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Ok I have Wisteria that I bought maybe a week ago and I also have water sprite. As some of you know I am having problems with my tank. Stated in "I'M FURIOUS WITH MY TANK" the problems I've been having. Well now my Water sprite and wisteria the new leaves frowing in are fat. Don't match what it use to look like so it's all weird now. Like the leave are triple the original sizes. I had a branch of water sprite break off when I was ripping plants out, I just stuck it in the ground so it grow it's own roots and become it's own plant. Well the plant got really dark and from the bad leaves sprouted bright green fat leaves. I am hoping this is good or is it a deformation because the water is cloudy not enough light or I havn't been adding any fertilizers?
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You are running a your lights a little less than 2WPG. I think the leaves of your wisteria are growing in larger because they need more light. The more light wisteria gets the more pinnate, or finer, the leaves get.

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Do you have co2 in your tank?I bought some Wisteria awhile back and all the new growth was much larger than the old.I think in my case it's the added co2 making the plant bigger and faster growing.


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How pinnate or lobate wisteria leaves are also depends heavily on temperature. Higher temperatures = more pinnate, and vice versa.
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87degrees F i have 110 watts over a 46 bow on 12 hours a day
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Holy mackerel. Your plants may be burnin' up! Maybe not in the literal sense, but their metabolism may be outracing your fertilization schedule (or pretty much shut down altogether). As always whenever asking the question, "What's wrong with my plants?" please provide your complete water parameters.

Why on Earth is the temperature so high?
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How pinnate or lobate wisteria leaves are also depends heavily on temperature. Higher temperatures = more pinnate, and vice versa.
That's true! I have a tank that's kept around 72F, and the leaf shape of wisteria looks just like its emerse form! No different shape of the water sprite however.


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Well the discus need that temperature......I was browsing through the posts on this forum. With the topic "Gotta love Co2" that's what it looks like...
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It doesn't need to be quite that high, even if these are wild-caught heckels. 83F should be plenty, and much healthier for your plants.
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110watts over 46gallons isn't that much...I've got 110watts over my 29gallon
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Well I have the temperature that high because it helps with their appetite they are just beginning to eat. My Discus breeder told me to do that. As for the plants they are doing fine in the high temperature water being that I don't have too many except some anubias,water sprite, wisteria, java fern and crypts.

Well I dont have Compact lighting. I have regular flourescent lighting.
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My wisteria did the exact same thing! The original bunch I planted in the tank a few weeks ago was very dark green and fine leaved. Since planting it has sprouted all new growth as bright green, fat lobed leaves. The bunches of new leaves have "pupped" off and are floating in the corner of the tank. They each have a root system dangling down; it looks like a group of water lettuce floating in the tank. I took one of the pups and planted it in the gravel. It is growing, but in the big leaf form.

90 gal Tank is as follows: Temp 80-82 degrees, pressurized CO2, lighting- (3) 48" ODNO & (2) 48" NO. Dose with flourish & iron once a week or with water changes.

Any further suggestions whether this transfomation is good or bad? I've been very curious.
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Yeah me too, noone said anything about it being good or bad. I'm thinking its good scince it grows alot and is very bright green, compared to the original leaves that are in there from when I first bought it.
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