staurogyne - where to get it

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Nick16, 17 Dec 2008.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    apart from the tropica stuff, is there any where else that sells it cheaply as im planning my 240l.. i have looked at plants alive and aquaspot. as i am a newbie i want it cheeply in case i mess it up.
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    No, unless someone is selling on ebay, or ask on here for some.
     
  3. Nick16

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    well its not life or death if i get it. i may use some E.tenellus and some C.parva to go behind the glosso.
     
  4. altaaffe

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    When are you going to be needing it?

    I'm just bulking out a couple of areas in a tank but I am also experimenting with growing it emerged above my Oscar tank so I may have some available towards end of Jan.
     
  5. Nick16

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    that might be around the right time -ish. well i need to buy my externals and sort my lighting out but thats about it. and then find a good location in the house! pm me when/if you have some after xmas. thanks. let me know how it grows etc.
     
  6. altaaffe

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    No problems, will do. Have noticed that even in a few days it doubled in size when grown emersed so have taken a few more cuttings to grow on and see what happens when submersed again.

    But I'll contact you again in Jan and let you know.
     
  7. Nick16

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    cool, a quick Q, what is growing it emersed? is this when you basically cover just the substrate? can you do this with all plants or just ground hugging ones?
     
  8. altaaffe

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    It's growing uncovered by water.

    Currently I have several stems growing in a tray above my Oscar tank, the only feed they have is the return flow from one of the filters onto a betta breeding mat (bit like a fine filter wool), so only the roots are covered by water.
    It was a bit of an experiment which seems to be working very well for the Staurogyne so far.

    As for those that can or cannot, that's what I'm experimenting with - the blyxa just melted away but HC Cuba, Sagittaria Subulata, Glosso & Hygro all have new growth.

    I need the Staurogyne just now so hence why I have upped my efforts with them, once I have what I need, I'll continue growing it in there to give away (it's not costing me anything - other than a bit of betta mat now and again !!).
     

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