06-15-2013, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Emerald Terror
I currently am running a 60 gallon with java fern, amazon swords, and jungle val. Everything is growing amazing and I love the tank. However my main concern right now is the Val. I originally bought it because it was supposed to grow fast and tank over the tank. (thought it made an amazing background plant) I've had it for 2 months now and its growth up is great, some leaves are even spreading across the top of the water however I want to see more runners from this plant. I'm using flourish once a week and i do weekly 30% water changes.
How long should I expect it to take before it starts to grow runners?
Is it worth it to use root tabs for this plant?(I was told to do this for the swords but they're such fast growers it doesn't even matter)
mines growing really slow too but ive been doing huge water changes lately an they seem love it. ive had 5 new runners in the last 2 weeks. from some videos ive seen. vals tend to stay shorter in sand substrates compared to dirt but this could also be not true. ive seen it on a dustinsfish tanks video. he had a half dirt have sand or gravel tank. ive had my vals for about 4 months now and have just started getting lots of runners. im using flourish once a week as well along with root tabs. im sure it depends on light, co2 in the water colum and nutrients.