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GREETINGS ALL,

As you all know aquiring new plants that are healthy is hard to come by. Don't even mention trying to find those "hard to find" plants. If you do find them, they cost a fourtune!!! I suggest that since were all in this together lets start sharing what we have. I know that I rather trade with you guys then donate them to the LFS or trash what I dont use.

I trim my tank every two - three weeks. It is a 150 gal show tank. Thats 4 ft long 2 feet deep and 30 inches tall.

The plants that I have in the tank for trade are;

AMMANIA GRACILIS
CABOMBA PALAEFORMIS
EUSTERALIS STELLATA - regular AND BROAD LEAF!!!
GLOSSISTIGNA ELATINOIDES
HEMIANTHUS MICRANTHEMOIDES
HETERANTHERA ZOSTERIFOLIA
HYGROPHILA CORYMBOSA (NEEDLELEAF?)
LUDWIGIA ACRUATA
LUDWIGIA INCLINATA - GROWS LIKE A WEED!!!
LUDWIGIA PALUSTRIS
LUDWIGIA REPENS X L ARCUATA
MICRANTHEMUM UMBROSUM
RICCIA FLUITANS
ROTALA MACRANDA
ROTALA WALLICHII
SAGITARIA SUBULATA
ZOSTERELLA DUBIA
BLYXA JOPONICA

ROTAL MACRANDA VAR "GREEN" FASTEST GROWING PLANT AND ITS GORGEOUS!!!

I KNOW I probably left out alot, but its a start. Let me know what you guys and gals have and willing to trade.

Looking especially for
limnophila aromatica
shinnersia rivularis
potamogeton gayi
nesaea crassicaulis and/or pedicellatahydrothrix gardneri
HOTTONIA PALUSTRIS
EICHHORNIA AZUREA
 

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Hey...
I think its a little hard to get plants across the border. I heard you need a photogenic customs declaration or something like that which costs $38 Cdn up front, before you can transfer live plants across???!

You are in the states right? DC?

Nick
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Folks,

You can ship plants from Canada to the US. However, you need to obtain a phytosanitary certificate first. The process and reasoning for it can be found at the APHIS website.

For shipping plants to Canada, please see the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for details.

Aquatic Plant Central does not condone the illegal shipping of aquarium plants between countries. [-X
 

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Although off-topic, I thought I'd share my experience with shipping Limnophila aromatica. My LFS gets this stuff in the emersed form and I've sent it to a couple of people. The first person received five very healthy stems. All but one stem completely rotted before making the transition to submersed form. The second person received three stems that were healthy when I sent them but didn't really ship well (probably because the temps were freezing on the receiving end). Everything disintegrated in two days. Another person told me that some emersed L. aromatica he bought ended up completely disintegrating, too, and I know he normally has the "magic touch" with even the most difficult of species.

Anybody know if the same thing happens with the submerse-grown stuff? I once got a piece of healthy, submersed Hottonia palustris and it mushed away in a matter of days. I guess some plants just don't take to transplantation too well.

I have five stems of R. indica 'aurea' (aka R. indica 'green') that's in so-so condition (lower half is a bit ratty) I'm eager to part with (roots and all - not just cuttings). Anybody have 2-3 pieces of Hygrophila difformis as a trade? You're also welcome to some puny Lindernia rotundifolia 'variegated' and some very sickly Myriophyllum matogrossense 'green' that I can throw in if you'd like to try and revive them to their former glory.

-Naomi
 

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You're welcome to some of mine Naomi - you can pull them right out of the tanks at the upcoming OH if you like. :D

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Hi, Erik!

Thanks so much - that would be awesome!!! I still have to RSVP. I'll do that soon.

Nothin' better than fresh-cut plants 8) .

-Naomi
 

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jdigiorgio,

I have a small amount of Potamogeton gayi and Hottonia palustris I can only send a few stems of each. Your Ludwigia inclinata and Ammania gracilis are plants that I do not have. By the way, I also have Potamogeton perfoliatus and another species of Potamogeton that is like a cross between gayi and Perfoliatus.

Paul K.
 

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For sale/trade

Absolutely! Great idea for a great site. It would also be a great way of identifying unknowns. The sooner the better
 

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lets trade

I have many pics but they are too large. I will have to go and take some more tonight. Stay tuned tomorrow for some more!!! Come on people don't be shy post what you have extra of. You know you can always use that one hard to find accent plant, even if you don't really have the room. Maybe its time for another tank? Start posting!!!
 

