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Old 01-20-2013, 07:11 AM   #16
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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...
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:45 PM   #18
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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.
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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.
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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??
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Is this a plant only tank?? Are you going to EI dose it??
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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.

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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.
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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?
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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.
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