Water Sprite - a Practical Guide with pictures - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 09:58 PM
Planted Member
 
ArchimedesTheDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 279
Thanks for this, sorry to resurrect it a bit, but I like the idea of this as a floating plant for my tank, do you think it is viable as such in a 5-gallon tank, or will it choke me out too quickly?
ArchimedesTheDog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 5,244
I have 2 floating over a spray bar in a 4g. In my case, it takes them about 3 weeks to start covering the surface, but usually by that time they have couple of baby plants. I replace parents with off-spring and the cycle repeats.
OVT is offline  
post #18 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 06:17 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ikuzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 2,145
Send a message via Yahoo to ikuzo
yes it can
i basically just throw a few stems into the sump filter of my outdoor cichlid tank
it grew fantastically
definitely a weed

ikuzo is offline  
post #19 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 11:24 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishFarmer View Post
It's one of my favorite plants. So easy to keep happy, and a very fast grower. Does require a good bit of maintenance though, or else it will literally take over an entire tank (however big the tank is).

This is an understatement.
james0816 is offline  
post #20 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 57
Water sprite is practically indestructible, I have it in all my tanks. It positively thrives in low-light conditions. Someone initially gave me a few stems a few years ago, and since then I've sold lots of it, or tossed it out by the bucketful.
finsNfur is offline  
post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 12:29 PM
Algae Grower
 
ItsDubC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 121
Awesome guide. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Very useful!

Floating water sprite has helped me nip an algae problem in the bud in the past, tho I never really knew how to plant it.
ItsDubC is offline  
post #22 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
reminds me much of wisteria
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
post #23 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 189
Thanks for making this post, great little tutorial!
Trail_Mix is offline  
post #24 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:03 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 841
awsome thread...i start out with some and have tons taken over my tank...

it went emerse form too!! this plant grows fast ..was taking them out each week.

Eheim Pimp Club #506
Hmoobthor is offline  
post #25 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Amandas tank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 744
What a great thread OVT! You rock! You know that right?

Happy Fish Keeping
My Ever-Evolving Tank
Amandas tank is offline  
post #26 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:53 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 189
If anybody has extra that they can part with, I'd happily pay shipping, just let me know, thanks!
Trail_Mix is offline  
post #27 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 5,244
o2 production

How to produce 02:

1 Water Sprite
add water
add light
add co2

I want to buy all of your carbon credits. Problem solved. Bye bye global warming

OVT is offline  
post #28 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
ADJAquariums's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 1,445
Great Guide! thanks OVT


"Obviously you're not a golfer."
-The Dude
ADJAquariums is offline  
post #29 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 09:35 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 189
Wink Carbon Offsets!

Brilliant!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OVT View Post
How to produce 02:

1 Water Sprite
add water
add light
add co2

I want to buy all of your carbon credits. Problem solved. Bye bye global warming

Trail_Mix is offline  
post #30 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 09:59 PM
AVN
Wannabe Guru
 
AVN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,082
Just... WOW! Thanks for opening my eyes to this wonder weed!

Now, does anyone want to get me started with some?
AVN is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome