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Store bought plants rant

This is a discussion on Store bought plants rant within the Planted Tank Specific forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Just a rant, I bought some blyxa japonica from a LFS, it was in pretty bad condition but hopefully I ...

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    Just a rant,

    I bought some blyxa japonica from a LFS, it was in pretty bad condition but hopefully I could save it. Then found someone locally with it and got a few also.

    My tank can grow plants, everything in there is super healthy. But unfortunately it wasn't enough to save the store bought blyxa japonica, but the ones I received from a local hobbist tripled in size.

    Sometimes, some stores, it's best to buy the plants before it hits their tanks if they don't have the proper conditions for growing plants. Sometimes, it might be better off to buy plants off bca members who has them healthy growing and thriving in their tanks.

    I guess the other advantage of buying plants off local members is they are already in the submerged forms, where as some of the lfs ones and aquaflora ones are emersed forms.

    Although I've had a lot of success with aquaflora plants transistioning from emersed to submerged growth.

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    I need to rent about plants and LFS too.
    Today I almost got deceived by a non-aquatic plant packaged in a bag filled with water (unlabeled) and displayed among other (unlabeled) aquatic plants. It looks like large sheets of moss, composed of moss like scales into a feathery frond, with fresh white roots starting to protrude from the underside of the fronds.
    It turns out to be Selaginella willdenowii, which is not an aquatic plant.
    So just be careful and don't let impulse take over when an unfamiliar yet stunning plant comes into sight.

    Here are some plants that are commonly sold as aquarium plants but will actually survive better as houseplants.

    Acorus gramineus var. Ogon
    Acorus gramineus var. pusillus
    Acorus gramineus var. variegatus.
    Acorus pusillus
    Aglaonema sp., Aglaonema simplex
    Alternanthera sessilis
    Caladium spp. (Elephant Ear)
    Calamus spp. (Coconut Plant)
    Chlorophytum bichetti
    Cordyline 'Red edge special'
    Cordyline species 'Compacta'
    Cordyline species 'Red Edge'
    Cordyline terminalis
    Dieffenbachia spp.
    Dracaena borinquensis
    Dracaena deremensis
    Dracaena godseffiana
    Dracaena sanderiana
    Hemigraphis colorata
    Hemigraphis exotica
    Hemigraphis repanda
    Lycopodium obscurum
    Lycopodium phyllanthum
    Lycopodium squarrosum
    Maranta leucoreura
    Ophiopogon japonica
    Ophiopogon jubaran
    Philodendron spp.
    Pilea cadierei
    Spathiphyllum tasson
    Spathiphyllum wallisii
    Syngonium podophyllum
    Syngonium podophyllum 'Red Knight'
    Trichomanes javanicum
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    A couple great articles about plants unsuitable for use in Aquariums:
    Plants Unsuitable for Use in Aquaria by Frank M. Greco
    21 plants to avoid in the aquarium | Features | Practical Fishkeeping

    Notice to avoid all Dracaena and all Cordyline species.
    However, if you are considering a paludarium, terranium, or riparium then feel free to enjoy some great looking plants.
    5gal ADA Mini M low tech: Weeping moss and Taiwan Bees
    50gal high tech planted: Ember Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, Otos

    Oooh I get it: Boy fish + Girl fish = Fry + MTS
    Plants are pretty + Various Species = Aquascaped MTS

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    Btw does the Selaginella willdenowii actually reflect blue?
    5gal ADA Mini M low tech: Weeping moss and Taiwan Bees
    50gal high tech planted: Ember Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, Otos

    Oooh I get it: Boy fish + Girl fish = Fry + MTS
    Plants are pretty + Various Species = Aquascaped MTS

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    Not the ones I saw though...
    The green was more solid than Java moss, but it was not that blue as shown in some pictures.
    It was more similar to this:
    selagi10.jpg


    By the way, the second link got nice pictures associated to the names, which is very useful.

 

 


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