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staurogyne - where to get it

Nick16

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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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