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MY glosso has grown well in my tank for about 6 months. It started filling out over the substrate but for most of the time its grown up to the light. it's in a 20h with a 55w from AHsupply for lighting. what is the min light power needed to make glosso grow as a ground cover? also can I cut and plant the long stems and expect them to start growing over the ground if i up the lighting or should i get some new plants. I dont realy want 2 much more lighting because my other plants grow to fast already and my co2 is not very steady
(due to delayed bottle changes) so i'm scared of alage comming back if i change the system. THANKS.
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I leave answering your question to the more experienced Glosso growers, but... I don't think it is "only" light that keeps Glosso horizontal. In my 10 gal, 20W tank although it hardly grows, it is always hugged to the substrat, I can just see leaf pairs popping up, never grew vertical at all. And that's not a high light tank at all...


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I'm about to become very familiar with Glosso, but I can point out things I've researched about it:
- http://www.nature-aquarium.com/glosso.htm (a good place to learn planting techniques)
- 3 watts per gallon is the minimum for horizontal growth, so you'll likely have a problem here unless you bump it up a notch
- You may be able to uproot & cut the Glosso into plantlet-sized pieces per the website I linked to above
- CO2 is also a must

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