Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

  1. Get the NEW AquariaCentral iOS app --> // Android version will be out soon!
    Dismiss Notice

Help me identify those plants plz.

Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by Jeff Wong, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Jeff Wong

    Jeff Wong AC Members

    Real Name:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Last Seen:
    Jun 13, 2018
    IMAG0343.jpg IMAG0344.jpg IMAG0339.jpg IMAG0340.jpg Hello guys!

    I need a little help identifying some freshwater plants I found at my LFS. I would also like to know if they are suited for a low tech planted tank.

    Thx a lot in advance!
  2. fishorama

    fishorama AC Members

    Real Name:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    SF Bay area, CA
    Last Seen:
    Yesterday at 11:19 PM
    I'll guess first
    Amazon sword
    ludwegia repans "red" or similar
    hemianthus micranthemoides, HM or babies tears (not dwarf HC)
    rotala sp. maybe green? indica? rotundifolia? The white vein helps but there's a lot of confusion

    I have grown all in medium light (2 x T-5 bulbs) & no co2. The sword would like a root tab near it. I'm a terrible fertilizer for dry or liquid, but root tabs I do.

    Many plants are grown emersed (leaves out of water, roots in) & leaves may change as they adapt to your tank. It helps to plant only 2 or 3 stems in a bunch & be gentle, gravel can crush the stems or roots. I make a trough with my finger, hold the plant in there & backfill. Your sword may be planted a bit too deep, you want the "crown" (where roots & leaves connect) just a tiny bit above the substrate.
    OrionGirl and Jeff Wong like this.

Share This Page