amazon frogbit requirements

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by neelhound, 15 Feb 2010.

  1. neelhound

    neelhound Member

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    I have overgrowing frogbit in my planted tank, and whenever i put it into my larger non-planted one, it doesnt grow and withers away. Im changing the hood for the larger one and i might as well get some t5 starters for it as well. My question is,
    what is it that the frogbit likes about the planted tank?
    is it co2, which i doubt, and whcih im not adding to the non-planted tank,
    is it just the light intensity, if so how many t5 starters would a 6x2x2 need, as min as possible
    or is it the light time, i only leave the current t8s for the larger tank on at lunchtime and evening to prevent algae. How many hours would the frogbit need? thanks
     
  2. Ed Seeley

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    Is there condensation dripping onto the leaves? This is a good way to kill it off IME. It can also die back in a new tank before it adapts to the slightly different conditions and then usually takes off again.
     
  3. neelhound

    neelhound Member

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    thanks,
    there must be some condensation dripping off, but i think its the low lighting it doesnt like. How many t5s of what wattage dya think i would need in a 600l if im only puttign them in one location?
     

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