help with plant identification!

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by grandb3rry, 18 Mar 2010.

  1. grandb3rry

    grandb3rry Member

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    Hi I have a few pictures with planted tanks on them. I'm trying to identify few. Guys?? Help!!! :rolleyes:

    1. Here I need to identify a grass like plant between the rocks.
    takashi_amano_01.jpg

    2. Here I need to identify a background plant, which looks a bit like Rotala I think...
    cardinals-cop.jpg

    Thanks!

    Regardos
    Arthur
     
  2. Colinlp

    Colinlp Member

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    1 Echinodirous Tenellus?
    2 Rotala Roundifolia?
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    the first pic is Elocharis acicularis if you are talking about the real fine like grass at the back centre of the shot.
     
  4. grandb3rry

    grandb3rry Member

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    No I meant the one between the rocks...but I actually like Eleocharis acicularis more! :lol: :thumbup: Thanks, now I know what to go for hehe..cheerio!
     
  5. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    first pic is tenellus. great plant for surrounding stones and wood.

    The second pic, if I'm not mistaken is...rotala rotundifolia. :D
     
  6. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    it did end up going bright red...

    fromtheheavens.jpg

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  7. grandb3rry

    grandb3rry Member

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    Wow they are sooo red :lol:

    Can somebody advice on a background plant, which is hairglass like and is not tall....something in the middle...not too short and not too long! Thanks
     
  8. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Two types of hairgrass. Very different on length.

    http://www.tropica.com/productcard_1.asp?id=133 10-15cm
    http://www.tropica.com/productcard_1.asp?id=132C. 3-10cm

    both need to be cut really short when first planted as any old leaves tend to rot and collect muck. The new submerged growth is what you want. You can then keep it trimmed to a suitable length.

    Cyprrus Helferi - grasslike plant up to 35cm so taller than the hairgrass
    http://www.tropica.com/productcard.asp?id=133A

    there are also various forms of vallis but the straight forms get very tall 20-120cm and if you try to shorten the leaves they rot.

    Valisneria torta is shorter than the others at 10-25cm but it's leaves are twisted like a corkscrew.

    The blyxa rushes are also grasslike. Varying in height between 6 and 20cm but they tend to form more of a clump than the others so I don't know how suitable they would be as background plants in your aquascape. Also, the can turn reddish in high light.
     
  9. grandb3rry

    grandb3rry Member

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    Thanks Ajm200! Will have a look at them today when I finish my work! :D
     

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