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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2004, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Cardamine lyrata question

Has anyone has success growing this plant in warmer water? I've read it prefers cooler (15 - 22C) but my 34G is approx 25C. Is 2 WPG enough too?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2004, 05:30 PM
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I had some in a tropical tank (78F) and it grew like mad, now no one seems to have it. is offline  
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I collected some on a wetlands trip to south Bama this past spring and they all melted in my tank (78-80 degrees).

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I got some of this as a freebie awhile back when made a substitution for something I ordered. My experience with it was consistent with what I've read - it survived in my tank (no melting) but the leaves grew in really small and far apart on the stem. It's a tough plant, but not terribly attractive under those conditions. Interestingly, an LFS here grows it in the "land" side of a paludarium they've got set up, and it looks great.
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C. lyrata always liked the light for me. I grew it beautifully at 78F. but it could not be shaded at all or it grew badly...its a beautiful, "rarely" used plant these days it seems.
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Yep, and I'm still up to my ears in it.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 07:50 AM
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It is actually a cold water plant. In warm temps, particularly over 80, the leaves become smaller, over a period of months. It does seem to like a lot of light and C02. I have it on sale.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 07:24 PM
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I observed the same thing as what Robert stated: my in 83F tank, it grew smaller leaves and thinner/brittle stems, but grew ok nonetheless.

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