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Emersed Plant grow - jelly problem!!

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by kire.laz, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. kire.laz

    kire.laz Junior Poster

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    Hi to everyone,
    I'm growing HC emmersed, but yesterday in one of the pots I saw some kind of jelly balls (exactly same as snail eggs) There is no contact with snails, so those are not snail eggs + the appear sudendly (HC is in there about 3 weeks) I replant the HC, but today I saw the same thing in the other pot!!! I think is some kind of fungy, but I'm not sure what kind - it around HC's leafs (mostly) but I notice some of it on the bare sand!!
    What's that and how can I treat that without loosing HC???

    Thanks to all
     
  2. Philosophos

    Philosophos Lifetime Charter Member
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    Pictures would help a lot.

    Flooding the HC for an hour in a stronger solution of excel would help, that or spot treat and rinse within 5 minutes.

    It may be an issue with humidity being too high/low. Many mold and bacteria problems are this way.

    What's your substrate?

    -Philosophos
     
  3. kire.laz

    kire.laz Junior Poster

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    Thank you for your reply,
    the substrate is clay + garden soil (as base substrate) and river sand above it (to keep everything clean) I'm making everything as usual - I open the cover every 3-4 days and I spray water above HC to refresh it and give it some water! I remove all of "the thing " manually so I can't post picture

    Can you give me some advice on growing HC faster- it's growing too slow?? What type of soil should I use??

    Thank you for all answers
     
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    For emerged growth I wasn't picky at all. I've used nothing but miracle gro potting soil, and I keep it very damp with used tank water.

    Adaptation takes time; usually around a month to start turning around well.

    You might be having nutrient issues with that layer of sand on top; HC has some very small, fine roots.

    -Philosophos
     
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