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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 06:53 AM
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vals- the tips that have been trimmed will likely turn brown. watch for new leaves sprouting soon if the plant is healthy. also untrimmed leaves can develop a reddish color at the tips or wherever the lighting is highest. not a concern unless the leaf is falling apart completely and the plant isnt growing. increasing leaf length is a great sign.

branches- boiling AND baking are my favorite methods. boiling even helps them sink faster and leaches out the tannins.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Newman, thanks for the tip on the vals. It could be turning red, but some parts of the leaves are also turning transparent too. I'm looking into increasing the lighting.

I'll look out for branches now. Are there certain types that I should avoid?
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 03:03 PM
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yes, avoid all softwood trees.

vals can grow in lower light too as well as the norm. mine did very well at 2wpg.
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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 03:09 PM
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^ +1
I plan on getting some vals for my low tech nano setups.
They're supposed to thrive in low light and high light is what I hear. I hope they work ouf for you! I think they would look beautiful in there! They definitely have the height to fill that vase! And seeing fish or shrimp roam through them would be so nice!
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