TAPS

The Aquatic Plant Society (TAPS) is dedicated to promoting the science and aesthetic of the planted aquarium. Our organization and members practice responsible, humane aquarium practices; respect the natural environment that supports our hobby; and encourage and educate the aquatics community to do the same.

Our members offer years of experience and the aspiration is for the collective knowledge and expertise to benefit all in the hobby.

Limnophila sp. “Belem”

Limnophila sp. “Belem”

Plant Profile Common Name: Limnophila sp. “Belem” Family: Plantaginaceae Genus: Limnophila Origins: unknown Difficulty: Moderate Lighting:  Medium Growth Rate: Medium Placement: Midground Requirements: Temps 20° to 28°C, PH 6.5 to 7.0 Thanks for reading Please visit us at www.theaquaticplantsociety.org

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Eriocaulon amanoanum T. Koyama

Eriocaulon amanoanum T. Koyama

Plant Profile Common Name: Eriocaulon amanoanum T. Koyama Family:  Eriocaulaceae). Genus: Eriocaulon Origins: Southeast Asia Difficulty: Moderate Lighting:  Medium Growth Rate: Slow Placement: Fore-Midground Requirements: Temps 20° to 28°C, PH 6.0 to 7.0 Relative to other erios, this type grows wider flatter leaves and will continue to grow upwards. NPK+Micros and CO2 supplementing will help(…)

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With Crypts and ferns, its all about scale…

With Crypts and ferns, its all about scale…

The fauna give away the size of this relatively small tank. The Cryptocoryne Wendtti takes center stage with a java fern background and patches of dwarf hairgrass and java moss for ground cover   Courtesy of http://xijewup.bytepub.com/java-moss-java-fern-photo.php Thanks for reading Please visit us at www.theaquaticplantsociety.org

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Microsorium pteropus sp. Trident

Microsorium pteropus sp. Trident

Plant Profile Common Name: Trident Java Fern Family: Polypodiaceae Genus: Microsorum Origins: Southeast Asia Difficulty: Easy Lighting:  low-medium Growth Rate: Medium Placement: Mid-Background Requirements: Temps 20° to 28°C, PH 5 to 7.5 Description: Java ferns generally are fantastic plants to start the hobby in due to its wide range of environmental tolerances and undemanding demeanor.(…)

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Echinodorus barthii

Echinodorus barthii

Common Name: Red Mellon Sword Family: Alismataceae Genus: Echinodorus Species: Barthii Origins: North/South America Difficulty: Easy Lighting: Medium Growth Rate: Fast Placement: Mid-Background Requirements: Temps 71.6 - 82.4 °F(22 - 28 °C), PH 6.5 - 7.4 Echinodorus barthii is a popular red cultivar of the Amazon Swordplant. They are a great no-fuss red leaved plant well suited for mid ground positioning. This variety(…)

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