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Old 08-29-2010, 06:18 PM   #11
 
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they tend to take more time to adapt to the tank.if anything goes wrong in the start the become mushy but after given time to adapt hey grow babies.mines looking ok now bu i think i lost 4 of the original stalk.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:53 PM   #12
 
So basically buy 2 or 3 and hope they make it. :]

I would like a midground or foreground plant, but I don't want something that is going to become a carpet. Any suggestions?

This is what's in my shopping cart now.. Lol. It continues to change.

1-Pennywort
2-Wisteria
3-Echinodorus Ozelots
2-Echinodorus Bleheri Compacta
2-Echinodorus Barthii "Red Melon" (Medium)
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:19 PM   #13
 
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So basically buy 2 or 3 and hope they make it. :]

I would like a midground or foreground plant, but I don't want something that is going to become a carpet. Any suggestions?

This is what's in my shopping cart now.. Lol. It continues to change.

1-Pennywort
2-Wisteria
3-Echinodorus Ozelots
2-Echinodorus Bleheri Compacta
2-Echinodorus Barthii "Red Melon" (Medium)
If you are still thinking Amazon or South America, forget the Wisteria. On another note, it will overtake the tank too.

Given the 20g tank size, I would suggest only one of each of the three swords. I don't have this "compact" variant, but the others I do and they take up space.

You are lacking any "little" plant for foreground, etc., along the same lines Echinodorus tenellus (1) would suffice, they settle and runners with plants will grow.

The Pennywort will be nice in the corners or left floating.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:54 PM   #14
 
What about Sagittaria Subulata? Any info on that one? Or Lilaeopsis Mauritiana?
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:54 PM   #15
 
Oh! And is there a difference between potted plants and regular? SA has some plants in pots. I was just wondering if there was a difference...
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:02 AM   #16
 
Also... Any info on duckweed? :] Sorry..
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:33 AM   #17
 
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Also... Any info on duckweed? :] Sorry..

some say stay away from duckweed the take over the tank too banana plants are bunched together when they are sold. 6 to 7 stalks in one bunch.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #18
 
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some say stay away from duckweed the take over the tank too banana plants are bunched together when they are sold. 6 to 7 stalks in one bunch.
Um, what?

Banana plants don't come in "bunches", they're a dwarf lily.
They do have a few stalks, but they all come out of the banana-shaped storage compartment on the plant...

And I wouldn't get the banana plant unless you have it in a well-established tank with an enriched substrate.

Dwarf sag or Echinodorus Tennellus are nearly identical- Sag and Hygrophila difformis aren't south american...
Echinodorus Tenellus is.

The lileopsis is asian I believe, and I've heard it's somewhat difficult. Pretty much any foreground plant will EVENTUALLY form a carpet-like affect... You could just get a few of their micro-crypt... Again, they're not south american though.

The only difference in potted and bareroot is the potted ones come in a little plastic pot... Some plants might ship better in a pot, and sometimes the potted plants are a bit larger... but other than that there's no difference.

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Old 08-31-2010, 03:24 PM   #19
 
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Agree with redchigh on all points.

Only difference I've seen between plants in pots and plants without is price, at least in my local stores. The theory is that potted plants should settle faster/better and be "healthier." A debatable point.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:27 AM   #20
 
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=S 6-7 stalks bunched together and tied down by weights.heres the pic.
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