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RE: H. zosterifolia
As for H. zosterifolia, I would like to chime in my thoughts --
>In my experience, this plant is very easy to grow. Lots of light, co2, and
>ferts. Nothing special.
I agree with Arthur here... Sometimes doesn't ship well IME, but will
establish and grow well if given time.
>Neil Frank has complained that his stargrass (which he
>also got from me, I think) grows TOO fast.
Come on Arthur, admit once and for all that you genetically engineer the
plants you sell on aquabid!! <G>
>My main problem with stargrass is that it is too high
>maintenance. You get a huge bunch and then have to
>trim it, eventually the bottom roots rot and the whole
>thing comes up. I actually have very little of it now
Yep. I agree 100% on this one. I love the way it looks when it is at its
peak, but it takes lots of work. I don't have any more in my tanks either,
but do have some H. dubia, which doesn't grow quite as fast (nor as
horizontally). Might try that...
I use Eichhornia diversifolia in place of the H. zosterifolia I had in my
60G tank, and am very happy with it (now that it is doing well). Tom Barr
was right -- very beautiful plant once it is happy!
PS - There is tons of stuff on H. zosterifolia in the archives. The search
doesn't work as well for me anymore though...
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