09-01-2011, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
If you Google this species, you will find photos almost as different as night and day. Echinodorus will grow quite differently in different tanks; even in mine I have the same species including daughter plants from the same parent that grow differently. AQssuming I am right that this is an Echinodorus--and the leaf structure and crown once I saw it is what I base that on--this is the only species with leaves like yours.
You could separate the root "clumps" if you want. If they don't come apart easily, don't force them. But often I can get 4 or 5 plants from one "plant" when I buy it. You mentioned long roots previously, so that usually lets you separate.
That is a very good to know fact. Long roots means that I can separate. On a side note, as you know I did the big substate change last night. All new Eco-Complete, washed the tank out entirely but put the same filter in and the same plants and decor. Today, my aquarium is stinky. It wasn't before cleaining it out. ( stink is not good for a clean freak) Do you suppose that it is possible that the plants smell bad? Not Earthy smell, gassy stinky smell. Thoughts?