Looking for nice sword plants in cape town

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  1. sarf

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    Hey everyone..i am Looking for NICE echinodorus osiris and echinodorus amazonicus in cape town..anyone seen any available at any lfs?
     
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    Yeah, Tropicum at N1 City has a few swords when I last checked.

    I only have 2 ech osiris, so can't part with those unfortunately. That you'll have to ask one of the sponsors to hook you up as I dont think you'll find it easily in the stores. If you do, call me too :)

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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    Solex is still busy harching a plan to come get 2 of my swords :D
     
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    collecting in about a week's time boeta, going to redo my tank next weekend
     
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    waaaaahahahahahha - no
     
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    Solex I'll keep him busy on Saturday so you'll have time to 'collect' the goodies - IF you split them with me :) mmwaaaahhahahaha
     
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    with friends like these.... pfffffftttt....
     
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    My mother always taught me to SHARE and SHARE alike...lol :)
     
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    Sharing is caring.... but i dont have any spare to share....
     
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    In that case....I'll keep Dale away from the tanks....(sorry Dale) :blink1::bigsmile:
     
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    Do you guys want me to contact my plant contact in JHB and get him to send some down?
     
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    How about sharing the info of you plant contact Henk ????? I am looking for a decent supplier of plants here in Gauteng.....Please....
     
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    Sounds like an idea....let's chat tomorrow when we are all together :rolleyes:
     
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    West Gate pet hyper Carp.... ask for Henk tell him Henk sent you :D
     
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    Play nicely now ppl :)
     
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    hi guys...just got some sword plants during the course of this week..i need some help identifying these sword plants then i can do some reading up on them...im not good when it comes to the identity of and latin names for plants
    plant 1
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    same plant
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    plant 2
    found only this one plant amongst a whole batch of swords which came in at my lfs...leaves seem to have a sharper tip than the other sword plants
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    plant 3
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    plant 4
    my favourite...and show piece of my tank...got this one from waterzoo
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    plant 5
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    plant 6
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    any help with regard to identification and raising of these plants will be gladly appreciated
     
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    what did you pay for your fav one?
     
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    plant 1 & 4 looks like Echinodorus Rubin. Really a beautiful plant. I'm planning on getting myself two of these for my rebuild. What price did you pay for yours?

    plant 3 - Echinodorus Schlueteri

    plant 5 - Thinner leaves makes me think Echinodorus Grisebachii

    plant 2 - Think this is Echinodorus uruguayensis

    plant 6 - Get another close-up pic of this for me please...would like to see the leaf closer.
     
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    I paid R15 for the small one n R55 for the bigger one and got a small packet of flourite with it to put in the pot.the larger one is actually 2plants..are u sure it's same kind..coz the larger one aka plant 4 is WAY redder than the smaller one.
     
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    eina moer - i paid R25 for a big pot with 2 LARGE plants (see fish room thread) in it....
     

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