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How to plant wisteria?
Old 05-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
 
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The tank they were in was high light and I'm guessing with CO2 injections, although I don't know for sure since it was their plant tank and they know what they're doing.

I don't use CO2 and I have a single Aqueon Full Spectrum 15W T8 18" fluorescent bulb in my hood.
For what size tank?
From what I understand, Wisteria is a low light plant and likely should do just fine with what you have.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
 
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Wisteria doesn't do all that well in low light. It's definitely a moderate to high light plant.

I did start this plant though in a 20g tall tank using that same 18" Aqueon tube. For reference, it is 8000K and kind of purplish.

The Wisteria under that light did grow, but very slowly. I got mine from Petsmart, so it came in those tubes, and looked like the first picture I posted with the small, fat, leaves. I have heard from a lot of people though that it just didn't work out for them.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:09 PM   #13
 
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Wisteria doesn't do all that well in low light. It's definitely a moderate to high light plant..
If you click the profile link, Wisteria, it says the plant is a low light plant.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #14
 
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If you click the profile link, Wisteria, it says the plant is a low light plant.
Guessing a typo, further down it has-

"Lighting requirements

Moderate to bright; growth will be slower under moderate light. The light intensity has a bearing on the leaf structure as noted under Physical Description."
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:47 AM   #15
 
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If you click the profile link, Wisteria, it says the plant is a low light plant.
That is another problem in the profiles that has been resolved as they are moved over. All plant profiles are now in the new Reference Area, though the old profile section is still "active" but this will disappear when everything (fish, etc) is moved over.

In the old profile section, the one that you get to by clicking ther shaded names, the plant profiles had a standard "Care Level" section near the top. There were 3 or 4 possibles, Easy, Medium, Difficult, etc. The text was automatic when you selected one of these. I realized shortly after we built this that it would cause trouble as one cannot be so general in all cases. But as this was an automatic area, it couldn't be changed. If you go further down, under Lighting requirements, it says moderate to bright.

In the new profile section, under the Reference Area, the top paragraph has been removed for all plants to avoid this confusion.

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Old 05-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #16
 
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Guessing a typo, further down it has-

"Lighting requirements

Moderate to bright; growth will be slower under moderate light. The light intensity has a bearing on the leaf structure as noted under Physical Description."
hm....interesting and conflicting information.

It cannot be a low/high light plant. Its either low, moderate or high lighting.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #17
 
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hm....interesting and conflicting information.

It cannot be a low/high light plant. Its either low, moderate or high lighting.
I explained the conflict in my last post. Please read it. It explains why it is "low" and "moderate to high" together in the profile.

As for moderate to high, this is about the best one can say. There is sometimes a fair amount of variability in the light required, and it somewhat depends upon other factors (nutrients, water depth, fish load, floating plants, etc). What will grow in moderate light in my tank may not in yours, and vice versa. I think saying moderate to high is descriptive of the light needs of this species.

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