Way over the melt, I've been in propagation mode. Mainly uaupes and rio 2006, really hoping a sao Gabriel will pop up. But I must admit, aside from the originals I have groups blended. Both 2006 and uaupes. I'll tell when they're mothers. So in my goal for the tank, I have sold lots but tried not to sell those as well. My goal same, short, bushed out, mostly the whole tank. I do want to add a red I can put on the side. Id prefer pantanal but I can't reach my goal of getting it red, like real red/pink for a good length down. So I've sold some syns, mainly giants, they were rather hard to get rid of and remained getting taller and taller for some time, a little over a foot long and sideshoots at the very bottom mainly, a few exceptions.
So on to propagation, uaupes and 2006, all same concept, trim and spread as fast as the shoots become available, trim and spread tops, about half and inch crown. Fill in gaps missed as well. So if I can find a small space between stems I plant there, when all grown out you get a real nice good look. They all can overcrowd very well. I'd suggest good light. I trim them with my fingers, even with clipped nails you can pinch them together to a scissor type. Urea could be the quicker way to achievement, Im dosing so much macros already, I can try a little. Bottoms sideshoot a lot, takes a few days to see a tiny baby split. The plants keep me really entertained.
Been messing around with photoperiods. tried 12 hrs one day, I had it all timed at 6, now I've bumped it to 8hrs on timer. I really want that shoot production and as long (I have algae) as algae is not spreading, its all good to me. If I have algae that doesn't really go anywhere then i'm fine not even managing it. I've noticed this, old stems even that reach the surface for all that gas are more prone to algae than any of my trimmed stuff. Stuff in front and in corners are prone to mild algae stuff too. I've noticed in overdosing macros that leaf growth was a lot thicker, but algae was a lot thicker and harder to remove too, it stuck more, just say in overdosing that algae thrives more and is very healthy. Still the spread that worries me does not go very far.
ps, my third tank, I've added urea to see if uaupes would melt. Alll plants in that tank grew a lot faster, but algae grew too, whispy s**t easily swayed in fact if I used algae fix it likely all be gone, I do not recommend algae fix for utricularia heterosepala, only plant that melted in the tank with that use. The tank is now just a holder of syn, overcrowded, a sell tank as you will, a swap species back and forth sort.