|09-26-2013 12:07 AM|
|09-25-2013 11:53 PM|
|09-25-2013 08:59 PM|
|09-25-2013 08:02 PM|
Right now I got Tropica 049 and HC growing emersed in a tank with just random Fluval stratum I had left over and O+ tabs and it's growing pretty nicely. I don't cover the tank at all and just throw water in there when it gets low. The 049 melted almost completely as it came from a flooded a tank but a week later it started to sprout new growth everywhere. The leaves also look cooler in their emersed form IMO.
Got a Trithuria Sp coming in today that will go in the same tank and see how it does.
|09-25-2013 05:14 PM|
I poked the holes because mold scares me, and air exchange helps prevent it. After watching it slowly kill lots of plants in my tank a few months ago, and kill all of the HC in my DSM a few months before that, I really don't ever want to see it again if I can avoid it.
|09-25-2013 04:57 PM|
I have mine doing exactly what you're doing, except I'm not allowed to use a pyrex dish :P and I didnt poke holes in the cover, maybe I should do that.
My first attempt failed because I used some top soil and 90% of the UG melted on me.
Some people said that UG likes a lower pH so, I broke down and I bought aquasoil and with my 5 blades (with roots) left from my first attempt it is filling in nicely.
I saw the most growth when I was out of town for a week and I didnt get to mist it, when I came back the humidity was about 50% and it really grew fast.
Based upon your growth. I'm going to poke holes in my cover and add more light, trim and propagate them.
|09-25-2013 04:43 PM|
|Greenz||I've had it growing emersed in my tank for about 3 weeks now and its doing pretty well. Very intrigued by this plant. I havent noticed any bladders yet but during maintenance, when I'd pick up an individual leaf off the substrate with my tweezers - I did notice the new "roots" it was growing So I just starting sticking burrying them in to help spread faster|
|09-22-2013 05:12 AM|
|Jalopy||Hey, let me know if you're looking to sell some of your UG when you're done growing them out. Thanks.|
|09-22-2013 04:54 AM|
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|09-21-2013 08:02 PM|
|Monster Fish||I have mine growing emersed in an old soup container with a substrate mix of sphagnum peat and sand. It seems to do fine with periodic flooding as well.|
|09-21-2013 07:53 AM|
another interesting tidbit about utricularia in general. none of the plants within the genus have true roots. just lots of stem, bladders, and the "leaves" that they produce, which are not leaves at all, but rather photosynthetic structures which are called--i forgot. :P any who, the true leaves are actually the bladders themselves.
|09-21-2013 07:14 AM|
|09-21-2013 03:24 AM|
|Zapins||When I grew UG emersed I started it on flora-base under 55 watts of PC lighting from AHSupply and it took roughly a month and a half to get going. It seemed to grow a lot faster submersed. I've heard it has trouble growing on rich substrates, but I am beginning to wonder how true that claim is since flora-base is relatively nutrient poor, and by comparison aquasoil is pretty rich. I wonder if my slow growth was a result of this or if the plant truly grows as slowly as that while emersed?|
|09-21-2013 02:00 AM|
|09-21-2013 12:03 AM|
|glndrifts||This is good to know. O-O I'll be trying this later.|
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