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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-22-2010, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Anacharis (egeria najas) care?

I just got the plant for science fair. I won't be experimenting on it for at least a few weeks. I don't have a tank, but just some buckets. Can I just use tap water to keep it alive for a few months? Do I need to provide it with nutrients such as nitrates from baking soda? Do I need to worry about excess growth? Additional stuff: -If I cut a part of the plant from its stem, such as a leaf, will it still grow (as in performing photosynthesis, which is my primary goal in getting this plant)? I don't feel like using one whole plant for a trial run.
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nitrates from baking soda?
You can grow it in buckets if you provide it with light and condition the water first. Anacharis can use bicarbonates from baking soda as a carbon source but I've never heard of it as a nitrate source. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate.
Do you have any tanks at all that you could use water from that would be a little more nutritious than tap water?
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