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David - 2010-07-16
I have a pond (small) that initially occupied with different tropical fishes, but they always disappeared maybe because birds, or other.
A few month ago I decided to take a different approach and bought 1 plant (Anacharis)
so the fish could hide from predators, well it didn't work for the fish, so I moved the ones I got left with to my 20 gal tank, now I have so many Anacharis that I wish there was a way to use them and not kill them, Let me know if there is other use for the plant, thank you (Florida)

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  • sandy cook - 2011-04-06
    I will take some off your hands! i can't find any here where I live.
  • Dana - 2013-09-16
    Do you still have the anacharis in bunches? I would love to get some from you if it's for sale.
  • Kevin Gagnon - 2014-05-09
    I have anacharis for sale if any one is interested. One bunch (3 plants) for a $1.
  • Donna - 2014-07-27
    Do you have anymore Anacharis for sale?
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jordan - 2012-06-03
So I planted some Water Onion bulbs a couple of days ago and on some of the bulbs there is some white cloudy stuff starting to appear and I wasn't sure exactly what that was? Should I remove the bulbs? Is this dangerous to my fish? Any information would be helpful and thank you in advance!

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  • alex - 2014-04-05
    The white cloudy stuff is probably mold?
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alex - 2011-06-26
I bought some moneywort from petsmart, and a leaf of onion plant made it into the bag (and my tank), do you think this will grow?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-27
    Might as well try. Usually they propagate via the offshoot bulbs. I have no idea if a leaf can actually root but no reason not to try. Right?
  • Alan - 2014-03-28
    If you haven't got your answer. NO... The leaf will not produce roots with this plant.
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Anonymous - 2012-10-01
My plant has detached from bulb...only thing attaching bulb 2 plant are a few roots...Should I fully detach and plant in gravel?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-02
    I would personally let them do what they will do naturally.  You can detach them if you want too.
  • Fish lover - 2014-02-08
    What fish would u put with dwarf lilies
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Jess - 2012-05-12
my lace plant is dying and i dont know why. i got it on march 27th, 2012... had like 20 full leaves then. now it has like 2-3 baby leaves. the rest rotted off. i tried plant food, which doesnt seem to effect it. my 3 amazon swords are flourishing nicely though!
iv read multiple sites that contradicted each other on proper amount of lighting. low vs high? which one is it?
and should i plant it away from a water current or does it matter? HELP! haha This plant cost me $15!

Current water stats (which im trying to fix):
55 gal freshwater tank (started mid January 2012)

Temp: 70-78F

pH: 6.0 (was 7.4 two weeks ago. idk what made it jump down. the only new thing i added to the water was a Nitra-Zorb pad 3 days ago to help with ammonia & nitrates. I didn't read anything on the box that said Nitra-Zorb effected pH.)

ammonia: 1.0
nitrite: 0.0
nitrate: 40

Livestock:
1 Minnow, 2 Otocinclus Algae Eaters, 3 Kuhlii Loaches, 6 Flame Von Rio Tetras, 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 Threadfin Rainbows, 20+ female Dalmation Platties/Mollies (3 are adults, the rest are babies/fry), 2 Dwarf Gouramis, & 1 male Crowntail Betta.

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  • shannon matthews - 2014-02-01
    your lace plant might be going though shock! your sudden rise in ph was 4 marks higher than the species recommendation i'd leave it alone and let it regrow. lace plants are kinda finicky plants. if you want to test rather or not your plant food is affecting the ph buy a ph kit and get a sample of your tank water. plant this fragile plant away from from your filter currents and keep it shaded out of hot light. this plant lacks protective leaf tissue other plants have.
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Aleen - 2006-08-18
I got 3 bunches of Anacharis last week and they are already growing to the top of my tank. when I got them they had mostly all brown leaves on them, now they are all green. it is a very good plant; hardy and pretty. I would definitely recommend this plant!

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  • Carman - 2013-12-26
    'Aleen'. Hi Aleen, can you please tell me if you can, the specifics to setting up a tank for Aancharis? For example, temperature, does it need a filter, a light and how much light if needed. My husband loves this plant and I would like to get as much information so I can give him all the supplies and information he will need to make a tank of his very own. As much information you may have would be truly appreciated. Thank you,carman
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Julia - 2008-01-29
I've heard it said this is a good beginner plant, but my plant didn't take long to die. My fish seem very healthy, so I don't think the water is toxic or anything. I haven't really had luck with any plants though. The fish did nibble on it a good bit though. That could have been the culprit.

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  • Gus - 2013-11-16
    Hi Julia. It´s very strange to have this plant just die. It´s a strong plant that if not getting nutrients from the sand or gravel will launch 'aerial' roots to get it. Probably your acuarium ecosystem aint complete, maybe your biological filter is not doing the job or you are not cleaning it properly. I bought four single plants in a very bad shape and are growing great.I use regular river sand, the one used to mix with concrete cement to build houses and freeways and all my plants are growing just fine. No fertilizers or CO2 added.
  • Zack - 2013-11-23
    I was at my LFS the other day and got talking about plants with one of the employees. Any plant that has that reddish color tends to be a little more fragile and hard to maintain. The redness in it is caused by iron, if your substrate does not contain iron consider adding a supplement to your water or substrate! If you are looking for hardy and easy to care for plants, green is the way to go!
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chas mcmurray - 2013-09-22
Hello Aquarists...I have 2 bunches of Japanese Rush I have had since I set up my Aquarium. I have discovered the Rush will naturally died back. Keeping my eye on the plants, they are a sparce variety and great for filling those larger spaces which require just a grassy plant or two. My Aquarium is now 3 months old.

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Conrad Menezes - 2011-09-04
The Madagascar Lace plant is a very nice plant.
I wonder if you could ship one bulb/plant to me in Qatar (arabian gulf).
If this is possible then I will give you my credit card number to expedite shipping.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2011-09-04
    Check out our Pet Supply, This merchant has one in stock...

    http://petsupply.animal-world.com/product/Aponogeton-Madagascarensis-Madagascar-Lace.html
  • E.SNYDER - 2013-09-01
    Yea look around first bro. You don't ever want to give out your card number online ever!
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Anonymous - 2010-04-20
I have a 140 gallon tank, do you think the plant will grow all the way over to the other side (my english isn't so good :(, I'm Norwegia )

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  • Lyndon McCrea - 2012-11-09
    It depends on what your light levels and nutrient supply are, most likely will though, it is a super hardy plant. Happy fishkeeping!
  • E.SNYDER - 2013-09-01
    DEFINITLY a possibility. I have one in a 60 gallon the tank is 25 inches tall 4 foot long and my val. has grown. From the back it covers some of the top of the tank and it's actually coming down the front of my tank! 1 of the 'arms' as I call them has to be close to 3 feet. It keeps having little babies too. I like it, neat hardy plant. Get one and try it out bud. Good luck.
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