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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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  • Salvinia Care Sheet

    Salvinia Care Sheet

    Written by Pirahnah3 and Northstar Common Names: Salvinia, Common salvinia, water spangles Latin Name: Salvinia minima Family Name: Salviniaceae Plant Form: Floating Fern Sold as: Single/Bunch Placement: Water surface Max Size: Leaf 0.4-2 cm (0.15-0.8 inches) Planting: Floating Flowers: White flowers Propagation: Division Growth Rate: Fast True Aquatic: Yes pH: Any Supplements: macro/micro ferts Lighting: Low to High Recommended Tank Size: Any Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes Salvinia easily multiplies in the home aquarium so long as there is minimal water surface disturbance. This floating plant is not recommended for a tank with a strong downward...
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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.

  • Pygmy Chain Sword Care Sheet

    Pygmy Chain Sword Care Sheet

    Common Names: Pygmy Chain Sword, Dwarf Chain Sword, Chain Sword
    Latin Name: Echinodorus tenellus
    Family Name: Alismataceae
    Plant Form: Rosette
    Sold as: Bareroot or potted
    Placement: Foreground
    Max Size: 15 cm (6 inches)
    Planting: Substrate
    Flowers: Yes
    Propagation: Runners
    Growth Rate: Moderate to fast

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Root tabs
    Lighting: Moderate
    Recommended Tank Size: Any

    Care Level: Easy
    Good for Beginners: Yes Dwarf chain swords are a great choice for a carpet pl...
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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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  • Java Fern Windelov

    Java Fern Windelov

    Written by Ace

    Common Names: Java Fern Windelov, Java Fern Lace, Windelov Fern, Lace Fern
    Latin Name: Microsorum pteropus var windelov

    Family Name: Polypodiaceae
    Plant Form: Rhizome
    Sold as: Bareroot, potted or attached to driftwood/rock
    Placement: Midground

    Max Size: Height 10-17 cm (4-7 inches)
    Planting: Do not bury rhizome in substrate. Best tied to hardscape or anchor the fine roots under a rock
    Flowers: No
    Propagation: Rhizome division
    Growth Rate: Medium

    True Aquatic: Amphibious

    pH: Any
    Supplements: Not necessary but Macro/Micro ferts are a...
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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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  • Hornwort Care Sheet

    Hornwort Care Sheet

    Written by Matt B Common Names: Common Hornwort Latin Name: Ceratophyllum demursum Family Name: Ceratophyllaceae Plant Form: Stem Sold as: Bunch Placement: Background/Floating Max Size: 24 inches (60cm) Planting: Plant in substrate Flowers: Yes Propagation: Clippings Growth Rate: Fast True Aquatic: Yes pH: Any Supplements: Balanced ferts, but with a low demand Lighting: Low light Recommended Tank Size: Any Care Level: Easy Good for Beginners: Yes Hornwort grows in long, slender stems punctuated by bunches of "needle" like leaves. Quite beautiful and delicate in appearance, this undemanding, fast growing plant makes a great candidate for background placement or can be left floa...
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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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