Anacharis (egeria najas) care? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-22-2010, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Boston,MA
Posts: 1
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.
kaitanuva is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 03:03 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Posts: 336
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?
Franco is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome