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This is a discussion on CO2 for planted tank within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Originally Posted by dahcmed Well, I googled the names you just wrote :), and it's closer to rotala, but not really. I think it's ...

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Old 10-12-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
 
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Well, I googled the names you just wrote :), and it's closer to rotala, but not really. I think it's another fake :(. It's not doing good either, actually it wasn't doing good when I got it, but it was the only red I saw :D, I'd probably pull it out as well. Now, down to 1, I'm sure this one really looks like an amazon sword :)
Echinodorus bleherii to be exact. They're easy to grow. I doubt mine will last long though as I have an ancistrus plec which loves to eat plants. She hasn't touch my Nymphaea stellata so I guess that plant is safe.

P.S. I'll try to gather as much pics of red plants as possible so hang in there until I got them posted tonight.:)
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #12
 
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Nymphaea stellata

Rotala macrandra

Ludwigia sp. red

Ludwigia repens

Red Cabomba


I guess that sums it up.
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:39 PM   #13
 
when you pull those plants see if you can bring them back to the store for credit.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:59 PM   #14
 
Blue,
It's not in there :( The stems are also a bit squishy already.

Trreherd,
I'll try.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:29 PM   #15
 
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Blue,
It's not in there :( The stems are also a bit squishy already.
That's what I experienced on the rotalas I bought from Cartimar.
Dahcmed, your plant sounds more like Rotala macrandra.

Oh, and pls answer the pm.:)
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:12 PM   #16
 
Ok. The amazon is showing some browning (not sure if it is because of the bad water condition: ph 7.5, ammonia 0, no nitrite and nitrate testers :(

I want to create a DIY CO2, but am afraid it would lower the ph, that it might affect the molly. I have gold mollies and ribbon guppy. I know the mollies ph is 7.5 - 8, and current ph is 7.5.

And if in case, how do I get the pH up?
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:53 AM   #17
 
if your water is hard you wont have a problem with a home made reactor- the harder the water the more CO2 it will takt to lower the PH, if your fish start gasping you know you have too much water.
You can use KH buffers to increase hardness, or Ph buffers to raise/lower ph.
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:01 PM   #18
 
Plants grow faster with CO2, normally with the addition with high watt lights and maybe additional fertilizers. But they can grow without adding CO2. WC (water changes) normally contain CO2. You can normally verify by filling a container with water from your tap and checking the pH. Then check the pH after a day or so. If there's a slight change in pH, then there's a possibility that your water contains CO2. The pH change signifies the CO2 gassing off.
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