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Old 12-08-2005, 03:33 AM   #1
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i still cant find the right answer. my hygro is not staying compact. my nitrates are at 10, phosphates are at .4, c02 at 15 ppm, and light is at 4 wpg. however i did position the light more and i can see the plants growing more vertical. its just my hygro with the problem. anybody know how to get it compact?
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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im a newby at this but i think you might need some more c02, around 30-35 ppm for that amount of light, correct me if im wrong, are you dosing ferts?
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:07 AM   #3
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Well right now I am growing out my H. polysperma sp. "rosanervig." From what I have heard, the general consensus is to make trimmings when it gets above the desirable height and replant those trimmings in the substrate. This will make the stand denser. Also I have noticed that some of my plants have a tendency to grow 2 stems from the point where they were cut, like a hydra. Also, in time, many stem plants have offshoots on the same stem, adding more to the overall density. Hygro does this very rapidly. Patience isn't even really an issue with hygro.
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yeah...im dosing nitrogen, potassium, flourish, and iron 3x a week.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:10 AM   #5
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Also your C02 is a little low for the amount of light you have in the tank. Might seem counterintuitive but you may want to consider cutting it down to 3 WPG or even less. Hygro (atleast my polysperma sp. "rosanervig," doesn't take that much light to grow.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:20 AM   #6
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im actually trying to get the pink out of the sunset hygro. i hear that its nicer under higher lighting. also, i thought c02 just increases growth but not necessarily compactness.
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