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Sagittaria platyphylla

James_Kye

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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. :)
 

James_Kye

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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.
 

George Farmer

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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.

 

Mark Evans

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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 ;)
 

James_Kye

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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 ?
 

Themuleous

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James_Kye said:
p.s George what is that plant you have as foreground cover ?

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
 

James_Kye

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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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