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Old 06-16-2019, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This little guy came up in my dirted tank several months ago. At first I thought maybe it was an underground runner from my Amazon 4 was at least 20 in away. It didn't do much until I got a new tank and carefully replanted it. And then growth exploded! The leaves are about 3-4 in long and the plant grows from a crown like a sword (no bulb).
(Pardon the algae - new tank, new light - dialing in light level)
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like a water lily.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That looks like a water lily.


Yes! The folks over at The Planted Tank thought it was a Nuphar which is native to Florida. My soil is Black Kow Topsoil which is harvested from Florida. Amazing as that soil had been in there almost 3years and had been mineralized x3.


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Wow, resilient sucker.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Strange, i could have swore i made a post in this thread saying it was nymphea sp. ....

Weird.. maybe it got removed or something?


Anyway glad u found out what it is
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Strange, i could have swore i made a post in this thread saying it was nymphea sp. ....

Weird.. maybe it got removed or something?


Anyway glad u found out what it is
Are you DaveKS on The Planted Tank? He's the one that IDd it over there.
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Are you DaveKS on The Planted Tank? He's the one that IDd it over there.
no haha i dont frequent tpt i dont particularly like it Youll only ever find me on UKAPS and APC

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no haha i dont frequent tpt i dont particularly like it
Nah, me neither!
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That's Nymphaea, not Nuphar. Probably Nymphaea odorata.
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That's Nymphaea, not Nuphar. Probably Nymphaea odorata.
Interesting! I wonder how it will do long term. Tank is open.
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