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post #1 of 13 Old 07-14-2011, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Need Dense growth, And A Lot of It

Hi all, I need a dense growing plant that would be best if it comes from where kribs come but if not I don't care. It needs to be thick growth, hard to see through. I already have amazon sword plants, thank you for your help.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #2 of 13 Old 07-14-2011, 11:46 AM
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African plants are not common, Anubias is one, Red Tiger Lotus another (this isn't "thick" obviously), and maybe a couple stem plants.

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-14-2011, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
I am trying to do a half biotope thing but I'm open to anything... just a dense growing plant that isn't too demanding

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-15-2011, 02:56 PM
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Well, there's also Aponogeton boivinianus, Aponogeton longiplumulosus, Aponogeton Madagascariensis, Aponogeton ulvaceus, Bacopa Madagascariensis (Just use Bacopa Monnerei, it's easier to keep and looks similiar), Hydrotriche hottoniifloria (Looks like hornwort, might try it instead), Blyxa aubertii, Ammania Gracilis, and Bolbitis heudeloti can be found there often.



Marsilea, Eleocharis, Anubias, Nymphaea and Water Lettuce can all be found in parts of africa, but aren't native (According to Mongabay)

(Although most mentioned aren't native anyway)

The Aponogetons will fill in fast, and you can try the Bacopa and Ammania.

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post #5 of 13 Old 07-15-2011, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
would you care giving common names

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-16-2011, 11:15 AM
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would you care giving common names
That may be a problem for redchigh, since most plants have no common names. When I write plant profiles, I have to make most of them up. A very few have commonly-used names, that are often simply the scientific genus name, Cabomba for instance, but this can refer to any one of several Cabomba species. Amazon sword is usually applied to Echinodorus bleherae, because that is the most often seen species in stores. Ludwigia is usually Ludwigia repens, but there are other species. Aponogeton and Cryptocoryne are almost always just the scientific name or an "anglicized" version, like Wendt Crypt for Cryptocoryne wendtii. And so on.

It pays to learn scientific names of fish and plants, otherwise you really don't know which species one is talking aboout.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-16-2011, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
Rats... I don't know many scientific names of plants...

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-16-2011, 12:08 PM
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Rats... I don't know many scientific names of plants...
Neither did I until I learned them.

I have local stores that make up the common names for most of the fish. Useless.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-16-2011, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Well I know some swords and cabomba, I am a lot better with fish

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-16-2011, 09:14 PM
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Well I know some swords and cabomba, I am a lot better with fish
get a Broadleaf Amazon Sword (Echinodorus Bleherithose) those grow huge and some give babies really fast.

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