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Marsilea, Crypt. bal.

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 09:55:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Roxanne Bittman <rbittman at spock_dfg.ca.gov>
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Subject: Marsilea, Cryp. bal.

A few posts back, someone mentioned they were growing Marsilea.  I would also like to 
try to grow a low Marsilea as a foreground cover.  Does anyone know what species 
are available out there?  I will order some from Aquatic Greenhouse soon which 
may be M. crenata, not sure.  I failed with Glossostigma in the foreground, so I 
have hopes for Marsilea.  Any Marsilea adepts out there with suggestions on 

Roger Miller mentioned that his Cryptocoryne balansae plants were not producing 
many leaves.  I have seen this too and it seems that Crytocorynes benefit 
greatly from substrate fertilization.  I currently use the Dupla system, but the 
Crypts still seem to need the addition of Jobe's plant sticks for Ferns and 
Palms (which are mostly N and K, not much P).  I just started using them after 
reading about it in one of Karen Randall's posts, and the results are excellent. 
My balansaes have put out several new leaves each in the last two weeks!  Before 
adding the sticks, I tested the nitrate levels in the tank and they were less 
than 7ppm.

Roxanne Bittman