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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by AirstoND View Post
Some nice pictures hydrophyte,

can you share some water parameters that got them to flower?

temperature? pH/alkanity/? high phosphate/potassium fert?
That Asclepias is unparticular about water parameters. The tank where I have it now has hard water and high pH (8.3).

All plants need pretty good nutrition for flowering. Phosphate is especially important. I dose this tank casually with liquid ferts and there are also a lot of fish in it.
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