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    Hi all.

    This is a bad photo I know but can anybody ID this plant which is out of my tank..I can take better pictures tonight.

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    If the leaves are around 5 cm long and quite thin then it could be Lileaopsis brasiliensis. Quite a tricky carpeting plant to grow, often confused with tenellus. Needs high light and CO2.
     
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    Hi Ryan...

    This plant is much MUCH bigger that Brazillien Micro Swords.
    If you look at my tank picture in aquascaping you can se ethis plant in the just right from middle.

    Looks to some sort of SWORD to me.
     
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    Could be Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens', but it's a little difficult to ID from that pic.
     
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    How long have you had the plant?
     
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    Hi guys.

    Gerald, its been at a petshop for about 4 weeks...I only got it about 5 days ago over the weekend.

    Why?

    R.C, its not Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens' - I have 4 of them at the right side of the tank...or some form of it.Pretty plant but not the one im refering to.

    Its got that typical Echinodorus family look to it.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Ah, sorry, I was looking at the Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens' on the right hand side, yes.

    I see now it's the one towards the right center of the tank.
     
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    Yes thats right!!

    I just cant get the id on this plant.
     
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    Because they look a bit like emersed sword leaves to me -maybe tenellus or a smaller sword like quadricostatus, the pic is not clear.
    If it's been submerged for a month the leaves should have changed -if it was growing at all.
    It does look a bit like a crypt as well.
     
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    Hi Gerald

    It was at the LFS for about 4 weeks submerged but low light so could just have been stunned...I will keep on looking.

    Def not Crypt. Tenellus or Quadricostatus..Its bogger than that.

    Maybe in about 2 weeks time i can get some new photos of new growth.

    ADD: OK i noticed tonigt that this plant is dropping all the leaves slowley and som enew leaves are shooting out...looking almos t the same.

    I will post update photos when its grown a bit.I have 4 of these plants planted closely together.
     
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    ok, we all know im a plant noob, but if you look on Tropica, could it be Echinodorus angustifolius?
    but then again, it even looks like Echinodorus tenellus to me.... haha
     
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    Hi JP

    Good try but not what I have....The plant I h ave do not have that runner like plant look to it...It makes seeds...

    Im still looking.
     
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    eish.. i seem to have had it confused with this plant in my tank... the one on the far right of the pic.. and this plant does shoot out runners, and yet looks quite similar to your pic to me....

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    Ok now im confused...Yours look closely the same to mine.
     
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    yeah, its a real conundrum hey... hope the plant experts jump onboard here and resolve the confusion....
     
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    Yeah hope so 2.

    Will keep on looking anyway!
     
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    It could be anything from that pic. Post a clear pic and show something to give a sense of scale and then it will be easier to identify it.
    It is not E. angustifolia -check out my earlier post on E. angustifolia.
     
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    I'm with CB on this one - if you guys want a plant ID please take a sharp photo with good lighting
     
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    Hi all.

    Wil get good PIC ASAP!
     

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