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rexpepper651 08-07-2013 05:20 PM

cytherea repens
 
will cytherea repens grow in my low light tank? i got 2 48in t8s 6500k on my 55 gallon. also wantwed to be the first to post :P

fishkid 08-07-2013 07:33 PM

Never heard of it. Do you mean Ludwigia repens?

rexpepper651 08-08-2013 09:08 AM

i thought thats what it was called. its a short green plant. i dont have a picture right this moment sorry. its somethin repens. i got in in the gel packs at petsmart.

BWG 08-08-2013 02:33 PM

Acmella repens?

rexpepper651 08-08-2013 03:11 PM

got it!
staurogyne repens! this is the one i gots http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/...psdce94fa5.jpg

newtchaplin 08-08-2013 03:17 PM

The staurogyne repens need bright to very bright light, T5's. The Anubius Nana can go grow in low to moderate light.

rexpepper651 08-08-2013 03:25 PM

i have the anubius but not that one. my repens seems o be doing alright its green and stuff. so it needs high light?
it hasnt turned brown or anything yet. ive had it for bout 3 weeks now

newtchaplin 08-08-2013 03:52 PM

if you are using low to moderate lighting any kind of carpeting will not take the way you might want it to. I might just grow stunted. I use low to moderate lighting and I am trying to grow red ludwigia repens and it is not red just green, long and spars. I have tried dwarf hair grass, but it only lasted 2 months then died off, never to come back again. A real bummer. I use T8's and the repens grow but not the way or the color one might want.

newtchaplin 08-08-2013 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 2753665)
i have the anubius but not that one. my repens seems o be doing alright its green and stuff. so it needs high light?
it hasnt turned brown or anything yet. ive had it for bout 3 weeks now

The two pictures show what I am trying to tell you. The first picture is ludwigia repens at their full potential, the other is the same plant with low to moderate light.

rexpepper651 08-08-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by newtchaplin (Post 2753841)
if you are using low to moderate lighting any kind of carpeting will not take the way you might want it to. I might just grow stunted. I use low to moderate lighting and I am trying to grow red ludwigia repens and it is not red just green, long and spars. I have tried dwarf hair grass, but it only lasted 2 months then died off, never to come back again. A real bummer. I use T8's and the repens grow but not the way or the color one might want.


my red ludwigia lost all its leaves and is starting to grow green ones :/ yup just like that!
yeah i wanted it to be a carpet in the middle of my tank. maybe ill replace it with some drift wood or something


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