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Re: [APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 14, Issue 19
I believe I recall Claus Christensen, who as the Director
of Tropica has some experience growing a wide variety of
aquatic plants, recommend trimming 1/3 of the roots and 1/3
of the leaves when transplanting.
--- Robert Flory <wyogeo at astound_net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com>
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 8:06 PM
> Subject: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 14, Issue 19
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:31:21 -0700
> > From: John Van Rees <revjohn at spiritone_com>
> > Subject: [APD] ferts on a new tank
> > To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> > Tom,
> > I will step up here and wait your reply :-) The reason
> I would see it...
> > would be the same as terrestrial plants and more like
> your lawn grass. If
> > you water and feed your lawn grass too often, too much,
> there is no need
> > for them to develop strong root systems... if they have
> to go hunt for
> > water and food they will out of necessity and survival
> produce a better
> > root system. If you would keep the ferts out of the new
> tank for a
> > while...
> > it would translate to me that the result would be the
> same. If the ferts
> > were in the water column the plants would have no need
> to produce a nice
> > healthy root system.
> > Make sense?
> > John Van Rees
> The problem with lawns, is that too frequent watering
> means the grass does
> not develop deep roots. With shallow roots, a couple of
> days without water,
> the soil dries out and the grass looks sad. Less often
> deep watering means
> that the grass is forced to develop deeper roots to reach
> the water and
> consequently can survive dry spells better.
> In an aquarium that isn't the case, however the bigger
> the plant the larger
> the root system that will be needed to supply enough
> nutrients. A
> transplanted aquatic plant has a damaged root system and
> will need nutrients
> to repair the damage and support the foliage.
> I agree with Tom, starving the plant doesn't make sense,
> anymore that
> transplanting a terrestrial plant and not fertilizing it
> or giving it enough
> water. Typically you trim the terrestrial plant to
> compensate for the
> reduced amount of roots....other wise the plant doesn't
> get enough nutrients
> (and water) and wilts. Why treat the aquatic plants any
> differently where
> fertilizer is concerned.
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