Plants from local river, any info helps

ShrimpKeeper

I went to a local river and got some plants, I need to know anything ( identification, temp, care, propagation, etc.) and how to clean them


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!poogs!

First two are easy. Ludwigia repens. hard to plant and keep in soil, roots fragile, fish easily uproot. don’t even need roots to plant it. drill a hole in a plastic bottle cap, string the stem through the hole of the face up bottle cap. Plant in sand substrate, when the bottle cap fills with sand it becomes a natural anchor. The stem will spring new roots. The plant will grow to the top of the water. Stays red easily as it grows.
 
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ShrimpKeeper

First two are easy. Ludwigia repens. hard to plant and keep in soil, roots fragile, fish easily uproot. don’t even need roots to plant it. drill a hole in a plastic bottle cap, string the stem through the hole of the face up bottle cap. Plant in sand substrate, when the bottle cap fills with sand it becomes a natural anchor. The stem will spring new roots. The plant will grow to the top of the water. Stays red easily as it grows.

You said first 2 what is the second one?
 
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!poogs!

I think picture 5 and 6 is Illinois Pond Weed. Best guess.

You said first 2 what is the second one?
Sorry I meant first two pictures, not first two plants.

Picture 3 and 4 might be spikerush, based on little growths on the tips.
 
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ShrimpKeeper

Thank you for all the help

Have you ever bleach dipped?
 
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!poogs!

Thank you for all the help

Have you ever bleach dipped?

Yes. Depends on how brave you are. From the LFS you can use a 10 percent bleach solution. 1 part bleach to 9 parts water. maybe since those came from a natural source and I can see a lot of critters. I’m less aggressive and do a 5percent 1:19.

10 to 15 minute soak And scrub. Rinse with water. Soak in a prime And water bath before putting in tank.

hydrogen peroxide is Very safe. pure HP bath and scrub. Rinse. Add to tank.
 
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