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New foreground plant: Micrantherum umbrosum "monte carlo"

Nicer than Gloss, that's for sure.


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wow that is a beautiful plant.

i tried to get my hands on that a while back and couldnt. you obviously have more clout than i



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Nice!!! how much light/co2 are you using ?
A ton. Far more than anyone else, probably.


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is it a fast grower? Much like the other umbrosum?
It's much slower, not a weedy thing like Gloss is, it stays more prostrate and tighter matting. It does not plume up , at least thus far like many foreground carpeting plants.

I got some a while ago from a friend and tossed it out thinking it was plain old M umbrosum. He told me about it and resent some

I'd say it's about 3-4x slower than Gloss.

Light/CO2 etc, things just grow faster really, the plant will grow in 1/4 the light I have easily I would think.

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New foreground plant: Micrantherum umbrosum "monte carlo"

Where does one acquire such a plant?

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
Mom's Spec V:http://tinyurl.com/qjt3rw2
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Does gluteraldehyde melt this stuff?
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The only other discussion I have found so far on micrantherum umbrosum and glut is here.

Poster there says the monte carlo can be trained to be resistant to glut dosing. Could be I went too strong on my dosing to start out.
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I see a shrimp in the picture, so I wonder about the CO2 dosing. That, or Mr. Barr is running an airstone as well, at night?
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