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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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My watersprite is growing very slowly. All my other plants are doing well. I have EI dosing, CO2 is at 15-20ppm, only thing I have done is turned down my lighting (planted plus) to about 60% brightness. Do watersprite need more of some special nutrient?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 08:41 PM
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I have water sprite in my 20 gallon low tech tank, and it has been growing really well and very fast. I do EI dosing and have high light (T5 dual light 6500K). The slowing growth of your water sprite may be due to reduced lighting. The article below states this plant grows faster under high lighting.

Water Sprite Plant Care, Floating Roots & Reproduction

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danios, albino bristlenose pleco, albino and julii cory cats, rainbow shark
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-29-2016, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I had the lights at 100% when they were doing well. But my other plants seem to be doing well. SRepens, Swords and Crypsts and so on. The leaves used to be wide and thick, now they are long and thin. A few months ago it used to grow so much that I had to snip so much off so it doesnt grow out of the tank
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