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To date, I have tried several types of rooting homone
and had good sucess with NAA & IAA for stem plants in my tank. The result
is phenomenon when I added NAA (Naphthalene Acetic Acid 3% w/w)
with a combined dose of IAA (Indole-3 Acetic Acid 0.05% water soluble). 2 days
after I added a dose of it, the plants seems to response to well.
The Riccia growth increase by 4 mm over 2 days period, Red stem
plants like R. macrandra and M. micranmoides, Rotala Rotundifolia
(green & Red species) have been remarkably impressive.
The fishes had displayed no adverse effect so far.
If you have any ferns like Microsorium Pteropus and its cultivar,
addition of BAP ( 6-Benzylaminopuriine Hydrochroride, Water soluble)
will induce shoot formation and accelerate growth. It works well
for hardy plants.
As for method of adding the homone, I desolve the powder by simply
stirring it into a litre of water before adding into my aquarium.
Dorian wrote :
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 12:49:07 -0400
From: Dorian McMillan <mcmilland at cofc_edu>
Subject: rooting hormone
Have any of you used commercially-available rooting hormones to stimulate
your cuttings? I have a bottle of "Rootone"; the active ingredients are
1-naphthaleneacetamide and tetramethylthiuramdisulfide. The stuff is in
powder form, so obviously you can't just dump it in (talk about