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Well...I can list all the plants I have...but I don't have "extras" at the moment :D

Ammannia Gracilis
Anubias Nana
Anubias Nana Petite
Broad leaf sag
Cryptocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis
Diplidis Diandra
Dwarf Lobelia
Eusteralis stellata Broad Leaf
Glossostigma elatinoides
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Heteranthera zosteraefolia
Limnophia aromatica
Limnophia aromatica (Oriental Aquarium red varient)
Ludwigia Glandulosa
Ludwigia Repens
Monosolenium tenerum (erroneously “Pellia”)
Moss: Erect
Moss: Java
Moss: Nano
Moss: Xmas
Nesaea
Rotala Indica
Windelov



I think that is it
 

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lets trade

HeyPK and gomer, your boss moss nuts!!!! this should work out for you two!!!!! :lol:
 

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I don't have any extras at the moment, but here is a list regardless. I marked the ones I usually have extras of with an asterisk (*):

Tank 1 (55g):
Ludwigia sp Cuba
Limnophila gigantaea (*)
Heteranthera zosterifolia (*)
Rotala sp Nanjenshan
Ammania gracilis
Tonina fluviatilis
Ludwigia glandulosa
Anubias gracilis
Anubias barteri v nana
Anubias barteri v barteri
Java moss
Narrow Leaf Java Fern
Bolbitis heudelotii
Cryptocoryne undulata

In tank 2 (20g):
Ammania multiflora
Ammania sp bonsai
Bacopa caroliniana 'variegated'
Micranthemum umbrosum
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Eicchornia diversifolia
Glossostigma elatinoides
Didiplis diandra
Ranalisma rostrata
Ludwigia arcuata
Rotala indica
Rotala sp Green
Rotala wallichii
Rotala macrandra
Anubias barteri v nana
Bolbitis heudelotii
... how did all those plants get in there? :oops:

Carlos
 

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These are the plants I own in one tank or other:
Alternanthera reineckii
Anubias nana
Anubias nana 'petit'
Bacopa caroliniana 'variegated'
Bacopa monnieri
Cryptocoryne pygmaea
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'
Cryptocoryne wendtii x hybrid
Cryptocoryne wendtii (? - got at PetsMart)
Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'
Echinodorus tenellus 'broad leaf'
Echinodorus tenellus
Echinodorus tenellus (?)
Egeria densa
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Lemna minor
Lindernia rotundifolia 'variegated'
Lobelia cardinalis 'dwarf form'
Lysimachia nummularia 'aurea'
Micranthemum umbrosum
Micranthemum sp. ("Amano")
Microsorum pteropus
Myriophyllum matogrossense 'green'
Proserpinaca palustris
Rotala indica
Sagittaria subulata
Vallisneria torta (?)

Najas grass
Java moss (whatever I couldn't get rid of from a few weeks ago)

I'm constantly trimming back the Micranthemum sp. and H. micranthemoides.

Right now I'm trying to find any takers for the C. wendtii x hybrid. I may want to keep one or two pieces for myself, but that leaves three or four unwanted ones that have been floating around for a couple of weeks. A few leaves have turned yellow and died, but there doesn't appear to be any severe melting going on. There are even baby plants growing off of some of them and new leaves (not the greatest-looking) sprouting despite the fact that they're not planted. I wouldn't count on them being able to keep this up for too much longer, though.

Also, the Lindernia rotundifolia and M. matogrossense are doing very poorly but surviving, nonetheless. I'm going to pull them out sooner or later, but I would really prefer that somebody take them and try to nurse them back to health rather than chucking them myself. Same with E. parviflorus 'Tropica.' It's been growing really weird and getting holes. These I'll happily give to anybody who wants to pay for shipping.

Plants that I keep getting out-bid on, but am eager to have are:
Vallisneria gracilis (aka V. nana)
Hottonia palustris (which I'll know in a couple of days if I won or not)

-Naomi
 

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Naomi,

The Hottonia palustris can be found in the pond section of your local Lowes Home Improvement Store. For the past 3 years, I see it on sale every summer. In fact, they sell both varieties of hair grass in HUGE tubs also. Check it out this summer.
 

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Is this true of the Lowe's in California? I've been noticing that California seems to be particularly restrictive in what plants they'll allow in.

Also, would they sell this plant in emersed form? I would prefer to get the submersed form, if possible.

Thanks.

-Naomi
 

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lets trade

Hey Naomi, You might want to look up in your phone book for green houses or nurseries, those that might sell pond supplies as well. You would be amazed at how many plants they sell in the emersed form. On another note, Does anyone have or know anywhere I can get Limnophila aromatica? I am almost at the point where I have to order the emersed form from a green house in Canada, but would rather not.

Also Naomi, how mush is your LFS asking for the blue shrimp?
 

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Im dying here. Its still gonna be a few weeks at least before I get my 75 going, and I see everyone offering up plants for sale!! ARGH
 
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