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post #11 of 16 Old 04-11-2012, 04:33 PM
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your hygros will do well if they're not close to any other plants as well. (they'll get more light)

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post #12 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 09:13 PM
ive ONLY had this happen with red ludwigia. My red ludwigia would be super beautiful, growing quickly and an INCREDIBLE red color. But on some stems, would blacken and rot away. Weirdest thing...
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM
Penny wort is also a relative to Dollar weed

Hydrocotyle umbellata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dollar weed, aka, Penny Wort, it is the curse of the lawns of Coastal Southern United States.

Now, if I can put it for free into my aquarium, I have to laugh, I have been cussing at this plant for so many years. I see it in the lake behind my home. I always figured that since I draw my irrigation water for the lawn from the lake, I'll have to live with the weed forever. It grows great here, well like a weed. The scourge of the Southern lawn.

Byron, I see it in your beautiful "Stream Habitat" Aquarium, and it looks so nice, not like on my front lawn. Then again a weed is only the plant you do not want, or cannot control.
See any problem of me taking penny wort from my lawn? I have areas where I do not add any chemicals, the weed & feed type. It's a large fenced area where the dogs play.

From a previous post, so far I have only been able to acquire some Nitrite Snails, 6. Still have another two LPS to try for the MTS. Trade a few pounds of dollar weed, for two Malaysian Trumpet snails.
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Hydrocotyle umbellata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dollar weed, aka, Penny Wort, it is the curse of the lawns of Coastal Southern United States.

Now, if I can put it for free into my aquarium, I have to laugh, I have been cussing at this plant for so many years. I see it in the lake behind my home. I always figured that since I draw my irrigation water for the lawn from the lake, I'll have to live with the weed forever. It grows great here, well like a weed. The scourge of the Southern lawn.

Byron, I see it in your beautiful "Stream Habitat" Aquarium, and it looks so nice, not like on my front lawn. Then again a weed is only the plant you do not want, or cannot control.
See any problem of me taking penny wort from my lawn? I have areas where I do not add any chemicals, the weed & feed type. It's a large fenced area where the dogs play.

From a previous post, so far I have only been able to acquire some Nitrite Snails, 6. Still have another two LPS to try for the MTS. Trade a few pounds of dollar weed, for two Malaysian Trumpet snails.
I would doubt the "penny wort" is the same plant. Common names are meaningless in most cases. Not knowing the plant, I would not place it in the aquarium. It may contain some toxin in the sap, and unless it is the aquatic plant would rot quickly.

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I did include the Latin nomenclature, which showed its similarity of family, Hydrocotyle. Along with the Wikipedia definition showing the same. It sure looks the same too. It is a true aquatic, since I have seen it under water in my lake for decades, it also lives out of the water too, like many other aquatic plants. I will take your advise, and not use it, since there could always be unforseen toxins.
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I did include the Latin nomenclature, which showed its similarity of family, Hydrocotyle. Along with the Wikipedia definition showing the same. It sure looks the same too. It is a true aquatic, since I have seen it under water in my lake for decades, it also lives out of the water too, like many other aquatic plants. I will take your advise, and not use it, since there could always be unforseen toxins.
My apology, missed that. Still asleep, and not in the best mindset today.

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