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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Does Ludwigia grow faster than Anarchis?

I don't know very much about plants but my sister says that Ludwigia grows faster so it's better because it will grow even if your fish eats it. Personally I like Anarchis better... Can some people give me some input?
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I swear i've seen my ludwigia slowly creeping up toward the light, but i'm probably crazy...
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I don't know about anarchis but my ludwigia grows like crazy!
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anacharis in my experience literally grows inches over a couple days.
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My ludwigia grows about an inch per week. :3
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If the tank conditions favor one more than the other, it will be the one to grow faster. In my tanks, it depends on which fish eat which plant faster as well as which grows faster. Knowing which will grow fast enough to offset the fish is a real guess. My fish love the tender leaves of anacharis and I wind up with sticks rather than plants so I plant those in pots and rotate them in and out as needed. Your fish will be different.
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Depends on the ludwigia species. Ludwigia repens grow at an insane rate, glandulosa very very slow.
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Personally, I find L. repens to be a hardier plant than Anarchis. Sure, Anarchis grows fast and all, but it has always melted for me over time or just simply been eaten up by my other fish. Although, I would love to try some again...

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not trying to step on any toes lol but everyone keeps mispelling it and its driving me nuts... Anacharis Thank You lol
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My ludwigia repens grows painfully slowly: it's very healthy and looks great with nice red highlights under the leaves, but puts out maybe 1.5 inches a month max - barely manages to outpace my crypt nurii.

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I can't chime in on the ludwigia, but my anacharis in prime conditions was growing about an inch a day.

Yeah. Day. It was crazy.
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Ludwigia Repens grows insanly fast, no clue on anarchis
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High lights, organic substrate and ludwigia becomes a monster, anacharis(elodea) is water temp sensitive, mine melted away a long time ago.

Ludwigia has more leaf varieties and color depending on your tank parameters, and by that I mean the ludwigia repens.

Mine has all green and red stem/leaves, broad and narrow, small and large leaves.
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I can't chime in on the ludwigia, but my anacharis in prime conditions was growing about an inch a day.

Yeah. Day. It was crazy.
That's how mine is lol, I guess I need to get my hands on some ludwigia in my tank to compare in the same water conditions.
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not trying to step on any toes lol but everyone keeps mispelling it and its driving me nuts... Anacharis Thank You lol
for real real? not for play play?

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