glosso

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Nick16, 15 Dec 2008.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    how many glosso plantlets will i need to get to fill a 120cm long strip that is about 4 plantlets deep. i can get 50 of them (1 pot) or a deal if i buy 3 pots. seeing as i have never used this before i havent the faintest. does it really need 3wpg?
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    To be honest you could spread 1 pot out across the whole area or use up to 5 pots, it will just depend how closely you plant them! I'd go with 3 and see how it goes as it will always grow in and do so rather quickly if it's happy.

    Glosso does not need 3WPG. I have it growing happily under 2WPG. It's very important to make sure that you have enough flow, nutrients and especially CO2 getting down there into the glosso IME.
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    i will have 2 TT ex1200's and a cheap version of a koralia pushng out 3000 lph (my tank is 240L)
    co2 will be from a 2kg FE. lighting will be 2x39w T5 ( 1 skywhite and 1 grolux) and 2x38w T8 (not sure on colour) = 154w on a 63 USG tank = 2.45 wpg.

    i think i will go for the 3 pots of glosso. how far apart should i plant them then? 2-3cms?

    my plant list will be:

    foreground:
    Glosso
    Midground:
    E.tenellus
    C.parva
    anubias, java fern, mosses on wood.
    Back:
    Bacopa Australis
    Rotala rotundifolia 'Green'
    Alternanthera reineckii 'lilacina'
    Didiplis diandra

    if you can see any issues or have any comments please let me know.
     
  4. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Plant each stem individually as close as you can. The closer you plant them the quicker they'll knit together to form a carpet. They should send horizontal runners out across the substrate from the nodes just above the substrate. Then just trim off any stems that head towards the surface iof any do.
     

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