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Re: Bacopa Caroliniana

Roger Gordon asked...

>All of the plants in my 100 gallon plant tank are growing very well except 
>for the Bacopa caroliniana.  This is the first time I have grown it and had 
>thought that it would grow much more rapidly.  The plant bubbles nicely 
>during the day and the stems grow about 1/2 inch per week.  The leaves that 
>receive the most light have turned a dark reddish brown which makes me wonder 
>if the plant is receiving too much light.  The Bacopa is directly under one 
>of the two 150 watt HQI metal halide bulbs which are suspended 12 inches 
>above the tank.  The tank is 18 inches deep with 3-4 inches of substrate.  
>The group of Bacopa monnieri that is right next to the B. caroliniana is 
>growing real fast - 3 to 4 inches a week.
>Does anyone have any experience with Bacopa caroliniana in high light (3-4 
>watts per gallon) environments.  I would appreciate hearing your experiences.

I grow B. Caroliniana under metal halides and find that it grows
dark and sometimes not that well. Under moderately low light it
is bright green and more attractive IMO. Our growing environments
are fairly similar.

Re: Texas water

People were discussing Thallium listed on a water analysis sheet.
Maybe there was a misprint or misreading of Kalium, i.e. potassium.

Dave Whittaker
Gloucester, Ontario
ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca