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Charchar38

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Hi everyone!

I bought a few bunches of this plant to create more hiding space for my shrimp but I can't remember what the lady told me it was called.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you IMG_20200919_090638.jpgIMG_20200919_090825.jpg
 
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Elodea, also called anacharis.
 
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Thank you guys x
 
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That stuff grows over an inch per week in my tanks, and that's without Co2.
 
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If I see that correctly it's not Elodea/Anacharis, but Egeria densa. Was called a species of Elodea (which in turn once were called Anacharis before) once, but moved to another genus.

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That stuff grows over an inch per week in my tanks, and that's without Co2.
That's why waterweeds (Egeria and Elodea) are on the one hand often used as Nitrogen sinks in aquariums, but also in water treatment plants and why the different species have become invasive species world wide. When thinning out in an aquarium always throw that stuff in the garbage, so it will definitely die, never let it get into the local water circulation.

I like the fact they keep the nitrates low in my tank. They can become a monoculture in the aquarium, as they overgrow and light-starve almost everything else.
 
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