10-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
| | Re: Tell me what I bought
Originally Posted by totziens
Yeah, should be Egeria najas - the Egeria I have never seen in real life. It looks different from Egeria densa although similar - my goodness, this sentence sounds like the Indo-China English, "Same Same But Different" hahaha...
Yes, maybe hotrodprincess can be the person to document down the outcome of keeping Purple Waffle under the water. Information like the following would be interesting:
1. how long it could last under the water?
2. Will it rot?
3. Amount of lighting?
4. CO2 or without?
5. Type of substrate
I have bought 2 types of non-aquatic plants in the past when I was new to planted tank. One of them was mondo grass. It didn't rot for several weeks but I removed it upon realising that it's non-aquatic. So, I didn't get to see the result of keeping it under the water for a long time. I gave it to my mother-in-law but I think she put it into the bin.
The other plant I cannot recall the name but it rot after several weeks - this one was a nightmare, the rotting plants attracted algae at the same time. I had to tear down the tank to clean up the mess.
Well the Egeria najas died already it basically melted and made a mess all over the tank. So i spent the last 30 min sucking all the bits off my black sand. The purple waffle how ever still seems ok. and so does the dwarf hair grass. I have now planted the dwarf hair grass in the substrate yet tho. Its still in its little pot how long can it stay in the pot.?