The Planted Tank Forum

The Planted Tank Forum (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/index.php)
-   Plants (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=33)
-   -   Rotala rotundifolia are bending to the side instead of growing up (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=207564)

plantedtankfan 01-07-2013 10:14 PM

Rotala rotundifolia are bending to the side instead of growing up
 
2 Attachment(s)
The 46g bowfront has 2 T-5 HO Bulbs (39 watts each) and 1 T-8 SO Bulb (30 watts). I dose Seachem Excel and EI dose. The rotala is growing but most of them are bending toward one side. Check out the pics. Please help!!!

aokashi 01-08-2013 12:06 AM

are they bending towards a light? or is there significant water flow going that way?

plantedtankfan 01-08-2013 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aokashi (Post 2176824)
are they bending towards a light? or is there significant water flow going that way?

My Fluval 405 output is above the rotala. The tank is 20 in tall if that make any different. The rotala are still growing but they grow in the direction of the fluval output and then upward.

danakin 01-08-2013 01:53 AM

How far above the tank is your light?

plantedtankfan 01-08-2013 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danakin (Post 2177465)
How far above the tank is your light?

My tank is 20 in high and the light is on top

zico_aqua 01-08-2013 11:29 AM

the flow I guess is bending it - solution is simple - they respond very well to trims, so trim them short and replant the trims, make a bush with regular trims (refer to stem trimming techniques) once it become a bush, it'll have a better structural strength to stand erect. Hope it helps. the above holds true provided your light is good as others have already questioned you about.

puopg 01-08-2013 05:02 PM

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ails.php?id=39

Says its cuz you got good light. :)


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.