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Old 06-17-2010, 01:00 PM   #11
 
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Posted picture of Java fern & Crypt dividing

V1ad, yes your picture is of a Java fern. Byron is right on the picture #2. I looked in my plant book and it does look like a Ceratopteris or Floating fern. I posted a picture of the write up on this plant and a picture of the plant after the picture of the crypt dividing pics. The leaves are simular to a Water Wisteria but the root system looks wrong. It's sometime hard to tell by a picture of tiny plants. The Java fern you can make other plants from the new plants the emerge from the end of the leaves or on dead looking leaves like pictured below.

I wanted to post to beware of plants labeled Aquatic plants that come in a cylinder at Petco as these are not true aquatic plants but either bog or terarrium plants. I looked up the name of the plant I picked up at Petco and on-line they said that it was not a true water aquarium plant and would be ok for a few months in a tank but will die. I took it back because I had a recipt.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:25 PM   #12
 
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I ran out of time to add that the picture you posted #10 thread looks to be some type of Amazon swordplant. Sword plants like Iron so those root tabs are good to put under them. I do this every few months so that they grow well. I'm surprised that the plants you got did not have a label or a tag of what plants they were. Where did you get them from?
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:42 PM   #13
 
eileen you are the star, pictures from a book and all thanks a lot!

One more plant to identify guys :) What moss is this?


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Old 08-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #14
 
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It looks like Java Moss. Here is a picture and information about it that I took a picture from my Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #15
 
Hmm that's what I thought, but this moss has like a brunches growing from main stem, it's not a straight like in a picture. And it's been in aquarium for 3 weeks still didn't attach it self to the rock and I tied it 3 times.

After extensive googling I think it's Christmas Moss, it looks very close to this http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.u...mage/98129.jpg

What's the best way to grow Christmas Moss, because at this rate by the end of the week all of this moss will flote away :D
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:07 AM   #16
 
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If it is Christmas Moss here is a web-site I found.
http:www.freshwateraquariumplants.com/christmasmoss.html
They have a link to make a moss wall.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:15 AM   #17
 
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Oh, I really like that Christmas moss. Very pretty.

What is the name of that very nicely illistrated book? I might need to pick something like that up. To me, my grassy plants all sort of look alike I can't identify them from the other. I like one more then the other and would like more of it, but I don't know what it is called.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:43 PM   #18
 
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Plant Book

My plant book is called Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants by Peter Hiscock. I bought it used on http://www.Amazon.com for a really good price. It's a hard cover and has alot of really good pictures and information on plants. I also got Aquarium Designs inspired by nature by Peter Hiscock at the same time used. Great photos and the reveiws on this book was good also.The amazon site is a good place to buy books as you do not have to buy new and the prices are really good for used.

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Old 08-16-2010, 12:48 PM   #19
 
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Excellent information, Thank you. I will keep my eyes peeled for those books.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:49 PM   #20
 
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I checked amazon.com and they have both books just type in the name of the book and the author or just the author under the books catagory. They had a new edition with the same cover but it was expensive at $80+. The aquarium design book I listed above must have been a older edition as they had it for about $10.70 and the the Plant one around $16.00 used.

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