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Hi all!
It is great to be part of the group. I am a pre-newbie (if that exists) in the aquatic plant arena.

I have had a 20 gallon tank running for little over 6 months where I keep mostly guppies. I have succesfully (not that it is difficult at all) bread them and have 3rd generation fishes now, but have had no luck whatsoverer growing plants.

I have consistently found two types of plants on the lake/pond of my apartment complex (I live in Pembroke Pines, by the way), I have no clue what they are, I will take some pictures and post them so you guys can tell me.

I do not have a lot of money to spare, but would like to setup something that is sustainable, meaning that I won't have to keep putting in new plants every month or two.

Anyway, it is great to be part of this club, and to :lol: :lol: :lol: know people locally, who share the same interests. I know I will learn (by means of bugging) a lot here.

~Benicio
 

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Carlos,

I am definitely getting a new light tube. I have not seen any dicussion here on Non-CO2 tanks, any hits/pointers?

I guess it is not hard to have a DIY CO2 setup, but I do not think my wife will be very happy with a 2 litter bottle of coke at the living room :shock: !

Thanks!
~Benicio
 

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I collected some plants this weekend... I am not sure what they are, I was planning on posting pictures here, but... believe it or not, my camcorder/digital camera was stolen from me at Miami Seaquarium...

One of the plants is dark/bright red on top of the leaf, and red on the bottom; the other one is light green all over, I am not sure this are even aquatic plants, I collected them from the pond in my appartment complex, but the at least the second one seems to be growing way outside the water, does this mean it cannot be planted in an aquarium?
 

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One of the plants is dark/bright red on top of the leaf, and red on the bottom
I meant to say the plant is dark/bright GREEN on top and red on the bottom of the leaf.
 

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Carlos,

I've looked up some pictures of Ludwigia Repens on the net, that is definitely the plant I have. Now the next question, I usually get the plants from the root, but in reading a bit I found L. Repens propagates via cuttings and seeds... Is it better to just cut the tops of the plants and plant them on my aquarium? Could the fact that I temove them with the root and replant them in my aquarium be detrimental to the plant growing in my aquarium?

I am getting my new camera today, I will post some picts this weekend to see if someone can help me identify the other plant.

Thanks!
~Benicio
 
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