Staurogyne Repens Not Growing Really Well - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 8
Staurogyne Repens Not Growing Really Well

Actually, i think the green spot algae may actually be growing faster than this plant (the entire bottom half of each 1 inch stem is covered in it). I've done a little bit of research and many say that it is a fast growing plant once established....its been two months since i got the plants and they're still not responding (even though my downoi are doing much better in the tank and i got the two at the same time). Right now, to cut off the GSA growth, I've been limiting lighting (with a set of led lights) to 6 hours a day. Temperature has been reduced from 79 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. I dose flourish excel each day and seachem flourish every week. Any suggestions for speeding up the growing process? I plan to make it my main carpet plant.

Plants, you can't live without them......LITERALLY
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-Demon Knifefish
Demon Knifefish is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Planted Member
Icegoalie32's Avatar
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 158
Patience. It took 4-5 months for my Repens to settle in. Low tech, no ferts. Dirted 20H. 4 T5 NO bulbs. Now they grow a half inch a month.
Icegoalie32 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Algae Grower
yomon347's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 59
What is your substrate? I have good success with them in a tank with Eco Complete capped with sand.

In my experience the repens need to have established roots before you see any real growth and they did best in my 'medium' light tank

The repens in my 55G took about 4 months to carpet out completely. During that time it was a constant battle with brown hair algae. Now they grow too fast, I have about a 4" tall carpet I need to trim down to 1". Usually after a big trim I will get hair algae covering the stems until the leaves grow back.

55G High Tech, 3G High Tech, 3G Low Tech, 2.5G Low Tech, 5G Low Tech
yomon347 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