Washington Dc Native Aquatic Plants

Maxwell Lehrich

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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.
 

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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.
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Suzanne2 said:
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.
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Very cool!
 

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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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