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2 questions:

1- I have had hygro corymbossa (sp?) Before in a non plant tank (no special lighting, no ferts etc.) And it grew fast and tall. ALL plants in my planted tank are doing well, including the hygro, but the hygro is just getting thick and not tall. For my plan I need tall hygro. I use 6500k 2.5 watt per gallon lights, osmocote plus tabs, flourish excell, potassium, and flourish. What do I do to make then grow tall?

2- I have a section I want just small short bushy or thick grassy like plant. I've tried only micro sword which is surviving but not thriving like the rest. What do you suggest in my tank for that spot? I'd like to keep it under 2 inches

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Usually plants grow taller or reach for the top if they aren't recieving the amount of light they require. So they grow thin and tall to get closer to the light. Since he is obviously happy now with the amount of light he will fill in alot and stay short.(naturally tall will still grow naturally)
 

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or grow it out in a low tech tank and then move it to your high tech tank to then fill out...i wouldn't lower you current tanks lighting especially if you're trying to grow some highlight plants (ground cover)
 

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Is it Hygrophila corymbosa? I believe there is the regular kind which can get tall, then there is the "compact" one which only gets 6 inches or so high. I currently have the compact one and I have read that it tends to grow bushier than the one that grows taller.
 

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Thanks guys. Problem is I don't have or want another tank, and as for it being the compact, it definitely is bushy, it's pretty thick for what I have seen in the past with corymbosa, however I think that's just how it's grown in my tank because it was twice as tall when I got it and chopped it up to make more. So must not be, it was for sure at least 8 inches when I got it, and way less bushy. I'm less concerned about the ground cover as it kind of is annoying me anyways. I'm more concerned about the rest of my tank which can handle I think lower lights (crypt green gecko, crypt spiralis, java fern, baccopa monerri
 
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