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Old 02-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hygrophila sp Araguaia & color?


I have seen very few examples of this plant partly because when researching I get results containing either "Hygrophila" or "Araguaia" and sometimes sp

There doesn't seem to be any uniform info on how you turn this plant from light green to pink. I have seen this plant brown (which appears to be the most common form) I have also seen a few examples of this plant in it's stunning pink form.

Here it is in my tank starting to take some color after two weeks. I'm wondering what action I can take to bring out the pink. My apologies form the point and shoot quality pics





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Old 02-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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well it seems to be an inbetween plant for me
on my 29 gallon which has now become low tech, it turns red with smaller leaves with a 14 hours photoperiod
on my 75 gallon it turns red because there is an abundance of light
put in medium lighting with a sorter photoperiod, the plant stayed green with some pinkish tint on it..
i've noticed that the older leaves will not change color, they have to come out red, unlike some plants that can turn red due to too much light, this one has to grow red to have color, if the leaves come out green, it'll stay green
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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Your plant probably needs more light. They've always ranged brown - red for me both emersed and submersed.
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If the new shoots are turning redish then I don't think light is an issue. Although with that said, if blazingwolf is right then I might have to cut the plant and replant the redish new growth.

Not sure what to do now.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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let it grow for a while, replant once its fairly mature. although a "tuff" plant, if it doesn't have a little bio mass it doesn't seem to regrow as well, it can take extra time to get started again
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