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Native Irish aquatic plants.

Postby lewis john on 02 Sep 2012 22:09

Right this is somthing i would realy like to know more on.
I was out fishing over the weekend (Or shall i say got stuck in a field over the weekend) and was looking at some of the aquatic plants in the lake i was fishing.It came across me that i wondered if anybody has tried growing these native plants.If so and succesful,i would like to myself.Indeed i know they would be riddled with nasties but im sure qurantining and dis infecting them should do it?
I of course know that it would be a plonker of an idea to put them in an established tank with other bought plants and fish but in a seperte tank or large container to see how they get on.
Heres a website that i was looking through the native plants,
http://www.botanicgardens.ie/herb/floras/aquatics.pdf
If anyone has expirience,ideas or comments on this please let me know as i was tempted to bring some of the plants home.
Cheers,lewis.
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Postby igmillichip on 03 Sep 2012 00:24

Maybe legislation is a problem. ;)
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Postby joemc on 03 Sep 2012 01:56

most of the native plants in that list can be bought as seed, so no need to go raping the country side!!
if you are interested in getting hold of some send me a pm and i will give you some contact details to a friend of mine who is probably the most enthusiastic native irish plantsman you are likely to meet in Ireland , actually enthusiastic to the point of it being a fetish! and it is his livelihood!!!
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Postby lewis john on 03 Sep 2012 07:45

I would'nt be 'raping' the countryside by anymeans,just a sneaky handfull of plants.They grow like wildfire and there's lots of them.Im going to consider growing some off the list.
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Postby phea2 on 05 Sep 2012 23:39

how about creating an Irish biotope, what fish would one put in the tank!?
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Postby JustinK on 11 Sep 2012 23:13

phea2 wrote:how about creating an Irish biotope, what fish would one put in the tank!?


Surely a fresh cod :)
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Postby lewis john on 12 Sep 2012 07:56

Few Mackarel :lol:
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