growing rotala macrandra

naz

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hi forum...just brought 2 pot of rotala macrandra from plantsalive,could anyone give me any tips on growing it....
heres my tank details
260l tank
lighting 2 x 39w t5 8 hours 4 x39w t5 4 hours midday burst
ro water
ei fert
fe,co2 :crazy:
 

Graeme Edwards

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This in my experience is a slow to moderate grower. Clearly loves the strong intense light. Not a plant to self propagate fast enough for some growers.

Give it what you've got and see how it does for you.
 

Fred Dulley

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I agree that it's a slow grower.
They usually turn up in a sorry state after the supplier.
Your tank specs are up for the challenge though. You have what you will need.
 

MarkyG

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i found that if i cut it back to about 4 inches it grew thick and fast and don't forget to replant the tops
 

naz

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thanks for the info guy,read some posts,saying not to plant to closely together,not inoth light gets to bottom leaves,so iv spead the plants out abit,only planted it about 4 day ago,so its still rooting in,seen some really nice photos of this plant on the net,it can be a orange colour,or a really dark red colour,in perfect conditions :p
 
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