|09-18-2013 12:46 AM|
|gus6464||I got some water sprite from OVT a couple of months ago and it's completely taken over the right side of my tank. It's so green and pretty though that I don't want to get rid of it.|
|09-17-2013 11:06 PM|
This was a great post, thanks for posting it in detail.
OVT sent me the most beautiful mother water sprite a few weeks ago and I have babies everywhere now. Just paid it forward and sent some to someone else yesterday.
|01-04-2013 12:46 AM|
|chubky||great post, I was considering water sprites before and now i'm sold!|
|12-28-2012 07:27 PM|
I have a few tanks and a few months ago started to grow it emersed. In the mean time I did not have any in my tanks. Well I decided to put some back this week and the transition back to submerged was effortless. That is what I like about emersed- its like putting the plants in storage
|12-28-2012 07:15 PM|
|JasonG75||I am a HUGE Water-Sprite advocate. If you're new to planted tanks, this plant helps stabilize the nutrients.|
|12-27-2012 09:49 PM|
|tommyr||I also want to says thanks for this thread and the instructions. I got my first water sprite about a week ago. Love the stuff!|
|12-13-2012 12:49 AM|
May have found part of my issue.... my CO2 tank was empty! I am thinking that with that much light and no CO2 it was frying my plants.
Got a refill today.... will see what happens.
|12-12-2012 06:03 AM|
Maybe one day I'll do a RAOK with all the babies I've got. I'm running out of tanks to put them in.
|12-11-2012 08:26 AM|
When a plantet is detached, pinch off the entire parent stem at the roots.
Chose one already planted plant (no need to pull it out) and pinch off all but 2-3 stems.
|12-11-2012 07:38 AM|
The last one that the top plantlet broke off, the top was taller than the bottom. The top was probably about 8" while the stem it came from was only about 5". Left a big space right where I need a tall plant. I never noticed it turning brown before it did that. I just remember thinking it was growing nice & tall & looking good then a couple days later saw it was no longer attached and then saw the brown stem hanging down. The top had floated up some but got hung up on something so kept it from floating all the way to up and away. I left it that way because it made it nice and tall. LOL Until I did my water change .. then I ended up planting the top and moved the bottom elsewhere.
It's like some of them are not growing tall enough before they make plantlets so the plantlets end up being taller than the stem they come from.
|12-11-2012 05:42 AM|
|12-10-2012 10:23 PM|
I want to know how to get it to grow to the top of my 75 gal tank before it breaks off the baby plantlets. It gets at most 12-15" tall and then the "top" breaks out of it. Could it be the current from the HOB filter that causes that? Lacking something to make stronger stems?
I've never trimmed this plant because it just keeps breaking the top off on it own. The mother plant got about 15" tall then bam the whole top came out and my mother plant was only 8" tall after that. I don't even know which or where the original "mother" plant is. I probably have great-great grandbaby plants. LOL
It works very good for tucking into or wrapping around branches on my driftwood to keep in place and mostly stays put .. until more plantlets break off.
How can I get it to grow tall? Should I keep pruning it while it's small to make the stems stronger and thicker?
|12-10-2012 10:32 AM|
Nice Guide Thanks
I'm going to Subscribe to this and come back later
|12-10-2012 09:56 AM|
|12-10-2012 08:12 AM|
My water sprite doesnt look like yours! My plants have wider leaves..much wider!
These were my plants when i got them, dates on em, and they quickly out grew my 45 gallon, my two tens and my five [tanks i had at the time].
They were beautiful, and i ended up growing a monster that was six of my hands!
You can see in the next pictures the floaters? Thats all water sprite. And its thats thick all the way across! The second photo not so much, its after i got rid of the monster. They propagated from the leaves themselves, usually in the curves, a which caused parts of the leave to tear off, and that damages the main leaf! Lots of moving means lots of tearing, and at that time i was rescaping alot, and that leads to rotting leaves, and more ammonia and nitrates than what you could hope for...Finally had to take it all out, and its now in a bucket, waiting to be sorted..i sort more and more everyday, but theres still more!
I tried burying it for a while, but it juts stayed like the floaters leaves.
Evan when rooted in the substrate, it still looks like this: [Water sprite in the substrate is on theleft side!]
Do i not ave water sprite?
Id love to get one of you guys plants! =]
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