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Advice on planting (and anchoring) Blyxa Japonica

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My Blyxa Japonica is growing. As its gotten bigger, its become more prone to being uprooted by my fish and water current.

I've had the plant for several months now (thank you talontswaid) and i was hoping it would develop roots which it hasn't, it just keeps going vertical and round.

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what kind of substrate are you using?

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what kind of substrate are you using?
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Try sticking a root tab under the plant. Maybe it will grow roots better.

I have the same problem, the plant prunes itself. Weak stems, not enough roots and lots of buoyant leaves. I pull the leaves on the fragment under the substrate to help anchor which works until the leaves rot away. Since the plant hasn't grown many real anchoring roots it comes right up again.
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ive had to either bury deeply covering some of the lower leaves or trim and plant deeply in order for it to anchor in eco complete. it will be a challenge until the roots come out.

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I would try to get the smaller grain eco-complete and sprinkle it onto the center of the blyxa. That will be enough to weigh it down until the roots developed. But if your tank have a lot of movement, then try planting it at an angle. These are some of the techniques I normally prefer.

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thanks guys, but i can't get this to root its been like 8 months already. the plume of the blyxa is too big i might start editing, pull apart the offshoots... i only end up damaging the plant if i pull the blades down to bury it... might be RAOK a couple stems soon

i ony have one high tech tank, the blyxa will suffer (ot become a sala bar) in my other tanks


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It will grow without the gas only slower.
Growth in my high light gassed tank creates a 'blyxa huge sale' about every three months. Once the crown gets large it starts pulling away from the substrate.
The soil based, non gas, medium light systems it behaves for almost 9 months before I split and replant.

This is the gassed 75g due for a trim / replant (Flourite base)
You can see the shadow under the section on the right side because it's pulled up almost an inch off the sub. Blyxa seems to have a weak root system even with a rich sub the roots snap easily.

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dam racer ur tank looks dope... lol i'll give it a shot (and plant offshoots) in my low tech nano, but i recall last time i did, my blyxa got sad and withered.

i mean i've got a rhizome-like growth at the original base of the plant, looks robust but no roots and kind of brittle.

my 20L wc is scheduled for tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes. thanks everyone so far for your thoughts


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