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altnerative to Vals for Excel non-CO2 tank

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by growitnow, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. growitnow

    growitnow Lifetime Charter Member
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    Howdy:

    20 gal Excel, non-CO2 tank, with ADA Aquasoil. 2 wpg, photoperiod = 8 hours.

    I want to replace my 'fast-growing' starter plants (mostly hygro and wisteria) with nicer background plants, appropriate for a tank this size.

    I would welcome suggestions. Vals apparently are out since I do use Excel.

    Thanks
    growitnow
     
  2. Mooner

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    Hello,
    My parameters are very close to yours. I do grow Vallisneria americana
    in my excel tanks and they do well. Other plants that I have had success with are:
    • Aponogeton boivinianus
    • Anubias barteri v. 'nana'
    • Bacopa caroliniana
    • Cryptocoryne wendtii
    • Ludwigia repens
    • Sagittaria subulata
    • Echinodorus x barthii
    • Tonina fluvitalis

    Please let us know how you do with your excel tank.
     
  3. swylie

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    It is said that valisneris will adapt to Excel if you slowly increase the amount that you dose. I can't verify this firsthand, but since vals is so cheap it couldn't hurt to try.
     
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    I also used to grow Vallisneria in my tank with Excel. They grew like crazy. I was dosing 2.5ml/day. 26 Gal....
     
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