growing rotala macrandra

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by naz, 3 Dec 2009.

  1. naz

    naz Member

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    Location:
    orpington,kent,london
    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:
     
  2. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    Location:
    Wirral/Chester Cheshire.
    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.
     
  3. Fred Dulley

    Fred Dulley Member

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    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    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.
     
  4. MarkyG

    MarkyG Newly Registered

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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
     
  5. naz

    naz Member

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    Location:
    orpington,kent,london
    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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