Plants ID needed please

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  1. TetraJacques

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    Hi everyone, my first post here !!

    Can someone please help me ID the following plants ?

    The setup is still new, or has been running since 2 August. I need more info on the plants, especially growth rate to determine where which plants should go. If I need to move some plants around I need to do it now before the roots are to deep.

    Thanks in advance..

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    Sorry, I don’t recognize any. Someone like @Pezulu should be able to help?
     
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    Hi @TetraJacques

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it

    Unfortunately my plant knowledge is limited and im not so sure of these but Im sure some of our many plant experts will soon chime in
     
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    TetraJacques

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    Thanks A new day and Maria S,
    I only realised later on after posting the thread, there's a plants section and it seems I can't remove or move the thread there.
    Sorry anyway for that!! I will pay more attention next time lol
     
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    Its not a problem @TetraJacques , its still an ID Thread.. not a train smash

    I can move it for you if you would like me to?
     
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    Welcome to the forum and try again under the planted tank section. Or even better, start a thread for your tank with full tank shots and detail plant shots etc. then you can give details on your setup and ask any questions you might have in the same thread. I’m sorry I couldn’t help but please don’t give up! We’d love to see.
     
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    Great idea "A new day" I will get to that straight away. Always good to get as much help as possible !!

    "MariaS", no need. I will start a new threat as A new day mentioned. Thank you anyway, much appreciated.
     
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    You have me stumped...
    First pic could be Staurogyne Repens.
    Last pic is Bacopa Monnieri
     
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    TetraJacques

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    @Hi Pezulu, Thanks for the info. I did read up on those two names and I agree

    @MariaS - @A new day - @Pezulu
    Please feel free to have a look at complete setup
    https://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/threads/new-planted-set-up.33073/
     
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    That settles it, alien species. If Pez can't identify they must be alien LOL.

    Hope you come right. Following for interest sake.
     
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    TetraJacques

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    Lol, alien species or not, they showing good growth just after a week so they will stay in the tank.
    Thanks anyway, strange thing in the 4th photo, the leaves has a very dark purple colour underneath.
    I will add another photo of it tonight.
     
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    It could be that the plants were grown emersed, which would result in the leaves looking different to the submerged form we are used to.
    Quite a few plants have leaves that appear purple underneath, or at various stages of their life.
    Ludwigia, Lymnophila, Hygrophila and others all have various species that show that colouration.
     
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    I guess proper identification will only be possible once all the plants has established and are in their submerged state.
    At the moment some of the plants are melting so its probably a good indication that the plants were grown immersed.
     
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    Very interresting...
    Have a look at this https://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants/hygrophila-difformis . Look at the third photo on the page and compare it to 2nd photo at the top which i posted
     
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    I see the resemblance in the toothed leaves. If indead wisteria, it will look a whole lot different once transitioned!
    I have seen the plant (in your 2nd pic) at Sam’s Aquarium in Bergvliet. If all else fails you can ask them.
     
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    When I bought the plants they already had little blossoms at the stem where the leave comes out. Exactly where the flowers are in the link previously posted.
    This will change the entire look of the tank, for now its fine to keep the algae out as it grows very fast but I will have to replace it or at least thin it out. I definitely don't want half my tank full of wisteria.
    So the hunt begins for new stem plants.... again... lol. What do you suggest I add ?
     
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    Top one - alternanthera reineckii

    Last one - bacopa monneri

    I have no idea what the others are.
     
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    Yes soon-soon you’ll have enough stem plants for a whole fish room or to supply the whole Mpumalanga with stem plants :lol: but yes they’ll help combat algae and absorb nitrates very well. Perhaps look at rotala species?

    Also consider rather putting in more rooted plants (eg crypts, more swords) as they’ll help absorb gunk from below the substrate and are good for longterm tank health in that regard. Ie a mix of stem/floating plants, root feeders and epiphytes.

    You have a nice setup already though!
     
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    @Rainstorm - I can see the similarities but I'm not 100% sure it alternanthera reineckii
    As for the Bacopa Monnieri, I agree on that. It looks exactly the same.

    I think I need to give it time for the plants to completely settle to its emerged sate before we can say 100% what which plant is.

    @A new day - I live in Nelspruit. Aquarium plants aren't the easiest thing to find here lol. I have some Anacharis / Elodea in the other tank as well which I can add, I think I have a amazon sword or two as well.
    I do like crypts but I have never found them in Nelspruit. I think I should look at getting some online somewhere.
    Adding a Crypt Wendtii or two would be nice.
     
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    I had those before, which is why I recognised them. Whatever their name was, it is an alternanthera species plant and will struggle in a low tech tank. It will grow but stunted and will never have that deep stunning red colouring that most people see on the internet as it's an high light, high fert and high CO2 plant kind.
     
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