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Brian Keegan
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Username: coyoteblack

Post Number: 67
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:20 pm:       

Hello All
I have some water sprite in my tank( for the bettas and floating plants look nice. It is starting to grow at what points is it dangerous for the other plants seeking light from my bulbs?

also should it be destroyed or does it lok nice drapperd over some rocks and such?
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1722
Registered: 03-2005


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:45 pm:       

That`s a tough question to answer. It depends on your lighting intensity and the plants below.

It looks nice planted along with your other plants.
Ever feel like you`re flying and drowning at the same time?
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Brian Keegan
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Username: coyoteblack

Post Number: 68
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:10 pm:       

it can go in the gravel? i was looking for some thing to go over a few large pieces of bog wood i have as well

thanks in advance
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Christine
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Username: christine

Post Number: 1103
Registered: 01-2004


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:14 pm:       

I could never grow water sprite actually planted in the gravel. It would always turn brown. Once i tied it to a decoration, it took right off and thinning was necessary as it blocked the light from other plants. and then one day, I divided it in half to give a friend some and my half died while hers continued to flourish. I haven't been able to find any since. Wish I could because it is a pretty plant.

Anyways, that's my experience with it. HTH :-)
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1723
Registered: 03-2005


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 02:46 pm:       

We`re talking about water sprite right? Similar to Hygrophyla Difformis?
Ever feel like you`re flying and drowning at the same time?
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Christine
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Username: christine

Post Number: 1104
Registered: 01-2004


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 04:09 pm:       

Mine was Ceratopteris thalictroides.
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Brian Keegan
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Username: coyoteblack

Post Number: 69
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 04:13 pm:       

same as christine very nice light green I was thinking if it got to big I would tie it to one of my caves or some drift wood
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sully
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Username: sully

Post Number: 8381
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 04:53 pm:       

plant the stuff in the substrate and keep it "pinched" (thanks for that brad--lol).

It is a great low ground cover of sorts when kept small. Or let it start to grow and pinch then it gets bushier. Either of the forms mentioned above will act basically the same. If i get time with my camera this weekend i will take photos of some of each. i just sprinkled it around in my tank--see TANK UPDATE thread in the Photo section.
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Christine
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Username: christine

Post Number: 1105
Registered: 01-2004


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:57 pm:       

Well, different strokes for different folks I suppose (or different results from different water parameters :-))

Brian, you can tie it to your bog wood and it will grow fine. It absorbs its nutrients from the water column anyways. And as I said, mine grew best for me this way and few others I know. It'll grow roots all over the place and you can split it up when it gets too big. Secure it with fishing line and you're set. Looks lovely attached to wood.
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Brian Keegan
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Username: coyoteblack

Post Number: 70
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 01:07 am:       

thank you all both tricks will work well for what i have in mind i have a bog wood that takes almost 20% of my tank space i can put sprite and fern on it and it should look real nice
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