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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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It's growing pretty well in my tank. I have tons of off-shoots and they grow about 1-2" per day.

The thing i notice with these new growths is during the day they will grow up towards the lights.

WHen i turn the lights on in the morning, most of the new shoots has the top 2-3" of the new shoots turn over and point toward the gravel. The almost look like candy canes. I'd say about 80% of them do it. After a couple hours of lights on, they point up again and keep growing like normal.

Anyone else's do that?

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I have Elodea Canadensis and it does the opposite. In the morning the plants are standing straigt up but when the lights come on it points down.
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Depends on the angle in which the ambient light is coming. Pointing straight down towards the gravel is rather odd, though, unless it's a very light colored substrate.
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mine does the samething, it like goes limp at the top, it doesn't go straight down but it curves, so it does look like a candy cane..i think its normal though..seeing as mine do it and so does yours
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Well my substrate is a medium brown color with a few white and a few black bits of gravel mixed in.

As long as someone else's does it i'll consider it normal.

It's just an odd thing

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