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Corkscrew Vals

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by JadeButterfly, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. JadeButterfly

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    I have Corkscrew vals in one of my smaller tanks. medium light (~2wpg) and DIY Co2. TMG 5ml twice a week. flourite substrate

    My corkscrew vals are doing great, good growth and nice and green. But they are not really 'twisting'...they are slowly becoming like vals.

    my other plants in the tank are doing just fine.

    what makes a corkscrew val 'twist'? original corkscrew vals are starting to straighten itself and the runners are really all that 'corkscrew'

    Thanks.
     
  2. chubasco

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    Re: Corkscrew Vals

    Place your stereo speakers close to the tank, then play Chubby Checkers "Let's Do the Twist" morning and night for one week. Have the volume up just below serious distortion levels and tell your neighbors to "BUZZ
    OFF!" There, that should do it :rolleyes: I noticed you didn't list macro dosing,
    and there's no water parameters listed, fish load, feeding regimen, other plants, etc, would be useful. For Doctor Tom to treat the patient, it's helpful to give as complete a picture as possible.. :)

    Regards,

    Bill Ruyle
     
  3. JadeButterfly

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    Re: Corkscrew Vals

    pH 7, pretty hard water.

    other plants: java fern, ludwiga, anubias, micro sword, and a lil dwarf hairgrass

    fish load: 1 cory, 1 otto, 5 bloodfin tetra, just 4 shrimps...and some snails...

    no macro dosing...this tank is pretty much low maintainence...like is ~2wpg flourescent...and CO2 level is not too high.

    everythnig is doing well. only green spot algae on glass....and even corkscrew is doing well...just no 'twisting'
     
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