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>>They're hybrids. Real crispus and ulvaceous don't jave floating leaves.
>>They are *heavy* feeders.
>Well, if you'd notice, he never said floating leaves, he just said the
>leaves were growing to the surface. I have a couple crispus that grow tall
>and spindly in one type of light, and short and wide in another. I think it
>has to do with the amount of blue light as opposed to red light. I read
>that in one issue or another here. I burned out a light in my 2.5 gallon
>tank, and the lily type plant in it was never over 3 inches tall, but when I
>put the light that came with the strip in as a temporary fix, the thing
>started shooting leaves to the surface, and winding the stalks all over the
>tank. I replaced the bulb, and things are back to normal.
Oh, uh, duh. Good point. They're still heavy feeders though! :-)
I guess I would be remiss in pointing out, as well, that
A. stachysporous looks a fai rbit like A. crispus, is
a separate species and does put out true floating leaves.
It's the livebeareing, not flowering Apologeton.
Richard J. Sexton richard at aquaria_net
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