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I've been wanting to try Blyxa japonica out in my 10 gallon which i now think qualifies as a medium-low lighting, but I have a pH of 7.5 and gh in the 70s+ so lowing pH is not going to happen. I am curious if anyone has successfully kept this plant in pH at or above 7.5 pH and/or with very high gh?
 

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Hi AquaAurora,

I encourage you to try. I set up a low tech 10 gallon with PAR=25 and no CO2 tank last August in which I planted several 'demanding' plant species (including Blyxa japonica) that thrived and flourished. My PH was about 7.6 and dGH about 75 ppm.

I did fertilize the tank, added carbon molecules with Excel/glutaraldehyde, and used Seachem Flourish tabs under the root feeders (including the Blyxa).

Blyxa on far left showing new growth in center of plant after 4 weeks; also Pogostemon helferi (Downoi)


 

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Hi AquaAurora,

I encourage you to try. I set up a low tech 10 gallon with PAR=25 and no CO2 tank last August in which I planted several 'demanding' plant species (including Blyxa japonica) that thrived and flourished. My PH was about 7.6 and dGH about 75 ppm.

I did fertilize the tank, added carbon molecules with Excel/glutaraldehyde, and used Seachem Flourish tabs under the root feeders (including the Blyxa).

Blyxa on far left showing new growth in center of plant after 4 weeks; also Pogostemon helferi (Downoi)


Thank you for sharing your experience with this plant, I may try it when I order my next batch of plants ^^
 

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My pH is 8.4 and gH is about 100 ppm out of the tap, with Blyxa growing nicely. Go for it, it is a great plant.

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