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Offline DEE

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Non Aquatic Plants
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:57:47 pm »
I have been looking at the issue of shops selling non aquatic plants as suitable for your aquarium. Not altogether their fault as they usually just put a large order in for a mixed selection and these are included. But I found this article in Practical Fishkeeping mag and thought I'd share it as it has pictures to help you identify some of the problem plants. There are more though, so maybe if you find others they can be added to this thread.

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=4741




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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 10:02:17 pm »
     *applause* Excellent article
    I would love a paludarium or an indoor pond if I had the space. Its a shame they are such pretty plants.
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    Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 10:02:20 pm »
    Good link Dee :)

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 12:05:33 am »
    I've posted that link before when people have bought non aquatic plants. It's a great article, this should be stickied

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 01:25:58 am »
    Good link! Thanks Dee, I have bought so many plants in the past, and the worst thing is, even house plants can last a few weeks underwater, but then after it is too late to complain and they start rotting away......

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 08:00:11 am »
    If you are aware of any other plants, with or without an accompanying picture, do add it.
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 11:33:05 pm »
    I asked two of my lfs why they sold  them knowing that they weren't true aquatica and its because people will ask for them. At least they have them all lebled up properly and advise against them.

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 09:37:52 am »
    I was speaking to my local MA who are very good with advice and knowledge, and they said the same thing - demand. People want that variagted plant - Dracenea is it? They warn about it, but people still buy it. At MA prices for plants, you'd think people would reconsider if an expensive plant is just going to rot away.
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 01:05:14 pm »
    Can the first post be edited to include the two varieties of Fittonia often sold in LFS as aquatics, but not mentioned in the PFK article?

    Fittonia  Argyroneura
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    Fittonia  Verschaffeltii
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 01:52:29 pm »
    There not aquatic but are good plants to use in terrariums or vivariums, which is why they are sold by a lot of aquatic places.

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 03:44:16 pm »
    Good link, just too late for me - I got caught with the Fittonia  Argyroneura which I bought from MA
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 11:57:46 pm »
    As a very rough guide, if you're not sure about a plant try this, it it flops about when out of water it's probably Aquatic, if it is still able to stand out of water then it's probably non aquatic.

    Thats nothing scientific it's just a very rough guide and there are several exceptions, but if you're not sure then go by that test.
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    « Reply #12 on: October 06, 2014, 07:43:26 pm »
    Would like to thank Noller for pointing out that I had a house plant in mine.

    "Draecana deremensis variegated" was in mine.

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 04:51:47 pm »
    Good link dee. Finally an answer to why some of my plants just keep dieing off slowley and some are thriving ive been trying to grow the wrong plants in my tank. Atleast now thanks to this i now can buy plants with more confidence that i have atleast half a chance of getting them to grow now just gotta stop the clown loach eating them before they establish ha ha. I have atleast 4 of thise plants in the list in my tank. Thanks again it is a great help.
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants
    « Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 03:47:59 pm »
    Good list with pictures
    https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/features/articles/21-plants-to-avoid-in-the-aquarium?rq=plants%20to%20avoid

    I had a few of those in the early years...

    edit: possibly same link as RainbowDee's which no longer works.
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