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re: aponogeton

> <<  First the question, then some background.  What might cause Aponogeton
> ulvaceous to stay more horizontal instead of vertical?
>    >>
> I would guess that you definitely need more light.  I think 3 watts a
> is a good general number to shoot for.  I have a 3x96 watt setup on my 90
> gallon and it is doing great so far, plants are pearling and shooting up.
> don't see any other glaring problems, for what that is worth:)
> Don

I think you've got that backwards - his plants are growing out, not up -
plants in too low light generally reach, and grow very tall in search of
For example, my crypts plaster their leaves to the substrate when in the
direct glare of my 4w/g, while the leaves point more upwards when in shade.
I seem to recall the original post stating the leaves developed a slight
reddish hue - this can be the result of bright light (or just the particular
spectrum of your lights)

Derek Johnson
djohnson1981 at yahoo_com