Red Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tuberculatum)
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Red Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tuberculatum)


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Common Name: Red Watermilfoil
Proper Name: Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 18 - 29 C
PH: 5.0 - 7.0
Lighting: High
Growth Rate: Fast
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: India
Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
 
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Fairly easy plant to maintain and a fast grower! Under medium lighting as seen in pic's plant takes on a leggier wider stem growth, but does just fine none the less. Water params: KH=0~1, GH=5, PH=less than 6, Temp=82-84, Ferts= per sticky for 90gal & Lighting= 48" 32watt 6500k HD lights x 4 driven by T5 HO ballast.
 
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In my 30g tank, this plant has just seemed to be slowwwwwly disintegrating. The tank is at 76 F, arcillite/sand/gravel substrate, fairly hard water, pH 7.4 (was at 6.4 as of last week.), T5 HO 60W total .. not sure what went wrong.
 
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Mine does great in my tank, turns a bright red color much easier than red cabomba. I have a ten gallon with 3.8 wpg, diy co2, dosing more than suggested for ei, and black flourite sand. Worth a try, and it contrasts well with green plants
 
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Contrasts very well with green plants, making it a great plant to aquascape with. I keep it in high light with fluorite substrate, diy co2, and flourish fertilizers. Grew at a relatively fast pace: grew to the top of a 30 gallon tall in no less than a week. Stems are fairly brittle, and its very annoying when the leaves die back. The fine leaves are a very easy target for hair algae. This and rotala macrandra are my favorite red plants. This one is definitely more forgiving.
 
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Anyone know where I can get some of this? Im n St Louis but shipping is no problem...
 
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This plant is having the most difficulty in my tank getting itself established. It seems to be melting down quite a bit. I have some pretty sensitive plants (ludwigia cuba, for example) that are doing beautifully, but something doesn't seem right about this one, unless this is a species that tends to have a lot of initial planting melt. I also got some myrio red, and it seems to be doing much better than this. It hasn't gotten much taller yet, but it's appears to be rooting at a decent pace, and isn't melting back at all.

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