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ZooTycoonMaster 10-12-2007 08:59 PM

Echinodorus Barthii?
 
Has anyone kept these? If so, what is their maximum size, lighting needs, growth rate, and other information that I should know about them?

jr.masterbreeder 10-13-2007 12:35 PM

Needs nutrient rich substrate and good light. New leaves will come in red, changing to green as they mature. Propagation by adventitious shoots. Difficulty for me i would say moderate.
height 25-50 cm.
width:20-30 cm
water temp: 60.8 F (16 C) through 82.4 (28 C)
Ph tolerance 6-9
hardness tolerance: soft-hard.

Hope this helps!!!

ZooTycoonMaster 10-13-2007 12:39 PM

Do you think it can hold on for a couple weeks w/o good substrate, but with good lighting and CO2 (and regular gravel)?

jr.masterbreeder 10-13-2007 06:31 PM

I cant guarentee anything but you can try it. :?

Lupin 10-14-2007 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
Do you think it can hold on for a couple weeks w/o good substrate, but with good lighting and CO2 (and regular gravel)?

This plant absorbs nutrients through its roots. My guess is no. I've done this before and they just disintegrated.

ZooTycoonMaster 10-14-2007 11:43 AM

So then what about rich substrate and 1 WPG (I'll have more later)?

fish_4_all 10-14-2007 02:30 PM

Root tabs is all you need. I grew a monster Red Melon Swords at a little over 1 w/g and all I did was give it a root tab every month. It literally grew out of my 10 gallon tank. Oh, and all I have is LFS gravel mixed with a little bit of river run gravel.

If I was to get another one it would over run my tank in a matter of weeks with almost 3.5 w/g and no CO2 if I gave it root tabs.

GregV 10-14-2007 05:08 PM

which brand of root tabs did you use? Im thinking of useing API for my stuff thats currently rotting.


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