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Rotala wallichii

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
 
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Rotala wallichii

does anyone have any experience with this plant? I wanted to buy some for my aquascape of one of my tanks.

Its a 10 gallon tank with 30 watts over it flourite sand and dosed weekly with seachem flourish.
i have done my own personal research of this plant, however, research doesnt care from experienced vets with this plant ^^
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
 
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guess not 0_0
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
 
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I tried it... It didn't do too hot, but they were in a tank that nothing grows well in. I've been meaning to try it again.


Under my light, the apearence of the plant changed to something more like rotala indica though.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
 
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My experience was the same as Red's, it started looking like indica and then it just withered to the point where I yanked it from the tank. I was running 1.3 watts per gallon of 6700K light, dosing weekly with Flourish Comprehensive, in a sand substrate. I think that plant requires high light. Your 10gl sounds like it has alot of light, you may as well try the plant and then let us know how it does!
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
 
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i have a bunch of red ludwigia in my tank that take up the entire back left corner of the tank but i honestly dont like how they look. dont get me wrong,, the shiny leaves with the blood red color is amazing but.... i just dont like it! lol thats why i wanted to substitute it for the wallichii. unless anyone else has any suggestions ^^
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #6
 
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pretty much, if you want red plants in a low tech tank, your options are ludwigea, crypt wendtii, and possibly prosperinica palustrus.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:29 AM   #7
 
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i wanna get the wallichii but it snowed here in big ball texas and the roads are frozen solid T_T so now i have to wait T_T
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