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RE: Aponogeton ulvaceous

I posted this 9/7 but it did not show up, so I will add new observations today and try again.
To answer Sylvia's question, yes I have been injecting CO2 from the start.  All the details are in the original message.  This is a tank I set up in an assisted living home and I only see it about every 2 weeks.  I will be there tomorrow so I will let you know of any changes.

Due to the original post not showing up, here are the latest changes.  The plants are still producing new leaves and flowers but the leaves are still mostly horizontal.  The new leaves are at least half the size (length and width) of the original growth now too.  Three weeks ago I placed about a half Jobes fern and palm stick under each plant.  It is odd to me that the leaf size has changed (smaller) so drastically, with conditions good and plenty of nutrients.  Unless someone has some advice, I may just pull them up and try a nice sword.

Sylvia, the *floss* method is interesting, but new leaves growing in may get blocked by the floss bundled stems, or may grow outside the bundle, which puts you right back where you started.  Since mine are growing behind some large boulders I suppose I could place a few smaller stones around each plant to help support them, but I still think there is a better *natural* solution out there.  Or maybe not under my conditions.  This is where I am looking for help.

Whine shields up........
Honestly I am a bit disappointed at the lack of response to this question, especially since this is a common plant.  People seem more interested in the old filter debate and fish names lately.  Maybe I should have called this the Minnesota Aponogeton ulvaceous.  THAT would have gotten some attention <g>.
Whine shields down.......

Mike Grace
Minneapolis, MN

Sylvia wrote:
>Answering my own question, and maybe help Mike out--I just started co2 
>injection on this tank. Coincidentally, the leaves that have started to grow 
>since, are standing up! (and I didn't use the floss method ;-) )
>Mike, are you running CO2 on your tank?
> I also have an a. ulvaceous, from AAG. Mine is also growing horizontal, 
>  the leaves are laying flat. But I've never heard that leaves will grow 
>  horizontal when there is low light. I also had reddish tones striping the 
>  leaves. I'd love to know how to get those leaves to stand up, it's growing 
>  great, and it would look awesome.
>  Sylvia

Mike wrote:
>  > <<  First the question, then some background.  What might cause 
>  >  ulvaceous to stay more horizontal instead of vertical?
>  >     >>