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So I am interested to know what everyones oldest plant species are in their tank? Took me a while to think but came down to about 3. First, being an Amazon Sword that has been in my tank for 4 yrs. Second, Bacopa Austeralis which I was givin free from the pet store because it look so bad. I brought it back to life after 3 1/2 yrs and have probably made 100 dollars worth of store trade from this plant alone. Gotta love tade ins and a tank that pays for itself. And third, my crypts of course. Both red and green wendtiis which have been a struggle for about 5 yrs. Still waiting to see the pottential that they once were. So what are yours?
 

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one really stands out for me...

algae!
LOL!!

For me, it's the Anubias petite. I bought 3 of them some years ago, the size of a quarter for $8 or $9 each, I forget. Have grown lots of them since, and sold them for much less.
 

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my amazon sword has been with me through 7 moves, tons of different fish and many many different pH's. that thing is a warrior. now that i've gone high light it looks amazing.
my second longest plant has been anacharis or elodia. i got from petsmart when i was like 10, it was the plant that got me into planted tanks.
 

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I've still got some Hydrocotyle leukocephala that I got from a small stray segment that arrived with my first plant order. It's been going for almost 4 years now.

I know many people who have crypts that have been going for decades.
 

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I have some Echinodorus parviflorus that I have had since 1970. This is not the tropica variety, but the more normal looking wild variety. I have some H. polysperma that I got around 55 years ago.
 

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I have some Echinodorus parviflorus that I have had since 1970. This is not the tropica variety, but the more normal looking wild variety. I have some H. polysperma that I got around 55 years ago.
Paul, you might take the prize with that one. :eek: :)
 
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