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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #109

Now that you mention it I would like to know how to keep it growing. The 
narrowleaf variety is available here in Japan and just seems to rot away in 
my tanks. On the otherhand I harvest 50 pieces of dwarf sagiteria, 60-100 
pieces of anarcharis, milfoil and red cambomba from the same tank every 2 
weels. Once a month I get a few good bunches of Crypt. vetchii from the same 
>Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 20:51:21 -0800
>From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
>Subject: RE: watersprite
> >how does one grow water sprite rooted to the substrate?  i can grow it as 
> >floating plant, which grows as a weed but when i try to root it to the
> >substrate, the crown usually rots and all the fronds come up to the 
> >where it multiplies like a pest.  is there a secret to growing it as a
> >background plant?
> >
> >tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA
> >
>If you have the wide type of watersprite(C. thalicroides  or something) it
>is pesky to grow rooted IMO. I use the narrow type called C. silaquosa
>instead as it does very, very well rooted. It seems to be a better choice
>for a rooted watersprite. The other type does work well too but you need to
>replant them quickly and may need more light/CO2?
>Tom Barr

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