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post #10 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by observant_imp
Can you explain what you mean by attaching water sprite to rubber stoppers to slow it down? I love this plant, but it spends most of it's time either too big or too small. I'd love a way to make the "just right" stage last longer.

Water Sprite just grows too fast and large with its roots in the substrate. You can leave it floating, but then it creates quite some shade for plants underneath, and unless you have an open top tank, you don't fully enjoy the beautiful leaf texture.

So now I just attach them to rubber suckers (some have like a plastic thing to attach airhoses, or using a rubber band) about halfway between substrate and surface. That way the leaves are visible, the roots have quite some room before they start growing into the substrate, and the growth of the entire plant is slowed down.
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