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Nesaea Sp. 'red Leaved'

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by jonny_ftm, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. jonny_ftm

    jonny_ftm Guru Class Expert

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    not hardiest as ludwigia inclinata or toninas, (red and green more difficult imo) but you could give a try, is a nice plant if grows adecuate.

    T.
     
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    It's a poor plant for the hobby, easy to grow for the aquatic plant growers.............but not in the aquarium.

    Plenty of other species that are easier over time to grow that look nice, deep red etc.

    I've never seen anyone keep this plant for more than a few months and never that brought cuttings to any club meetings that was new growth from their own tanks(they did not buy it and then sell the leftover plants).

    If you can keep it nice looking for more than a year, bring in the same cuttings that you grew in your tank, I'd be surprised.

    There's a difference between picky hard to grow and simply unsuitable.
    If they have had it from cuttings over a year, then they can talk.

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    Thanks again Tom,

    That's why I prefer to ask before I get a plant/fish I don't know.

    What about Ludwigia glandulosa? Will it be as trickier as Alternantera with CO2?

    Really, Alternanthera is the only plant that refuses to have a nice look even completely shaded plants. The outlet of AM1000 is directed on it too. All other plants, even Pogostemon Stellatus are great looking. The P. Helferi is not topping any more and stalled at less than 2 in. So, I prefere to get rid of it but still looking for a plant that will grow at a similar rate than Alternantera.
     
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    L granulosus is easy, careful with trimming the stem and replanting however.
    Poor light/CO2 = rotting stems.

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    Tom Barr
     
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    Thank you again

    I think I have enough info now to start a new flora mass layout. I'll let you know how the tank evolves in next weeks.

    Really appreciate your help
     
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    nesaea sp. roots

    I bought a bunch of nesaea sp. red from my LFS. It's been in my 60 gallon tank for about two months now. I've got 4 x 48" 54 watt T5 midday and flora bulbs, pressurized CO2 and dose plenty of micro and macro. The nesaea started to grow these very large roots from the stems under the substrate and above but absolutely no growth other than roots. The leaves are pretty much all dying.


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    I've never seen a plant grow roots at this rate but nothing else. I've read you need MH bulbs to grow nesaea. I can't think of what else i'm missing.

    I guess this was my first and last try. ) :

    Jerry
     
  8. Brian20

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    I also try this plants. Is very difficult to grow submersed but I have it emersed and grow very well. I have this plant in a tank with solar light and last 3-4 months but not noticeable grow. I see other people grow this plant emersed with a very good potent light or a good light in small tank and EI fertilization and CO2. There are another red plants like this plant or more beautiful and a lot more easy. Im not sure that this plant is a true aquatic plant, maybe in the nature grow in full sun and shallow river and have emersed and inmersed parts.

    Brian
     
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