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Old 10-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
 
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Name that plant...

I am one of those annoying retirees who jump into things with both feet without knowing really what they're doing, then jump out and then back again, etc. I figure it's okay because somebody has to keep the economy going; may as well be me.

I bought a big random assortment of plants. I would love anyone to take a guess at what they are so I can look them up and find out which tank I want to put them in, i.e., the shady one or the bright one, etc.

Also, I got these all on the same day I got some fish, so I was basically just trying to cram them into a tank. I will arrange them prettier later. :)
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
 
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And another.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
 
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I'll be very general concerning light at this stage, since that is the basis for your question. The stem plants will all need more light, so the brighter tank(s) for them. And any red leaf ones even more light. The substrate-rooted plants, of which I can see crypts and swords, will be moderate light, with the crypts managing under some shade.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
 
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Thank you Byron. It would really be better for me if you'd just come to our house and rearrange things like they ought to be.

The good news is that it's just plants that we've jumped into so flippantly, not fish.

Actually, my husband and I had a lot of fun this weekend figuring out what we had and moving things around. Unfortunately, that big 5-tank display tank thing I bought isn't going to work for my windowseat (I think that picture is in another post). I don't want to add 5 filters, and it started to get a funky smell to it.

Thank you for the response!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
 
If I may hijack Granberry's thread for a moment, is there a link to identifying plants?
I've had a couple show up and I have no idea what they are.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
 
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It's not hijacking my thread at all! Honestly, I thought this would be kind of a fun way for people to name plants they know...like "Jeopardy" with pictures. :)

DH and I ended up just Googling stuff from the website we got it from and making a chart. It was quite fun, but I would love to know if there's a library of information about plants like this site has for fish.

PS: My attitude towards fish and plants are not the same. It's one thing to buy a beautiful red plant I have no shot of keeping alive but it's another to buy some caught-in-the-wild fish and put it in a tiny tank or something. One I would do and laugh about, but the other I wouldn't.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
 
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We have some plants in our profiles, same area as the fish profiles. And many (but not all) of those in your photos are included.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:57 PM   #8
 
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Well, you sure do! I see that now! I think I have some varieties of Camboba, some Ludwigia, some anachris, some Vallisneria I think of some kind, sword plants, and the others that I have been growing for a while (crypts and wisteria). There are still several I can't identify, but since 1 has a lot of red in it (the 7th picture down) and the others are stem plants, I'm assuming they'll need brighter than moderate lights.

You wrote nearly all those profiles, and I for one am grateful.

In the 6th picture down, where you can see the diamond tetras, there is a yellow and pink plant in front of the anacharis and behind some green crypts. Do you know what those are?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
 
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Well, you sure do! I see that now! I think I have some varieties of Camboba, some Ludwigia, some anachris, some Vallisneria I think of some kind, sword plants, and the others that I have been growing for a while (crypts and wisteria). There are still several I can't identify, but since 1 has a lot of red in it (the 7th picture down) and the others are stem plants, I'm assuming they'll need brighter than moderate lights.

You wrote nearly all those profiles, and I for one am grateful.

In the 6th picture down, where you can see the diamond tetras, there is a yellow and pink plant in front of the anacharis and behind some green crypts. Do you know what those are?
Someone asked about that plant in a thread a couple of months back, and one of our members identified it. I've forgotten now the name, it is not one I am familiar with, though I recognize the plant.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
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Is that yellow and pink plant Rotala macranda?
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