Quick plant statistics for Aponogeton undulatus

  Family Name: Aponogetonaceae Scientific Name: Aponogeton undulatus Common Name: None Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Not critical pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 10-15°dH Temperature: 72-82°F 22-28°C) Height: 16 in (40 cm) Distribution: India and Indochina Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, light green, leaf margins undate, markedly so if in a bright spot Aquarium use: Middleground

Quick plant statistics for the Water Hedge

Scientific Name: Didiplis diandra Common Name: Water Hedge Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Subdued pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 64°F (18°C) Height: 12 in (30 cm) Distribution: Wet habitats in southern North America Characteristics: Pale green linear leaves borne on a thin, much-branch stem. Leaves are about...

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne blassii

Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne blassii Common Name: Giant Cryp' Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Not critical pH value: Not critical Hardness: 5-11°dH Temperature: 77°F (25°C) Height: 12-16 in (30-40 cm) Distribution: Thailand Characteristics: Narrow ovate leaves with acute bases and bluntly pointed tips. Color of upper surface varies fron olive-green to...

Quick plant statistics for the Anubias nana

Scientific Name: Anubias barteri var. nana Common Name: Dwarf Anubias Substrate: Rich Lighting: Subdued pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 77°F (25°C) Height: 6 in (15 cm) Distribution: Tropical West Africa Characteristics: Dark green elliptical to egg-shaped leaves are borne on short petioles that arise from a creeping...

Quick plant statistics for the Red Ammannia

Scientific Name: Ammannia senegalensis Common Name: Red Ammannia Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Very bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68-79°F (20-26°C) Height: 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Tropical and subtopical Africa Characteristics: A herbaceous plant with erect and prostrate growth patterns, depending on water level. Leaves...

Quick plant statistics for the Dwarf Hygrophila

Scientific Name: Hygrophila polysperma Common Name: Dwarf Hygrophila Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 59-86°F (15-30°C) Height: 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Southeast Asia Characteristics: Small-leaved herbaceous plant that grows well emersed and submersed. Leaves broadly lanceolate with rounded tips, bourne in...

Quick plant statistics for Aponogeton Crispus

Scientific Name: Aponogeton Crispus Common Name: Wavy-edged Swordplant Substrate: Rich with nutrients Lighting: Not critical pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 6-77°F (20-25°C) Height: Up to 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Southeast Asia, especially Sri Lanka. Characteristics: Short or long leaf stocks, depending on the light intensity Aquarium use: Middleground...

Quick plant statistics for Barclaya longifolia

  Family Name: Nymphaeceae Scientific Name: Barclaya longifolia Common Name: Orchid Lily Substrate: Rich, lime free Lighting: Not critical pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 4-6°dH Temperature: 77-86°F (25-30°C) Height: 14 in (35 cm) Distribution: Malaya, Thailand and Burma Characteristics: Rosette of lanceolate leaves with undulating margins and borne on short petioles. Upper leaf surface...

Quick plant statistics for the American Cress

Scientific Name: Armoracia Aquatica Common Name: American Cress Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 64-77°F (18-25°C) Height: Up to 3in, spikes may reach 10 in (8cm) Distribution: Eastern North America Characteristics: A submerged plant with brittle leaves Aquarium use: Foreground

Brown Algae, Diatoms In Freshwater Tanks

Diatoms are very common algae (yes, they really are algae) in the world. They occur in freshwater, brackish water, seawater, soils, and damp exposed (emerse) situations. They have yellow-brown photosynthetic pigments,...

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