What new plants did you get today?

Discussion in 'General Planted Aquarium' started by tjudy, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. tjudy

    tjudy Executive Board Staff Member

    I like this thread in the fish section, so let's get it going with plants...

    I got in some plants for two 75-gallon planted tank projects today. Most are the new Tropica 1-2-Grow tissue culture plants, and they look really great!

    1-2-Grow plants -
    • Eleocharis acicularis 'mini' - a truly dwarf hair grass that will be a ground cover in one of the tanks
    • Alternanthera reinicki 'mini' - a smaller-growing reinicki cultivar
    • Hydrocotyl tripartita - a dense, small-leaf hydrocotyl that can be trained to grow low by physically pressing it to the substrate every now and then. We shall see....
    • Hygrophila 'Araguaia' - a spiky-leaf reddish hygro
    • Cryptocoryne parva
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  2. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    Just got back from Hayward. I collected Valisnaria, anacharis, hornwort among other things. I just had time to get a couple of scoops around the edge of the Tiger Lake Flowage.
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  3. Vshrimp

    Vshrimp Member

    I recently just gotten fissidens amaria taruya.

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  4. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    Awesome plant there.
  5. Mike F

    Mike F Active Member

    Watched the videos on your blog last night, didnt realize how many plants you can get out of each cup. Pretty good deal for such tiny looking containers!
  6. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    I picked up some of the Sagittaria filiformis that Kris brought to the meeting, which looks like a longer Dwarf Sagittaria, somewhat reminiscent of Jungle Val, but with narrower leaves. I've got it in a 20 long, which is too short for it, but it is putting out runners already, so I'm hoping it will take off. It probably helps that I am dosing with ammonia right now, since there are no fish in tank.

    I also picked up some Glossostigma elatinoides, which I've got in sand in a different 20 long. It's got enough light, but no CO2, so we'll see how it does. It's putting out new shoots of underwater leaves, so I'm hopeful it will take off, although I've read it will get tall if it doesn't have the right conditions to stay short. The Tropica site says high light and high CO2, so we'll see how it works out.
  7. kb9skw

    kb9skw Executive Board

    The glosso I planted after the last meeting is finally starting to grow a bit. Same here no CO2 but plenty of light with a Finnix MonsterRGB only 14 inches or so above the plants the 15 gallon. I have the same hope as you regarding the CO2.

    The Rotala macrandra is actually growing out of the water and is turning red, of course it is only three inches from the light.
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  8. bahamafj11

    bahamafj11 Well-Known Member

    1-2-Grow! plants -

    Marsilea 'crenata'
    Echinodorus 'reni'

    And two plant packs from last meeting. Time to sow!
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  9. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    Nice ones, Jeff! Where did you get them?

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