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Old 01-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
 
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I need some big plants

I need some help picking out big plants. I have no idea what the plant is in my 20H but its what I want, if you can tell by the bad picture.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:52 AM   #2
 
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Appears to me to be Amazon sword plant.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
 
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definately an echinodorus species... 1077 is probably right. I would assume Echinodorus Bleheri.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
 
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Thanks. You know I had one of them in my hands the other day at the store but something about it seemed different, probably just the angle I was looking at it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
 
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Could of been that it was a different type of sword there are lots of varieties that look almost the same but are different.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
 
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As long as its close itll do, Ive got a bunch of smaller plants then like a foot of open space above them so it looks really off balance.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #7
 
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I agree probably Echinodorus bleherae [or whatever it may be now, the genus is under review]. Anyway, whatever it is called, it is a lovely and striking plant, and you can read more about it in our profile section, second tab from the left in the blue bar or click on the shaded name above.

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:27 AM   #8
 
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With proper care,,will not take long for this plant to outgrow a 20 gal tank.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
 
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true, maybe E. Parvula (Rosette sword) would fit a 20 better? Or E. Vesuvius? Or Vallisneria?
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:23 PM   #10
 
my amazon sword outgrew my 46g tank, its over 20 inches tall, the plant just kinda grows and grows and grows... when i pulled mine up, it actually had split and become 2 plants, i am pretty sure i made sure it was 1 plant when i started so it split? Anyway, once it starts it just has a tough time stopping, even if u trim of the big leaves, it will just keep going.

Store amazon swords look different because it may be grown in its emersed form where it grows faster but has different leaves.. Usually those leaves will melt away and end up growing new ones for a submerged environment.
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