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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #1


      You are unable to grow glosso flat with that much light? How
are you planting them in the substrate? Glosso can grow perfectly
flat with just 2 watts per gallon, as long as you grow it in an
open space and don't let any other plants shade it out. The trick
is to plant the individual strands sideways into the substrate from
the beginning. Almost all new growth will be through horizontal
runners. You can clip any shoots that go vertical. I used this
method to get flat glosso with 2 watts per gallon and DIY CO2 -
it fills in just a month or two.

Hope this helps,


>Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:04:26 -0800 (PST)
>From: Cavan <millsman7 at yahoo_com>
>Subject: Re: light
>Tom Barr wrote:
> >That's not true, most plants do grow quite nice at
> >2w/gal, even so called
> >"high light" plants.
>I have 1 96 watt AH supply PCF and 2 25 watt Zoomed
>T8s on my 30.  The PCF is 14 months old (not too old I
>guess).  The Zoomeds are new.
>I have not been able to keep Ludwigia deep red under
>anything but PCFs.  The stuff I have now growing under
>the Zoomeds now is an orangish color.  Either the
>light isn't strong enough or 1.5 mls a day of Flourish
>and 1ml per day of Flourish Iron isn't enough for it.
>One stem has badly stunted but the rest are ok (I
>think that's probably a seprerate issue that I'll get
>to later).  Glosso growing under them isn't growing
>flat (the PCF is in the rear).  I plan to transfer
>both to my ten gallon when I put a 36 watt PCF on it.
>That should hopefully solve that problem.  If it
>doesn't, I plan to lose it.  Geez, how much light does
>that stuff need?
>Thanks, Cavan

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