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post #21 of 28 Old 09-01-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I just posted another likely as you were responding. Hopefully it helps. Bulb might not be the right word but yes, it has sort of a bulby spot right where the stem meets the roots. Oh an no offense taken, it was cropped and blown up from a different shot so it really isn't the best.

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post #22 of 28 Old 09-01-2011, 06:07 PM
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posted another likely where?

Anyway, is it anything like these below?
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post #23 of 28 Old 09-01-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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No but those are lovely! Here is another picture. I have no idea what happened with the last one.


I likely blinded the poor Cory hiding there as I used a flash so you could see the stems better. ha ha



Oh and it is about 14-16 inches tall. Probably 20 iches if I straightened out the leaves.

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Echinodorus angustifolius I think. I was close with my fist suggestion (E. uruguayensis), just had to narrow it down a bit. Your initial "Hygrophila augustifolia" was probably a mixup of Echinodorus angustifolius. Photo below.
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That could be it. Hard to say for sure. In your photo the leaves seem narrower and maybe slightly rounder. I know that water parameters can make a difference in the way the plant grows. Wisteria is very narrow and sparce in my tank where as in a friends tank it is thick and lush. I would like very much to get more. Maybe mine will fill out enough that I can break apart the plant a bit and space it out?

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That could be it. Hard to say for sure. In your photo the leaves seem narrower and maybe slightly rounder. I know that water parameters can make a difference in the way the plant grows. Wisteria is very narrow and sparce in my tank where as in a friends tank it is thick and lush. I would like very much to get more. Maybe mine will fill out enough that I can break apart the plant a bit and space it out?
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.

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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?

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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?
Not sure, never had this. I would expect the substrate if stirred up. As you replaced it, shouldn't be an issue. Keep an eye on the fish.

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