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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by OVT View Post
When a plantet is detached, pinch off the entire parent stem at the roots.

Chose one already planted plant (no need to pull it out) and pinch off all but 2-3 stems.
Ok ... thanks for the help. I really want to get these to grow tall. It was my favorite plant until it kept making babies and getting shorter. LOL

Maybe one day I'll do a RAOK with all the babies I've got. I'm running out of tanks to put them in.
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post #47 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 01:49 AM
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May have found part of my issue.... my CO2 tank was empty! I am thinking that with that much light and no CO2 it was frying my plants.
Got a refill today.... will see what happens.
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post #48 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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I also want to says thanks for this thread and the instructions. I got my first water sprite about a week ago. Love the stuff!

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post #49 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 08:15 PM
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I am a HUGE Water-Sprite advocate. If you're new to planted tanks, this plant helps stabilize the nutrients.

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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 08:27 PM
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GREAT plant
I have a few tanks and a few months ago started to grow it emersed. In the mean time I did not have any in my tanks. Well I decided to put some back this week and the transition back to submerged was effortless. That is what I like about emersed- its like putting the plants in storage

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post #51 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 01:46 AM
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great post, I was considering water sprites before and now i'm sold!
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post #52 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 12:06 AM
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This was a great post, thanks for posting it in detail.

OVT sent me the most beautiful mother water sprite a few weeks ago and I have babies everywhere now. Just paid it forward and sent some to someone else yesterday.
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post #53 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 01:46 AM
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I got some water sprite from OVT a couple of months ago and it's completely taken over the right side of my tank. It's so green and pretty though that I don't want to get rid of it.
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