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Potamogeton gayi

Has anyone had any experience with this plant?
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yeah, i have/have had a bunch of it. Why? do you have any specific questions?

Generally, it takes weeks to adapt to your water conditions initially, but once it does, it really takes off and grows well under almost any conditions.

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I just liked the way it looked and am planning on putting it in my tank. Is it easy to grow? Are there any special requirements? What type of light?
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I got a couple of stems from a forum member a few months ago. They seem to be growing very well in my low tech 10 gallon tank and I've had to trim them a few times. It's a pretty plant. I have DIY CO2, DIY T8 home depot lighting (15x2 watts) for about 8 hours per day.
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It definitely takes some time to get established and then will take off. I liked the way it looked but found it to be kind of a messy weed. When I was growing it I had 130 watts of PC light over an 18" deep 50 gallon tank and was using Excel as a carbon source, plain gravel substrate.
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One of my favorites too. I think it likes a little hardness in the water. Since I switched to soft RODI water, it really struggles. It still grows, but just does not have the robustness or color it used to.
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Thanks for the help, i'm going to go ahead and get some of this plant.
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