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Old 07-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
 
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thanks guys, I will take a look at those :)
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #12
 
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I think you should be able to tell the difference. I've never had salvinia, but my understanding is that the submerged portion of that plant is a modified leaf, If so, I don't think it would be as long as the roots of the dwarf water lettuce - some of the roots on mine are over a foot long:

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Still not sure about it, it seems to be dieing back after rapid growth, but this is in a fairly new tank with low nutrients - only one fish - it may have just exhausted the available resources
Very nice tank Quantum!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:52 PM   #13
 
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Thought I would give a quick update. I picked up my tank the other day and a friend gave me his light strip, while we were out shopping we came across a petsmart that was redoing their fish department and selling all their plants for under 2 dollars each, so needless to say I came home with a bunch. It took forever to get the tank set up, and some of the plants from petsmart were extras thrown in and I just planted them not knowing if they needed to be.. (so if I need to move some plants around let me know lol). I did get some wisteria because it was cheap and I figured if it died I would try the other one (which none of the stores I was in had... we went to 5 different stores haha) I have a better light bulb on the way (life glo) and some cichlid stones and I have a piece of driftwood soaking all of which will be added to the tank eventually, for now there are some stones and MTS to help aerate the substrate. Oh and a little bag of gravel from an established aquarium to help out (my filter is also in the mail). Tomorrow I will be putting the trim around the top so I can start using a glass lid :)



thanks again for all your help, I hope I did you guys proud!
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:23 AM   #14
 
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Looks like a Java Fern, Peacock Moss, and Wistera, not sure about the plants in the background. Nice start, now you gotta sit back and watch em grow. My patientice gets thin at times and I gotta move or touch something LOL.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
 
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Looks like a Java Fern, Peacock Moss, and Wistera, not sure about the plants in the background. Nice start, now you gotta sit back and watch em grow. My patientice gets thin at times and I gotta move or touch something LOL.
it's java moss :)

the watching them grow part is hard lol, its only been a few days and I keep peering into the tank to see whats going on haha. at least I have some snails to watch :P
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