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Old 03-17-2004, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I bought this plant at Petco; infamous for peddling non-aquatic plants along with their other un-labeled aquatic plants. I have been suspecious from day one, but the plant has good looks, so I picked up 2 pots or 6 plants. They have lived in my 10 gal tank for about 3 months.

They are about 8 inches tall and has grown from about 5-6 inches tall. The root structure has not really taken off and is quite shallow, despite being left alone for over a month. Occasionally some of the outer leaves turn yellow and disintegrate. All my other plants are doing very well.

Am I fighting a losing battle?

According to my handy-dandy Tropica Guide/Catalog, I suspect that this plant is either a Ophiopogon japonicus or some sort of Sagittaria.

Any thoughts?

(Suspect plant is the tall grass-like plant center right)




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I bought this plant at Petco; infamous for peddling non-aquatic plants along with their other un-labeled aquatic plants. I have been suspecious from day one, but the plant has good looks, so I picked up 2 pots or 6 plants. They have lived in my 10 gal tank for about 3 months.

They are about 8 inches tall and has grown from about 5-6 inches tall. The root structure has not really taken off and is quite shallow, despite being left alone for over a month. Occasionally some of the outer leaves turn yellow and disintegrate. All my other plants are doing very well.

Am I fighting a losing battle?

According to my handy-dandy Tropica Guide/Catalog, I suspect that this plant is either a Ophiopogon japonicus or some sort of Sagittaria.

Any thoughts?

(Suspect plant is the tall grass-like plant center right)




Thanks!
TJ

Pictures of my Aquariums:
http://img32.photobucket.com/albums/v97/Todd_J/

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Old 03-17-2004, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I can't see the images that you posted, but I could get to them through the link at the bottom of the page.

The plant is "mondo grass." It's a terrarium plant. It lasts for a while under water. It looks like it's doing pretty well for you.


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Old 03-17-2004, 02:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Whoops!

Moved the pics to a different link seconds after posting. Color me stupid.

Thanks Roger... That's what I figured...

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