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Re: [APD] roots of aquatic plants

I've grown large roots on Crypts in Tanganyikan tanks (pH about as high as I
can get it with NaHCO3).

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Tom C <barteri at gmail_com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a 20 gallon aquarium with some water that has a very high pH (about
> 9
> - 10. Comes from tap water). I have been noticing none of plants develop
> very good roots. I have seen Cryptocorne wenditi have a large root system
> under the gravel in my 10 gallon tank (pH 7 at a different location). But
> for some reason it just doesn't grow roots in my 20 gallon. Also, I have
> water lettuce floating at the surface in both tanks. In the 10 gallon it
> grows very long shoots but in my 20 gallon there is almost none.
> Is the high pH inhibiting the development of a rooting system?
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