Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Craig, did you get your UG via mail? The reason I ask is that I've noticed that UG does not take time to adjust to a tank as many people say, but rather it seems to not do well when transported. Meaning, once you put it in your tank after it spent days in the dark, it loses some of it's vitality and takes about three weeks to "come back from the dead". Then it takes another two or so weeks to start spreading.
So any perceived lack of growth you might be seeing in your tank is just your UG catching its breath. I think you have enough in there as is, it just needs to rest before it spreads.
My first bit of UG was like that. It was not good at all. It took a long time to get back to full health, but eventually it did.
My second batch was super healthy and it took to all tanks I put in it as if it had been born there. Meaning to me that the plant doesn't need to adjust to a tank but needs to recover.