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|01-26-2013 02:19 AM|
I have both and they do well. The blyxa is in a small Spec. It is lush and beautiful I only do root tabs in there. The Spec is small so there are only 3 plants in it.
Stargrass has done extremely well for me in my 40B. I keep it cut to about 5 inches and it is a beautiful hedge. The 40B is dirted. I think the worst part for me is how easy the stems break when you mess with them.
I say they are worth a try.
|01-25-2013 06:53 AM|
|Cgmhkc||Laural I had it in a low light tank for about a week while I was at work and it was almost completely melted when I got back home. Then moved it to the 10gl and its been there alittle over 4 months now with no Co2 and im dosing iron and micros every other week.|
|01-25-2013 05:56 AM|
|Bluek24a4||I also didn't have success with Blyxa in a low light set up.|
|01-25-2013 05:35 AM|
|Smitty06||Blyxa likes to put out a GIANT root system so make sure you have a deep substrate.|
|01-25-2013 04:45 AM|
Originally Posted by Cgmhkc View Post
I've tried Stargrass multiple times in my low techs and never had it do well past a few months- I suspect it will do fine in low light, but needs CO2. YMMV?
|01-25-2013 04:35 AM|
Blyxa was a no-go in all of my no-tech, low light planted vases, but I've got one remnant going strong in my 37g low-tech/medium light setup. Might be coincidence on the timing, but it was melting with no growth in the tank while in the mixed fluorite/gravel section, but rebounded and started putting out healthy green leaves and significant root growth when I moved it over to a newly added sand section (tank has sections of sand on the far right/left with fluorite/gravel along the back and filling the middle section).
Stargrass grows well in my no-tech planted vases in the higher ranges of low-light --but shows a very rangy growth pattern with thin leaves and long stem sections between leaf nodes. A very different plant than under high light/c02 conditions. Still useful--but very different.
|01-25-2013 04:18 AM|
|Cgmhkc||i have heteranthera zosterifolia in a 10 gallon with 2 13w cfls about 2'' above the rim and its growing great idk about the Blyxa|
|01-25-2013 03:28 AM|
Should I up my cfl bulbs wattage? To how much?
Also right now I am just deciding on plants now.
|01-25-2013 03:11 AM|
|Studman0143||My blyxa completely melted in a low-med light setup. I'm under the impression that it really needs CO2 to survive.|
|01-25-2013 02:59 AM|
|Hoppy||I don't think Blyxa japonica will grow well, if at all, in a low-light, low-tech aquarium. But, the "star grass" might do ok. I only grew both of them in a high light, with CO2 tank. The star grass was a weedy pest, suggesting it could make it ok with less light, while the Blyxa grew very well, but seemed to need the high light and CO2 to do it.|
|01-25-2013 01:08 AM|
Are those the only 2 plants in your tank?
Any other inhabitants?
I use 3 or 4 - 23w CFL bulbs for my 29G.
|01-24-2013 10:47 PM|
Heteranthera zosterifolia and Blyxa japonica in low tech and low light
Will it work?
Currently running 3 cfl dome 13W lights 10 inches from the rim on a 29gallon.