Sagittaria platyphylla

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by James_Kye, 12 Feb 2009.

  1. James_Kye

    James_Kye Member

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    dose anyone here have this plant ? or had experience with it. as its one i fancy maybe adding to my system.
    pics , tips , experience etc would be great thanks. :)
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Have you see this?

    http://www.tropica.dk/productcard_1.asp?id=081

    I've not had this one specifically, but in my experience there is no such thing as a dwarf sag, they all end up very very tall, well over the stated heights. But I guess that fine if you want a background plant :) just dont try and use it as a foreground plant! :lol:

    Sam
     
  3. James_Kye

    James_Kye Member

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    should have said i already read the tropica care info as AE and TGM both display what tropica advise.
    may give it a pass as i dont want to many taller plant species in the tank lol.
     
  4. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    I found it stayed quite short, but perhaps more suitable for the midground in smaller/shallower aquaria. This was my 125 litre.

    It does carpet really well and requires frequent maintenance with good light, CO2 and other nutrients.

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  5. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    this is a plant i want to try too. i love how amano uses it in some of his early works. smack bang in the foreground! and let grow tall'ish :lol:

    hey George book 3 is awesome, thanks for the loan of it ;)
     
  6. James_Kye

    James_Kye Member

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    hmmm not sure if i want to try this any longer or not pmsl.
    if i do try it i may try it in a corner front / side next to the mangrove i think.
    unless lighting is an issue with the depth of my tank lol.

    we shall see if i go for it or not lol.

    p.s George what is that plant you have as foreground cover ?
     
  7. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    That's Glossostigma elatinoides or glosso for short (its quite a mouthful!) :lol: Its a demanding plant, well to get it to carpet anyway, needs plenty of light, co2 and nutrients. In low light tanks it tends to grow upwards.

    More info here

    http://www.tropica.com/productcard_1.asp?id=045A

    Sam
     
  8. James_Kye

    James_Kye Member

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    ah no good in my tank then if it needs more light to carpet, as with the tannin in my tank lighting is reduced the further down of course :(.
    i have been trying to remove the tannin to see if i can increase the lighting towards the bottom but nothing is working, i have used filter floss , and done 50 % water change every week and still tannin is produced. so i am assuming its coming from the large mangrove root ? cant think of anywhere else its coming from.
     

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