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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2015, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Plants not growing

I have a 110 gallon tank that I set up with the Miracle Grow organic soil and covered it with Estes Ultra sand. I followed directions from some of the posts on here. I have planted some cryptocorne wendtii and balansae, dwarf sags and staurogyne repens. They've been in there about 3 weeks and I don't see much growth. They have plenty of light, so I don't think that's a problem. Any ideas?
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It would be helpful if you listed how far from the sub the light fixture is and
exactly what light it is.

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CO2 and/or ferts involved?

wendtii for me is slow and short growing, has widened out a lot though.

A tissue cultured balansae went from 2" to 12-14" in 3 weeks.

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Growing is not that difficult.
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+1 need more info. wendtii is a slow started but will explode if it's happy. My C. wendtii have 18" long 2" wide leaves at this point and it is a legitimate background plant. Nothing special done to it. Are you injecting CO2? That makes a world of difference. Mine didn't do much for me until I began running CO2. They're a low tech low light plant, but that doesnt mean they dont really love the addition of some more light and gas

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