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Old 10-30-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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Bacopa carolinia a good choice?


What can you tell me about Bacopa caroliniana?
Does it flower in the aquarium? Does it flower a lot? Or does it flower only where it sticks out of the water?
Is this an enjoyable plant? Or quite problematic?
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I have it in my 20 long grow out. It is an easy plant, as it has no special requirements besides good light and normal nutrient levels.

It's leaves have an attractive round shape. I haven't had it flower for me. In fact I have never seen it flower. That doesn't mean the plant won't, just means I have never seen it.

If you have the opportunity try the plant!

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Old 10-31-2004, 02:01 AM   #3
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I also have some bacop carolina in my tank. It is a nice lookin plant, easy to grow and grows like stink. I like my bacopa.. might make the list of fast growers I plan to keep when I start actual acquscape of my tank.
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My Bacopa Caroliniana never flowered in my tank but it did flower in my pond. Only where the stems would come up out of the water, though. I tried letting the stems grow out of the water in my aquarium but they shriveled up pretty quickly since I have a glass lid and it gets pretty hot in that space.
It's a great plant, though. Beautiful, sturdy stalks. Smells really nice when you break a stalk, too. Kind of like lemon.
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I have Bacopa carolinia in my tank also. It grows wonderfully in 2 Watts per gal, so far no CO2. Very easy to propogate, if you leave the bottom part in after cutting it, it branches nicely. I haven't seen mine flower though.
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Quote:
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Very easy to propogate, if you leave the bottom part in after cutting it, it branches nicely.
Hey that sounds wonderful. Thanks.
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