Washington Dc Native Aquatic Plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Maxwell Lehrich, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Maxwell LehrichValued MemberMember

    6B7A6CE9-67AA-40E4-93D3-37AE33F13F3F.jpeg749BA487-6D20-468F-9D38-C2831A9421C8.jpeg330CFE16-DAEC-4B89-935B-785316F8995E.jpeg2C414CCF-C300-48F8-AF1B-0FA005C699EC.jpegE881938F-ECFF-421F-9C7C-37FCDC393DEF.jpeg A few weeks ago I decided to find out what what aquatic plants grow in the DMV that could grow in my tanks. I did research through an herbarium, and found out that a few species of fissidens grow in the DMV, and even in my backyard. I decided to spend some time in my backyard observing the patches of moss. Sure enough, I found lots of fissidens nobilis, or possibly could be fontanus. I am going to grow them emersed and slowly acclimate them into fully submerged.
     
  2. Suzanne2Valued MemberMember

    I've been experimenting with some moss from my yard in my tank too. It's still alive. I just dropped it in, probably should have tried acclimating it because at first it looked like it was dying. It's in the center of this photo. 20190330_143454.jpg
     
  3. Maxwell LehrichValued MemberMember

    Very cool!
     
  4. BasilValued MemberMember

    Oh wow! I’m not far from DC so please keep us updated. I’ve often eyed the lovely mosses and wondered about growing them in an aquarium.
     
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