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That is a sword plant. The one floating appears to be still attached to the mother plant. Just clip it off and plant it.
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P.S. I have to warn you that it will grow VERY slowly under standard lighting. And to grow well it needs higher light output. On my Amazon Swords some leaves fade away regularly and I have to cut them off. I believe this is because of the fact that my light is way too low for Amazon Swords (I have a 20W bulb over a 30G tank).
 
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I have sunlight that can get in a couple of windows...this picture was taken during the night
and I have 2 40W balbs I think
 

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I also think I have the same plant which was dying earlier last year but with the new lights is making a spirited comeback
 

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beckers4oranges you really want to keep a check on your water temperature if the sun shines on your tank at all, and it will also encourage algae.
Roots tabs under the sword plant will help it grow also as it's a heavy feeder.
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the sun isn't hot enough in montana right now to heat a fish tank in a house hold...
 

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cool!! but sun shining through glass is usually warm at anytime of the year
just thought I'd mention it
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humm you have a point...the window is across the room and is an east facing window...so it only get direct sunlight in the early a.m.

so I'm thinkin that should be ok?
 

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since it's an east facing window will probably be ok. Just keep a check on it, make the worry wart (me) happy
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all right ill keep ya in check...I researched it a little today and the plant is actually a melon sword... of the amazon sword desent...
 

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