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getting a lot of plants this week...ever heard of pond petunia?
I don't really have any questions, just wanted to share my excitement!
I've had plants before, sure. Aponos, Java fern, masses... nothing real substantial though.
Ordered earlier at Sweet Aquatics:
Water Wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis)
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum Demersum)
Sagittaria Subulata (Dwarf sag)
Vallisneria Asiatica Var. Biwaensis (Corkscrew Val)
Echinodorus Bleheri (Amazon Sword)
Cabomba Caroliniana (Green Cabomba)
And when I also talked to mary, and told her I would take smaller bunches or smaller stems if she could throw in some extra varieties, and she said she would!
She's also sending me some MTS and maybe ramshorns for free. (can you believe, under $18 shipped!)
I'll also be getting from someone else (trading a bunch of guppies for:)
fairy moss (azolla)
pondweed (egeria densa)
this week sometime too.
It's a lot of plants....
hope I'm up to the challenge!
BTW, most of the plants are going into a 5G. It'll be quite a jungle soon. :)
Can anyone reccomend a few of the most hardy ones to put in my Gup tank? (t's PH is eventually going to be 7.5 It's 6.4 now :-/
Of the plants you list, most suitable for basic harder water would be Vallisneria, Sagittaria, Hornwort, and Egeria. These actually prefer harder water. Some others that will adapt fine are Echinodorus bleheri (a nice single speciment plant in a smaller aquarium though it will grow to the tank size); and Wisteria and Shinnersia although one thing with these is their size--they grow very fast and choke out other plants in smaller tanks. Obviously duckweed will grow in anything remotely watery:-).
I've no idea what pond petunia is, a Google search tells me it is a pond plant but that's as far as I went. It may not be too good for warmer aquaria, or it may be too large, I didn't go further as I say.
SA are just plain awesome folks IMO for customer care - If only every place could be like them!
Uhm I think I'm misunderstanding something...you're putting ALL THAT in a 5g :shock:
I donno the pond petunian either but sure looks nice googling pictures....so tell me how these work for ya and I may try to find some here for our pond actually!
thats why i was wondering about hard water :)
Neat long list for a 5g :-)
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