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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:24 AM
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Had the same problem with Wisteria. It's an aquatic weed and as such, a nitrate hog. It basically grew so large that it starved to death (well of course I didn't add ferts but that was the intention of the tank). This was in a heavily planted and heavily stocked tank.

When it did go through this phase, it looked similar to yours and had mats of roots growing at all levels of the stem(s).

I do not recommend this plant for low-tech tanks that do not have a regular fert regime. It looks great growing but then it outgrows such a tank's nitrate levels.
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