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Tom Barr

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Haha, let's see if you can ID this one.
The river has a GH of 26 degrees, KH of 19.
Found in what most would call a "desert".




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More pics:p

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It looks like an Ammannia sp. to me, though i don't know which one.... a so called "soft water plant" ;)
 

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Oh this weed grows in some of the hardest water I know of..........Mono lake would be the the next step...........pH is about 9.5 here.This plant just grows and grows.

But it's not an Ammannia, not even close.



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haha, just a guess, the growth pattern looks similar. I have no clue then, but that water is like liquid rock.... is it something that is common in the hobby? or one of those less seen plants?
 

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It's more weedy than any of those plants: here's the sword plant, E berteroi in it's only know natural range:
These two plants grow side by side.


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Well, Ludwigia glandulosa is also out there in the Southern US, but I would not call it "weedy". This kind of looks like a Nitrate starved plant that may actually be green otherwise... Just not sure what though...
 

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It's in the Scroph family.
Folks are still a long way off...............
you have 2 more days to figure it out.

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Nope, it's not a genus that's normally kept in the hobby and there are few submersed pictures of it.

Keep trying:)

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One guy over at TPT got it already, he just did lots of search engine rather than figuring what is really was after I gave a few hints.

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Nope, Veronica

and he got lucky.........

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