CO2, Trace
    Lighting: Moderate
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes Green cabomba is the counterpart to purple cabomba; it features bright green needle-like fronds. In inadequa...
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    Last edited by catsma_97504; 05-09-2014, 01:23 PM.

  • Dwarf Pennywort Care Sheet

    Dwarf Pennywort Care Sheet

    Written by Ace

    Common Names: Dwarf Pennywort
    Latin Name: Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
    Family Name: Araliaceae
    Plant Form: Stem
    Sold as: Potted, Mat or Bunch
    Placement: Foreground
    Max Size: .5-2cm (.25-.75 inches)
    Planting: Plant in substrate and will creep along the tank floor
    Flowers: Yes, white flowers
    Propagation: Side shoots
    Growth Rate: Moderate

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Balance Ferts and CO2
    Lighting: High to Very High
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Difficult
    Good for Beginners: No Dwar...
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  • Dwarf Sagittaria

    Dwarf Sagittaria

    Written by: Zumi Common Name: Dwarf Sag Latin Name: Sagittaria subulata Family Name: Alismataceae Plant Form: Rosette Sold as: Plantlet Placement: Fore/midground Max Size: 5-40cm (2-16 inches) light determines growth Planting: Substrate Flowers: No Propagation: Runners Growth Rate: Fast True Aquatic: Amphibious pH: 5.5 to 8 Supplements: Root tabs Lighting: Low to Moderate Recommended Tank Size: Any Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes Dwarf sag is an excellent choice as a carpet plant, as it will quickly cover the substrate in adequate conditions. It features bright green blades and can grow quite tall in brighter lighting. As a heavy root fee...
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  • Rotala Indica

    Rotala Indica

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  • Hygrophila corymbosa

    Hygrophila corymbosa

    Common name: Temple plant, Giant hygro Latin name: Hygrophila corymbosa Family name: Acanthaceae Plant form: Stem Sold as: Bunch Placement: Background Max size: Height 24 inches (60cm) Planting: Plant stems in substrate. Separate each stem so that light can reach the bottom leaves. Flowers: Yes, if emersed Propagation: Cut stems a few inches from the top and plant cuttings in substrate. Growth rate: Moderate True aquatic: Amphibious pH: 7.5 or lower Supplements: Benefits from balanced fertilizers and CO2 Lighting: Any Recommended tank size: Any Care level: Easy Recommended for beginners: Yes Temple plants unique characteristic is th...
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  • Limnophila Aromatica

    Limnophila Aromatica

    Written by: Zumi Common name: Pink Hippo Grass Latin name: Limnophila Aromatica "Hippuroides" Family name: Scrophulariaceae Plant form: Stem Sold as: Bunch Placement: Background Max size: Height 6-8 inches Planting: Float stems for a week to allow root systems to develop. Gently plant in substrate. Flowers: No Propagation: Cut stems a few inches from the top. Float cutting for a week to allow roots to develop, then plant in substrate. Growth rate: Moderate True aquatic: Yes pH: Any Supplements: Benefits from balanced fertilizers and CO2, needs low nitrates Lighting: High Recommended tank size: Any Care level: Difficult Recommended for beginners: No Limnophila Aromatica ...
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  • Amazon Frogbit Care Sheet

    Amazon Frogbit Care Sheet

    Written by Pirahnah3 and NorthStar

    Common Names: Amazon Frogbit
    Latin Name: Limnobium laevigatum
    Family Name: Hydrocharitaceae
    Plant Form: Lilly pad
    Sold as: Single/Bunch
    Placement: Water surface
    Max Size: 1.5 inches across leaf pad
    Planting: Floating surface plant
    Flowers: White flowers
    Propagation: Side shoots
    Growth Rate: Prolific

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Balance ferts
    Lighting: Low to Moderate
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes A prolific plant that can overtake the water s...
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  • Bacopa Madagascariensis

    Bacopa Madagascariensis

    by: "Ace" Common Names: Bacopa Madagascariensis Latin Name: Bacopa Madagascariensis Family Name: Plantaganaceae Plant Form: Stem Sold as: Single/Bunch Placement: Mid/Background Max Size: Height: 10-20 inches (25-50cm) Planting: Substrate Flowers: Purple flower Propagation: clippings Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast (depending on fertilization) True Aquatic: Amphibious pH: 5.5 to 8 Supplements: macro/micro ferts Lighting: Moderate Recommended Tank Size: Any Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes One of the rarest Bacopa varieties out in the hobby at the moment, you can find this plant from fellow hobbyist. This plant is fairly easy to keep if lighting requirements are met with proper balanced fertilization and CO2 this plant w...
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