Rotala sp. green - with a bad case of the bends!! help!

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by B7fec, 23 Feb 2010.

  1. B7fec

    B7fec Member

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    Hi All,

    Advice needed o_O , have planted Rotala sp. green in my new tank along with aload of other plants, but while all the other plants are thriving the rotala seems to be suffering........it is no longer growing straight but instead curling over and almost creeping across the tank substrate, the rotala has thrown out tons of white roots (well think its roots) and side shoots, but any idea what the problem could be?
     
  2. Garuf

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    Pictures, could be that it's not actually rotalla green.
     
  3. JamesM

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    This is perfectly normal with sp. Green :) Its actually one of the things which makes this plant really special. The really hard part is finding a way of using this to your advantage, like draping it over some hardscape, or even allowing other plants to support it where needed.
     
  4. B7fec

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    Hi Garuf,

    Defo rotala sp. green, brought all my plants from TGM, will sort some pics out tomorrow for you to see.
     
  5. B7fec

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    Without supporting the rotala will it eventually grow towards the top of the tank?
     
  6. JamesM

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    Not sure, probably not though. Under lower light conditions it will grown mostly straight. The creeping comes from good light iirc.
     
  7. B7fec

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    :? ummmmmm.....ideas welcome...
     
  8. JamesM

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    Try lowering the light intensity over the plant for a few days and see how it responds...
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    it will grow to the top of the tank...in time, but before it gets to the top it will hit the front and fill the foreground first.

    welcome to the 'bendy' club. Theirs many that would love this effect, but cant get it. count your blessings my friend ;)
     
  10. B7fec

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    Blessings counted, will see how it goes.....cheers :thumbup:
     
  11. Amoeba

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    Note sure about green, but indica in my tank always behaves like that after re-planting.
     
  12. B7fec

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    Maybe it's just something something some species of rotala does....mine has now only been planted for 8 days and I can see some change in height.
     
  13. B7fec

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    Here are some pics of the tank and the rotala green, I have just started to notice a change in height.
    The tank is now 8 days old and you can see in the photos (excuse them as they are off my phone!!) the rest of the plants are growing well 26022010031.jpg rotala's in the middle.

    Other tank pics.....
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    Gotta work on getting rid of the algae!
     
  14. B7fec

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    Quick update on the Rotala sp green front, All starting to look good!! stems growing straight!!
     

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