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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1327
>Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:55:54 -0800
>From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
>Subject: RE:Red marble val
> >P.S. My Red Marble Val is now both red and marbled. Man
> >those are slow plants to kick in. 6 months of whiney
> >spindly green leaves, then boom 3/4" wide and RED.
> >One of my all time favorite plants.
>Me too! One of the best vals for a many species tank. If you've had trouble
>with vals in the past try this one. Prolific runners and good lighting
>tolerances(low or high). Mine get very long(4-5feet in lenght) but new
>runners are kept and the long ones are sold off. If you get one that's been
>grown in a happy tank there is no 6 month break-in period. I think everyone
>can truly appreciate the leaves on this plant. It is stunning. Just
>they get tall, it doesn't mean you can have them BTW if you have shallow
>tanks. They make nice cover on the top surface and only put out a few
>instead of so many that it smothers the surface. Good red plant also.
I've heard quite a bit about these vals. Where could I get some of this
stuff. I didn't see any on the mail order sites that I looked like. If
someone is willing to part with some of their extra, I'd be willing to pay
for some. Thanks.
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