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Hi all,

I just pulled up some Blyxa that is in my tank to split it and replant, and none of them have really grown any roots at all in the last 3 months. What's going on? I don't have the most fertile substrate ever but I just added some root tabs relatively close to them... do you think that will make it happen?
 

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Blyxa doesn't grow a huge root system like other plants may be what has you concerned.
While it does produce roots and grows very well for me the root structure is always very thin

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Blyxa doesn't grow a huge root system like other plants may be what has you concerned.
While it does produce roots and grows very well for me the root structure is always very thin

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Well, a lot of mine don't have ANY root system at all. That being said, they are doing ok so it can't be that bad.
 

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When I got my first Blyxa 2 weeks ago they had no roots at all either. They literally melted down to nothing and now 2 weeks later they are 2" tall and growing strong.... dont know if there are now, but long story short they grow fine without roots.....
 

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Does your substrate compact around them?

I've had similar issues with my Aubertii. I've used fishing line and suction cups to keep them grounded until the roots got bigger to support it.
It's mostly eco-complete, so it is sort of light. I tried to get it to cover as best as I could, but it still ends up being pretty light.
 
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