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Old 10-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Fishtank safe?

Hey everyone this plant is growing in a stream by where I work and I was wondering if I can put it in my fish tank i like the way it looks
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Do you know the name of it if not theres a book called the 101 best aquarium plants its a good book
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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No I am kind of wondering if anyone can identify it for me
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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No I am kind of wondering if anyone can identify it for me
Ah ok im still learning plants so idk what that is lol somebody else might know
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Nobody knows?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
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I can't say, but my guess is that it's not a true aquatic plant .. since its not completely submerged. If you completely submerged it, there's a chance it would die, rot and foul your water.

Plenty of plants sold in LFS .. like Mondo Grass .... labeled aquatic but are not.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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is that coming out from a pond?
or a small creek, or from a small puddle left from rain?
just curious.
I dont know the plant either. but sometimes, I guess, judging from how and where it is found can determine if it is aquatic or not.
my guess is, it is not aquatic.
like the post above, it is not fully submerged, so it cant be.
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The only way to find out is try it (but first use a hydrogen peroxide dip). Actually many aquarium plants grow both emmersed and immersed. If this is such a plant and you submerse it, it will have to go though a leaf change to its immersed form. I have two plants I'm doing this with now. And don't be surprized if it changes how different it can look immersed from how it was originally growing emmersed. Just watch for any signs of the plant beginning to deterorate or outright die, and if so remove it. Since it is growing with it roots submersed totally in water I think it could probably grow in an immersed form. I say try it but do thoroughly dip it, wipe it gently with your fingers, and really inspect it well before add to your tank. Good luck!
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Well my plan was to actually grow it in my filter. Im not trying to have a self sufficient tank just a better environment for my fish. I was just seeing if it was a low/high light plant. I will get it tomorrow and bring it home. I might get 2 and do One submersed and one in the hob
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Edit it is from a small stream. It never dries out.
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