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plants (sorry no C02, O2, kH or pH)
>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 15:04:57 -0700
>From: Chuck Gadd <cgadd at cfxc_com>
>Subject: Annoying plants...
>I made a couple recent additions to my 75g tank. One is a Madagascar Lace
>sword. When I got it, it was in bad shape, with only one dying leaf. It's
>now got 4 or 5 new leaves forming, one is about 1.5 inches long.
Depends. Lace Plants go in cycles. If this one has been going for a while
it might want to rest a bit. If it was a dry bulb not too long ago it's
about to explode. Give it lots oflight, fertilize heavily and it should
grow - sometiems when happy they skip the resting phase. If the bulb
is gettinbg smaller, not biggerm it's not fed enough.
>But, I also addded some Bacopa Monnieri. Looked ok for a week, but then
>it started losing it's leaves. I've now got 6 or 7 bright green stems with
>1 or two leaves per stem. Should I leave it, and hope for new growth, or
>is it a goner?
You need to float it first soit has roots. Dropping leaves is normal for
Bacope. It seems to be the cange in water conditions that does it.
Richard J. Sexton richard at aquaria_net
Maitland House, Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada, K0K 1Y0 +1 (613) 473 1719