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post #43 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Co2 was a bit of a learning curve. I shorten the photo period to 7 hours per day. The growth with Co2, EI and the lighting was FRIGHTENING. I couldn't cull the plants quickly enough to allow room for the discus. The Blue Hygro has leaves at nearly 6 inches long. That made a single stem almost a 8 inches wide.. The lotus grew so much I removed it and put it in the large Peacock Cichlid tank in the den.

Over the last month I have added L. Atlantis and a few other red plants. Goodness, the dozen or so stems I started with have quadrupled since they have been trimmed several times and I even moved a huge bunch to the Peacock tank. Too much.

Just ordered a great selection of plants from Tom Barr. Excited to see how these do.

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