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Suesswassertang aka Round Pellia

Sandfire

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Hi

I have had this plant for about 2 years, but it been in a low light, no CO2, aquarium, its been growing very slowly and rather untidy not the round appearance its looks when at its best.

I am moving it into my new project, a Rio 180, with 150 watt metal halide, I have homemade CO2 at the moment while I save for a proper CO2 system, filtration is via Tetratec Ex1200 external filter and I have used Tropica peat based soil with grit over the top, the tank has only been set up a week and I have plants coming in the post.

I want to try and give the Suesswassertang a chance to really flourish, does anyone know anything about this plant? What are the ideal growing conditions for it and how should I use it and secure it?

Thank you.
 

Ed Seeley

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I've never grown the Subbwassertang but just wanted to say that you need to be really careful using that much light with only DIY CO2. That's nearly 4WPG :wideyed: and you are going to have an algae farm unless you can add enough CO2 and ferts to keep up with light levels that high!
 

Sandfire

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I would really like to go quite hi-tech with this tank, The DIY CO2 is only temporary untill next month and its made from 2 x 2l cola bottles started a week apart hopefully it will just be for a month... or sooner if a ebay bargain comes along. :D

If I see algae, I will have to act quicker and upgrade to CO2 injection.

I only have anubias nana and pellia (pelia?) at the moment, Pellia is pearling and now has started to float a little so I have to find a way to secure it. I am still waiting for my plants to come, would you start adding the ferts few days after the plants had settled and growing?
 
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