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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Bacopa uprooting

Is bacopa a soft water plant or strictly very low flow?

I've tried several species over the last year plus in a high tech setup with 7.8 pH, 8 GH from the tap. Inevitably they start uprooting and eventually melt away. The latest batch of colorata has started uprooting after only a few weeks in the tank.

What's going on?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:00 PM
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I use RO/DI water for my tanks and the bacopa species are doing well. It would only uproot when completely shaded for a long time. Surprisingly, when left floating it grows well on top and would even flower.

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whats your substrate?


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Eco-complete. The plants aren't really shaded except as the island of floaters passes overhead.

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you might not be planting them far enough into the substarate and bottom feeders and or current uproots it before it can root, or theres not enough light for them


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