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How to grow Glosso

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Brian20, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Brian20

    Brian20 Guest

    Hi!

    I have glosso for a long time (EMERSED), here and there mixed with other emersed plants and then I make a nice carpet in a big pot.

    I take today a good portion of the carpet and clean it well (because have soil) and cut it in patches. I put it in the front of the tank, put some gravel on top and push it with caution. I make it to add weight because the patchs are very buoyant.

    I never have success with HC so im afraid to not have success with this either. What this plant need?
     
  2. Philosophos

    Philosophos Lifetime Charter Member
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    Glosso is some fairly undemanding stuff; good nutrient/CO2 balance should do it. I've seen it grown in low tech tanks.

    The challenge is getting it to STAY down at times. I don't think this will be a very big problem given that you've dry started it.

    -Philosophos
     
  3. Brian20

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    well I Have pressurised CO2 and a reactor now, also I think that I have high light (6 fluorosent T-12 on 29G tank). I use dry (in liquid) ferts and have a koralia for circulation. The glosso have bubbles on tips 3-4 hours after planting. I have doubt If I help it growing upward because I have one 4,500k tube on top, I can change it for a 9350K changing them of position.
     
  4. Philosophos

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    I don't think upward growth is a matter of spectrum or intensity. Consistency of lighting seems to have some part in it; Tom gave me that advice when I had the problem a while ago. It didn't completely fix my problem, but it definitely helped.

    After my recent reading I'm curious as to whether current plays a role.

    Glosso growing upwards is an issue that has more questions than answers for me right now. I'm trying every peice of advice on this next run, then I'll transplant to conditions with some of these variables missing as time goes on.

    -Philosophos
     
  5. Brian20

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    Thats right some people grows glosso like weeds in mid tech tanks, and other in high tech cant grow it. Still a secret the success with this plant? I think that many old people in this hobbie knows the secret.
     
  6. Brian20

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    The glosso is looking good. I pour today some ferts over it.
    Wish Me luck!
     
  7. R33 GTR

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    Brian post some pic of it growing emersed
     
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