Plant Id

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Angelfish4Life, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Angelfish4Life

    Angelfish4Life Valued Member Member

    Hey, can anyone identify this plant for me? Got it at a LFS and didn't pay attention to the name... Then realized I should probably research how to care for it. Thanks all!
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  2. AngelTheGypsy

    AngelTheGypsy Fishlore VIP Member

    Cabomba. It's supposed to be easy/beginner/low light stem plant. I have some in my tank but I haven't had it long so I can't really say.
     
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  4. AngelTheGypsy

    AngelTheGypsy Fishlore VIP Member

    You're welcome
     
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    It looks like red cabomba though which is supposed to be a lot more demanding in terms of lighting.
     
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    Angelfish4Life

    Angelfish4Life Valued Member Member

    Hmmmm care to elaborate?
     
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    Here, this article is just a care sheet for the plant.

    Basically what I meant is that they need higher lighting than the green species of cabomba
     
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  9. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Grows like wild fire if you don't disturb it
     
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    Angelfish4Life

    Angelfish4Life Valued Member Member

    @grantm91 I hope so.... I like plants like that.
     
  11. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    To be honest with you angelfish4life i know not a lot about plants, [​IMG] but i know all of the ones in my tank do ok so these must be good amateur plants, anubias,anarcis,duckweed you cant go wrong with. Id say the best one is the anarcis if thats how you spell it is the best it grows and grows and you just break the top half off and re-plant it lol im growing my own under water forest.
     
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    Angelfish4Life

    Angelfish4Life Valued Member Member

    @grantm91 I'm pretty amateur myself when it comes to plants. I love learning about them though. Aquascaping is so fun!
     
  13. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    I do love aquascaping its like best release of creativity thinking what the fish will like, what will work for them lol, nothing like seeing your favourite under water friends living happily in the pot you cut for them, i feel like a fish interior designer hahaha IMG_1579.JPG
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  14. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    Bright does not equal high light :)
    What are the lights you're using?
     
  15. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Mine are t8 is that why mine do well?
     
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    Angelfish4Life

    Angelfish4Life Valued Member Member

    Quite frankly I don't know. I bought them before I knew what to look for in a light.
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    Both are LED and I bought them from Amazon. I don't know exact specs. I have one more of the thin bar lights that might soon return to the tank.
     
  17. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    Could be! T8 is just the type of bulb, they have a variety of color temperatures and maybe wattage though, and it depends on the size and depth of your tank.

    Lights can be very bright but have the wrong color temperature for plants.
     
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    Angelfish4Life

    Angelfish4Life Valued Member Member

    @-Mak- so far all of my plants have been thriving in it. I have like a pond lily and some other things growing like weeds.
     
  19. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    Well you probably have a pretty good light then :)
     
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    Angelfish4Life

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    My lily grew a good 2inches overnight. Lol.
     




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