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01-20-2013 03:18 PM
auban the stuff they put in marine tanks. i added it on a hunch that some plants may be able to use carbonates and CO2 simultaneously. im not sure if thats why some of my plants took off yet. i need to do some actual tests to verify.
01-20-2013 03:16 PM
hedge_fund
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it didnt grow nearly as fast for the first month, but started shooting up like nothing i have ever seen when i started pouring aragonite into the tank. the aragonite quickly dissolved to nearly nothing, and some of the plants started taking off like rockets.
What is this aragonite?
01-20-2013 03:13 PM
auban
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Yikes. 3-5 inches is a lot in one week. I basically have so much co2 in my tank that no fish survive.
it didnt grow nearly as fast for the first month, but started shooting up like nothing i have ever seen when i started pouring aragonite into the tank. the aragonite quickly dissolved to nearly nothing, and some of the plants started taking off like rockets.
01-20-2013 02:36 PM
hedge_fund
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Is this a plant only tank?? Are you going to EI dose it??
Tim
Yup...only plants and one lone amano that survived my recent co2 gassing. I have a few swordtails too but they probably won't last long the way they are gasping for air daily.

I'll be adding the red plants in the back center...right behind that driftwood.

01-20-2013 02:29 PM
antiquefloorman
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Hello. I'm looking for a red or purple stem plant that does not grow really fast. Would prefer it to be rare instead of something common. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Is this a plant only tank?? Are you going to EI dose it??
Tim
01-20-2013 01:46 PM
hedge_fund
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dont know what species this is, but instead of growing straight up like most ludwigias, it branches out. it assumed this shape without any pruning. i collected it in a remote blackwater stream in north carolina. this was grown under t12 lights, so it doesnt need too much color to get to be more red. i have never seen it look straight green.



i dont know if you would call it a slow grower, but it grows a LOT slower than my red ludwigia hybrid. it grows maybe just a touch faster than my ludwigia glandulosa. my glandulosa grows pretty quick though, i just clipped the top three or four inches of of every branch of L glandulosa last week, and i need to trim it again. it grows 3-5 inches a week for me...
Yikes. 3-5 inches is a lot in one week. I basically have so much co2 in my tank that no fish survive.
01-20-2013 01:45 PM
hedge_fund
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I'm sorry, that does not look like Ludwidgia 'red' that I've seen ... even though it's manini's picture. His pictures above the one you chose are L sp red.
I'm not good with plant names so I'm not sure either. It does say that it's a "hybrid"....I got it from P_volitan on aquabid who is a plant master. Then again, the plant can be called frogbit...if it grows red like it does in the pic then I'll be happy.
01-20-2013 01:17 PM
OVT
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Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
I've decided to go with these two:
Nesaea crassicaulis
Ludwigia hybrid species 'Red'

I'm sorry, that does not look like Ludwidgia 'red' that I've seen ... even though it's manini's picture. His pictures above the one you chose are L sp red.
01-20-2013 08:11 AM
auban dont know what species this is, but instead of growing straight up like most ludwigias, it branches out. it assumed this shape without any pruning. i collected it in a remote blackwater stream in north carolina. this was grown under t12 lights, so it doesnt need too much color to get to be more red. i have never seen it look straight green.



i dont know if you would call it a slow grower, but it grows a LOT slower than my red ludwigia hybrid. it grows maybe just a touch faster than my ludwigia glandulosa. my glandulosa grows pretty quick though, i just clipped the top three or four inches of of every branch of L glandulosa last week, and i need to trim it again. it grows 3-5 inches a week for me...
01-19-2013 10:24 PM
jester56 My snails have decided that my Ludwigia Red is a scrumptious snack and have the leaves full of holes.
01-19-2013 05:27 PM
ThatGuyWithTheFish The one on top also looks like Rotala butterfly, too.
01-19-2013 04:59 PM
HybridHerp L. 'Red' grows reasonably fast though, which isn't really a bad thing per say lol.

If you are going that way though, I suggest you also pick up some atlantis, since it is pretty much the same, just rarer and a different color (also, seems to like branching just a bit more, but both branch fairly nicely)
01-19-2013 04:54 PM
hedge_fund I've decided to go with these two:
Nesaea crassicaulis
Ludwigia hybrid species 'Red'



01-18-2013 04:40 PM
hedge_fund Thanks for all the suggestions here. I'm researching all as we speak!

01-18-2013 08:59 AM
wabisabi Definitely not Rotala 'butterfly'. I have it growing in the same tank. This plant is much bigger than 'butterfly'.

I have to ask Manini, that's where I got it from.
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