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Old 01-21-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Plant ID... ?

Heyas!

I picked up 3 bunches of (what I thought) were low light plants @ my LFS last weekend and wanted to confirm their IDs.

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Anyway, from left to right

- Anacharis

- Corkscrew Val

- Java Fern (has yet to really 'get happy')

- 'FoxTail' (or so said the label) - the main question, really. It's grown literally about 2" PER DAY for a week now and I'm curious how to split it...

- More Anacharis

- Cabomba (in the corner)


Are these IDs all correct, from what you can tell?


tia -
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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the one labeled foxtail looks more like hornwart to me than myrio
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Hornwort, is sometimes called foxtail, or coontail. It can be split where ever you want. Keep in mind, that it will never root, and they tend to die off at the bottom. Trimming the bottom away will keep them looking good. The ids of the others are also correct.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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I always thought foxtail = myrio filigree
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Not familiar with the term myro filagree, so I will assume, you mean Myriophyllum sp., which also looks similar, although that is definitely Hornwort, Ceratophyllum demersum, in the picture. Therein, we see the problem with common names, which are sometimes regional, and sometimes at the whim of the retailer.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:45 PM   #6
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Thanks! :D

Well thanks for clearing that up!

I'm not sure how I'll manage using the hornwort as background planting, but thanks to its growth rate, even if I mess up I'll have more than enough. 8O

Anything to recommend for use tying bunches together AND keeping the 'bottom' on the 'bottom' of the tank?
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:51 PM   #7
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Lead plant weights, of course!
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #8
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...lead?

In my fish tank? I thought lead was a no-no?

I do have 2 coils of moldable metal that came with the bunch of hornwort and cabomba (basically dissolved now)... they're holding some hornwort down in the pea gravel - which is the problem. I can't really imagine any other way to hold the plants down.

I know they don't *have* to be planted, but I prefer the look...
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They are not really made of lead. They are safe for use in fish tanks.
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They're made of Bismuth or something like that it's totally safe.
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