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    Newbie... in platned tank.

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    Hi,

    I'm new to planting and I would like to ask any expert about certain plant.

    Does APP needs stronh light and where can I get this plant or anyone can spare ?

    Thanks

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    wat is app? any one can help?

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    Welcome underdog

    APP stands for Ah Pek Plant, which is the Singaporean nickname for Elatine Triandra.

    It's a foreground plant, thus good lights must be provided otherwise it'll start to grow upwards. It is also nitrate hungry, so provide lots of that in your ferts.

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    Hi all,

    anyone got a pictures of the APP? I've got this plant in my tank that looks like the APP picture i saw on the web, but it's actually bunching up and growing upwards. mine's a 2ft planted, lots of moss and java ferns. got 1x36W and 2x13W.
    this 'bunch' grows very very fast, have to trim every 2-3 weeks.
    btw, i couldn't get a dc as my wife took it on overseas assignment

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    Hi juggler, i did the same search, but could not really relate as I was hoping to find a pic of the plant in an aquarium, hee. but thanks anyway

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    Here's another from Erik Leung's site. His main page showed a tank with the plant. http://www.e-aquaria.com/

    I am sure you can find more even by searching in the Aquascaping forum.
    koah fong
    Juggler's tanks

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    Strange... I had never seen this plant before... Where to buy?

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    hey justikanz, i'm going the slash (literally cut the bunch right at the middle, or lower) my APP look-alike. Gonna have at least 1 tub. If you want can give you (will throw away anyway if nobody wants).

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    Quote Originally Posted by donhitme
    hey justikanz, i'm going the slash (literally cut the bunch right at the middle, or lower) my APP look-alike. Gonna have at least 1 tub. If you want can give you (will throw away anyway if nobody wants).
    Ok... We will have to arrange pick up then... But confirm it's this APP?

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    Top view of my APP.

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    erhh... not too sure leh, haha . I work at raffles place, if it's convenient for u, can collect there, otherwise ... no choice lor, don wanna make you waste a trip too

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    Quote Originally Posted by anttz


    Top view of my APP.
    Hey, mine looks very similar to your pic from the top. but mines not growing on the base, they grow upwards instead. and they have a lot of sub branches, with roots hanging out along the outstretched branch. hee

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    They need good amount of light and NO3

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    Quote Originally Posted by donhitme
    Hey, mine looks very similar to your pic from the top. but mines not growing on the base, they grow upwards instead. and they have a lot of sub branches, with roots hanging out along the outstretched branch. hee
    Well, they do look similar to Hygrophila polysperma... And what you described sounds like the polysperma instead... I supposed as a foreground plant, this APP is supposed to have rather smallish leaves... Hygrophila polysperma has larger leaves...

    Your HP can take photos?

    Anyway, I dun work at the city area but I might be able to drop by tomorrow... Can you PM? Perhaps you can PM me your HP no....

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    pai sei, hp no camera . i won't be trimming them until weekend. where do you work? i'm going north (woodlands and yishun) this sat morning/noon. then will may go NA to get more shrimps in the afternoon . probably go jurong on sun. so if you are keen, maybe can meet up somewhere.

    I can also bring 1 strand to work tomo for you to see if you want, haha, provided u sms me tonight.

    i got no rights to PM, here's my HP: 97851651. SMS me.

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    Hi... I work @Buona Vista leh... But staying @Jurong... Can meet on Sunday lor...

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    wow , so fast reply! don glue yourself to the pc, not healthy. hee .
    anyway, why don't you sms me your HP, so that i can sms you back the time I'll be in jurong this weekend. can meet at IMM, or preferrably Toh Guan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donhitme
    wow , so fast reply! don glue yourself to the pc, not healthy. hee .
    anyway, why don't you sms me your HP, so that i can sms you back the time I'll be in jurong this weekend. can meet at IMM, or preferrably Toh Guan.
    Haha... Helping you to gain PM status lah... Haha...

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    hee so i wait for you sms. thanks

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